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DALLAS, TEXAS- JUNE 4:  Former Texas Governor Rick Perry smiles after announcing that he will run for president in 2016 June 4, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Perry, who also ran for president in 2012, is the tenth Republican to join the race for president in 2016.   (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Rick Perry Announces 2016 Bid, A Re-Do From 2012

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday.

06/04/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 30:  Rubio, GOP Reps, Introduce "If You Like It -- Keep It" Bill  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ron DeSantis To Run For Rubio Senate Seat

Calling for reforms based on “limited government,” two-term Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday he will run in 2016 for a U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

05/06/2015

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Gambling Bill Remains A Long Shot

Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could do away with dog racing, pave the way for Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida and open the door for slot machines in Lee and Palm Beach counties.

04/21/2015

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 06: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks during the National Council for Behavioral Health's Annual Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on May 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.  Clinton discussed various topics including mental health and social issues. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

New Q-Poll: Hillary Clinton Losing Ground In Florida

With voters pointing to concerns about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s honesty, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have gained ground on the Democrat in the presidential race in Florida, according to a poll released Tuesday.

03/31/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Education Changes Approved By House

Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged to enact dress codes under a series of education bills approved Friday by the Florida House.

03/27/2015

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Jeb Bush’s Emails Detail Communications With Top Donors

Jeb Bush recently released thousands of emails from when he served as Florida’s governor. Now among those emails are a string of notes from campaign donors asking for favors and making suggestions.

03/12/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott  with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at an early voting rally in Tampa, FL on October 26, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Refusing To Disclose Financial Information

Governor Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law.

02/02/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

All Eyes On Graham As She Enters Congress

Congresswoman-elect Gwen Graham likes to say that when she is sworn in Tuesday, she’ll be ready to “hit the ground running from day one.”

12/31/2014

Florida Money

The Year In Florida Politics

If there was one word to describe Florida’s year in politics that word would be expensive.

12/26/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott stops by a Republican call center to rally campaign workers November 4, 2014 in Fort Myers, Florida.   Rick Scott is running in a tight race against opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist the Democratic challenger. (Photo by Erik Kellar/Getty Images)

Governor Scott Insists He Has Met Jobs Promise

Governor Rick Scott touted Friday that he has achieved a promise from his 2010 campaign as Florida has added more than 700,000 jobs since he took office.

12/19/2014

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