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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
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Mario Diaz-Balart Gets $11.3 Million from DOT for Miami International Airport

Diaz-Balart announced the federal funds coming to South Florida at the end of last week.

Neil Combee Edging Out Ross Spano in CD 15

With the clock ticking until Tuesday’s primary, a new poll shows former state Rep. Neil Combee holding a slight lead over state Rep. Ross Spano, R-Riverview, in the Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla.

Gas Prices Across Florida Slip Right Before Labor Day Weekend

With more supply and less demand, gas prices slipped four cents over last week, according to a study from AAA released on Monday.

Gwen Graham the Favorite to Win Democratic Primary, Poll Shows

St. Pete Polls took a poll of likely Democratic primary voters for Florida Politics which shows Graham in control of the primary which is Tuesday. 

Gloves Are Off in Gulf Coast Congressional Race

On Thursday, at a media event, protesters called on Democrat David Shapiro who is running for his party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., to call his stocks in Halliburton Corporation which was found negligent in the Gulf oil spill, something Buchanan’s campaign team was happy to weigh in on. 

Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson Want Feds to Make Sure Florida will be Ready for...

On Thursday, Rubio and Nelson unveiled the “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act" which orders the Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) to study the causes of toxic algae in Lake Okeechobee and how it is impacting the Sunshine State.

Ron DeSantis Blowing Out Adam Putnam in New Poll of Florida GOP Primary

Almost two-fifths of those surveyed--38 percent--have already voted and they have given DeSantis the early lead with the congressman taking 60 percent of these voters while Putnam reels in 33 percent of them.
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Rick Scott, DEP Sending $3 Million to Counties Hurt by Red Tide

Lee County in Southwest Florida will be getting the bulk of the funds, around $2 million, with $750,000 headed to Manatee County, $190,000 to Collier County and almost $100,000 to Sarasota County.

NFIB Wants Florida Voters to Keep Jimmy Patronis as State CFO

At an event in Orlando, Bill Herrle, the NFIB’s executive director in Florida, pointed to Patronis’ experience in the private sector as a reason his group was backing him for a full term.

Marco Rubio: U.S. Needs to Focus on Venezuela, Nicaragua

From his seats on both the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Appropriations Committees, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is looking to amend the FY2019 Defense-LHHS Minibus appropriations bill to deal with the growing crises in the two Latin American nations. 
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Florida Reaches Out to SBA to Help Businesses Hurt by Red Tide

Scott’s office sent out a released on Tuesday afternoon about the new request to the SBA for a Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration. 

Florida Leads the States When it Comes to Freedom, CATO Report Finds

The Sunshine State also placed first in two other categories.
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