Thursday, January 23, 2020
Trump takes 80 percent of Florida Republicans with former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., in a distant second at 14 percent. Former Gov. Bill Weld, R-Mass., is even further back at only 5 percent.
On Wednesday, Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) released a poll showing Biden ahead of the pack with 42 percent. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands in distant second with 16 percent followed by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with 10 percent.
Riding high in the polls, Gov. Ron DeSantis will look to push several items through the Legislature which kicks off its regular session on Tuesday. 
“It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’ve made the hard decision to suspend my campaign for president,” Booker announced on Monday. “I’ve said throughout this race that this election is not just a referendum on Donald Trump. It’s a referendum on who we are and who we must be to each other.
“As the lone senator who bucked his party to vote no on the Iraq War authorization, it sickens me to think that the lies of administrations past have turned into the ongoing problems we face today,” Chafee said on Monday.
In recent years, voters in several counties have been split over whether to elect a school superintendent or rely on an appointed one. From 2004 to 2017, voters in only three counties--Lake, Monroe and Polk Counties--abandoned having an elected school superintendent and moved to an appointed one. 
“It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today,” Castro announced. “I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight.”
The presidential election will get most of the attention, especially as there are no statewide races this year. Republican Donald Trump carried Florida in 2016 and starts with a slight edge here in Florida based on how the GOP has done in close statewide contests in recent years.
A new poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden barely ahead of President Donald Trump in the swing state of Florida but the Republican bests other Democratic candidates. 
After the U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two counts on Wednesday, the action now heads to the U.S. Senate--and neither of the two Republicans representing Florida sound ready to remove Trump.