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Rick Scott in Tampa; 2018 election

Rick Scott: “I work, [Bill Nelson] doesn’t”

Florida Governor Rick Scott is running for the U.S. Senate against Senator Bill Nelson and five write-in candidates; Scott held a get-out-the vote rally Thursday afternoon in Tampa for about 80 supporters and staff. Afterward,...
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Pollution & climate change are topics in red tide roundtable

Visitors to Pinellas County beaches in the days after Hurricane Michael noticed an uptick in irritants caused by red tide; but according to the Facebook page of Pinellas County Environmental News, as of Wednesday morning,...
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John Morgan: smokable medical marijuana appeal is Rick Scott putting politics over people

On Friday a judge ruled that Florida’s ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional; but the state is appealing the ruling. During a conference with reporters Tuesday, attorney John Morgan said he hopes Governor Rick...

Bill Nelson says he intends on holding back from spending on TV until the fall

Bill Nelson is aware that there are growing concerns from his fellow Florida Democrats that he’s in danger of being (re)defined by Rick Scott’s early barrage of negative television ads currently on the airwaves, but he...

In West Tampa, Rick Scott celebrates the U.S. as a melting pot while wooing Puerto Rican voters

With more than 200,000 Puerto Ricans migrating to Florida in the aftermath of last fall’s Hurricane Maria, that already ascendant voting bloc in the Sunshine State has become an even more significant voting demographic as...
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Indivisible Action Tampa Bay endorses Andrew Gillum for Florida governor

A progressive group in the Tampa Bay area has made its first endorsement in the Democratic primary for Florida governor; Indivisible Action Tampa Bay members voted to endorse Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. WMNF News interviewed...
Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria

Castor & Nelson criticize FEMA & Trump for cutting off Puerto Rico aid

Congress member Kathy Castor is slamming the Trump administration for cutting off emergency supplies like food and water to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. “There’s a very disturbing report out today that the Trump administration is cutting...
Hurricane Harvey

Castor and Nelson on what if a Hurricane Harvey hits Tampa Bay?

On Thursday WMNF News asked U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) how the Tampa Bay area should be preparing for the type of storm that has devastated Houston. Here is Nelson’s...
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Nelson and Castor press HHS on Children’s Medical Services

Two years ago the state of Florida removed 13,000 children with special needs from a specialized health care program called Children’s Medical Services. Thursday in a press conference at Tampa International Airport U.S. Senator Bill...
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St. Pete mayor: Trump restricting Americans from traveling will hurt Cubans

President Donald Trump has announced new rules that will take away many of the freedoms Americans now enjoy to travel to Cuba; in Miami Friday afternoon, Trump said Americans can no longer travel as individuals...
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Tampa groups tell Nelson to oppose Jeff Sessions for AG

Several groups in Florida are asking Senator Bill Nelson to push for a delay in the confirmation hearings for U.S. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions; the groups say Senator Sessions has not provided enough information...

Pasco WWII vet mustard gassed by U.S. experiments still waiting on VA benefits

story of a Pasco County man who says he was exposed and is not getting medical treatment from the governmen

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