Thursday, December 5, 2019
After announcing over the weekend that he was leaving Congress, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., weighed in this week on his two terms on Capitol Hill even as a crowd could be lining up to replace him.
The University of North Florida (UNF) released a poll on Tuesday showing 48 percent of Florida voters want the U.S. House to launch an impeachment inquiry of Trump while 47 percent oppose the idea with voters largely divided on party lines.
Sapp challenged U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., last year, taking 24 percent against the incumbent.
During his two terms in Congress, Rooney focused on environmental issues and foreign policy. He also broke with the GOP in supporting raising the federal minimum wage. 
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.