Politics

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is weeks away from officially launching his bid for governor, but already he is burning through campaign money faster than most of the candidates who have actively campaigned for months.

The Pasco County Republican has spent $3.8 million over 10 months, or 58 percent of the money he has raised to date. That is a greater spending rate than all but one of the major candidates for governor.

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The practice of gerrymandering has been around since the founding of the United States, and has always been at least to some degree a partisan affair. While racial gerrymandering is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court has refrained ruling on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering, except in the most extreme cases. But, the court is currently considering the case of Gill v. Whitford that could change the way redistricting happens across the country. We’re joined by Pamela Goodman, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, to get a history lesson on gerrymandering, learn more about the current Supreme Court case, and explore how other countries determine electoral district boundaries.

Update: Sen. Montford Will Stay In The Senate

Mar 27, 2018

Update 4:30 p.m.

Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) will keep his seat in the Florida senate. The lawmaker had been mulling a move to run for Tallahassee mayor, but Montford says he realized he could have the greatest impact by continuing in this current position.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott appears ready to jump into Florida’s Senate race, setting up a high-profile showdown against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.

Tallahassee Commissioner Gil Ziffer is endorsing Gwen Graham for Governor and the move sparked backlash  from his colleague, Mayor Andrew Gillum who is also seeking the Democratic nomination.

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