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Senator Marco Rubio

Rubio Stepping Into Republican Leadership Vacuum

The Republican Party has been listing in the political sea for a few months after the party’s disappointing showing in the 2012 election. As the party tries to tweak its message, while sticking to its previous ideas, Senator Marco Rubio is stepping into the vacuum left by Mitt Romney.

CBS Miami–02/10/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Sen. Nelson Takes Part In “Python Challenge”

Senator Bill Nelson donned his boots and jeans Thursday as he joined an entourage of rock star snake hunters. The Senator was hoping to bring attention to a month long state tournament aimed at wiping out pythons.

CBS4–01/17/2013

Money (Source: MyTV33)

S. Fla. Congressional Delegation Split On Fiscal Cliff Deal

The bill to avert some of the fiscal cliff finally passed the House of Representatives late Tuesday night and did so with a largely bipartisan vote, especially from the Florida Congressional delegation.

CBS Miami–01/02/2013

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson Defeats Connie Mack

When election season began, many Republicans pointed to Florida Senator Bill Nelson as a possible seat that could flip to the GOP in 2012. But that didn’t turn out to be the case as the Associated Press has called the race and declared Senator Bill Nelson the winner of another six-year term in the Senate.

CBS Miami–11/06/2012

A policewoman (C-bottom) guards as members of media work at a filing center at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, on October 22, 2012 ahead of the third and final presidential debate. US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Monday face off in their third and final debate, with polls showing them dead even in their race for the White House. The showdown focusing on foreign policy is being held in the critical toss-up state of Florida just 15 days before the election and promises to be among the most watched 90 minutes of the entire 2012 campaign. (Photo by: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Debate At Lynn Generating Worldwide Headlines

Lynn University, a school many across the nation are hearing of for the first time Monday will be the center of the political world when President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney face off in the third and final presidential debate.

CBS Miami–10/22/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Poll: Romney Opens 1 Point Lead Over Obama In Fla.

The latest poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling finds Republican Mitt Romney has taken a one point lead in Florida over President Barack Obama one week after a weak debate performance from the president.

CBS Miami–10/15/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), gives a thumbs up as he walks to vote on the debt limit bill on August 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 74-26 to approve the bill to raise the debt ceiling, allowing the U.S. to avoid default on its debts. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: Sen. Nelson Opens 7 Point Lead Over Mack

Florida Senator Bill Nelson is underwater when it comes to his approval rating, but he’s still ahead by seven points over Republican challenger Representative Connie Mack, IV, according to the later Public Policy Polling poll.

CBS Miami–09/04/2012

Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) 29th Annual Conference on June 21, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Romney spoke about immigration reform as he continues to battle U.S. President Barack Obama for votes. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Romney Releases VP App

Senator Marco Rubio. Senator Rob Portman. Senator Kelly Ayotte. All of them have political pundits guessing who will be Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate. Now, there’s an app for that.

CBS Miami–07/31/2012

Former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards arrives at a memorial for U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library August 28, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. Kennedy, youngest sibling to brothers President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, died of brain cancer August 25. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

John Edwards Trial Continues With Star Witness

Former vice-presidential candidate John Edwards will return to court Wednesday to hear a former aide continue to give testimony accusing the former Senator of campaign contribution violations.

04/25/2012

Birth Control

Rubio Co-Sponsored Bill Allowing Denial Of Contraception Coverage Fails

Republican and Democratic leaders see their opponents’ blood in the water over the issue of contraception as they began debate in the Senate Thursday over a controversial amendment co-sponsored by Florida Republican Marco Rubio.

CBS4–03/01/2012

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