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With Trump’s Support, Wilton Simpson Bolts Out of the Gate in Florida Agriculture Commissioner...

Last week, Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Tribly, launched his bid to be the state’s next agriculture commissioner with momentum on his side. Even before he entered the race, Simpson had the support of former...
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Donald Trump Takes Sides in Florida Agriculture Commissioner Race, Backing Wilton Simpson

With no major primary challengers expected to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., next year, the agriculture commissioner contest is shaping up to be the main event for Florida Republicans in next year’s primary. 

Greg Steube Takes a Seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Steube said he would use his new assignment to watch over the Biden administration on international issues. 
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Ted Deutch Brings Back the National Criminal Justice Commission Act

Back in 2015, Deutch and then U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., introduced the “National Criminal Justice Commission Act.” Fifty-five years ago President Lyndon Johnson urged the creation of a National Criminal Justice Commission to offer strategies to Congress on law enforcement and the two Florida congressmen are pursuing a similar path in the new bill.

Greg Steube Opens New Office in Lake Placid

A year and a half into his first term in Congress, Steube also has offices in Venice, Punta Gorda, and Sebring. He weighed in on why he set up the Lake Placid office which is located at 1069 US 27 North.
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Latest GOP House Retirements Won’t Have an Impact on Florida Congressional Races

With two more congressmen bowing out on Monday, 20 Republicans in the U.S. House will not run for reelection in 2020--but the new departures shouldn’t have much of an impact in the Sunshine State.

Don’t Expect Florida to Be Impacted Much by House GOP Retirements in 2020

The current Republicans in the Florida delegation offer a host of new faces even when compared to only a few years ago.  That being the case, don’t expect many Republican retirements in the Florida delegation--but there could be a handful of them. 
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Rick Scott Has Unlikely Allies as Ted Cruz, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Ban Ex-Members of...

Back in March, Scott and U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., brought out the Banning Lobbying and Safeguarding Trust (BLAST) Act” which, they insist, “implements a permanent lobbying ban for members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.”

Tom Rooney Joins Palm Beach Atlantic University’s LeMieux Center

In addition to his role with the LeMieux Center, “Congressman Rooney also will serve as a distinguished lecturer in the Politics Department of the University’s School of Arts and Sciences, speak as part of the President’s Lyceum, and provide strategic counsel and planning for future LeMieux Center programs.” 
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Marco Rubio Gets Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act Through Congress

Back in the summer of 2017, Rubio, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on global women’s issues, paired up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, to bring out the bill.
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Congress Reauthorizes NFIP With Strong Support from Florida Delegation

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., was the only member of the Florida delegation to vote against reauthorization. 
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John Rutherford Won Big in 2018 With Seat on Appropriations Committee

Now finishing up his first term in Congress, First Coast Republican John Rutherford ranks as one of the biggest winners in Florida politics this year. 
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