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Rick Scott’s new TV ad: ‘Let’s get to work’

Rick Scott’s new TV ad: ‘Let’s get to work’

Gov. Rick Scott starts the week with a new TV that harkens back to his campaign launch and hits the theme of a broken Washington full of career politicians."Washington's a disaster. It's dysfunctional," Scott says in the ad, which is based on his Apr...
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‘Proud NRA sellout’: One year later, Adam Putnam fights for his political survival

‘Proud NRA sellout’: One year later, Adam Putnam fights for his political survival

Adam Putnam surprised even members of his own Republican party with his enthusiasm for gun rights and the National Rifle Association shortly after announcing his candidacy for Florida governor.Guns should be allowed on college campuses, Putnam said i...
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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week 1Donald Trump. Okay, so our president seemed last week to have more appreciation for Vladimir Putin than U.S. intellgence services. He also showed what a mighty political force he remains for Florida Republicans, with multiple poll...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rick Scott campaigns for Puerto Rican vote at small but boisterous Tampa rally

Rick Scott campaigns for Puerto Rican vote at small but boisterous Tampa rally

VALRICO — Gov. Rick Scott's campaign event Saturday was part political rally, part fiesta.Scott, the termed-out Republican who's running for senate this year, appeared before a small but spirited crowd of mostly Latino and Latina supp...
Published: 07/21/18
Accused Russian spy spoke at USF St. Petersburg world affairs conference

Accused Russian spy spoke at USF St. Petersburg world affairs conference

While federal prosecutors believe Maria Butina was organizing a shadow campaign to influence American politics ahead of the 2016 election on behalf of Russia, she spoke at a conference at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on world a...
Published: 07/20/18
Updated: 07/21/18
Florida Insider Poll: And Florida’s next attorney general will be….

Florida Insider Poll: And Florida’s next attorney general will be….

Our latest Florida Insider Poll finds Republican Ashley Moody favored to win the Republican nomination for attorney general, but not nearly as much as she before Frank White began pummeling her with TV ads depicting her as a liberal.Five months ago, ...
Published: 07/20/18
Rick Scott’s political spending began months before he was an official candidate

Rick Scott’s political spending began months before he was an official candidate

WASHINGTON – Rick Scott announced he was running for Senate on April 9 but had already spent $166,000 on political activity, including polling and video production, and had begun soliciting donations, records show.On Jan. 1, 2018, Scott spent $...
Published: 07/20/18
Ethics complaints target eight write-in candidates as bogus, including two in Tampa

Ethics complaints target eight write-in candidates as bogus, including two in Tampa

Two backers of an unsuccessful attempt to close the "write-in loophole" in Florida election laws through a constitutional amendment are trying a different tactic – filing ethics complaints against write-in candidates whose filing disenfranchise...
Published: 07/20/18
Ashley Moody hits back against negative ads in nasty Florida Attorney General GOP primary

Ashley Moody hits back against negative ads in nasty Florida Attorney General GOP primary

Attorney general candidate Ashley Moody is hitting back hard against charges from her opponent in the Republican primary, Frank White, that she was "soft on child predators" as a former prosecutor and judge.The Moody campaign is releasing a letter si...
Published: 07/20/18
What we know — and don’t know — about the FBI investigation hanging over Andrew Gillum’s campaign

What we know — and don’t know — about the FBI investigation hanging over Andrew Gillum’s campaign

Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor hasn't been the luckiest.Just a few months into the Tallahassee mayor's run, FBI agents delivered a subpoena to his city hall in June 2017, requesting thousands of pages of records from key players in city govern...
Published: 07/20/18