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Marco Rubio Announces Judicial Advisory Commission for 117th Congress

The JAC closely resembles Rubio’s bipartisan commission for the 116th Congress. Prior to that, Rubio partnered with then-U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. for eight years on a similar bipartisan commission.
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Al Lawson Secures Funds for Florida A&M to Help Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

“The grant will allow researchers the opportunity to study the early differences of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) from Alzheimer’s disease by using imaging biomarkers. LBD is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein in the brain can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior and mood,” Lawson’s office noted.
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Al Lawson in Great Shape to Win a Third Term in 2020

While he represents a fairly secure district for Democrats, Lawson hasn’t had the easiest path to Congress despite having been on the Florida political stage for almost four decades.

Joe Biden Reels in a Big Endorsement in Florida

Biden is currently leading the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates in polls at both the state and national levels. 

Marco Rubio Ramps Up Effort to Get Hurricane Michael Relief Effort Through Congress

More than six months after Hurricane Michael slammed into Northwest Florida, recovery efforts are continuing. On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., met with Panama City officials as he tries to get a relief package through Congress. 

Steve Southerland: Legislature Needs to Focus on Algae Blooms in North Florida

“Our waterways are the lifeblood of Florida,” said Southerland. “They are absolutely key to the health of our economy and to the high quality of life we enjoy. We urge the Legislature to give the same funding consideration to north Florida waterways like the St. Johns River as they have to building reservoirs and cleaning up the tributaries of South Florida." 

Joe Biden Starts Campaign With Gwen Graham Backing Him in Florida

“In the purple state that is Florida, I believe that Vice President Biden has the best chance of winning Florida in November,” Graham insisted.

Former Congressman Steve Southerland Stands Up for North Florida

Southerland, now the chairman of Stand Up North Florida which defines itself as a “grassroots coalition that was formed to advocate for equitable allocation of resources to the region,” spoke before the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government on Tuesday about the region’s economic and environmental needs.
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Florida Democrats Use Pulse Tragedy Anniversary on the Campaign Trail

In order to push their gun control agenda, contenders for the Florida Democratic gubernatorial nomination are using the anniversary on the campaign trail. 
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