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New Poll Shows Clinton Leading In Florida

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

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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High Profile Developer Backs Medical Marijuana Operation

Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree Farm confirmed Wednesday. Odom was sentenced to six months in prison three years ago after pleading guilty in a 2007 scheme to funnel $23,000 in campaign contributions through employees or their family members to a presidential candidate.

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Millionaires Add Up In Legislature

The 2016 Florida Legislature appears to have been the richest in recent history. And a couple of incoming freshmen, recently elected without opposition, could help make the 2017 class even wealthier. The makeup of the 160 members of the 2016 Legislature, considered a "part-time" lawmaking body where people earn about $30,000 a year, featured at least 55 millionaires --- three more than in the prior session, according to newly filed financial-disclosure reports. Also, the paperwork for seven members wasn't available Tuesday morning on the Commission on Ethics website.

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Races Take Shape As Qualifying Closes

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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