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Florida GOP Senate candidates fear a liberal Supreme Court

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GOP Senate hopeful Todd Wilcox understands the need to analyze the politics of a change in the Supreme Court, but he says that he wishes there could have been a little more time to mourn the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday in Texas at the age of 79. “This was a core conservative with a consistent conservative voting record and ideology,” says Wilcox, who specifically praised him for his view on textualism and originalism, and the fact that…

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Carlos Lopez-Cantera enjoys post-Sunshine Summit momentum with new endorsements

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Following an impressive performance at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando over the weekend, the Senate campaign for Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera announced the endorsements of several Southwest Florida and Tampa area state legislators Wednesday: Senate Majority Leader Bill Galvano of Bradenton State Rep. Ben Albritton of Bartow State Rep. Jim Boyd of Bradenton State Rep. Dane Eagle of Cape Coral State Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen of Fort Myers State Rep. Julio Gonzalez of Port Charlotte State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo of Naples…

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Ron DeSantis talks tough on terrorism in Orlando speech

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If the race for the Republican nomination for Senate in Florida next year comes down to who’s the toughest on Islamic terrorism, it could come down to a Todd Wilcox vs. Ron DeSantis contest. Both have extensive and impressive military backgrounds, but DeSantis actually has been elected — twice now, as a Congressman representing the 6th District in East Central Florida. A member of the very conservative House Freedom Caucus, DeSantis began his speech at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit…

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