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Democrats Offer a New Spin Against Ron DeSantis: ‘Florida Isn’t Free’

Over the last two years, Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted how free Florida is from COVID regulations compared to other states. The National Chamber of Commerce, the National Manufacturers Association and many large companies have...

Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for Abilities, Inc. of Florida

Crist announced that the SSA will send $259,500, which will be overseen by the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program.

Kathy Castor Makes Early Endorsements as Florida Democrats Look Ahead to 2022

The daughter of prominent Florida Democrat Betty Castor, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., was first elected to Congress in 2006 and had put in terms on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.  When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brought back the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, Castor took a major jump up the ladder as she was picked to lead it. Two and a half years later, Castor still wields the gavel on it. 

Charlie Crist Announces 2022 Gubernatorial Bid

Crist was elected governor in 2006 as a Republican. After leaving the GOP and running for the U.S. Senate in 2010 with no party affiliation, Crist joined the Democrats at the end of 2012. He narrowly lost the 2014 gubernatorial race to then Gov. Rick Scott. In 2016, Crist bounced back and defeated then U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., to represent parts of Pinellas County in Congress.

Donald Trump Backs Marco Rubio for a Third Term in 2022

While there had been talk about a conservative challenge to Rubio in the primaries in 2022--including buzz that Ivanka Trump though she ended it two months ago--Trump’s endorsement should ensure he will not face a major Republican challenge.

Alan Grayson Files to Run Against Marco Rubio, for New Congressional Seat in 2022

One of the most outspoken liberals in Florida politics with a knack for bashing the GOP, Grayson has had a roller-coaster career over the past decade and a half.

Marco Rubio Starts With a Slight Edge in 2022 Senate Race, Poll Finds

Mason Dixon released a poll on Wednesday showing 46 percent of Florida voters prefer to keep Rubio in the U.S. Senate while 40 percent are ready for a change and 14 percent are not sure. 

Charlie Crist, Alcee Hastings Want Federal Money to Fix State Unemployment Systems

Hastings backed the bill at the start of last week and Crist, who is a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2022, threw his support behind it on Sunday.

Charlie Crist Moves Into Leadership Role in House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced this week that he will serve as a vice-chairman of the U.S. House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.

Taking Aim at the GOP, Stephanie Murphy Looks Ready to Challenge Marco Rubio in...

After years of carefully crafting her image as someone willing to work across the aisle, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is starting to go on at the attack against Republicans as buzz builds that she will challenge U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in 2022. 
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Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist Clash on Governor’s Election Reform Proposals

DeSantis unveiled the “new measures to safeguard the sanctity of Florida elections” last week as he promised to ensure the “integrity of every vote” and continue transparency.
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After Two Losses to Greg Steube, Allen Ellison Launches Challenge to Marco Rubio

Ellison, who had been with the Community Economic Council and the Center for Economic and Policy Development, launched his bid at the end of last month.