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Democratic candidate Judithanne McLauchlan challenged incumbent Sen. Jeff Brandes to a series of three moderated, one-on-one debates. But Brandes' campaign says that the senator has already agreed to a series of three debates. One of those appearances was canceled, however, and McLauchlan's campaign is saying the other events don't qualify as proper debates.

Rep. Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island, has launched a new ad entitled "A Leader We Can Trust."

The Tampa Tribune says Florida voters should say no to Amendment 3 which gives the next governor the ability to appoint three new Florida Supreme Court Justices as they are leaving office. "That authority would be better vested with a newly elected governor who has just won a popular vote," The Tribune wrote.

On behalf of its 5 million members, the National Rifle Association endorsed Gov. Rick Scott Thursday as he seeks a second term.

The university system's Board of Governors is postponing talks about asking for more money to help students from lower income families receive extra aid until after the November elections.

Republican Chris Sprowls leads incumbent Rep. Carl Zimmerman, D-Dunedin, in a new survey from St. Pete Polls.

The National Federation of Independent Business is endorsing Ellyn Bogdanoff in Senate District 34.

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