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Florida Gov. DeSantis attacks Fried on COVID, achievements

Jun. 02, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A day after Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried entered the Florida governor's race, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear he's willing to go on the attack after a reporter asked him about the race Wednesday. Speaking at a New...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Diversity finds another enemy: The Florida Supreme Court In a coordinated effort to cater to the prejudiced elements of their voter base, Republican politicians in Florida and across the nation are...

Democrat Nikki Fried announces run for Florida governor

Jun. 01, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced Tuesday she'll seek the Democratic nomination for governor, calling Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis an authoritarian who's putting his party and political ambition ahead of Floridians. Fried criticized...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

Sun Sentinel. May 21, 2021. Editorial: Shame on secretive senators for hiding gambling intentions The new gambling deal between Florida and the Seminole Tribe is for 30 years. That’s an eternity in a state that grows and changes so fast and is...

Florida OKs sports betting operated by Seminole Tribe

May. 19, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Seminole Tribe would be able to operate sports betting and add roulette and craps to its casinos and Florida would potentially receive $20 billion over the next 30 years, under an agreement the Legislature approved Wednesday. The House voted...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 19, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. May 18, 2021. Editorial: Do some good with gambling: Expand Medicaid The Seminole gambling compact that the Florida Legislature is considering in special session this week anticipates $2.5 billion in new state revenue over...

Val Demings plans to challenge Marco Rubio in FL Senate race

May. 18, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Val Demings is planning to challenge Sen. Marco Rubio next year, giving Democrats a boost in a competitive race that could be among a handful that determine control of the Senate, according to two people with knowledge of the plans. The...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

May. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

Sun Sentinel. May 8, 2021. Editorial: OK, Florida Legislature, try not to torpedo the gambling deal The Seminole Tribe’s revenue-sharing agreement with the state has run its course, Florida is getting nothing from the piles of cash the Seminoles...

Once GOP governor of Florida, Crist now runs as Democrat

May. 04, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, who served as Florida governor for a single term before running for other offices, is seeking the state’s highest office once again — this time as a Democrat. After releasing videos Tuesday confirming his...

How the Gaetz probe grew from sex trafficking to medical pot

May. 01, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature. The Republican congressman, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo and Halsey Beshears were united in...