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Hospitals hopeful on Medicaid following meeting with D.C. delegation

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Florida’s congressional delegation is onboard with efforts by hospitals that provide charity care to persuade the Trump administration to treat the state more fairly under the Medicaid program, representatives said following meetings in Washington. Members of the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida met this week with senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, and with House members Carlos Curbelo, Stephanie Murphy, and Ted Yoho, and with aides to other members of the delegation. “We had a very warm reception at Sen. Rubio’s office. He was very well…

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Blaise Ingoglia rolls out more endorsements in Florida GOP Chair re-election bid

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Blaise Ingoglia has received the backing of nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress in his re-election campaign for GOP chairman. The Spring Hill Republican announced Wednesday that 11 Republican members of Florida’s congressional delegation have endorsed his re-election bid. “The organization Chairman Blaise Ingoglia put in place this past election cycle was crucial in delivering big wins from President-Elect (Donald) Trump and Senator (Marco) Rubio, our Congressional delegation, and the State Senate and State House,” said Rep. Ted Yoho…

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Donald Trump Jr. to tailgate before Florida/Georgia game

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As “yuuuge” as the “World’s Biggest Cocktail Party” (i.e., the Florida/Georgia game) is in Jacksonville, the tailgate scene may be even bigger for GOP partisans. Donald Trump Jr. will tailgate with the Republican Party of Duval County Saturday at noon. The so-called FL/GA Victory Tailgate will be on the sidewalk between Lots J and M outside of EverBank Field. Trump will be joined by CD 4 candidate John Rutherford, Sen. Aaron Bean, and other politicians, including some Georgia representation and other Jacksonville pols who…

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Florida congressional races start fall with lopsided campaign cash

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In 20 of Florida’s 26 contested congressional races this fall, one major party nominee escaped from last Tuesday’s primaries with more than five times as much cash-on-hand as the other major party’s candidate. And in many cases, the cash gap heading into the fall is so overwhelming that one party’s congressional nominee’s bank account would barely be a rounding error for the other party’s nominee. In 15 of the districts, one nominee has at least 30 times as much money as…

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Endorsement watch: National Women’s Political Caucus of Florida, National Federation of Independent Business and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the National Women’s Political Caucus, Fraternal Order of Police, and the National Federation of Independent Business — issued endorsements. — The National Federation of Independent Business has thrown its support behind Marco Rubio. The national organization announced it had endorsed Rubio in his re-election bid. In a statement, Bill Herrle, the executive director…

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Gwen Graham celebrates July 4th by sponsoring bipartisan ‘Made-In-America Flag’ bill

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham got into the Independence Day spirit Friday by co-sponsoring a bill to ensure the federal government only purchases flags made in America. “There’s no better time than the Fourth of July to remind us how important the American Flag is to our nation,” the North Florida Democrat said. “This common-sense, bipartisan legislation would require the federal government only purchase American flags made in America. It’s the right thing to do to honor the founding fathers who…

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Ted Yoho compares transgender bathroom issue to allowing dogs to pee anywhere they want

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Republican Congressman Ted Yoho has weighed in on the recent bathroom controversy, comparing transgender people to “dogs” peeing anywhere they want. The minutelong video, posted on YouTube June 4 by a user named “techbrigade,” shows Yoho, who represents Florida’s 3rd Congressional District, telling a local audience that those “in between” are like dogs being allowed to urinate anywhere they want. “I know who I am,” Yoho says on the video. “Does it come down to … if I feel like a dog and I want…

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