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Suspected mail bomber tweeted about Gillum, sent bombs to his backers

If his Twitter accounts and alleged targets are any indication, Cesar Sayoc was obsessed with Andrew Gillum. Sayoc, the man identified by law enforcement sources as the suspect believed to have sent about a dozen rudimentary pipe bombs to Democrats and Donald Trump critics in the mail this week, tweeted frequently about the Democratic nominee …

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Investigation Into Pipe Bombs Turns Toward Florida as More Trump Critics Are Targeted

Federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Trump have turned their attention toward southern Florida, believing that a number of the explosive devices were mailed from the area, two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. (Read more in NYTimes.com)

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Revealed: Rick Scott’s financial link to botched SunPass contract

Gov. Rick Scott has financial ties to the vendor that operates the troubled SunPass toll-collection system. Scott’s financial link to the SunPass vendor is at least the seventh reported example of the wealthy governor’s personal investments in corporations that do business with or are regulated by the state he governs. (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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A Conversation with Candidate Allen Ellison

  The November 6th general election just three weeks away, our local midterm election coverage continues in a conversation with Democratic Congressional candidate Allen Ellison. Ellison is vying to represent Florida’s 17th Congressional District which covers a large swath of central Florida stretching from the Eastern Tampa Bay Area to the western edge of Lake Okeechobee and as …

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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 TampaBay.com)

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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 Tallahassee.com)  

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