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Report: Pam Bondi still being considered for job in Donald Trump administration

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi might be saying farewell to Tallahassee. Jennifer Jacobs with Bloomberg Politics reported Thursday that Bondi will likely take a job in President-elect Donald Trump’s White House. According to the report, it was not immediately clear what her title would be, and she wasn’t among a list of White House appointments announced earlier in the week. Bondi’s name has been floated as a possible appointee since Trump won the presidential election. She was an early supporter…

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Florida Medical Association applauds Donald Trump for HHS pick

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The Florida Medical Association is praising Donald Trump for his Health and Human Services pick. The Associated Press reported on Monday that the president-elect selected Georgia Rep. Tom Price, a critic of the Affordable Care Act, to head the Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, he is expected to play a critical role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace the current health care law. “As a physician, Dr. Price understands the impact that government…

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Several top Florida fundraisers among those listed as hosts for Donald Trump transition fundraiser

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Donald Trump’s transition finance committee will host a major fundraiser in New York next week, and several well-known Florida politicos are among those supporters listed on the invitation. The fundraiser, which was first reported by POLITICO, is scheduled for Dec. 7 in New York. According to POLITICO, the $5,000 per person fundraiser will benefit Trump for America, the group funding the transition. Trump is expected to attend the breakfast, according to POLITICO. The hosts include Brian Ballard, the president-elect’s top…

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Florida school choice advocates praise selection of Betsy DeVos as education secretary

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Florida leaders praised Donald Trump’s choice of education secretary, calling Betsy DeVos an excellent pick. The president-elect announced Wednesday he tapped DeVos, 58, to lead the federal agency. The choice reinforces his pledge to make school choice an education priority. In September, he pledged to funnel $20 billion in existing federal dollars into scholarships for low-income students, an idea that would require congressional approval. “Students, parents, and education reformers across the United States should be thrilled by the selection of…

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New Florida poll shows Hillary Clinton with 3-point lead over Donald Trump, tight race between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

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A new poll of likely Florida voters gives Hillary Clinton one of her largest leads in weeks. According to a new poll from St. Pete Polls, Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the Sunshine State. The poll of 2,319 likely Florida voters shows Clinton at 48 percent, followed by Trump at 45 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 percent support, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 1 percent. About 2 percent of respondents said they were voting…

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Florida poll: Hillary Clinton 46%, Donald Trump 45%

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Florida is just too close to call. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows just 1 percentage point separates Hillary Clinton from Donald Trump in the Sunshine State. According to the poll, Clinton is at 46 percent, followed by Trump at 45 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 3 percent, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 1 percent. “As the 2016 presidential race hits the finish line, both Florida and North Carolina are virtual ties with Clinton at 46…

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump make closing arguments in new TV spots

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making one last push to appeal to voters, taking to the airwaves this weekend. Both campaigns released advertisements Saturday, with each painting a starkly different picture of the election. The new ads come as polls show a dead heat between the two candidates. According to RealClearPolitics, Clinton leads Trump nationwide on average 1.8 percentage points. The Clinton campaign released a 60-second spot featuring the Katy Perry song “Roar.” The ad features images of voters…

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