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Republicans Hope to Defeat Geri Thompson, Flip Central Florida State House Seat

The GOP lost the seat to former state Sen. Geri Thompson who returned to the Florida House with her win last year.

Amy Pope Wells Launches Congressional Bid in North Florida

Wells, who is from Green Grove Springs, launched her bid for the Republican nomination on Monday. 

Dark Horse 2020 Democrat Amy Klobuchar Hits Florida

Crossing the state, Klobuchar met with state House Democrats in Tallahassee and with members of the Venezuelan community in South Florida. During her trip, Klobuchar attempted to portray herself as a uniter who can take President Donald Trump down in the general election. 

DCCC Gets Ready to Staff Up in Miami and Tampa as 2020 Looms

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., the chairwoman of the DCCC, launched the “March Forward” program on Thursday which starts, which the DCCC defined as an “aggressive, multi-million dollar effort to defend and expand the new Democratic majority.”

Joe Biden Ahead of Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris in Florida

The rest of the field lags in low single digits.
2020 election

Florida Starts in Donald Trump’s Column for 2020 According to Sabato’s Crystal Ball

Last week, the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics released its first “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” looking at the 2020 presidential race. Their first analysis shows President Donald Trump is ahead in Florida even if the race starts as a tossup.

Geri Thompson Calls for Election Reform, Including Elected Florida Secretary of State

Thompson held a town hall at Windermere High School on Wednesday night to discuss what she sees as many problems with Florida’s elections.
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NRCC Goes on the Offense in Florida as 2020 Looms

Last week, the NRCC announced it planned to target 55 seats currently held by House Democrats, including four in Florida. 

Ryan Williams to Challenge Aramis Ayala in 2020

Ayala made national headlines shortly after taking office in 2016 when she revealed she would not seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd who was wanted for the murder of his girlfriend Sade Dixon when he allegedly gunned down Orlando police officer Debra Clayton when she tried to detain him outside an Orlando Wal-Mart.. Ayala got more than $1million in help in the last election from George Soros, a staunch death penalty opponent.

Florida’s Millennials and Puerto Rican Population Might Help Democrats Win in 2020

According to the Florida Department of State, the voter turnout in 2018 for younger voters was up by 15 percent compared to 2014. Voters under 30 moved from 22 percent to 37 percent over those four years. 

Marco Rubio Rips Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Backs Trump in 2020

“This time last year, I shared my belief that handing over a majority to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer would be one of the worst possible scenarios for the future of our country,” Rubio noted on Wednesday. “In the wake of the partial government shutdown, I'm afraid I was right. Democrats have controlled the House majority for less than a month, and their only accomplishments have been gridlock and hyper partisanship. 
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National Pundit Sees Eight Competitive House Races in Florida in 2020

While the presidential election will be the political main event come 2020, there will be plenty of congressional races on the undercard as Republicans hope to win back control of the U.S. House which they lost to the Democrats in November. 
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