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Tom Rooney Showcases Conservative Support Even as He Opposes Trump

November 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Tom Rooney

Even though he is not backing Donald Trump’s presidential bid, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., is reeling in the support of some top Republicans while his Democratic opponent insists he’s not representing his district. 

Backroom Briefing: Could Independents Send Rubio Back to the Senate?

November 3, 2016 - 11:00pm
Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

As Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy square off Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat, independents and minority voters could be two groups to watch.

That was a takeaway from a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that showed Rubio opening a six-point lead over Murphy, a congressman from Jupiter, in the high-stakes race.

Overall, the poll showed Rubio leading by a margin of 50 percent to 44 percent. But among independents, he was ahead 54 percent to 38 percent.

SSN's Ed Dean Adds New Radio Markets

November 4, 2016 - 6:00am
Ed Dean

The No. 1 statewide political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics, Ed Dean,  a senior editor with Sunshine State News, is expanding his reach starting Monday.

Broward Mail-In-Ballot Secrets? RPOF's Got You Covered, Voters

November 3, 2016 - 6:00am
Blaise Ingoglia

For the second time during Election 2016, the Republican Party of Florida rose to protect the vote in the Sunshine State -- and won.

Clinton, Trump in Dead Heat in New Poll of Florida

November 2, 2016 - 3:30pm
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

America could be in for a long night on Tuesday as Florida once again looks close in the presidential election. 

Race for Central Florida Swing Seat 'Going to Be Close'

November 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Mike Miller and Beth Tuura

Public safety --- through gun control or gun owners' rights --- is a key issue in an Orange County state House district that includes the Pulse nightclub, where 49 people were massacred in June by a homegrown terrorist.

Dangerous Revelations Ahead for Hillary?

November 1, 2016 - 6:00am
Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin

My bet is, U.S. Rep. John Mica is about to be vindicated. You might remember the Republican congressman from Central Florida took it on the chin after he questioned FBI Director James Comey during a July 9 House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. 

House Education Leader Faces Election Challenge

October 31, 2016 - 11:00pm
Manny Diaz Jr.

A key House Republican expected to be one of the top lawmakers on education policy next year is fighting to fend off a Democratic challenger who is using his work on school-related legislation as ammunition for her attacks.

Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, is likely in line to chair either the House Education Committee or the House panel that oversees education spending --- but only if he can get past Ivette Gonzalez Petkovich, a 37-year-old attorney, in the Nov. 8 election.

Amendment 1 Losing Ground

October 31, 2016 - 4:15pm
Installing solar

A new poll shows a proposed amendment to the state constitution on solar energy regulations is losing steam.

Amendment 2 on Medical Marijuana Looks Set to Pass

October 31, 2016 - 3:45pm

A new poll shows a proposed amendment to the state constitution expanding medical marijuana in Florida is in solid shape to pass in next week’s election.

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