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From WUFT News

Races Take Shape As Qualifying Closes

Senator Marco Rubio speaks during a rally in March 2016. (File photo)

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE— Sporting an orange hat that proclaimed “Let Irv Serve,” state Rep. Irv Slosberg pointed his smart phone’s video camera at a sign in the Division of Elections office that proclaimed “Qualifying is closed.” “Slosberg is qualified,” the Boca Raton Democrat repeated, until it was pointed out that the …

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Wilcox Drops Senate Bid, Backs Rubio

Orlando defense contractor Todd Wilcox dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate on Friday, leaving only a single high-profile challenger in the path of Florida incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s bid for the Republican nomination Rubio’s main opponent — in what could be one of the nation’s most-watched …

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Scallop Season Cut Short Due To Red Tide

(Alicia Wellman/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

State regulators are hoping a much shorter harvest will give scallops in St. Joseph Bay enough time to recover from a devastating red tide. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was considering closing the season in Gulf County this year but local officials complained. FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski acknowledged …

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