Rubio back in potential VP spotlight
U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida appeared in Pennslyvania today alongside presumptive GOP-nominee Mitt Romney bringing simmering discussions to a boil as to whether the former Massachusetts governor had selected his running mate. Florida’a 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Dan Smith on Romney’s options at VP, and the rumors of a potential Joe Biden replacement.
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Florida ranked 47th in the United States for sexual health by the State by State Safer Sex Index. Melissa St. Onge, communications manager for Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, said she was not surprised to hear Florida ranked so low on the survey, and that sexual health conversations should start at home and continue with education in class.
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