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Chris Hand: Jim King’s legacy still holding court

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After Jim King became Florida Senate President in late 2002, he did something that today might seem radical on both sides of the aisle: He elevated members of the other party. Just a few weeks earlier, Florida Republicans had reached a new zenith in their political ascendancy. For the first time in modern history, not a single Democrat would serve in the governorship, Cabinet, or legislative majority. Though Democrats had won the last two U.S. Senate elections, and had battled…

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Don Gaetz will not run for U.S. Senate, but considers House seat

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State Sen. Don Gaetz will not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016. NWF Daily News staff writer Tom McLaughlin says the Niceville Republican could be a candidate for the seat of Northwest Florida Congressman Jeff Miller, who hinted at a Senate run to replace presidential candidate Marco Rubio. With only about 530 days until the Senate election, Gaetz believes the time is short for a candidate without statewide name recognition to mount a campaign. “In order for me…

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4th Floor Files talks with Gus Corbella about Florida film, green ties and thinking big

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The latest chapter of “4th Floor Files” talks with Agustin Corbella, director of the Government Law & Policy practice for Greenberg Traurig’s Tallahassee office. Gus Corbella advocates for a number of industry leaders such as the Florida Hospital Association, AT&T, National Vision, the Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. His resume also includes a range of political roles, including senior adviser for John McCain’s presidential campaign, chief of staff for the Florida Senate president and director of…

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