Skyler Swisher, Orlando Sentinel

Skyler Swisher

Orlando Sentinel

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  • Sun Sentinel
  • chicagotribune.com
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Recent articles by Skyler:

Nicole leaves 4 dead in Orange County, wreaks havoc on coast

Tropical Storm Nicole left at least four dead, sent coastal homes crumbling into the ocean and washed out a part of A1A along the Atlantic. → Read More

Rubio defeats Demings in race for U.S. Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio soundly defeated Democratic Rep. Val Demings on Tuesday to win a third term. → Read More

Demings to run ‘Little Marco’ ad on Fox News during Trump rally

U.S. Rep. Val Demings is reminding voters of all the times former President Donald Trump insulted Sen. Marco Rubio. → Read More

Ahead of Trump rally, Rubio and DeSantis fire up Central Florida’s GOP faithful

Republicans are making a full-court press ahead of Election Day with Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Marco Rubio slamming President Joe Biden during a rally Thursday near Kissimmee. → Read More

Trump-backed Mills uses MAGA playbook in race for Congress

Cory Mills is poised to join Trump-style Republican newcomers in Congress, flipping a district that includes suburbs President Joe Biden won in 2020. → Read More

Ted Cruz stumps in Seminole to boost conservatives, predicts ‘red tsunami’ on Election Day

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz drummed up support Friday night for two Central Florida congressional candidates ahead of what he predicted will be a “red tsunami” in the Sunshine State and across the nation on Election Day. → Read More

Rubio, Demings hurl ‘socialist’ and ‘lying’ in heated U.S. Senate race

Florida’s race for U.S. Senate is a high-stakes political slugfest with terms like “socialist” and “lying and cheating” being hurled on television. → Read More

Rubio contends GOP election worker ‘brutally attacked’

Sen. Marco Rubio shared photos Monday of a bloodied election canvasser who was beaten in South Florida while wearing one of his campaign shirts, an attack he alleged was politically motivated. → Read More

Trump-backed Republican faces ‘caring Karen’ Democrat in Congressional District 7

Cory Mills, an Army veteran and defense contractor, is facing off against Karen Green, vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party. → Read More

Demings, Rubio unleash war of words in sole Senate debate

Both candidates talked over each other, sometimes hurling insults and rebuttals, prompting the moderator to insist that the debate had to move on. → Read More

Demings, Rubio get set for their only Senate debate Tuesday

U.S. Rep. Val Demings is trying to cut into U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s lead by touting her law enforcement background and attacking her opponent’s strong anti-abortion views. → Read More

Eskamani, Jackson clash over abortion, climate change in House race

State Rep. Anna Eskamani and Republican challenger Bonnie Jackson are offering have dramatically different views on major issues. → Read More

Disney v. DeSantis: What’s next for Reedy Creek district?

Who will control a new special district that is expected to replace Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District? → Read More

Election 2022: GOP Rep. Webster heavily favored in race

GOP U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster is expected to retain his seat in Florida’s heavily Republican 11th Congressional District after fending off a closer-than-expected primary challenge from far-right activist Laura Loomer. → Read More

Biden to visit Fort Myers, meet with DeSantis over Ian

President Biden will travel to Fort Myers on Wednesday to tour the massive damage left behind by 150-mph Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Orlando fuel prices fall as gas tax holiday takes effect

A gallon of regular unleaded averaged $3.19 per gallon on Monday, down 15 cents from a week ago. → Read More

Ian ‘couldn’t sink New Smyrna Beach,’ but flooding persists

“We have never had rain like that,” said Brian Pemrick, owner of Tayton O’Brians. → Read More

Hurricane Ian: ‘Historic flooding’ in some Central Florida areas forces evacuations

Multiple rescue efforts unfolded Thursday after Tropical Storm Ian plowed through and dumped a deluge on Central Florida. → Read More

Hurricane Ian: Gainesville grandson rescues ‘Mimi’ from storm’s path

Harrison Hove drove his 88-year-old grandmother, Denise Pirhalla, from Venice to Gainesville to escape Hurricane Ian. → Read More

‘It could be life-changing.’ Tampa Bay preps for Hurricane Ian’s worst, hopes for the best

Tampa Bay agonized Tuesday over Hurricane Ian’s shifting track, knowing that just a slight wobble could mean the difference between a bad storm and a catastrophic one. → Read More