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Recent articles by Steven:

Murphy leaves Congress as bipartisan dealmaker. Could 2024 Senate race beckon?

The outgoing congresswoman has been mentioned as a potential opponent against U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in 2024. But she’s not yet ready to reveal any future plans. → Read More

Congressman-elect Maxwell Frost knows tough road lies ahead in GOP-led House

Frost, the first Gen Z member of Congress, has to balance his newfound fame with his status as one of the least senior members of the minority party. → Read More

Scott loses his Senate GOP leadership bid to McConnell

Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott failed Wednesday in his attempt to overthrow Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as head of the Senate GOP. → Read More

‘Chill out:’ DeSantis again passes on criticizing Trump

Gov. Ron DeSantis deflected a question on whether there was a civil war brewing in the GOP between himself and his former mentor, Donald Trump. → Read More

DeSantis brushes off Trump’s insults as ‘big announcement’ looms

Former President Donald Trump was expected to announce Tuesday night he’s running for president yet again in 2024, potentially settling up a blistering GOP primary battle with fellow Floridian and former acolyte, Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

How will DeSantis govern Florida? Presidential run could dictate next moves

Whether DeSantis leans in further on conservative hot-button issues could depend on if he runs for president in 2024. → Read More

Trump rips DeSantis as ‘average governor’ who lacks loyalty

Trump slammed DeSantis on Thursday night as an “average” governor who came begging for an endorsement while “politically dead.” → Read More

Florida Democrats flop as GOP spends more, out-hustles them

The Republican Party outspent, out-registered and out-messaged Democrats. → Read More

Leading a Florida red wave, DeSantis easily wins second term

Gov. Ron DeSantis was easily reelected to a second term Tuesday, spearheading a Republican red wave in Florida that swept all four Cabinet positions and the U.S. Senate race. → Read More

Florida GOP wins war of early voting as Election Day arrives

With early voting over in Florida and Election Day on the horizon, Republicans have outpaced Democrats with in-person ballots and were keeping close with the mail-in vote, an ominous sign for Democrats. → Read More

Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist rally supporters in Central Florida as Election Day nears

The two campaigns for Florida governor crossed paths in Central Florida on Saturday, with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis rallying in Oviedo and Democrat Charlie Crist holding an event in Orlando. → Read More

Val Demings endorses Maxwell Frost as her successor as Election Day approaches

Congressional candidate Maxwell Frost was endorsed Friday by the congresswoman he hopes to succeed, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, as well as other top names in the Central Florida Democratic Party. → Read More

Florida GOP surges toward Election Day as Democrats struggle

As Election Day looms in Florida, months of campaigning and millions of dollars of ad spending will end as millions go to the polls to determine the future of the state. → Read More

Central Florida election leaders see smattering signs of voter intimidation

Central Florida elections supervisors vowed Tuesday that any attempts to intimidate voters will not be tolerated as scattered reports of trouble were already coming in. → Read More

Central Florida election leaders warn of voter intimidation

Central Florida elections supervisors vowed Tuesday that any attempts to intimidate voters will not be tolerated as scattered reports of trouble were already coming in. → Read More

Florida Democrats fall behind in early voting, lag with mail-in ballots

"Democrats opting at least up to this point not to vote is basically conceding that the Republicans will control the government and potentially help them control the U.S. House of Representatives.” → Read More

DeSantis lauds his record as Crist blasts it in Florida governor’s race

The campaign for governor in Florida is all about Ron DeSantis’ record. → Read More

Trump to rally for Marco Rubio in Miami, but no mention of DeSantis

Former President Trump will be rallying before the election for Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — but Gov. Ron DeSantis does not seem to be invited. → Read More

GOP again deploys task force to challenge Orange ballots

As mail-in ballots start to come in and early voting begins, Republicans in Central Florida are taking advantage of the new election law to challenge mail ballots while the number of partisan poll watchers has also increased. → Read More

DeSantis, Crist attack in rowdy Florida governor’s debate

The wild debate between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Charlie Crist came just 15 days before the Nov. 8 election. → Read More