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Republican Rep. Mike Hill did not break the law by claiming a homestead exemption in Pensacola says the Escambia County property appraiser. But Hill said the investigation and media attention undoubtedly hurt his campaign for Senate District 1.

The Florida Retail Federation PAC has backed Andrew Watt for Florida House District 85.

A report from the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office said that Senate candidate Andrew Korge will not be charged for allegedly offering Sen. Dwight Bullard a bribe to switch races because the $25,000 he offered Bullard was intended to be for fundraising.

Gun advocates say they will protest outside of Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla's house in September because of the two pro-gun bills he blocked as the Judiciary Committee chairman in the 2016 session. The group's organizer confirmed U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus will join the march.

Former Sen. Gary Siplin, attempting a political comeback, dismissed nearly a quarter of a million dollars in tax liens brought by the IRS. Siplin said he did not know what the liens were for and also that he was appealing them.

Visit Florida did not renew its contract with Pitbull, who acted as "brand ambassador" and promoted Florida tourism in his "Sexy Beaches" music video under the now-expired contract.

The incoming state Senate president acknowledged the difficulty of passing a $2.4 billion plan to buy South Florida land and move Lake Okeechobee water into the Everglades.

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