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With Hispanic voters helping power Rubio, Murphy hires outreach strategist

 U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy With polls showing Republican U.S. Senate Marco Rubio much stronger with Florida Hispanics, Democratic rival Patrick Murphy announced Thursday he has hired a new strategist to lead media and outreach efforts with these same voters. Freddy Balsera, who runs Coral Gables-based Balsera Communications, will advise Murphy’s homestretch among #Florida Hispanics, who […]
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Clinton holds wide leads over Trump among Hispanics in Florida and battleground states, poll shows

 Clinton topping Trump among Hispanics. But is she doing good enough in #Florida? Hillary Clinton holds substantial leads over Donald Trump among Hispanic voters in five battleground states, including Florida, a poll Thursday shows. The survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative shows Clinton with close to two-to-one leads or greater […]
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In USA Today editorial, Scott blames “complete dysfunction” in D.C. for stalled funding of Zika fight

 Gov. Rick #Scott blames Washington for failing to finance fight against Zika virus Gov. Rick Scott wrote a guest editorial for Thursday’s USA Today, blaming the “complete dysfunction in Washington” for blocking critical funding to fight the Zika virus. &8220;When you travel around and talk to voters all across the country today, they will tell […]
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Putnam Raises Questions about Capitol Upgrades

 By:  Jim Turner News Service of Florida Date:  September 21, 2016 – 6:45pm Emergency repairs to two underground parking decks at the Capitol and planned upgrades to a main entry plaza could reach $75 million. Department of Management Services Secretary Chad Poppell, whose agency oversees the complex, said officials should have a better grasp on […]
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Bondi on alleged Trump U. pay-for-play scheme: ‘I would never, ever trade any campaign contribution…for some type of favor’

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks in the rain with #Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as they arrive at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sought to damper Tuesday the firestorm swirling around her accepting a $25,000 campaign check from the Donald J. Trump Foundation shortly before […]
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Hillary Clinton to campaign in Orlando on Wednesday

 Hillary Clinton in Tampa on Sept. 6. Hillary Clinton returns to #Florida on Wednesday with an afternoon campaign appearance in Orlando.   The Democratic presidential nominee is scheduled to appear at a 2 p.m. event at the Frontline Outreach Center. The center is a nonprofit that provides early childhood education, after-school programming and childcare services.   […]
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Universities Want Another $14.5 Million to Hire Mental Health Professionals

 By:  Lloyd Dunkelberger News Service of Florida Date:  September 19, 2016 – 10:00pm With a 48 percent increase in the number of students seeking counseling, #Florida universities are asking for an additional $14.5 million in the coming budget year to hire more mental health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, psychiatric nurses and prevention specialists. Source link
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Ahead of Donald Trump Florida rally, campaign rips White House description of ‘narrative fight’

 Heavily armed police guard the area as they search for an explosive device on West 27th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, early Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki) As Donald Trump prepares for an afternoon rally in Estero near Fort Myers today, his campaign is blasting the White […]
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Murphy draws another union nod in U.S. Senate race with Rubio

 U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy Democrat Patrick Murphy was endorsed today by the Communications Workers of America — building on his already sizable support from labor organizations in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Murphy and the union, representing 12,000 #Florida workers, announced the endorsement at the CWA’s West Palm Beach office. “Here […]
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