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As Rick Scott abandons job, Floridians are left behind

New reporting from Politico found that Rick Scott has given up on doing the job of governor, instead focusing full time on extending his political career. While abandoning his official job, he fundraised with oil and gas special interests and the founder of the company at the center of the SunPass Scandal. Here are some key points from Politico’s report: •”Even as

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Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers

This Wednesday, July 18, the Florida Democratic Party will be hosting a Democratic Gubernatorial Debate in Fort Myers. The debate will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cohen Center and will be broadcasted live on WINK News in Southwest Florida and on Winknews.com. This will be the first time all five Democratic candidates—Andrew Gillum,

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And the winner of DeSantis vs. Putnam debate? Trump!

Republican gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam faced off in a nationally televised debate Thursday, and Donald Trump was the star of the show. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Putnam gushed about the president, vowing to support his reelection in 2020 even though Trump has endorsed DeSantis. (Read more in TampaBay.com)     Florida Democratic Party

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Bill Nelson releases first digital ad

Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday released the first digital ad of his re-election campaign, highlighting his trip into space in a feel-good appeal about reaching higher. “In Florida, we don’t just reach for the stars, we travel to them.” (Read more in TampaBay.com)

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Candidates for Congressional Dist. 17 File Finances

While candidates from all around Rep. Tom Rooney’s congressional district have explored efforts to succeed the retiring lawmaker, two Sarasota legislators have set themselves apart with fundraising and endorsements. And with the release of first-quarter fundraising figures, state Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, surprised many

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Scott running for Senate in epic showdown with Nelson

Florida Gov. Rick Scott makes his long-awaited Senate candidacy official Monday, setting up an epic battle against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and testing the limits of whether a close alliance with President Donald Trump is political poison or a pathway to success in the nation’s biggest swing state.

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