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Rick Scott boosts state spending in fight against Zika

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Gov. Rick Scott has injected another $10 million in state money into the fight to contain Zika, voicing frustration at Washington’s failure to act. Fresh off meetings with congressional leaders in the nation’s capital, Scott told reporters in Fort Myers, “It’s hard to believe they’re not focused on this. We’ve got to take care of our pregnant women and their babies.” Scott used his emergency executive authority to shift the money from Florida’s General Revenue Fund into the Zika program.…

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GOP Senate candidates square off at South Florida forum

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Several Republican U.S. Senate candidates squared off Thursday night in South Florida in hopes of catching fire in a nationally watched race in which none has risen above the pack. Each talked more about his experience rather than attacking one another. Yet they did share the same wish in seeing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, along with whoever wins the Democratic Senate nomination, defeated come November. The forum had been billed as the first to feature all five major Senate…

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No longer a given that Florida will support Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush

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It’s no longer a safe assumption that one of Florida’s two most popular Republicans will carry the presidential primary in their home state, as most of the GOP candidates turned their attention Friday to the state’s winner-take-all primary. Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush no longer lead the polls in Florida, where Republicans are gravitating toward outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson. And party activists showed as much, if not more, enthusiasm for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz than…

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