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Stand Your Ground Law Remains Popular With Florida Voters

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds Florida voters continue to support a stand your ground law more than a year after the Trayvon Martin shooting incident. A clear majority -- 57 percent -- of those surveyed continue to support the law while 36 percent say they oppose it. These numbers are essentially unchanged from when Quinnipiac asked the same question in May and June 2012 and in March 2013: In all three cases, 56 percent said they support the law.

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Hillary Beats Out Jeb Bush and Rubio in Q-Poll of Florida

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the favorite to be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016, beats out two possible Republican presidential candidates in their own back yards according to a poll released Wednesday morning.

A poll from Quinnipiac University shows Clinton with a solid lead over former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida. Clinton beats out Bush 50 percent to 43 percent. She does even better against Rubio, besting him 53 percent to 41 percent.

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Ander Crenshaw Honored for Standing Against Malaria

U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., was honored on Tuesday for his work against malaria. Malaria No More awarded Crenshaw and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., with the Malaria Action Award and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., with the Malaria Action Award.

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Rubio on Immigration Reform: 'I Don’t Believe that this is the Salvation or the Doom of the GOP'

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on Bill Bennetts radio show to weigh in on immigration reform. Rubio insisted that his support for immigration reform has nothing to do with politics and rejected arguments that it will help or hurt the Republicans.

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Rick Scott Announces Vision Systems Headed to Space Coast

On Tuesday, still in France where he attended the Paris Air Show, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Vision Systems, a company based in France that supplies transportation companies, will launch a project in Melbourne which will create 40 jobs and bring $1.2 million to the Space Coast. Melbourne beat out locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas to host the 12,000-square-foot facility.

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Chris Christie's Presidential Hopes Not Popular in New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is in great shape to win a second term in November-- but that doesnt mean that voters in the Garden State want him to seek the presidency in 2016.


Rasmussen Reports unveiled a poll on Tuesday showing only 37 percent of New Jersey voters want him to run for the presidency in 2016 while 41 percent do not think he should seek the White House. A large segment of voters -- 22 percent -- are undecided.

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Mike Fasano Honored by Florida Sheriffs Association

On Monday, the Florida Sheriffs Association honored Rep. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, as their 2013 Legislative Champion. Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco presented the award to Fasano.

I have long advocated on behalf of Floridas law enforcement community, Fasano said in a statement. I am humbled that the Florida Sheriffs Association has honored me with this cherished award. I look forward to continuing to work with the sheriffs to make certain that our community and our state are as safe as possible.

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Allen West Hammers Obama for Letting Women Become Army Rangers and Navy SEALs

Former Congressman Allen West, a favorite of the tea party movement who has opened the door to a political comeback, took aim at President Barack Obama for supporting allowing women to enter the Army Ranger and Navy SEAL programs.

Just read another instance of Obama's fundamental transformation of America: women will enter U.S. Army Ranger and U.S. Navy SEAL training in 2015 and 2016 respectively, West posted on Facebook on Tuesday morning.

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Hillary Clinton Gets an Endorsement from Claire McCaskill

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to declare she will run for president in 2016 -- but she already has the backing of a Democrat in the U.S. Senate.

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who supported Barack Obama over Clinton back in 2008, said she is supporting Ready for Hillary, a group looking to get Clinton in the race.

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Marco Rubio's Aide's Comments Generates Media Frenzy

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla., has been on the high wire in recent weeks, trying to ensure immigration reform passes Congress while still ensuring conservatives would still be open to backing it -- and, perhaps, Floridas junior senator for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

Rubios high wire act grew even more dangerous as reports emerged that one of his aides is slamming American workers.

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