Monday, February 24, 2020
Braddy defeated Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe in 2013 but he was plagued by ethics issues, including having hotel rooms and a trip to a strip club paid for by a police union leader with what turned out to be stolen money.
Chase, a businessman who served in the Navy where he rose to the rank of commander, filed the paperwork on Friday to launch an exploratory committee as he considers entering the crowded Republican primary.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has the approval of 48 percent of Florida voters while 33 percent disapprove of him and 19 percent are not sure about him. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has the approval of 47 percent of Florida voters while 36 percent disapprove of him and 18 percent are not sure.
Promising to serve only eight years in Congress if he is elected, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn jumped into the crowded Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. 
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in sending a letter to U.S. State Sec. Mike Pompeo and USAID Administrator Mark Green, asking them to ensure that the administration continues to support Burma as it moves toward free and democratic parliamentary elections in 2020.
Florida--the ultimate swing state in American politics--looks as competitive as ever according to a new poll from Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
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.