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FLGOV.COM AND SENATE.GOV

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has a razor-thin lead against GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.

Fred Lewis questions lawyers on Tuesday, Oct. 2
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With some justices appearing torn between legal precedents and the circumstances of the case, the state Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed whether Gov. Rick Scott should be able to appoint a replacement for a Northeast Florida judge who is stepping down at the end of the year.

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Democrat Andrew Gillum has a slight lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in the upcoming Florida gubernatorial election while Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott are neck and neck in the Senate race, according to a new poll of likely voters from the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida.

Via News Service of Florida

On Thursday’s one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Rick Scott made his eighth trip to Puerto Rico since the storm left the U.S. territory in tatters.

Via News Service of Florida

Gov. Rick Scott has started what will be a closely watched process to replace three Florida Supreme Court justices who will retire in January, with the appointments possibly leading to a major ideological shift on the court.

FLGOV.COM AND SENATE.GOV

Little more than a month before their showdown for a U.S. Senate seat, Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will square off Oct. 2 in a debate hosted by Telemundo, the campaigns announced. 

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Dispute Over Northeast Florida Judicial Appointment

Aug 13, 2018
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Jacksonville Daily Record

The state Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction Thursday in a dispute over whether Gov. Rick Scott has the authority to appoint a replacement for a 4th Judicial Circuit judge who resigned before his term expired, rather than put the seat up for election.

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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner wants clarification from the U.S. Senate on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s comments to reporters that Russians have “penetrated” some voter-registration systems.

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Northeast Florida Judge Appointment

Aug 6, 2018

A divided Florida Supreme Court on Friday at least temporarily blocked Gov. Rick Scott from following through on the appointment of a Jacksonville-area circuit judge.

Via Associated Press and flgov.com

With both candidates receiving solid support from their political bases, Gov. Rick Scott has opened a small lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in their high-stakes battle for a U.S. Senate seat, a new poll shows.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

In a strongly worded ruling, a state appeals court Thursday backed Gov. Rick Scott in a dispute about his authority to appoint a replacement for a retiring Northeast Florida judge.

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This week Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced $16 million for projects meant to aid cities with job growth. Of that, Clay County is getting $2.06 million to build a road.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

A committee interviewing applicants for a Northeast Florida judge seat Monday was halted in the middle of its work by an order from a Tallahassee judge.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Crime in the Jacksonville area has seen a drop, but still trends higher than statewide numbers, according to the 2017 Uniform Crime Report which was released Tuesday.

Republicans running to replace term-limited Attorney General Pam Bondi would continue with the state’s legal approach to defending a controversial process for restoring felons’ voting rights.

But Democrats seeking the state Cabinet post oppose Bondi’s handling of the legal battle and support a proposed constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters in November, would automatically restore voting rights to felons who have served their sentences.

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