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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida.   (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Marco Rubio Looks To Defy The Odds Once Again

In 2009 when Marco Rubio announced he was running for Senate he did it on Spanish television.

04/13/2015

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rubio Looks To Find His Opening In The 2016 Republican Field

If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer this simple question. Why now?

04/12/2015

Jeff Atwater (Source: myfloridacfo.com)

Atwater Won’t Run For U.S. Senate Seat

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater surprised the state’s political establishment Saturday, announcing he will not pursue a U.S. Senate seat expected to open up if Sen. Marco Rubio runs for president.

04/11/2015

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Bill To Allow Guns In Public Schools Suffers Major Setback

A bill that would allow designated individuals to carry guns in Florida’s public schools suffered a major setback.

04/01/2015

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

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17:  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reacts to U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement about revising policies on U.S.-Cuba relations on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Rubio called the President a bad negotiator and criticized what he claimed was a deal with no democratic advances for Cuba.  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Rubio To Announce Next Campaign On April 13

Sen. Marco Rubio says he will make a big announcement on April 13th regarding his 2016 plans. All signs point to a presidential run.

03/30/2015

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

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House, Senate On Different Gambling Tracks

House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts gaming measure Thursday even as the Senate pursues negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

03/26/2015

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Bush Tells New Hampshire He Won’t Change Views To Win Votes

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told voters he will not change his stance on immigration or education in order to win their votes.

03/14/2015

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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

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