Florida Five: Romney’s foreign policy team eyes Rubio for 2016, Bondi’s TV ad launch

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

BondiadPam Bondi for Attorney General launches first statewide TV ad, ‘Streets’: The Pam Bondi for Attorney General Campaign Monday announced the launch of a statewide television advertisement to air in five of Florida’s major media markets beginning Tuesday, September 9, 2014, according to a written statement from the campaign: Read more.

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team eyes Marco Rubio for 2016: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continues to flex his wings on foreign policy, taking a few shots at other potential Republican presidential hopefuls in 2016 and getting a look from the team that helped former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., on international issues when he ran for the presidency in 2012. On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that Rubio will be speaking on Sept. 17 to the John Hay Initiative, a new group of Republicans working on foreign policy. Read more.

Non-partisan BIZPAC announces 2014 business-friendly candidate endorsements: Bondi ScottThe Business Political Action Committee of Palm Beach County, known as BIZPAC, has announced its candidate endorsements for November’s general election.As the eyes, ears and voice for businesses in Palm Beach County’s political arena, BIZPAC seeks out business-friendly candidates who appreciate business’ role as the engine that drives the regional economy and caliber of life. The organization does not seek to support one political party over another. Read more.

Top Dem. fundraiser caught on video in vulgar drunken tirade: Boss stains Crist campaign: John Morgan, top Democratic fundraiser and mega-donor was captured on video at “Boots and Buckles” in Lakeland in an obscene rant that can only be explained with alcohol. Read more.

Fla. business owner stands up to ‘shocking’ city demands: ‘Honestly, I feel like this is Russia’: A Florida small business owner has been threatened with daily fines if he doesn’t remove a flag flying from his building.
The City of Ocala has threatened Gear Barrel owner Keith Greenberg with fines of up to $250-$500 per day if he doesn’t take down the Gadsden flag outside his store, according to TheBlaze. Greenberg was told he could fly an American flag, but all others are prohibited. Read more.

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