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Despite Abuse Claims, Grayson Staying In Florida Senate Race

Democratic leaders want Rep. Alan Grayson to go away. His ex-wife says he's abusive. Ethics questions dog him. Yet the liberal lawmaker is refusing to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, potentially upending party hopes that moderate Rep. Patrick Murphy will emerge as the nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

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As Zika Fears Escalate, Lawmakers Point Fingers From Afar

Nurse practitioner Juliana Duque, right, gives a patient, who is in her first trimester of pregnancy insecticide and and information about mosquito protection at the Borinquen Medical Center, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Miami. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the nearby neighborhood of Wynwood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. The patient also had a test for the Zika virus following her exam. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

As the Zika virus escalates into a public health crisis, members of Congress remain entrenched politically, with Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers over the failure to act as the number of mosquito-transmitted cases in the U.S. grows. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell warned lawmakers on Wednesday that her budget for fighting Zika is running out quickly. Without more money fast, she said, the "nation's ability to effectively respond to Zika will be impaired."

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New Poll Shows Clinton Leading In Florida

In this photo taken June 15, 2016, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  speaks in Hampton, Va. Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent in Florida's critical presidential contest, after being in a virtual deadlock last month, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. . (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

With Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton heading into their party conventions, polls this week gave conflicting pictures about the presidential race in Florida. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Friday showed Clinton leading Trump by a margin of 44 percent to 37 percent in a head-to-head matchup …

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Rubio Up By Double Digits In Senate Race

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who lost his bid to be the Republican nominee for president, holds double-digit leads over two Democratic challengers seeking a key U.S. Senate seat in Florida, according to a poll released Thursday. (CNN)

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE — After a late entrance into the race, Republican incumbent Marco Rubio holds double-digit leads over two Democratic challengers seeking a key U.S. Senate seat in Florida, a poll released Thursday shows. Rubio leads Congressman Patrick Murphy, who is supported by the White House and many Democratic leaders, by …

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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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