Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The new Congress may have convened last week but both major parties are already getting ready for the 2020 elections in Florida. 
Castor burst onto the national stage last when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brought back the  Select Committee on Climate Crisis and promptly named the Florida congresswoman to chair it. 
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., brought out an amendment to limit congressional terms in which senators would be able to serve two six-year terms while members of the House would be able to serve three two-year terms. 
On Thursday, Deutch joined U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Jamie Raskin, D-Mary., and John Katko, R-NY, to unveil what they are dubbing the “Democracy for All Amendment.” Thursday marked the first day of Democratic control of the House. 
Bloomberg, one of the ten richest Americans and one of the twelve wealthiest men in the world thanks to his founding of the media and financial services company that bears his name, served three terms as mayor, winning election in 2001 as a Republican before having no party affiliation and then joining the Democrats. 
Retired U.S. Army Major General Mark Inch, who led the Federal Bureau of Prisons, will be Florida’s next Secretary of the Department of Corrections.
O’Malley had run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 but had been overshadowed by former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. After getting squashed in Iowa, O’Malley dropped out of the race.
As she prepares to take over from term limited state Attorney General Pam Bondi next week, incoming Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced several key staff hires on Wednesday.
Getting ready to start her new duties in Tallahassee next week, incoming Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is turning to prominent Democratic activists for help. 
Born in Liberia and currently with Gunster, Yoakley, Stewart, P.A., Marstiller served as a judge on the First District Court of Appeal for six years.