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Rick Scott reappoints picks to State University System Board of Governors

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Gov. Rick Scott Thursday announced the reappointment of Syd Kitson and Darlene Jordan to the Board of Governors of the State University System. The move comes after the Florida Senate, which must confirm Scott’s appointments, failed to do so during this year’s Legislative Session. Kitson, 58, CEO of Kitson & Partners, “had a notable career in the National Football League, playing offensive guard for both the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys,” Scott’s statement said. Kitson’s term begins June 22 and…

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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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Rick Scott appoints Darlene Jordan to Board of Governors

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A top Republican fundraiser is the newest member of the Board of Governor. On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Darlene Jordan to the State University System’s governing board. The 49-year-old Palm Beach woman is the executive director of the Gerald R. Jordan Foundation. A top fundraiser, Jordan served as the co-chairwoman of Scott’s 2014 re-election bid. She is currently working with the super PAC backing Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s U.S. Senate bid. Jordan also serves as a member of the…

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David Jolly says Carlos Beruff’s entrance into the GOP Senate race will only boost his own candidacy

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Pinellas County Congressman David Jolly says he’s not concerned at all concerned about the effect that wealthy Manatee County developer Carlos Beruff’s entrance into the GOP race for U.S. Senate campaign might mean for him, saying, “If anything, it’s a huge win for the David Jolly campaign.” Beruff. a multimillionaire, has ties to Governor Rick Scott. He’s reportedly close to becoming the latest entrant to the race, which already includes Jolly, Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Congressman Ron DeSantis, and former CIA contractor…

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SuperPac for Carlos Lopez-Cantera’s expected Senate bid is announced

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Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera‘s expected candidacy in the 2016 U.S. Senate race will get a boost when the new SuperPac called Reform Washington is announced in Tampa on Thursday. The new SuperPac is inspired by the leadership of Lopez-Cantera and his “agenda to ignite economic growth, ensure American national security and refocus Congress on its Constitutional duties,” a press release announcing the formation of the SuperPac notes. “Reform Washington will support candidates who make a firm commitment to cut spending and…

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