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Florida’s Senate Race to Replace Marco Rubio Driven by Foreign Policy

While Florida’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary candidates, Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy, seem to be garnering all of the media spotlight in what will eventually turn out to be a hotly contested general election, Republicans vying to replace outgoing Sen. Marco Rubio appear to be a forgotten bunch.

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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.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower on April 13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the …

Amazing Race: Rumble To Replace Rubio in Florida Wide Open, Poll Shows

With Florida’s August 2016 primary still more than a year away, it would be highly unlikely for any candidate to have the race sewn up already, but this poll does settle some questions about how the race would be affected if some of the potential candidates jumped in: former Attorney General Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL).

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Democrats are in a Meltdown over FL Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Running for Senate

As Breitbart News reported, López-Cantera is Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor and previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 until term limited out in 2012. During his time in the Legislature, he was Majority Whip and then Majority Leader. In 2012, he was elected Property Appraiser of Miami-Dade County.

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Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

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Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Will Run For Rubio’s Senate Seat

López-Cantera, Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor, previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 until term limited out in 2012. During his time in the Legislature, he was Majority Whip and then Majority Leader. In 2012, he was elected Property Appraiser of Miami-Dade County.

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Florida GOP Cheered by Win in Jacksonville Mayor’s race

In a race that many are calling the first round in the 2016 election cycle battles, Republicans in Florida scored a significant victory on Tuesday night, when Republican Lenny Curry defeated the incumbent Democrat Mayor of Jackonsville Alvin Brown.

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Florida GOP Chairman: ‘This State Is Going Red in 2016’

ORLANDO, Florida—As the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) gathers in Orlando for their quarterly meeting, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia joined Breitbart News for an exclusive interview about the party’s plans for 2016 and the important role he expects Florida to play in the elections.

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Report: Rep. DeSantis To Run for Rubio’s Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) will reportedly launch a Senate campaign. He starts with a war chest of more than $1 million in his House campaign account, which federal election law permits him to roll over into a Senate campaign.

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Poll: Florida Senate Race Wide Open for Both Republicans and Democrats

As Marco Rubio runs for president, a new poll shows that the contest to replace him in the Senate is wide open in both the Republican and Democratic Florida primaries. No candidate is winning a majority of the votes, and most have a large name recognition deficit.

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Florida Surprise: Jeff Atwater Won’t Run for Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater says he’s decided not to run for the Senate seat that is expected to be vacated by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Rubio will launching a presidential campaign on Monday and Florida law will not allow him to remain on the ballot for both races.