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

Coast Guard Cutters Decisive, Dauntless Headed to Pensacola Naval Air Station

The Coast Guard is currently making infrastructure improvements to accommodate to port the ships. They will be involved in battling drugs and search and rescue operations in the area. 

Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation Take Aim at the Ortega Regime in Nicaragua

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is leading a host of legislators--including several from Florida--in calling on the Trump administration to crack down on leaders of the Oretga regime in Nicaragua.
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PortMiami Getting $7 Million from DOT for Infrastructure Improvements

Diaz-Balart said on Tuesday that the money will be going to help PortMiami in its improvement efforts as it--and other ports across the Atlantic seaboard--continue to change after the Panama Canal expansion. 
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Darren Soto Wants Congressional Hearing on How Trump Administration Handled Hurricane Maria’s Impact on...

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., the first member of the Florida congressional delegation with Puerto Rican ancestry, joined other Democrats in calling on U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the chairman of the committee, to hold a hearing on the matter.

Jim Himes, New Democrats Look to Get Busy in Florida

As Democrats look to flip the U.S. House in November, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) in Congress and its PAC could be playing a large role in their efforts.

State Senate Leadership Backs Denise Grimsley in Ag Commissioner Race

The move comes as no surprise as Grimsley led the Senate Agriculture Committee in this year’s session. 

Kamala Harris Goes to Bat for Bill Nelson

Harris insisted that the stakes are high in the Sunshine State with control of the Senate at stake in Florida. 

Republicans Undecided in CD 15 But Ross Spano Holds Slight Lead on Neil Combee

More than a third of likely Republican primary voters--34 percent--remain undecided. 

Pam Bondi Backs Javi Manjarres’ Bid to Oust Ted Deutch

Despite the endorsement, Manjarres does not have an open shot at the Republican nomination.
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NRCC Adds Maria Elvira Salazar to the Young Guns Program in South Florida

Pundits from across the nation consider this South Florida congressional race as a prime opportunity for the Democrats to flip a seat currently held by a Republican. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Barbara Lee Mark 15th Anniversary of George W. Bush’s Initiative Tackling HIV/AIDS

Estimates hold that PEPFAR initiative has helped more than 14 million people across the world. 
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Taking Aim at John Ward’s Comments About Puerto Ricans, Bob Cortes Backs Fred Costello

Cortes came out swinging at Ward, taking aim at comments he made at a forum in Mount Dora in which he said Puerto Ricans should not be allowed to vote in the Sunshine State. 
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