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Bill Nelson blasts Senate health care plan, Marco Rubio says he’s looking at it

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Florida’s Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio released a video statement Thursday saying he won’t judge the new Republican Senate health care bill until he has studied it, while Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson blasted it. “Now we know why they tried to keep this secret,” Nelson said in a statement issued by his office a couple of hours after the bill, which was drafted under closed doors for weeks, was released. “This bill is just as bad as the House…

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates call Frank Artiles’ resignation ‘right thing’

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates and potential candidates are declaring Friday that Frank Artiles did the right thing and one is wondering why Gov. Rick Scott stayed out, after Artiles resigned his seat in the Florida Senate because of his vulgar comments to comments earlier in the week. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, an announced candidate, called Artiles’ resignation the “right move for Florida.” “The kind of hurtful rhetoric that Senator Artiles used, while still far too common, only serves to divide us…

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