Florida Five: Curry dishes on MSNBC, Rubio reconnects, Crist’s war chest

Start the weekend with BPR’s Florida Five picks for what’s happening around the political battleground state of Florida.

See where bulk of Crist’s $900,000 came from: The fundraising committee aligned with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist raised $872,000 over its first 12-days, according to numbers posted Friday. The biggest slice of the pie – $484,000 – came from donors listed as attorney or law firms…Read more.

Screen Shot 2013-11-16 at 5.31.33 AMLenny Curry on MSNBC in wide-ranging interview: Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry appeared on MSNBC Friday to discuss several upcoming elections – particularly the 2014 gubernatorial race – that have all eyes on the Sunshine State…Read more.

National GOP hits Fla. House Dems over Obamacare bill: Two Florida congressmen being targeted in the 2014 midterm elections were among 39 Democrats who broke with their party on Friday in passing the Keep Your Health Plan Act, a bill aimed squarely at the president’s Obamacare law…Read more.

Rubio reconnecting with right: Stung by conservative backlash earlier this year, Marco Rubio has spent months seemingly trying to convince skeptical fellow Republicans that he’s more than just the Florida senator who championed comprehensive immigration reform. On Saturday, Rubio will deliver the keynote address at a fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council…Read more.

Fla. sets new tourism record: Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that preliminary estimates* from VISIT FLORIDA – the state’s official tourism marketing corporation – show the largest third quarter numbers of visitors in the Sunshine State’s history…Read more.

For more Florida news, visit BPR’s FLORIDA NEWS page.

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