Sunshine State News feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Unemployment Rate Back Down to 5.6 Percent in Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/unemployment-rate-back-down-56-percent-florida <p>On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the state unemployment rate stood at 5.6 percent in April as 25,800 new jobs were created. The rate had been at 5.6 percent in February before moving up to 5.7 percent in March.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/unemployment-rate-back-down-56-percent-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/unemployment-rate-back-down-56-percent-florida#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 14:41:26 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989150 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: DNI Should Release Bin Laden Documents http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-dni-should-release-bin-laden-documents <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a leading congressional Republican on foreign policy and the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, thinks the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) should release documents seized during the raid when American forces killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-dni-should-release-bin-laden-documents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-dni-should-release-bin-laden-documents#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 14:33:22 +0000 Kevin Derby 5989147 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida Chamber Pushes Tax Cuts for Special Session http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-chamber-pushes-tax-cuts-special-session <p>While Medicaid expansion will be front and center in the special legislative session next month, the Florida Chamber of Commerce offered a reminder on Thursday that legislators should also cut taxes.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-chamber-pushes-tax-cuts-special-session" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-chamber-pushes-tax-cuts-special-session#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 20:19:58 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988980 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ted Yoho: End Mandatory COOL Labels on Meat Products http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-backs-mandatory-cool-labels-meat-products <p>U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, backed a bill on Wednesday to end mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements on meat products. The World Trade Organization (WTO) noted earlier this week that COOL requirements violate trade agreements and Canada and Mexico have threatened to retaliate against the U.S., leading to a possible trade war.</p> <p>The House Agriculture Committee passed the bill on a 38-6 vote on Wednesday and Yoho weighed in afterward.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-backs-mandatory-cool-labels-meat-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-backs-mandatory-cool-labels-meat-products#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 17:09:34 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988903 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Introduces Florida Fisheries Improvement Act http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-introduces-florida-fisheries-improvement-act <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out the “Florida Fisheries Improvement Act” on Wednesday. As Congress plans to amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act on marine fishing, Rubio’s proposal gives the Regional Fishery Management Councils more flexibility, will ensure the Commerce Department reports to Congress on collecting data and speeds up declaring fishery disasters and provides more transparency. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-introduces-florida-fisheries-improvement-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-introduces-florida-fisheries-improvement-act#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 17:01:06 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988902 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com George Stephanopoulos Leads to Further Distrust of Media, Poll Shows http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/george-stephanopoulos-leads-further-distrust-media-poll-shows <p>After reports emerged that ABC News personality George Stephanopoulos donated to the Clinton Foundation, a new poll shows most voters are not trusting the political news. Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Thursday which finds 61 percent of likely voters do not trust the political news while only 21 percent trust it. A Rasmussen poll from October found 45 percent did not trust the political news while 33 percent did.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/george-stephanopoulos-leads-further-distrust-media-poll-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/george-stephanopoulos-leads-further-distrust-media-poll-shows#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:32:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988830 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida TaxWatch Looks at How Citrus Greening Has Hurt Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-looks-how-citrus-greening-has-hurt-florida <p>On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch released a look at the Sunshine State’s citrus industry and how citrus greening and other diseases were impacting it. The report finds diseases have led to a loss of more than $3.6 billion in revenue and more than 6,600 jobs in Florida.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-looks-how-citrus-greening-has-hurt-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-looks-how-citrus-greening-has-hurt-florida#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 13:16:44 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988828 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Congressional Republicans to Obama: Don't End LIP in Florida http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/congressional-republicans-obama-dont-end-lip-florida <p>Republicans in the Florida delegation -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Carlos Curbelo, Ron DeSanits, Mario Diaz-Balart, John Mica, Jeff Miller, Rich Nugent, Tom Rooney, Dennis Ross and Ted Yoho -- waded into the fight over Medicaid expansion on Wednesday, sending a letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to stop the Low Income Pool (LIP) program in Florida. Sources in the Obama administration tell Sunshine State News that HHS has not pulled the plug on LIP funding for Florida even as LIP will not be renewed in its current form. </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/congressional-republicans-obama-dont-end-lip-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/congressional-republicans-obama-dont-end-lip-florida#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 20:10:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988658 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Tom Rooney Backs Ending Mandatory COOL on Meat Products http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-backs-ending-mandatory-cool-meat-products <p>From his perch on the U.S. House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., announced he was co-sponsoring a bill to ending mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements on meat products. The World Trade Organization (WTO) noted earlier this week that COOL requirements violate trade agreements and Canada and Mexico have threatened to retaliate against the U.S., leading to a possible trade war.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-backs-ending-mandatory-cool-meat-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-backs-ending-mandatory-cool-meat-products#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 15:09:46 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988542 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Mario Diaz-Balart Slams Obama's 'Shameful Concessions' to Castros on Cuban Independence Day http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mario-diaz-balart-slams-obamas-shameful-concessions-castros-cuban-independence-day <p>Honoring Cuban Independence Day on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., slammed the Obama administration for trying to normalize relations with the Castro regime.