Trump launching rally blitz in final stretch of midterms

U.S. 10/31/18, 14:48

President Donald Trump is kicking off a final rally blitz with just days to go before midterm elections that will determine whether Republicans retain control of Congress. He's attending 11 rallies across eight states over the next six days. The final push begins Wednesday night in Estero, just outside Fort Myers, in ...

Lawmakers ask FEMA for more housing for storm survivors

U.S. 10/29/18, 17:12

Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael.Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday said in a letter to FEMA's director ...

Ballot initiatives buck legislatures in GOP-leaning states

Politics 10/24/18, 22:50

Marijuana legalization. An increase in the minimum wage. Expansion of Medicaid. Come Election Day, voters in a batch of Republican-dominated states will weigh in on these and other liberal or centrist proposals that reached the ballot after bypassing state legislatures. Pushed forward via signature-gathering campaigns, these measures offer a chance for ...

More than 1.1 million have already voted in Florida

U.S. 10/24/18, 03:48

Election Day is two weeks away but more than 1.1 million people have already voted in the battleground state of Florida. New statistics released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show that nearly 114,000 people voted during the first day of early voting across the state. Additionally, more than 1 ...

Trump and amendments: The week in Florida politics

U.S. 10/20/18, 09:37

Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote on several proposed constitutional ...

Florida Senate campaigns spar over Hurricane Michael responses

U.S. 10/17/18, 23:03

Hurricane Michael was the most powerful storm to ever rip into the Florida Panhandle but even a tropical cyclone can't stop midterm election politics. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, vying to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, has forgone campaign appearances while he focuses on duties with his stricken constituents in Florida's ...

Florida governor puts $18 million of his own money into race

Politics 10/15/18, 23:36

Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to use millions of his own money for his U.S. Senate campaign. Federal campaign finance reports filed on Monday show that Scott has given his campaign $18 million between early August and the end of September. The Republican governor has now donated more than $38 million ...

Nelson, Scott square off in Florida Senate debate

Florida 10/02/18, 00:48

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Gov. Rick Scott are meeting in the first debate in their campaign for Florida's highly competitive U.S. Senate seat.The two will square off Tuesday for the taped event in the studios of Telemundo 51 in Miramar. The hour-long debate will air at ...

Update: Democratic Sen. Nelson opposing Kavanaugh bid

Florida 09/28/18, 09:32

The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):9:10 a.m.A Democratic senator who's facing a tough re-election race has come out against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.Bill Nelson of Florida tweets that he'll vote "no" if the nomination comes to the full Senate. ...

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