Politics

Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco held a news conference Monday to confirm what many top backers already knew: He has abandoned his embattled bid for mayor.

"This year's proven to be exceptionally challenging for me, my family and the community, forcing all of us to deal with distractions and political attacks that have no purpose but to cloud my service to the people of Miami Beach," Grieco said.

State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam of Bartow comes from a long line of citrus farmers, so it's no surprise he's in favor of a continued flow of migrant labor to help pick that fruit. But is he in favor of "amnesty"  for all people in the country illegally? 


Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz has a challenger for the 2018 election.  A retired naval officer has filed for the Democratic nomination.

North Florida Democratic Congressman Al Lawson says he’s fighting for a bi-partisan agreement to rescue the Affordable Care Act, even as a Republican effort to repeal and replace continues to falter in the Senate.

Governor Scott has responded to the League of Women Voters’ petition to bar him from appointing three new Supreme Court justices in 2019.   

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