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Almost Every Sheriff in Florida Backs Ron DeSantis for Reelection

Most sheriffs in Florida--59 of the 67 across the state--announced on Monday they were backing Gov. Ron DeSantis in his reelection campaign. “Florida’s sheriffs are on the front lines protecting our communities, and it is...
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Ron DeSantis Backs Tougher Penalties on Criminals Targeting Law Enforcement, Rioters and Looters

“Our right to peacefully assemble is one of our most cherished as Americans, but throughout the country we’ve seen that right being taken advantage of by professional agitators, bent on sowing disorder and causing mayhem in our cities,” said DeSantis. “I will not allow this kind of violence to occur here in Florida. The legislation announced today will not only combat rioting and looting, but also protect the men and women in law enforcement that wake up every day to keep us safe. I look forward to working with the Florida Legislature next session to sign this proposal into law.”

George Soros and an Ousted Congressman Were Some the Highlights of a Memorable Primary...

Should we be surprised that U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is out after losing to Lakeland Commissioner Scott Franklin in the Republican primary? I’m much more surprised about what happened on the other side of the aisle where state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, was beaten by former journalist Alan Cohen in the Democratic primary.
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Scott Franklin Ousts Ross Spano in GOP Primary, Gets Ready for Alan Cohn in...

When the smoke cleared on Tuesday, Franklin won by less than 600 votes, taking 51.3 percent of the vote while Spano pulled 48.7 percent. 
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Florida Sees Competitive Contests Across the State on Primary Day

Republicans will make their choices in primaries to replace two retiring congressmen. With U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., fulfilling his promise to serve only four terms, a crowded field of Republicans has lined up in North Florida to replace him. Whichever of the ten candidates wins the Republican primary on Tuesday will be a heavy favorite to head to Congress in November.
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Smaller Districts in Florida Want to Arm Teachers But Larger Ones Stand in Opposition

This month, the expansion of the Guardian Program took effect in schools across Florida schools. The program allows trained teachers to be armed and carry a concealed weapon on school grounds.

Jimmy Patronis Sends Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team to Defuse Domestic Violence Incident in Lakeland

“Through advancements in technology, we can now neutralize dangerous situations before they escalate and cause harm to someone, including our first responders. I am proud of my team for their hard work and the specialized response they provide local law enforcement throughout Florida,” Patronis said on Monday. 

Adam Putnam Reels in the Support of 45 Sheriffs Across Florida

Facing a serious primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Putnam highlighted his support from 45 of the sheriffs that lead law enforcement in Florida’s 67 counties. 

Grady Judd Goes to Bat for Republicans Across Florida

Moody has Bondi’s support and, with Grady now behind her, has the support of 40 sheriffs across the Sunshine State. 
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Rick Scott Reels in the Support of Overwhelming Majority of Sheriffs in Florida

At an event in St. Petersburg, Scott unveiled the support of 55 of the sheriffs who help lead law enforcement in the state’s 67 counties. 
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