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Chris King picks up Nick Duran’s endorsement in Democrats’ governor race

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Chris King’s performance in the Democratic candidates’ gubernatorial forum earlier this month in Fort Lauderdale apparently won him the backing of at least one South Florida lawmaker, state Rep. Nicholas Duran of Miami. Duran, a freshman who emerged in this year’s Legislative Session as a leading voice for the Democrats on health care policy and anti-addition policy, announced his endorsement of King Wednesday morning, through King’s campaign. “Chris’s performance during the Gubernatorial Forum last week confirmed what I’ve known for…

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Free & charitable clinics: Thanks for the funding, please don’t veto it

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When the Legislature’s final budget hit the desk Tuesday afternoon, it included a line item containing $10 million to fund free and charitable clinics for underserved and uninsured Floridians. Around the same time, the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics issued a statement expressing their gratitude, along with a heartfelt request: please, Gov. Rick Scott, allow us to actually use those funds instead of sending it to the cutting room floor. “By funding free and charitable clinics, the Florida House and Senate…

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