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Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Republican David Jolly won a closely fought battle against Democrat Alex Sink to win Florida's 13th District, winning by a narrow margin of 3,400 votes.
Ananth Baliga

Mayor of Florida town resigns from jail

March 11 (UPI) -- Hampton, Fla., Mayor Barry Layne Moore resigned from position after months in jail on drug charges.
Danielle Haynes

NextGen Climate Action plans $100 million spending in 2014 elections

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Retired investor Tom Steyer's political organization, NextGen Climate Action, is preparing to spend more than $100 million during the 2014 election, he said.

Fla. Gov. Scott signs death warrant for 1987 killer Robert Henry

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant for convicted killer Robert Lavern Henry the day after the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez. his office said.

Florida TV station labels Republicans as 'Reprehensive Party'

MIAMI, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Miami television station airing a Republican attack video aimed at former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist identified the source as the "Reprehensive Party."

Fla. Supreme Court allows medical marijuana on ballot

MIAMI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that a medical marijuana initiative should be on the ballot in November.

Rep. Trey Radel of Florida resigns his House seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and underwent rehabilitation, has resigned from Congress.

Fla. House candidate: Comment that Obama should be hanged not a threat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A candidate in a Florida House race says he won't abandon his bid even after Secret Service agents visited him for tweeting President Obama should be hanged.

Child rapist-murderer Juan Carlos Chavez to be executed in February

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Florida farm worker convicted of raping, murdering and dismembering a 9-year-old boy will be executed in February, the governor's office said.

Florida executes triple killer Thomas Knight

STARKE, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thomas Knight, convicted of murdering a prison guard and a Miami-area couple, was put to death in Florida Tuesday night, officials said.

Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted in 1995 killing, to be executed Feb. 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The man convicted in the 1995 rape, murder and dismemberment of a boy, 9, will be executed Feb. 12, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced.

Judge strikes down Fla. law requiring drug tests for welfare

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling a state law requiring drug testing for welfare recipients is unconstitutional.

Florida parade mocks Rob Ford, Miley Cyrus

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The 32nd annual King Mango Strut, a tongue-in-cheek Florida holiday parade, featured a Toronto Mayor Rob Ford impersonator as grand marshal.

Michigan law would ban insurance plans from covering abortions

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Michigan Legislature has approved legislation that would require women who want abortion coverage to purchase riders to their health insurance.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., finds sympathy for plight over cocaine bust

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite calls for him to resign after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., says people in both parties say they wish him well.
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