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mario-diaz-balart-slams-obamas-shameful-concessions-castros-cuban-independence-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/mario-diaz-balart-slams-obamas-shameful-concessions-castros-cuban-independence-day#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 14:36:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988531 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ander Crenshaw Honors Marines Killed in Nepal Helicopter Crash http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-honors-marines-killed-nepal-helicopter-crash <p>On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., a co-chair of the Congressional Nepal Caucus, included a tribute to the six Marines and two Nepali soldiers killed on May 12 in a helicopter crash as they were helping out in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake that impacted Nepal, killing more than 8,000.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-honors-marines-killed-nepal-helicopter-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ander-crenshaw-honors-marines-killed-nepal-helicopter-crash#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 13:27:13 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988209 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Don Gaetz Jabs Rick Scott on Medicaid Expansion: 'Proposed Before he Opposed It' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/don-gaetz-jabs-rick-scott-medicaid-expansion-proposed-he-opposed-it <p>Former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and a possible contender for the U.S. House if U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., opts for a Senate bid, offered his take on the stalemate over Medicaid expansion in the Florida Legislature. On Monday, Gaetz sent out a message to his constituents and he jabbed Gov. Rick Scott on the matter.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/don-gaetz-jabs-rick-scott-medicaid-expansion-proposed-he-opposed-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/don-gaetz-jabs-rick-scott-medicaid-expansion-proposed-he-opposed-it#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 13:17:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988207 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida TaxWatch Showcases Central Florida Manufacturing Opportunities http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-showcases-central-florida-manufacturing-opportunities <p>Florida TaxWatch thinks Central Florida could see a boom in advanced manufacturing jobs and opportunities.</p> <p>On Tuesday, Florida TaxWatch showcased the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (FAMRC) which will open in Orlando come 2017 and praised the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), a private-public partnership focused on changes in the industry.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-showcases-central-florida-manufacturing-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-showcases-central-florida-manufacturing-opportunities#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 13:05:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5988204 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Vows to Make a Play for Iowa http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-vows-make-play-iowa <p>Continuing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., showcased his efforts in Iowa, home of the first presidential caucus, on Monday.</p> <p>Rubio showcased a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=23&amp;v=wfOEqhOUCxo">Web video</a> of his campaigning in Iowa that was released at the end of last week.</p> <p>“The Iowa caucuses are the first opportunity for voters to weigh in on who they want our presidential nominee to be and that means I’ll be making many more visits to the state over the coming months,” Rubio emailed supporters on Monday.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-vows-make-play-iowa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-vows-make-play-iowa#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:01:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987968 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ted Deutch Ramps Up Efforts Against Distracted Driving http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-deutch-ramps-efforts-against-distracted-driving <p>At the start of the month, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., to introduce the “Distracted Driving Prevention Act of 2015“ which gives states incentives to crack down on texting or emailing when driving. On Friday, Deutch showcased his efforts and praised a similar push in Tallahassee from Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, and Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Delray Beach.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-deutch-ramps-efforts-against-distracted-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-deutch-ramps-efforts-against-distracted-driving#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 13:04:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987944 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Announces Tourism Growth in 1Q of 2015 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-announces-tourism-growth-1q-2015 <p>Gov. Rick Scott announced a solid growth in tourism in the first quarter of 2015. On Friday, Scott noted 28.4 million visitors came to the Sunshine State during the first three months of 2015, up 6.2 percent from the first quarter of 2014, leading to 1,186,900 jobs in Florida, up almost 5 percent from last year. That number includes 1.7 million tourists from Canada and almost 3 million from overseas.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-announces-tourism-growth-1q-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-announces-tourism-growth-1q-2015#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 15:23:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987443 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Signs Online Voter Registration Bill http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-signs-online-voter-registration-bill <p>On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill allowing online voter registration access, though he admitted “some hesitation” in doing so due to security and technology issues. Scott sent a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Friday outlining his rationale and hesitations on signing the bill:<br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-signs-online-voter-registration-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-signs-online-voter-registration-bill#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 14:48:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987432 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Citizens United Backs Ron DeSantis for the Senate in 2016 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/citizens-united-backs-ron-desantis-senate-2016 <p>On Thursday, Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), conservative group Citizens United’s PAC, endorsed U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in the Senate next year. Rubio is running for the Republican presidential nomination. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/citizens-united-backs-ron-desantis-senate-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/citizens-united-backs-ron-desantis-senate-2016#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:41:18 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987416 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson Team Up on Hurricane Forecasting http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-bill-nelson-team-hurricane-forecasting <p>Florida’s two U.S. senators -- Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson -- teamed up on Thursday to unveil the the “Hurricane Forecast Improvement Act of 2015” to codify the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project, an effort to improve hurricane forecasting. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-bill-nelson-team-hurricane-forecasting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-bill-nelson-team-hurricane-forecasting#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:30:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987413 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Patrick Murphy Reels in Mayoral Endorsements for Senate Bid http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-reels-mayoral-endorsements-senate-bid <p>The Democratic leadership continues to line up behind U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in the Senate next year. Rubio is running for the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>On Thursday, Murphy announced West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman endorsed his Senate bid.