Rick Scott

Rubio Mum on 2018 Florida Senate Race
Florida senator declines to say if Scott should challenge Nelson

Sen. Marco Rubio said he was not going to “jump into an electoral argument right now.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Though comfortably back in the Senate for another six years, Sen. Marco Rubio faces a tough political choice in 2018: partner or party?

With fellow Florida Sen. Bill Nelson up for re-election, and incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott his likely challenger, Rubio shied away Monday from commenting directly on the race, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida Democrats Criticize Scott for Not Extending Registration
Rick Scott Says No to Extending Voter Registration Dates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would not extend voter registration dates. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Florida's Democratic Congressional delegation criticized Gov. Rick Scott for not allowing four more days of voter registration.

"It will be logistically challenging and likely impossible for many who would like to register to vote to be able to do so before the impending deadline on October 11th," a letter said.

Administration Sitting on Unspent Funds for Zika
White House urges lawmakers to act, but it has $385 million available

A city environmental health worker displays literature to be distributed to the public in April in McAllen, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images file photo)

The Obama administration is struggling to explain why it is pressing Congress for more money to fight the Zika virus while sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars that it already controls and could be used instead.  

White House and public health officials on Friday came close to publicly demanding that the House and Senate interrupt a seven-week recess and return to Washington to give federal agencies up to $1.9 billion to counter the mosquito-borne virus.  

Gov. Rick Scott Wants You to Buy a Few Homes in Florida
Florida governor tells RNC members how much he appreciates their business

In an election increasingly about whether people are being left behind economically, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a plan for his fellow Republicans: He wants them to "buy a few homes here."  

At Thursday's Republican National Committee spring meeting in Hollywood, Florida, the two-term chief executive of the Sunshine State delivered the keynote address, telling RNC members how much he appreciates their business.