Kevin Derby

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Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is the editor of Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida. Reach Kevin at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com

Wakulla County Flips From Blue to Red

According to the Wakulla County Elections Supervisor, there are now 8,451 Republicans in the county and 8,448 Democrats with 3,603 voters outside the major parties. 

Ted Deutch Wants to Stop Publication of 3-D Printed Guns Blueprints

Deutch paired up with U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-RI, and potential presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., on Tuesday to unveil the “Untraceable Firearms Act” which bans 3-D printed guns and other guns that can be made at home.
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Gus Bilirakis Wants to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Bilirakis insists Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits are being denied medical care and are now dealing with various illnesses, several of them fatal.

Marco Rubio’s College Savings Account Proposal Signed into Law

Trump signed Rubio’s “American Dream Accounts Act" from Rubio and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Rubio’s and Coons’ proposal was included in the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.”

Spring Training Hit a Home Run for Florida’s Economy

Gov. Rick Scott announced that this year’s spring training period added more than 7,150 jobs to the state and $687.1 million to Florida’s economy.

AFP Focused on Taking Down Bill Nelson in Florida

While Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has drawn fire from President Donald Trump for not helping the GOP in North Dakota, the group’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) intends to take down U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in November. 
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Al Lawson Gets Bill Helping Small Businesses in National Defense Reauthorization Act

The bill cleared the U.S. House Small Business Committee back in June 2017 and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, the ranking Democrat on the committee, went to bat for Lawson on Monday. 

Philip Levine Reels in the Endorsement of San Juan’s Mayor

With four weeks to go until the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is hoping to rally the growing Puerto Rican population in the Sunshine State behind his campaign.

Jeff Greene Hits the Road as Clock Ticks Down to Florida Gubernatorial Primary

Greene launched his “Fighting for Florida” bus tour on Saturday in Palm Beach County and he took aim at Republicans as he kicked off his trip. 

Gas Prices Down Slightly in Florida

However AAA warned that drivers in Florida could be seeing higher prices in the days to come, especially as wholesale gas prices are on the rise.
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GOP’s Chances of Holding on to Central Florida Congressional Seat Downgraded

On Friday, the Cook Political Report moved the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican.”

Kathy Castor Backs Gwen Graham for Governor

Ahead in the polls over her Democratic primary rivals, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., got a boost on Friday as one of the most prominent Democrats in the state endorsed her bid for governor. 
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