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Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy look confident before Florida’s Senate primary

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy are campaigning as if Tuesday’s primary was already over and they won their parties’ nominations for U.S. Senate. And it may be for good reason. Rubio’s main challenger, Carlos Beruff, appeared to throw in the towel, essentially shutting down the campaign he’d sunk $8 million of his own money into. And Murphy’s main challenger, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, has been damaged by ethics and domestic abuse allegations, leaving Murphy to focus…

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Motherhood comes first: Julia Fletcher suspends CD 4 campaign

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Julia Fletcher, a former Navy Intelligence Officer, was a uniquely compelling candidate in Florida’s 4th Congressional District. She had buy-in from Republicans in the Jacksonville beach communities, and she presented a contrast to the rest of the field. However, that’s in past tense; she made the decision Friday to suspend her campaign. “For the past two months,” Fletcher writes, “I have been a candidate to succeed Ander Crenshaw in Florida’s 4th Congressional District. I have traveled throughout the District learning from…

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Rick Scott to talk Zika in D.C.

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Gov. Rick Scott is heading to the nation’s capital to “meet with Congressional leaders on Zika preparedness,” his office announced. His daily schedule shows him departing the Enterprise Florida board meeting in Naples, his hometown, and departing for Washington, D.C. later on Wednesday. He is then scheduled to meet with seven of Florida’s members of Congress and Sen. Marco Rubio. Florida now has 109 reported cases of Zika, all travel related, according to the Department of Health. Most adults can…

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Mosquito season brings no urgency for money to fight Zika

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The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama‘s demands for money to combat Zika, but even the onset of mosquito season that probably will spread the virus has failed to create a sense of urgency. Republicans from states at greatest risk, such as Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Georgia, have been slow to endorse Obama’s more than 2-month-old request for $1.9 billion to battle the virus, which causes grave birth defects. The Centers for…

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Darryl Paulson: Florida’s congressional elections: The changing of the guard

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In a typical election cycle, about 90 percent of House members and 70 percent of U.S. senators win re-election. As has often been noted, Americans hate Congress, but love their own representative. In the 2016 congressional election in Florida, close to half of the delegation will be replaced. As David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report notes, “Florida is primed to have the most turnover in the country.” Why will Florida experience such unprecedented turnover? The answer: retirements, reapportionment and…

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Meet Christopher Warren, one of ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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I am … 27. I live in … Jacksonville, Florida. I got into politics because … I wanted to change the campus culture at the University of North Florida, so I ran for student body president. One principle I always put above politics is … Dependability. I strive to be guy who comes through for his community. Person or people who gave me my first shot … Chris Quinn with JAX Chamber; he had my back and I will always have his.…

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DCCC singles out David Jolly on highway trust fund vote — even though Nancy Pelosi, other Fla. Dems did the same

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly caught fire from progressives Thursday over a vote this month on HR 2353, the short-term Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. The Indian Rocks Republican was one of the 387 members of Congress to support a two-month extension of the highway trust fund. But singling out Jolly – who represents the mostly moderate Florida Congressional District 13 – may not have been the right thing to do politically. In a new radio ad launching this week,…

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