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Tristan Wood

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Tristan Wood

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Politics abhors a vacuum: Candidates line up to lead state political parties

More people are throwing in their hats seeking to chair Florida's Democratic and Republican parties into the 2024 cycle.

Politics

Politics

Rubio’s rules

After a blowout reelection, what’s next for the senator from South Florida?

Politics

Politics

What's next for the 'ex'es of Florida politics?

Former lawmakers, members of Congress scramble for new positions, opportunities.

Policy

Policy

Is a 'genderbread person' too 'woke' for Florida?

A federal lawsuit in Palm Beach County highlights the culture war issue of teaching gender to kids here and across the country.

Policy

In (U.S.) flags we trust: Miami-Dade School Board to get strict on flags in classrooms

Critics said the crackdown would 'polarize our classrooms.' The proposal's sponsor said he wanted to 'create unity.'

Policy

Taking a pass on Pride flags in classrooms?

Miami-Dade's school board could ban Pride, Black Lives Matters flags in public schools.

Politics

Meet the Class of 2022: South Florida's newest lawmakers head to Tallahassee

Of the 10 first-time legislators from traditionally blue Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, six are Republican.

Politics

The election's over. Now who wants to be Florida Democratic Party chair?

Whatever happens to current chair Manny Diaz, names are being floated. Problem is, some don't want the job.

Politics

Death of a swing state: How Florida lost its purple and embraced its red

The Democrats wanted a blue Tuesday in the Sunshine State. But they 'didn’t show up, they didn’t invest in the state, and it showed,' one expert said.

Politics

Incumbent Marco Rubio routs Val Demings in Florida U.S. Senate race

Demings, a congresswoman from Orlando, had been widely viewed as Democrats’ best shot at winning a statewide election this year.

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Reporter's notebook: Joe Biden came to South Florida — but it may not make a difference

'God bless you all, God protect our troops and God give some of our Republican friends some enlightenment,' the president said.

Politics

Tracing the dollars in Florida's political money puzzle

Money is speech, and the state's political committee system lets Big Business speak softly.

Politics

Washington is watching Rubio vs. Demings

The race is grabbing eyeballs, but experts say it's an uphill battle for the challenger.

Politics

Down ballot thrillers: Here are ten legislative races in Florida to watch this November

Republicans and Democrats tussle as big donations and media blitzes fire up several tossup state-level races.

Politics

Election 2022: Five most expensive Florida legislative races still in play

Democrats, Republicans have spent big supporting several battleground state legislative races. A look at the numbers.

Policy

Biden administration cuts off funding for child refugee program in South Florida

La Jornada, which will close Oct. 31, provides temporary housing and assists with sponsor family placement.

Politics

Following the money: Who’s giving in the Marco Rubio-Val Demings matchup

The two candidates have brought in $84 million, the third most out of all U.S. Senate races.

Personality

Five Questions with Maxwell Frost

Frost, who's seen his national political profile skyrocket, may well be the first member of Gen Z to be elected to Congress in November.