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Rick Scott Announces Embry-Riddle Will Partner With Diamond Aircraft

Still in France for the 50th Annual International Paris Air Show, on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott said that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Diamond Aircraft Industries have reached an agreement which will have the Austrian company establish ties with Embry-Riddles Daytona Beach Campus.

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Gary Johnson Wades Into Arizona's Same-Sex Marriage Fight

Former Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico, who left the GOP to run as the Libertarian Partys presidential nominee in 2012, shows no signs of leaving the political scene. On Monday, Johnson announced that he would be playing a large part in trying to ensure same-sex marriage in Arizona. Our America Initiative, which has ties to Johnson, will help gather signatures to file a state constitutional amendment to overturn Arizonas ban on same-sex marriage.

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Stands Against Restoring Mail With Cuba

Reports emerged on Monday that the federal government is considering reopening direct mail service with Cuba. Officials from the Castro regime will be meeting with the State Department on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss reestablishing mail services between the two nations for the first time since in more than 50 years.

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Rick Scott Makes Up Ground Against Charlie Crist

Gov. Rick Scott is gaining ground according to a poll released by Quinnipiac University on Tuesday morning. The poll finds Scott trailing former Gov. Charlie Crist in a possible 2014 match-up 47 percent to 37 percent. A Quinnipiac poll from March found Crist up by a larger margin, routing Scott 50 percent to 34 percent.

Surprisingly, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the only Democrat to hold statewide office, leads Scott by the same margin Crist does. Nelson takes 48 percent while Scott gets 38 percent.

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Common Core Standards Training Coming to Florida Teachers

Florida teachers are about to learn a great deal more about the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). On Monday, the state Department of Education announced it will be holding seven events, each lasting two days, at high schools across the state this summer to get educators ready for the new standards.

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Cory Booker Far Ahead in New Poll of New Jersey Senate Race

A new poll confirms Newark Mayor Cory Bookers status as the overwhelming favorite to win an open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey.

Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Monday showing Booker running away with his partys nomination. Booker takes 54 percent followed by U.S. Rep. Rush Holt with 11 percent, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone in third with 8 percent and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver with 5 percent. Matched against Republican Steve Lonegan, the state director of Americans for Prosperity, Booker leads a potential general election match-up 50 percent to 33 percent.

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Heather Fitzenhagen Named a Toll Fellow by CSG

Rep.? ?Heather Fitzenhagen,? ?R-Fort? ?Myers,? ?was named as a Council of State Governments'? (CSG) ?Henry Toll Fellow on Monday,? ?making her the only state legislator in Florida who received this award.? ?There were? ?34? ?other state legislators who received Toll Fellowships on Monday.?

"Individually,? ?these leaders have a proven track record of accomplishing great things?; ?collectively they represent the future leadership of the states,?" ?said David Adkins,? ?the executive director and CEO of the Council of State Governments.?

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Rick Scott Urges Kentucky Businesses to Move to Florida

Gov. Rick Scott continues to target businesses in other states -- all of which have Democrats as governors -- encouraging them to uproot and move to Florida. On Monday, Scott sent out a letter to businesses in Kentucky, letting them know that the Sunshine State is open for business.

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Susana Martinez Will Speak at MavPAC Event in Miami

When MaverickPAC (MavPAC) meets in Miami next month, they will be hearing from a potential Republican presidential candidate -- Gov. Susana Martinez.

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Corrine Brown Being Challenged by Former Jennifer Carroll Aide

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., has drawn a major Republican opponent. Republican Gloreatha Glo Scurry-Smith will be looking to defeat Brown, who first won a seat in Congress back in 1992, in 2014.

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