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  1. Rick Scott Turns to Familiar Faces for Second TermRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Sunshine State News

    Gov. Rick Scott continues to flesh out his team for a second term, relying on familiar faces in his administration as he readies for the next four years. Scott announced on Tuesday he was keeping Ken Lawson as secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation .

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  2. GOP Candidates Get Busy in Jacksonville Mayoral RaceRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Sunshine State News

    Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry announced on Monday that he had reeled in the support of three members of the Florida Cabinet as he runs against Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. State Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida's CFO Jeff Atwater and state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said on Monday they were backing Curry.

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  3. Lenny Curry Takes a Page from Rick ScottRead the original story

    Friday Nov 28 | Sunshine State News

    Lenny Curry has a tightrope to walk in the coming months as he runs for mayor of Jacksonville against incumbent Democrat Alvin Brown and he's taking a page from his old ally Rick Scott's playbook. Curry is best known in Florida for leading the Republican Party of Florida.

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  4. Thanksgiving: A Florida Tradition for 450 YearsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Sunshine State News

    While Thanksgiving conjures up images of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims sharing turkey and corn with Native Americans, Florida had its own role in America's earliest Thanksgiving celebrations. Decades before the Pilgrims gathered around a table in Massachusetts in 1621, Florida had seen at least two separate Thanksgiving celebrations and, as in the more familiar tale from New England, they involved Native Americans and religious liberty.

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  5. JU Adds Former Congressman to its Board of TrusteesRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Sunshine State News

    On Wednesday, Tim Cost, the president of JU, announced that former U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Penn., and educator Cynthia Chomiak, who graduated from JU in 1983, will join the board starting on Jan. 30. "These are two extremely strong additions to our board, and we are very grateful they are bringing their considerable skills to our university at an important time of major upgrades to our personnel, programs and facilities," said Cost on Wednesday. First elected to Congress in 2006, Altmire served until 2012 when, in the aftermath of redistricting, he was defeated in the primary by then-U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Penn., by 2 percent in a rare match-up of two congressional incumbents.

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  6. FDP Chair Allison Tant Rips Challenge to Mark PaffordRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    The head of the Florida Democratic Party blasted a rebellious faction of her party's House caucus Wednesday, less than a week before members are set to vote on a leader for the 2015 legislative session. In an interview with The News Service of Florida, Chairwoman Allison Tant said House Democrats should move on after an ugly defeat in this year's legislative elections instead of trying to oust incoming Minority Leader Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach.

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  7. Florida Political Focus Now Turns to Jacksonville and the First CoastRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    With the 2014 general elections now in the rear view mirror, Florida politics will now focus on the First Coast with a number of key elections in Jacksonville and the surrounding area in the months to come. Kicking things off on Dec. 16 will be the Democratic primary in the special election for a Florida House seat representing parts of Jacksonville.

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  8. Conservatives Place Their Bets in Jacksonville House RaceRead the original story

    Jul 23, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    Conservatives from Jacksonville and the First Coast are placing their bets in the competitive Republican primary for an open Florida House seat representing parts of Duval County.

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  9. GOP Hopefuls Stress Business Support in Jacksonville House RaceRead the original story

    May 28, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    The First Coast business community divided this week as two Republicans continue to fight it out to replace Rep. Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville, in the Florida House.

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  10. Sites in Florida to Honor Memorial DayRead the original story

    May 22, 2014 | Sunshine State News

    Looking to honor the Memorial Day holiday this weekend while still treating yourself to a good time? Look no further.

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