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  1. 2018 midterms
    One Florida Recount Ends, and the Last One BeginsIt appears the machine recount of the Florida midterms is complete, with a hand recount of the Senate — but not the gubernatorial — race up next.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Overheated Machines, Deadlines, and Other News From the Latest Florida RecountA statewide machine recount is supposed to end on Thursday, followed by a hand recount that could upset apparent Republican victories.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Florida Recounts Proceed Amid Wild GOP Claims of Election StealingFrom Florida to Washington, Republicans are making some pretty lurid accusations about recounts they were probably going to win anyway.
  4. 2018 midterms
    All the Midterm Races That Remain UnresolvedThere are ten House races, two Senate races, and two gubernatorial races where there’s still doubt about who won.
  5. rick scott
    Republicans Need to Stop Baselessly Accusing Democrats of Stealing ElectionsRepublicans have cause for accusing Broward County of incompetence — but none for accusing “liberals” of trying to steal an election.
  6. vision 2020
    There’s a New Electoral Map in TownPost-midterms, Democrats are looking over the new contours of the presidential map as they figure out where to take on Trump in 2020.
  7. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Is Already Affecting the MidtermsFlorida Governor Rick Scott could delay state elections due to the storm’s impact, but not his own Senate race. In Georgia, early voting has begun.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Democrats Have a Latino Voting Problem. It’s Not New, But It’s Urgent.Latino turnout in midterms has been terrible, and Donald Trump alone may not change that.
  9. 2018 midterms
    Hurricane Michael Threatens to Upend Florida ElectionsEven if Republicans don’t want to acknowledge that climate change is real, they have to deal with the political reality of more intense autumn storms.
  10. puerto rico
    Florida Republicans Scramble to Repudiate Trump Tweets on Maria Death TollThe president has thrown a stink bomb into Florida politics at the worst possible moment.
  11. medicare for all
    GOP’s Latest Mediscare Tactic Is Deeply CynicalAttacking Medicare for All as a threat to Medicare is pretty bald-faced.
  12. 2018 primaries
    Progressive Andrew Gillum Wins Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in UpsetBernie Sanders–endorsed Gillum, who hopes to be Florida’s first black governor, will face Trump pick Ron DeSantis in a high-stakes general election.
  13. 6 New Midterm Polls You’ll Want to SeeBarn-burners in Wisconsin and Texas, a GOP governor in trouble in Illinois, and other numbers from the campaign trail.
  14. Democratic Drive to Win Senate Hitting Some Barriers in Florida and New JerseyMost Senate observers are focused on Democrats in deep-red states. But Nelson of Florida is in trouble, and Menendez of New Jersey could be, too.
  15. latino voters
    Donald Trump’s GOP Is Surprisingly Good at Minority OutreachThe president’s overt bigotry hasn’t prevented down-ballot Republicans from making inroads with black and Latino voters.
  16. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  17. Democrats Could Make Big Gains in Governor Seats in the MidtermsIn what might be the most overlooked category in midterm races, there’s lots of potential for a blue wave.
  18. Scott Versus Nelson in a Spendy Sunshine State Slugfest for a Senate SeatScott’s money and Trump’s popularity (or lack thereof) make this a race that’s hard to predict.
  19. Florida Governor Signs Major Gun-Reform LawThe law may be limited, but it’s a big step in an unlikely place.
  20. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  21. Top GOP Donor Cuts Off Opponents of Assault Weapon BanThe Florida school shooting seems to have moved at least some Republicans to action.
  22. Rick Scott: The FBI Director Must Resign (for a Mistake He Didn’t Make)The (pro-NRA) governor says Chris Wray must quit because the FBI’s Miami field office failed to pursue a tip about the Parkland shooter.
  23. An Initiative to Give Ex-Felons Voting Rights Could Remake F.L. Politics in 2020More than a million Floridians can’t vote because of felony criminal records. That could all change this November.
  24. Zinke Says Florida Got Offshore-Drilling Exemption Because Governor Asked NicelyNow the Interior secretary is being bombarded by not-so-polite requests from state lawmakers of both parties.
  25. Trump Just Let Florida Block Offshore Drilling. That’s a Scandal.At best, the decision to spare Florida (and only Florida) from offshore drilling is a political stunt. At worst, it’s a gift to Mar-a-Lago.
  26. Trump’s War on the Coastal States Includes More Offshore Drilling, Less SafetyHe’s doing this despite bipartisan opposition from governors.
  27. 2018 Senate Overview: The Pro-GOP Landscape Is Turning BlueTrump’s unpopularity, strong Democratic incumbents, and some luck are benefiting the party that would’ve expected to lose badly in 2018 Senate races.
  28. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  29. politics
    In Florida, You Can Now Get a Birth Certificate for a MiscarriageA new bill even lets parents name the dead fetus.
  30. Red-State Democratic Senators Don’t Seem Scared to Act Like DemocratsA potential Gorsuch filibuster will be a key test. But early indications are that few are breaking party ranks.
  31. Will Hurricane Matthew Have Consequences for November?The storm is hitting the swing state of Florida days before the voter-registration deadline, and Governor Rick Scott has refused to extend it.
  32. Rick Scott Ad Attacks Woman Who Called Him OutWatch out, “Latte Liberals”!
  33. good things
    8 Good Things That Happened This WeekDwayne “the Rock” Johnson, a 9-year-old reporter, and so much more!
  34. yaburnt
    Florida Woman Rips Gov. Rick Scott at StarbucksShine on, Cara Jennings.
  35. Florida Gubernatorial Debate Delayed Due to FanIn one of the weirdest and most Floridian moments in debate history.
  36. Why Do Republicans Always Say ‘I’m Not a Scientist’?Well, it’s true, anyway.
  37. Rick Scott Delivers Death Blow to Obamacare RepealEt tu, Rick Scott?
  38. Rick Scott’s Former Dog Is Now ‘Living a Dog’s Life on a Horse Ranch’That means he’s dead, right?
  39. Rick Scott Only Kept His Dog Through His 2010 Campaign for GovernorThe timing sure is suspicious.
  40. Former FL Gov. Charlie Crist Endorses ObamaBoth say the Republican party has drifted too far to the right.
  41. Romney to Florida: Be Less SunnyThe Romney campaign asked Florida’s governor to stop sounding so positive about the improving economy there.
  42. Stephen King Eloquently Rips Into the Tea Party, Taxes, ReaganWatch a video of the rally.
  43. Rubio Easily Wins Florida’s Three-Way Senate RaceAnother Tea Party darling heads to D.C.
  44. Florida Gubernatorial Candidate’s Secret Debate Help FailAlex Sink’s opponent watches as she gets a secret message.
  45. Three GOP Candidates Spent More Than $243 Million CampaigningCombined, just three of ‘em spent that out of their own pockets.
  46. In Bizarro Version of 2008, John McCain and Sarah Palin Win BigOutsiders score upsets, establishment candidates roll to victory, and Sarah Palin has a great night.
  47. Harry Reid Agrees With Sarah Palin on Ground Zero MosqueThe Democratic Senate majority leader wants it moved.