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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security national security forum event at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on October 2, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rubio answered questions from moderator Jeanne Meserve about national security issues ranging from Russia and …

Marco Rubio Faces Attacks for Quitting Senate

When it was reported that Sen. Marco Rubio hated being in the U.S. Senate and was running for president because he was “frustrated” with how that chamber of Congress worked, it took me back to 2012, when I first caught wind of this frustration he had with the governing body in which he was elected to serve.

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Charlie Crist Announces Congressional Run

Charlie Crist is back, and this time, it looks as if he is here to stay. Crist announced that he is running for Congress in Florida’s soon-to-be-Democratic-leaning 13th congressional district.

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Former Florida Attorney General Eyes Senate Race

Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is mulling over another state run for the U.S. Senate, but he says he will not make up his mind until after October but before the end of 2015.

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Florida Democrats Try to Out-Liberal One Another

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), who is in a contentious Senate primary race with fellow congressman Alan Grayson, has expectedly moved to the left of his usual middle-of-the-road positions on many issues.

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Allen West Is Still Loathed by Liberal Democrats

Democrats continue their obsession with former Congressman Allen West (R), as the two Democratic Senate candidates in Florida, Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy, are quick to reference West in their attacks against one another.

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Contentious Congressional Rematch in the Works in Florida

A second matchup between Democrat Rep. Gwen Graham and former Congressman Steve Southerland (R) could be in the works, as Southerland is strongly considering another run for office in Florida’s 2nd congressional district.

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Cal AG Kamala Harris’ 2nd Employee Busted Impersonating Law Enforcement

For the second time, an employee in the California Department of Justice was caught impersonating as a sworn law enforcement officer. California Attorney General and Democratic Senate candidate Kamala Harris’ office was rocked last month when one of her direct aides was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer after he took a leading role in setting up a fake police department. Harris has made no comment on either case.

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Miami Congressional Delegation Supports DACA Kids Serving in Military

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted on and passed a national defense bill that was stripped of an amendment that would have given all of those executive-amnestied Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) kids the opportunity to enlist in the U.S. military.

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Once out, Now in: Sanchez Declares for U.S. Senate

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) has formally announced that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in 2016. She will challenge California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was the first to declare her candidacy earlier this year, and had already begun raising millions of dollars in the hopes of clearing the field of rivals.

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Sandy Adams Looks to Run for Congress

Former Republican Congresswoman Sandy Adams has all but announced that she is running for Rep. Ron DeSantis’s soon-to-be open congressional seat. The popular member of Congress declared that he would seek to replace Senator Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

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Kamala Wants to Cancel Billions in Corinthian College Student Loans

Harris stated that she may be able to wipe out student loans through a “closed-school loan discharge”, a rule that provides students with debt relief if they cannot complete their education because their school closed. But “closed-school loan discharge” means former students are not eligible for debt relief, and students that try to transfer with completed class credits lose their eligibility for any debt relief.

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Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat Up for Grabs in 2016

With Senator Marco Rubio announcing that he will run for president in 2016, his departure from the Senate will cause a political domino effect, leading many Republicans to worry that his Senate seat could be lost to the Democrats.

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Rep. Patrick Murphy Ran as Moderate, Now Launches Partisan Attacks as Senate Candidate

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) won his first election in 2012 by branding himself as a moderate, presenting himself as an alternative to tea party firebrand Allen West, who had been elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010. Now that he has set his sights on representing Florida in the Senate, his rhetoric has turned sharply partisan as he attempts outflank his likely primary opponent, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), on the left and spark interest from Democrats nationally who could fund his race.