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Florida Supreme Court: New governor, not Rick Scott, to appoint justices

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the next governor — not Gov. Rick Scott — will have the authority to appoint three justices to the Supreme Court. The decision ends a long-running dispute about the power to appoint replacements for justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince, who will leave the court in January …

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Sean Shaw slams Ashley Moody on guns, health care

  In his first television campaign ad, Democratic attorney general candidate Sean Shaw attacks his Republican opponent Ashley Moody over guns and health care, saying it’s easier for people with chronic health conditions to get assault weapons than health care. (Read more in

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Andrew Gillum: “We’re Beyond Evacuations, Hunker Down”

Trump takes jabs at Mayor Gillum as Hurricane Michael nears Politics is such a natural force in Florida that not even a hurricane can stop a campaign. And that is especially true when a part-time resident, Donald J. Trump, lives in the White House. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum suspended his campaign for governor Sunday to return …

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Andrew Gillum takes charge of Hurricane Prep in Tallahassee

As he emerged from a storm briefing Monday morning, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum warned that Hurricane Michael will be worse than Hurricane Hermine, and capital city residents should decide whether to ride out the storm at home or leave town. (Read more in  

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Service for April Freeman

A service was held Wednesday evening for the late 17th Congressional District candidate April Freeman. The memorial was held at Temple Beth Shalom in Cape Coral. Ms. Freeman died Sunday, September 23, 2018. Her husband David said on Facebook that she had suffered a heart attack. Her friend, Paul Anarumo of the Charlotte County DEC, provided …

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Top Lies From Rick Scott in Florida Senate Debate

In the first Florida Senate Debate, Rick Scott was forced to defend his record, and Scott did what Scott always does – lied. Some of Scott’s top lies from this week’s debate: Scott says he didn’t say he wouldn’t do anything differently than Trump when asked about his response to Hurricane Maria. Here is video proof of him saying …

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Disney and Seminole Tribe fund Amendment 3

Walt Disney Co. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are pumping money into efforts to support Amendment 3, which would give voters the final say on whether to expand gambling in the sunshine state. Disney has given the most money to Voters in Charge, the group that is supporting the amendment—$19.6 million; the Seminole Tribe …

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Gov. Rick Scott’s Pants on Fire statement that Sen. Bill Nelson is a socialist

As dead fish washed up on some Florida shores, politicians dished blame about red tide. Now they are debating another type of red scare: socialism. “Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum — they’re socialists,” Gov. Rick Scott said at a Titusville event for his U.S. Senate campaign. We rate this claim Pants on Fire. (Read more …

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Trump is driving women voters in Florida to Democrats. What will Kavanaugh do?

Today the central figures in Florida’s critical races for governor and U.S. Senator are Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. Already Republicans in Florida face an ominous shift toward the Democrats from women, who make up a majority of the electorate. That’s largely because of disenchantment with President Donald Trump, but the Kavanaugh nomination threatens …

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