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January 10, 2019

Despite sedate December fundraising, Lenny Curry ready to roll

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry had one of his slowest fundraising months ever to end 2018, with under $50,000 raised between his campaign account and that of his political committee. For the first time in months, Curry is below $3 million cash on hand, though with ample resources to deploy between now and the March “first election.” However, […]

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Brian Mast pushes bipartisan bill to pay Coast Guard during shutdown

As the government shutdown entered its 20th day Thursday, GOP U.S. Rep. Brian Mast introduced a bill ensuring members of the U.S. Coast Guard still get paid. The Coast Guard is the only branch of the military whose members are not being paid during the shutdown. More than 41,000 active duty members, 6,200 reservists, and 8,500 civilian […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present “35 Years Of Second Chances” At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association's 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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Charlie Crist lands on House Appropriations Committee

Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has won an appointment to powerful House Committee on Appropriations. Crist, of St. Petersburg, will be taking a seat on the A-list committee responsible for funding for most of the functions of the federal government, his office announced Thursday morning. He takes a lead in the Democratically controlled 116th Congress […]

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Val Demings gets key post in Democrats’ congressional campaign committee

Orlando’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings will be playing a key role in her party’s efforts to get more Democrats elected to Congress in 2020. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee appointed Demings to be one of two national co-chairs of that organization’s recruitment committee, which identifies, recruits and promotes Democrats around the country to run for […]

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Stephanie Murphy grabs seat on powerful Ways and Means Committee

Winter Park’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy just got a seat at the grown-ups table in the House of Representatives, joining the House Ways and Means Committee. Murphy, just starting her second term, announced late Wednesday that she had been appointed to the chief tax-writing committee, with oversight on federal programs such as Medicare, Social Security […]

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Nielsen says 35 million people watched Trump speech

An estimated 35.3 million people saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown. That’s about 10 million fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said Wednesday it was similar to President Barack Obama’s 2014 presidential […]

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