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Thursday Apr 17 | Lincoln Daily News

Democrat Alex Sink Bows Out Of Florida Congressional Race

Florida Democrat Alex Sink said on Tuesday she would not run in November for the congressional seat she failed to win last month in a close special election that garnered national attention.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alex Sink, US Governors

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Manuel Sykes says he'll decide whether to run for CD13 seat in next few days

The Rev. Manuel Sykes says he intends to speak with Alex Sink and other prominent Democrats within the next 24 hours before he decides whether or not to jump into the CD13 Democratic primary election.

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Related Topix: US News, Alex Sink, US Governors, St. Petersburg, FL, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican

Tue Apr 15, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Sink will not run for Congress against Jolly in fall

Democrat Alex Sink has decided not to run for Congress again this year, meaning there will not be a rematch of the nationally watched and extraordinarily costly campaign that Sink lost in Pinellas County a little over a month ago by less than 2 percentage points.

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Related Topix: US News, Alex Sink, US Governors, Pinellas County, FL, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Capital Soup

State leaders to sign Florida GI Bill in Panama City

Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford will join military and civilian leaders Monday morning in Panama City to sign Florida's GI Bill into law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Panama City, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

Thu Apr 10, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Jolly votes against GOP budget: 'I simply kept my word.'

Pinellas County's newly elected U.S. Rep. David Jolly summed up the reason he voted against the GOP's Ryan budget proposal today, becoming one of just 12 Republicans to do so: "I simply kept my word," he said in an interview.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Tallahassee Democrat

On tap today in the capital

Legislature: FLOOD INSURANCE TO GET AIRING: The House Regulatory Affairs Committee will consider a proposal , filed by Rep. Ed Hooper, R-Clearwater, that would seek to help create a private flood-insurance market in Florida.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Florida, Florida Government, Clearwater, FL

The Miami Herald

Today in Tallahassee: Five Things to Know

The controversial issue of pension reform will again take center stage at the Legislature Thursday.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida, Rick Scott, US Governors

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Alex Sink Would Lose Rematch In CD 13, New Poll Says

U.S. Rep. David Jolly would retain his Pinellas County 13th Congressional District seat if a rematch with Democrat Alex Sink were held today, according to a new StPetePolls survey.

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Related Topix: Alex Sink, US Governors, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Apr 07, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Medicare Advantage payments won't be cut next year

The Obama administration reversed itself on Monday, announcing that private health plans that provide Medicare benefits will receive a slight increase in government payments next year, rather than the reduction that was proposed earlier.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, John Barrow, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, Social Security, Personal Finance

The Hill

Alex Sink mulling congressional rematch

Democrat Alex Sink said Monday that she's mulling another run for Congress in November after Rep. David Jolly narrowly defeated her in a special election last month.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Sat Apr 05, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Reminded of narrow win, Rep. David Jolly calls letter writer

Fresh off a close election win, some elected officials might not appreciate being reminded about how nearly half the voters preferred someone else.

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Related Topix: Indian Shores, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, US News, Alex Sink, US Governors, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Tuition waiver bill named after Young

New legislation that waives out-of-state tuition for honorably discharged veterans is named after the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Pinellas County, FL

The Hill

New Jersey gambling regulator ignores online poker problems

With the recent introduction of the Restoration of America's Wire Act in the U.S. House and Senate, the internet gambling issue has again returned to the forefront of policy discussion on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Eugene Weekly

Lane County Republicans Shift Leadership

Thanks to a disagreement over Robert's Rules of Order, the Lane County Republicans have recently acquired new leadership in the form of chair, vice-chair and secretary to fill the seats of Paul Barnett, Bill Young and Kristy Cooper, who have all resigned.

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Related Topix: US News, Lane County, OR, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Apr 02, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Philanthropist David Straz endorses Crist for governor

David Straz , a retired banker and one of Tampa Bay's most prominent philanthropists, endorsed Charlie Crist for governor Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Charlie Crist, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, Florida, Florida Government

Fox News

The Push to Make College Less Costly for Veterans

The warm weather is not the only reason military veterans may decide to head to Florida.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Weather, Rick Scott, US Governors, US Military, US Marine Corps

American Legion Magazine

States respond to grassroots Legion campaigns

Within the span of three days, the governors of two states have signed bills that grant in-state tuition rates to all eligible veterans pursuing higher education, regardless of their legal state of residency.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sunshine State News

Republicans Maneuver and Go on the Attack in CD 19

With three weeks to go until the primary, Republican candidates running in the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., are turning up the heat and expanding their outreach efforts.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Trey Radel

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Roll Call

$100K in Campaign Funds Given To Charity

The campaign committee of the late Rep. Bill Young , R-Fla., has donated $101,349 in the first quarter of the year to ten charities in the St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa, Florida area.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Florida Gov. Scott signs bill waiving out-of-state tuition for veterans

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the first substantive bill of the state's legislative session Monday, creating a program that will waive out-of-state tuition fees for military veterans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Scott, US Governors, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, MacDill Air Force Base

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