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The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that includes a bipartisan effort from Florida’s Senators to improve hurricane forecasts.

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Marco Rubio gets to keep his U.S. Senate seat—something he promised to do after now President-Elect Donald Trump won the Republican primary.  Rubio successfully beat back a challenge from Congressman Patrick Murphy.

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A new poll shows Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Patrick Murphy are in a dead heat in the race for Florida’s US Senate seat. The race is considered one of the most watched in the nation, offering Democrats a competitive chance to retake the Senate.

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Republican Marco Rubio is maintaining his lead over Democrat Patrick Murphy in a new poll of Florida’s US Senate race. University of North Florida pollsters conducted the survey before a 2005 video surfaced showing presidential nominee Donald Trump bragging about groping women. It's not yet clear how Trump's actions will affect other GOP candidates down-ballot.

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An LGBT gun reform group is backing a candidate in Florida’s U.S. Senate race.  The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organization is backing Democratic nominee Patrick Murphy.

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Marco Rubio has a 7 point lead in the race for Florida’s U-S Senate seat, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy will go head-to-head with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in November. The two men emerged as the winners in their respective primaries.

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Democrat Pam Keith is a political newcomer and an underdog in Florida’s race for the US Senate. WFSU sat down with Keith ahead of the August 30th primary.

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Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-FL, is touting environmentalists' support. The candidate for U.S. Senate says if elected, he would push to clean up the waters in South Florida affected by toxic blue-green algae.

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Today (Monday, 8/15)) was the 81st anniversary of the Social Security program. Senior advocates and retirees were at the Florida Capitol to deliver a pledge to the office of one of the state’s U.S. Senators.

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After a bruising primary, the GOP has officially settled on Donald Trump to lead the party into November.  Elected officials from Florida—likely one of the most important swing states come Election Day—were out in force to support the Republican candidate.

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On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) chaired a congressional hearing on the Zika Virus—which the head of the Centers for Disease Control is now calling a “silent epidemic.” This comes as Congress still has not taken action on a bill to fund Zika prevention efforts and will recess soon.

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With the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner, some state officials are worried that will cause an increase in travel-related cases in Florida. And, with Congress still not acting on any Zika funding bills, it’s causing even more worry as officials continue to monitor the impact the mosquito-borne disease has during these Summer months.

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Florida now nearly to 230 cases of the Zika virus, and that number continues to climb. With Florida’s first baby born with a Zika-related birth defect, some are weighing in on a failed attempt in the U.S. Senate Tuesday to advance a House bill aimed at fighting the mosquito-borne disease.

A leading contender in the five-way Republican race for U.-S. Senate says he’s not worried about the growing call for incumbent Marco Rubio to enter the fray.

Congress On Vacation With No Zika Plan Passed

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Lawmakers and advocates are disappointed Congress is on vacation, leaving town without passing a Zika response plan.

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Storm surge is often seen as one of the deadliest effects of tropical cyclones and can cause dangerous flooding. With Hurricane Season about to be upon us, meteorologists are now out with a new tool to help better forecast storm surge.

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Funding deals to combat the Zika virus are causing some members of Florida’s Congressional delegation to work together. But, it’s also causing others to spar over the mosquito-borne disease. And, it’s an issue that’s even crossing party lines.

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Hurricane Preparedness Week begins Sunday, and one Florida Senator will hold a hearing Wednesday as the hurricane season fast approaches.

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The U.S. Senate has voted down a bipartisan amendment authored by two Florida Senators. It didn't get enough of the required 60 votes needed to move forward. But, Senators did approve another bipartisan proposal much closer to the President’s funding request than what the House proposed.

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There’s been a lot of talk about Zika this week and how Congress could help combat the mosquito-borne disease through funding. Florida Governor Rick Scott and other stakeholders even traveled to Washington D.C., hoping a deal could be struck to fund the effort. So far, there are a number of proposals already on the table, including a bipartisan effort by Florida’s two Senators.

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A $1.1 billion deal may be on the table to help combat the Zika virus in Congress. But, it falls short of President Obama’s $1.9 billion request. Now, two Florida Senators say they’re working on a bipartisan deal that accomplishes that goal.

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s star power was on full display at tiny Valdosta State University on Monday as a standing-room-only crowd flooded the school’s 7.000-seat gym.

The Quinnipiac University poll surveyed voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania to see who would win in a number of hypothetical presidential elections.
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The field of presidential nominees is taking shape, and in Florida, early polling suggests Hillary Clinton has an edge against Republican challengers.  But even if Clinton gets the nomination, experts caution her lead is slight.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesn’t win many popularity polls, but he still wins on Election Day. A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows Floridians still don’t like their governor.

Pollsters from Quinnipiac University asked Floridians how they felt about their state’s top executive. The result is a resounding thumbs down for Republican Gov.  Scott. But Assistant Director of Quinnipiac Peter Brown says Scott shows he can win when he needs to.

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