Monday, September 16, 2019
Praising his record on Florida’s economy, the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), one of the leading business groups in the Sunshine State, backed Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 
In the second of a series, Mike Synan delves into why Dr. Ed Shoemaker decided to run for Congress even before U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross bowed out. 
U.S. Sen, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill, calling for the U.S. to impose sanctions on groups that use human shields including Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and ISIS.
Kushmer is a former farmer and government relations consultant for the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the owner of several small businesses. With such a lengthy business resume, Kushmer is clear why he is running. 
Posey has reeled in two cosponsors including one from the Sunshine State as U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., who is not running for another term but is still part of the House leadership as senior deputy majority whip, is backing the proposal. 
The event will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa.
On Tuesday, “Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball” shifted its look at two races in Florida, downgrading U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s R-Fla., chances and improving U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla., odds of winning a second term. 
Last week, a Florida political group called United Conservatives launched a political attack against against former Judge Ashley Moody who is running for the Republican nomination to replace term limited state Attorney General Pam Bondi. 
Buchanan pointed to the Sunshine State where alligators, Florida panthers and manatee have all been protected by federal laws. 
Supporters of the legislation were desperate to tell the public that the measure, which ensures that city employees cannot ask about immigration status, did not make Orlando a sanctuary city.