Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The poll shows Trump is faring better in Florida than he is across the nation, with 40 percent of those surveyed approving of the president’s job performance and 55 percent disapproving of it. Diving deeper, 49 percent of Florida voters strongly disapprove of the job Trump is doing to contain the coronavirus and handle the crisis while 30 percent strongly approve of his efforts. 
The Florida Republican is “calling on Congress to stop laundering taxpayer money intended for coronavirus relief through inefficient federal agencies, state governments or bloated bureaucracies and instead help the families and businesses that have been directly impacted by this crisis.”
Scott appeared on a phone call with the media on Monday, saying there was going to be a “real contrast” between Trump and the Democratic ticket on economic issues and going over the president’s record. 
Taking a page from what Germany is doing to expand testing, Crist’s proposal would let veterinary and biotechnology labs conduct COVID-19 tests. The non-traditional labs would be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Announcing the funds at an event on Thursday afternoon, Ross reviewed Leon County’s efforts in developing technology, praising the area as a “nucleus for innovation.” Ross said the project--which includes $6.8 million in local investments--will create 639 new jobs in a “high growth industry" over the next ten years. The facility itself will be finished by 2023.
“The bill would designate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the lead federal agency for marine aquaculture. The legislation would also direct NOAA to harmonize the permitting system for offshore aquaculture for farms in federal waters, and direct the agency to lead a research and development grant program to spur innovation throughout the industry,” Rubio’s office noted. 
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. sent a letter to members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging them to immediately consider and pass his resolution condemning human rights violations in Communist China and urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Games out of China, where more than one million Uyghurs are being held in concentration camps while the people of Hong Kong are being arrested and denied the basic rights they were promised.
Democrats at the national level continue to think that U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is a top target come November.
Across Florida, candidates running in next month’s Republican primaries are showcasing their stances on immigration and trying to use it as wedge issue to beat the competition. 
On Friday, the Cook Political Report moved the race to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., from “Likely Republican” to “Leans Republican.”