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-reels-mayoral-endorsements-senate-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/patrick-murphy-reels-mayoral-endorsements-senate-bid#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:26:49 +0000 Kevin Derby 5987411 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Bill McCollum Goes to Bat for Dennis Baxley http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-mccollum-goes-bat-dennis-baxley <p>Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, now looking at a third run at the U.S. Senate, will be hitting the campaign trail later this week to support an old ally.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-mccollum-goes-bat-dennis-baxley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/bill-mccollum-goes-bat-dennis-baxley#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 19:03:20 +0000 Kevin Derby 5986402 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Highlights Job Growth at NeoGenomics Laboratories http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-highlights-job-growth-neogenomics-laboratories <p>On Monday, at NeoGenomics Laboratories in Fort Myers, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased its growth which has led to almost 125 new jobs over the last five years in the Sunshine State.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-highlights-job-growth-neogenomics-laboratories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-highlights-job-growth-neogenomics-laboratories#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 15:58:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5986350 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio: Now's Not the Time to Limit NSA http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-nows-not-time-limit-nsa <p>Late on Sunday, USA Today published an op-ed from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is running for the Republican presidential nomination. Rubio insists in the op-ed that the U.S. remains vulnerable to terrorism and calls for holding off on rolling back the powers and the activites of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collecting of bulk data:</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-nows-not-time-limit-nsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-nows-not-time-limit-nsa#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 13:17:53 +0000 Kevin Derby 5986323 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com John Bolton Backs Ron DeSantis for Senate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/john-bolton-backs-ron-desantis-senate <p>Former Amb. John Bolton, who is looking at running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 and was President George W. Bush’s ambassador to the United Nations, threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis’, R-Fla., campaign to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. in the Senate. Rubio is running for the Republican presidential nomination.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/john-bolton-backs-ron-desantis-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/john-bolton-backs-ron-desantis-senate#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 17:41:37 +0000 Kevin Derby 5985622 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Woos New Hampshire Republicans http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-woos-new-hampshire-republicans <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., woos Republicans in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary, as he continues his bid for the White House.</p> <p>On Thursday, Rubio released a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzQjwS16nkw">Web video</a> showcasing his efforts in the Granite State.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-woos-new-hampshire-republicans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-woos-new-hampshire-republicans#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 16:44:34 +0000 Kevin Derby 5985598 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Legislative Special Session Dates Set http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/legislative-special-session-dates-set <p>Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R- Merritt Island, today issued the following statement on the state of budget negotiations and the upcoming special session.<br /> <br />“While significant discussions lay before us, today marks a very good day for Florida as we have reached agreement on dates for a budget special session. We look forward to working with our partners in the Senate as we make continued progress in the weeks ahead.”<br /> <br />The House and Senate today announced the 2015 Special Session-A will take place from June 1-20.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/legislative-special-session-dates-set#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 20:53:30 +0000 Nancy Smith 5985379 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ken Detzner Launches New WWII Memorial Campaign http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ken-detzner-launches-new-wwii-memorial-campaign Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is launching a new initiative, Victory Florida, to commemorate the 70 years that have passed since the end of World War II. <br /><br />Detzner will make the announcement Monday at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. <p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ken-detzner-launches-new-wwii-memorial-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ken-detzner-launches-new-wwii-memorial-campaign#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 18:57:20 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5985335 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Wants 'Federal Action Right Now' on LIP http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-wants-federal-action-right-now-lip <p>Gov. Rick Scott met with U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as the Florida Legislature continues to face a stalemate over the budget due to Medicaid expansion. Scott asked Burwell to offer Low Income Pool (LIP) funding in Florida even as the Legislature awaits a special session.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-wants-federal-action-right-now-lip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-wants-federal-action-right-now-lip#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 17:22:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5985291 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ron DeSantis Reels in Support of National Conservatives http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ron-desantis-reels-support-national-conservatives <p>National conservative groups are lining up behind U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who launched a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2016 to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is running for the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) endorsed DeSantis on Wednesday morning after the Florida congressman jumped in the race.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ron-desantis-reels-support-national-conservatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ron-desantis-reels-support-national-conservatives#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 15:41:56 +0000 Kevin Derby 5985259 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com David Jolly Has Kind Words for Ron DeSantis But Leaves Door Open to Senate Run http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-has-kind-words-ron-desantis-leaves-door-open-senate-run <p>U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., had kind words for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on Wednesday as he entered the race to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Jolly kept the door open to running for the Senate himself, promising a decision “in the coming months” and saying the Republican Senate primary will be “very competitive” next year.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-has-kind-words-ron-desantis-leaves-door-open-senate-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/david-jolly-has-kind-words-ron-desantis-leaves-door-open-senate-run#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 15:09:47 +0000 Kevin Derby 5985249 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com