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How Hurricane Michael crashed Florida’s political season

How Hurricane Michael crashed Florida’s political season

Gov. Rick Scott announced on Monday a personal break from campaign events in his bid for the U.S. Senate due to Hurricane Michael, the latest political fallout from the powerful storm's destructive pass through the Florida Panhandle.But the Scott cam...
Published: 10/15/18
Far from the storm-ravaged Panhandle, the DeSantis and Gillum campaigns re-engage

Far from the storm-ravaged Panhandle, the DeSantis and Gillum campaigns re-engage

In Miami, about as far removed as you can get from the unofficial no-politicking zone in the hurricane-ravaged Panhandle without leaving Florida, the campaigns of Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum are back in the trenches.Lies. Socialism. Hypocrisy. Ant...
Published: 10/15/18
Trump arrives in Panhandle: ‘Many of these people have no home’

Trump arrives in Panhandle: ‘Many of these people have no home’

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — President Donald Trump arrived in the Florida Panhandle Monday to view the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael and to personally thank first responders.Air Force One landed at Eglin Air Force Base in Okaloosa Co...
Published: 10/15/18
Rick Scott leaving campaign trail indefinitely to focus on Hurricane Michael aftermath

Rick Scott leaving campaign trail indefinitely to focus on Hurricane Michael aftermath

Gov. Rick Scott won't make any more campaign visits "for the foreseeable future," his spokesman said Monday, citing the need to focus on the destruction left behind by Hurricane Michael."It's unclear, at this point, whether he will hold any camp...
Published: 10/15/18
Rick Scott and Jimmy Patronis are calling out Verizon for not restoring service after Hurricane Michael

Rick Scott and Jimmy Patronis are calling out Verizon for not restoring service after Hurricane Michael

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and CFO Jimmy Patronis have been taking aim at Verizon over the last 24 hours, apparently frustrated by how slow the cell carrier has been to restore service to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Michael.During a Sun...
Published: 10/15/18
Supreme Court says next Florida governor, not Rick Scott, will pick new justices

Supreme Court says next Florida governor, not Rick Scott, will pick new justices

Florida's next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year's gubernatorial campaign.In a major rebuke to Scott, t...
Published: 10/15/18
In Gillum’s absence, running mate Chris King brings healthcare attack on Ron DeSantis to Tampa

In Gillum’s absence, running mate Chris King brings healthcare attack on Ron DeSantis to Tampa

TAMPA – While Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum focuses on hurricane recovery in Tallahassee, running mate Chris King is continuing to attack Republican nominee Ron DeSantis on health care.During a campaign stop in downtown Ta...
Published: 10/15/18
This group is trying to increase voter turnout by getting people to throw parties

This group is trying to increase voter turnout by getting people to throw parties

This isn't normally what we think of when we hear the phrase "political party."The voter turnout group VoteTogether and the social media site Nextdoor are partnering to encourage voters to celebrate civic participation, the groups announced...
Published: 10/15/18
GOP ground game in Florida by the numbers

GOP ground game in Florida by the numbers

It doesn't bode well for Republicans that the the Republican National Committee today sent out a news release noting that "absentee voting in the Sunshine State (is) set to begin soon," when in fact it has been well underway for weeks. Typos happen, ...
Published: 10/15/18
FDLE investigating shooting in the wake of Hurricane Michael

FDLE investigating shooting in the wake of Hurricane Michael

State police are investigating a shooting by a state fire marshal in Panama City in the wake of Hurricane Michael, according to police and media reports.According to Pensacola-based station WEAR-TV, a Florida State Fire Marshal shot a looter who trie...
Published: 10/15/18