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Democratic candidate for CFO William Rankin has not been asked to appear alongside other candidates for statewide office despite trying to reach out to party officials.

Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, says that he plans to try and push for more employees for the DJJ to oversee the department's detention facilities after reports of abuse forced the DJJ to close a Santa Rosa youthful-offender facility.

The by-hand recount for the Republican primary between Jay Fant and Paul Renner will start Friday, according to Duval County's supervisor of elections. Just three votes separate the two candidates.

John Cortes has filed to run again for the House seat currently held by fellow Democrat, Rep. Ricardo Rangel. Cortes dropped out in 2012 due to family reasons.

Incumbent Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, secured a strong lead over competitor Matt Miller in the Republican House District 79 primary with 61 percent of the vote, sending him back to Tallahassee for another term.

The primary elections have come to a close, with a handful of surprises. The unofficial results will be certified by the state in nine days.

After months of dodging questions about climate change, Gov. Rick Scott met briefly today with a panel of climate scientists who have been trying to brief him on the human influence on global warming. Meanwhile, in a recent Spanish language TV ad, Scott is given a hug and full throated support by a man convicted of human smuggling in the Caribbean nation of St. Maarten four years ago.

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