Thursday, October 17, 2019
Facing a major challenge from the left later this month, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is leading the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) in calling on the U.S. Commerce Department to not ask about citizenship in the 2020 census.
At the end of last week, the Florida congressman announced that he would be holding a symposium on the matter this Thursday at the Bernard Simpkins Auditorium at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, bringing in a host of experts to weigh in on the matter. 
With only token opposition in the GOP primary to see who challenges U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in November, Gov. Rick Scott will be focused on South America this week. 
Continuing his bid to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, garnered the support of John Stemberger, the president and general counsel of Florida Family Action. 
St. Pete’s Polls took a survey for Florida Politics and found that White has nailed down his North Florida base and now has the lead in Central Florida,including Moody’s backyard in the Tampa area. 
FMA PAC President Dr. Mike Patete announced the endorsement on Thursday. 
The ad features Graham’s tenure as a PTA president and her father, former U.S. Sen. and Gov. Bob Graham, D-Fla.
This is the first time a Small Shipyard grant, which were established back in 2008,  will be coming to Florida and Diaz-Balart is taking some of the credit. 
On Wednesday, Mast unveiled his latest proposal, providing federal funds to communities fighting against algal blooms and ensuring that a federal program built to combat them will not expire.
On Wednesday, St. Pete’s Polls released a survey taken for Florida Politics showing Graham out front in the Democratic primary.