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Scott on Nelson: ‘If he does have classified information how did he get it?’

Scott on Nelson: ‘If he does have classified information how did he get it?’

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday continued to question the motive and origin of Sen. Bill Nelson's vague warning over Russian hacking."If he does have classified information how did he get it? I don't think he's entitled to it, and why would he release it ...
Published: 08/14/18
GOP candidate with fake degree bails on House race

GOP candidate with fake degree bails on House race

By Zac Anderson of the Sarasota Herald-TribuneA day after saying she planned to continue running for a state House seat despite revelations that she lied about having a degree from Miami University and went to great lengths to deceive people, Melissa...
Published: 08/14/18
Rep. Frederica Wilson: ‘How dare’ Trump call Omarosa a ‘dog’

Rep. Frederica Wilson: ‘How dare’ Trump call Omarosa a ‘dog’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump intensified his attacks on Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide who is on a tell-all spree, calling her "that dog."When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the Wh...
Published: 08/14/18
Spending in Florida’s marquee political fights hits $129 million

Spending in Florida’s marquee political fights hits $129 million

Florida is home to the most expensive U.S. Senate and gubernatorial race in the country, according to the newest ad spending figures.The Senate race between Bill Nelson and Rick Scott has hit $40.5 million.The gubernatorial race, featuring two Republ...
Published: 08/14/18
In bid for Florida governor, Ron DeSantis touts Navy Gitmo experience. But what did he do there?

In bid for Florida governor, Ron DeSantis touts Navy Gitmo experience. But what did he do there?

Ron DeSantis was only about a year out of Harvard Law when he arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.It was summer 2006 — a tumultuous time.International scrutiny was building against the President George W. Bush Adminis...
Published: 08/14/18
Back on Senate campaign trail, Bill Nelson stands by meddling claim

Back on Senate campaign trail, Bill Nelson stands by meddling claim

QUINCY — Sen. Bill Nelson campaigned in rural Quincy Monday night, still fielding questions about his claim that Russians have penetrated Florida's elections apparatus in the current election cycle.Ending an unusual period of silence that began...
Published: 08/14/18
After the NRA intervenes, Matt Caldwell sticks to guns on ad against opponent

After the NRA intervenes, Matt Caldwell sticks to guns on ad against opponent

An NRA-endorsed candidate for agriculture commissioner is "retooling" an ad after the gun-rights group said he made a "mistake" in assigning a failing grade to a primary opponent.Marion Hammer, the National Rifle Association's longtime Florida lobbyi...
Published: 08/14/18
Rick Scott issues emergency order on Red Tide algae bloom

Rick Scott issues emergency order on Red Tide algae bloom

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency over the nine-month-old Red Tide algae bloom Monday, offering money to deploy more biologists to save wildlife as well as to help rebuild tourism in places where tourists have abandoned the beaches.Scott'...
Published: 08/13/18
Updated: 08/14/18
State House candidate admits faking college degree

State House candidate admits faking college degree

By Zac Anderson at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.State House candidate Melissa Howard admitted Monday that she lied about having a degree from Miami University, apologized and declared she intends to stay in a race that has drawn national attention aft...
Published: 08/13/18
DeSantis, Gaetz to campaign with Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan

DeSantis, Gaetz to campaign with Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan

Florida's top two Trump supporters in Congress will campaign Saturday alongside Rep. Jim Jordan, who is making a push to be House speaker.Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is running for re-election, and Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Trump-backed candidate for governor,...
Published: 08/13/18