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GOP Candidate Emerges For Combee House Seat In Polk

Nov 8, 2017

Pointing to her family's background in the cattle industry, a Polk City Republican has emerged as a candidate to replace outgoing state Rep. Neil Combee, R-Auburndale.

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President Trump and GOP congressional leaders have outlined their plan for the most sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code in more than three decades.

They're proposing deep cuts in both individual and corporate tax rates, saying that will help supercharge a slow-growing economy.

"We want tax reform that is pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-family, and yes, tax reform that is pro-American," Trump said Wednesday during a rally at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is running for Florida governor.

Putnam filed his paperwork on Monday to seek the seat being vacated by Republican Gov. Rick Scott due to term limits.

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Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says he will run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat.

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An election will be held Tuesday in Pasco County to determine who will replace Republican state Rep. Mike Fasano.

Fasano stepped down because he was appointed to be the county's tax collector by Gov. Rick Scott.

In a twist, Fasano has backed Democratic candidate Amanda Murphy to be his successor, over fellow Republican Bill Gunter.

This is not the first time a Republican has supported a Democrat in the state of Florida. USF political science professor, Susan MacManus says it's not an unusual occurrence in Florida.