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Florida Delegation Applauds Joe Biden Nominating Bill Nelson to Lead NASA

The White House noted Nelson “served in public office over four decades, first in the state Legislature and U. S. Congress, then as state treasurer” before his three terms in the U.S. Senate. Nelson was first elected in 2000 when he defeated then U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla. After three terms, Nelson lost a close race to then Gov. Rick Scott in 2018.
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Ron DeSantis Taps New AHCA, DCF Secretaries

On Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Simone Marstiller as secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) and Shevaun Harris as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).
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Despite Being Beaten Out for Joe Biden’s VP Pick, Val Demings Continues to Claim...

While she was passed over in favor of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., when former Vice President Joe Biden was searching for a running mate, the Democrats keep showcasing U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.,...
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Val Demings Steps Into the Political Spotlight as Impeachment Manager

Demings has garnered some attention during her brief time in Congress but this is her largest assignment yet. With her background in law enforcement, including more than 25 years of service with the Orlando Police Department (OPD), Demings has increasingly become a favorite of Democrats at the national level.

Rick Scott Donates Third-Quarter Senate Salary to Navy SEAL Foundation

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said he will donate his third-quarter salary to the Navy SEAL Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.
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History Shows Impeachment Battles Won’t Help Top 2020 Democrats

An impeachment battle is coming to Capitol Hill--but history shows it might not help the congressional leaders pushing it, including those with presidential aspirations.  

Rick Scott Donates Senate Salary to Help Literacy in Southwest Florida

Now in the U.S. Senate for more than a half a year, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced on Tuesday that he will donate his Senate salary for that second quarter to Literacy Council Gulf Coast which is active in Southwest Florida.
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After Two Months, Florida Approves of Rick Scott’s Performance in the Senate

St. Leo University released a poll on Monday showing Scott has the approval of half of Florida voters as 50.2 percent of them approved of the freshman Republican while 35 percent disapprove of him. Despite Scott serving two terms as governor, 15 percent of Florida voters are not sure what they think of Scott.
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Rick Scott Backs Trump on Immigration, Slams Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer on National Airwaves

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took to the national airwaves this week to weigh in on his new role on Capitol Hill and about immigration, even as President Donald Trump continues to consider declaring a national emergency so he can build a wall on the southern border without congressional approval. 

Simone Marstiller Tapped by Ron DeSantis to Lead Department of Juvenile Justice

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.
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Rick Scott Leaves Tallahassee on a High Note

On the whole, Scott did what he said would do and helped Florida’s economy bounce back after the Great Recession. This is one of the reasons why Scott is one of only a handful of Florida governors who moved on the Senate--something that plenty of governors failed to do over the past 173 years.

Jeanette Nuñez Showcased by National GOP

The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) showcased incoming Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez as a “statewide trailblazer” as she readies to take office.
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