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January 20, 2019 - 8:57 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida voters who expected new Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to be politically divisive because of his strong ties to President Donald Trump may be surprised by the quick actions he's taken in his first two weeks in office. DeSantis announced a bold plan to address environmental...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:05 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — When Ron DeSantis becomes Florida's next governor, he will continue a two-decade tradition of Republican control that has emphasized tax cuts, the growth of school voucher programs, and a deep skepticism about expanding the state's health care safety net. But DeSantis, who...
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January 06, 2019 - 10:10 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was sworn in as Florida's new governor on Tuesday with promises to keep taxes low and to make education and the environment a priority. In a speech filled with naval references, the former Navy officer also promised to be tough on...
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November 20, 2018 - 7:14 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's election is officially in the books two weeks after a contentious election that led to recounts and finger-pointing. The Elections Canvassing Commission met Tuesday morning to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election, which was thrown into disarray as recounts...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:57 am
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by less than 13,000 votes. But the contest for governor between...
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October 25, 2018 - 6:53 am
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The candidates for Florida governor decried extreme political divisiveness on a day when pipe bombs were mailed to Democratic leaders, but then they immediately began intense name-calling during their final debate Wednesday. Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic...
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October 22, 2018 - 4:31 am
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The candidates for Florida governor are scheduled to debate for the second and final time, three days after their first testy encounter. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum will meet Wednesday night at a community college near Fort Lauderdale. On Sunday in Tampa,...
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September 06, 2018 - 6:54 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott is headlining a rally featuring the Florida Republican candidates running for statewide offices in November, including GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis. The kickoff rally for the Florida Republicans is being held Thursday at a motor-themed restaurant in...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:15 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis has won Florida's Republican nomination for governor, with the help of President Donald Trump's endorsement to overtake an opponent with a long history in Florida politics. DeSantis defeated Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam on Tuesday and faces...
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July 31, 2018 - 6:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is diving deep into Florida's Republican politics, joining his preferred candidate for governor in a competitive primary. Trump is holding a rally in Tampa on Tuesday in a show of force for congressman Ron DeSantis, who faces off against state Agriculture...
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