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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

Ron DeSantis Pushes Back Against Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Campaign Against Israel

With the help of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for governor of Florida, brought out a bill protecting businesses from boycotts targeting Israel. 

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up to Help Student Loan Borrowers

Their legislation would ensure states can’t suspend, revoke or deny professional, teaching and drivers’ licenses if people are behind or have defaulted on their student loans. 

John Rutherford: Defense Appropriations Bill a Win for the First Coast

The bill sent almost $675 billion to the Defense Department, including $606.5 billion in base discretionary funding, $17 billion more than last year. 

Jacksonville Chamber Stands Behind Lenny Curry

While he is a favorite to win a second term, Curry does have opposition.
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Darren Soto Gets More Funds to Protect Nation’s Electric Grid in First ‘Minibus’ Bill

This is the first of three expected “minibus” bills House Republicans are expected to take up in the coming weeks in response to the Trump administration’s calls for less spending and criticism of hastily passed omnibus bills. 
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Bill Posey Scores Some Wins on Ports Issues

Capt. John Murray, the CEO of Port Canaveral, called these funds a big win for the region. 

Members of the Florida Delegation Weigh in as Trump Meets Kim Jung Un

Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.

Liberty First Network Grades Florida Legislators

Despite GOP control of both chambers, a majority of legislators--25 out of the 40 members of the Senate and 64 of the 120 members of the House--earned “D” or “F” grades from LFN. 

Grady Judd Goes to Bat for Republicans Across Florida

Moody has Bondi’s support and, with Grady now behind her, has the support of 40 sheriffs across the Sunshine State. 
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Rick Scott Reels in the Support of Overwhelming Majority of Sheriffs in Florida

At an event in St. Petersburg, Scott unveiled the support of 55 of the sheriffs who help lead law enforcement in the state’s 67 counties. 

Frank White Unveils First TV Ad in Attorney General Race

With Attorney General Pam Bondi facing term limits after two terms, White, former Judge Ashley Moody and state Rep. Jay Fant are running for the Republican nomination.

Gwen Graham Takes to the TV Airwaves as She Tries to Catch Phil Levine

Graham is running in an increasingly crowded field as billionaire Jeff Greene jumped in the Democratic primary earlier this month. Other candidates include Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Central Florida businessman Chris King.
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