Carlos Lopez-Cantera

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Ron DeSantis is trading in one race for another.

DeSantis is abandoning his bid for the Senate and instead is seeking re-election for Congressional District 6.

Florida could be a key state next year in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

But first, Florida voters will have to figure out who is running.

A poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University continues to show that voters know little about the candidates seeking to replace presidential candidate Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

Last week, Florida Lieutenant Governor — and Senate hopeful — Carlos Lopez-Cantera stopped in Jacksonville. The only meeting on his schedule that day was at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

In this week’s Business Brief, analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, the meeting is just one example of how the Jax Chamber is getting more involved in politics.

Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez Cantera is making a bid for a bigger job: representing Florida in the U.S. Senate. Lopez-Cantera has announced he was to succeed current Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who is running for President.

The Office of Governor Rick Scott

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott formally opened the Florida State Fair and held a cabinet meeting on the Tampa fairgrounds as a way to highlight the state's agricultural heritage.

TALLAHASSSEE, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Lopez-Cantera is going to be sworn in as Florida's next lieutenant governor.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., obesity, and "Florida Standards" are in the headlines today.