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Florida’s U.S. Senator Marco Rubio says the brother of the Parkland mass school shooter is a prime example of why other states should follow Florida and use gun violence protection orders. Rubio and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson are partnering on a “Red Flag” bill.

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While a lot of eyes are on Tallahassee to see what the state Legislature has in store in terms of gun reforms, Florida’s U.S. Senators are also talking about what they’d like to see Congress do as well.

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The repeal of “net neutrality” rules that allowed consumers to have equal access to the internet has upset Florida’s U.S. Democratic Senator.

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The violent confrontation in Charlottesville and its aftermath have galvanized elected leaders on both sides of the aisle.  Florida Democrats are planning voter registration rallies in response. 

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Florida’s U.S. Senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, joined 18 other Congressional colleagues in filing bipartisan legislation crack down on websites, which knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking. They’re targeting one website in particular.

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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is speaking directly to the Venezuelan people on the heels of sanctions against the country’s president Nicolas Maduro.

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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.

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


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.