Friday, October 18, 2019
Freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is running for reelection--but first he is repaying money he lent his campaign last year. That money is the subject of an ethics complaint and investigation that could be hindering Spano’s efforts to bank cash in what could end up being a hotly contested seat.
This week, state Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, was designated as the next president of the Florida Senate.
Since Florida first cast its Electoral College votes for Zachary Taylor back in 1848, the Sunshine State has never been on a national presidential ticket--but that could be changing based on reports this week. The Daily Beast reported on Thursday...
Even as President Donald Trump headed to Florida to speak about Medicaid at the Villages, political leaders from the Sunshine State clashed on the possibility of impeaching him. 
The new candidate’s campaign team stressed he is “running to lower prescription drug costs, defend Social Security and Medicare, protect the St. Lucie River and fight for the people who live here not special interests and D.C. insiders.”
With 13 months to go until the election, President Donald Trump is headed to Florida this week and Medicare will be front and center.
While he is not on the ballot next year, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., shows no signs of staying on the political sidelines, hitting some of the Democratic presidential candidates for embracing socialism.
This week, the committee announced it will review a matter involving freshman U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., for using loans from friends for his campaign last year as if the money was his own.
With two more congressmen bowing out on Monday, 20 Republicans in the U.S. House will not run for reelection in 2020--but the new departures shouldn’t have much of an impact in the Sunshine State.
The GOP lost the seat to former state Sen. Geri Thompson who returned to the Florida House with her win last year.