Sunday, December 8, 2019
The already nasty Republican Florida attorney general primary is getting even more brutal in the final weeks of the campaign. 
Rubio appeared on NBC 6 Miami and said that the expressway project needs to take a backseat to Everglades restoration. 
This week, Curbelo announced that FEMA was sending a $1.7 million grant to Key West’s Accelerated Debris Removal operations to help continued cleanup efforts after the hurricane.  
The Florida CFO race has been off stage in recent weeks with incumbent Jimmy Patronis assured of the Republican nomination and former state Sen. Jeremy Ring facing no opposition for the Democratic nomination. But the race is starting to heat up with both sides taking aim at each other in recent days. 
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.