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Reggie Fullwood via Twitter

Reggie Fullwood is headed back to the Florida House. It just took a little longer than expected.

Fullwood (D-Jacksonville) easily won a special election Tuesday over Republican Lawrence Jefferson to reclaim the House District 13 seat that was left vacant after paperwork errors prevented Fullwood from qualifying for the November ballot.

Meredyth Hope Hall & Sara Brockmann / The Office of Governor Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Republican Gov. Rick Scott rallied supporters in November to grab a come-from-behind victory over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in one of the nation's fiercest gubernatorial races.

But that doesn't mean Scott is popular with voters.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bush vs. Clinton could be a barnburner in Florida.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows former Gov. Jeb Bush and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a virtual tie in a hypothetical 2016 presidential race in Florida. The poll gave 44 percent to Clinton and 43 percent to Bush.

While presidential primaries and caucuses are still a year away --- and the fields of candidates are loaded with speculation — the poll indicates Bush would be the toughest opponent for Clinton in the critical swing state of Florida.

Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When the Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in a Monroe County case next week, it will consider what might seem a bizarre question: What is the definition of sexual intercourse?

The question stems from charges filed in 2011 against Gary Debaun under a law that requires HIV-infected people to inform potential sexual partners about the disease before having sexual intercourse. Debaun was accused of not providing the information to a male sexual partner.