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Andrew Gillum’s political committee just raised $1.75 million in one week

Last week, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis asked why his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum was making so few public appearances in Florida. The answer, apparently: he was fundraising in Washington, D.C. Gillum’s political committee had a banner week from Sept. 8 through Sept. 14, hauling in over $1.75 million from 196 different contributions. (Read more in

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Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor race

Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The Reuters–Ipsos–UVA Center for Politics poll found that 50 percent of voters surveyed support Gillum, compared to 44 percent who back DeSantis. (Read more in

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U.S. ‘sugar cartel’ has secured an even sweeter deal

U.S. sugar producers received the third highest share of “trade-distorting” government aid in the world between 2015 and 2017, behind only Vietnam and the Philippines, according to data compiled by Jared Greenville, senior agricultural policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In absolute terms, only China provided more aid to its sugar

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State ignores SWFL mayors, increases flow from Lake O

Local leaders from Southwest Florida are teaming up to demand more be done to take care of the health and water quality in the Caloosahatchee River. Mayors from Sanibel, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Bonita Springs all joining in to oppose the recent decision from South Florida Water Management District that increases

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Rick Scott booed again by protesters at Senate campaign stop

For the second time this week, Gov. Rick Scott was booed by environmental protesters at a U.S. Senate campaign stop in Orlando on Tuesday. The Republican governor’s “Make Washington Work” bus tour around Florida has hit a few obstacles in its 10 days as Scott campaigned against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. On Monday, Scott was called “Red

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