Florida Five: Fla. Jewish voters sour on Hillary, Judge’s ruling could halt political careers

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

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Some Florida Jewish voters sour on Clinton –Like most Jewish voters in Florida, Arthur Barr voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary. When she lost the nomination, he supported then-Sen. Barack Obama – ardently. “I voted for Obama, I made donations, I had phone banks, I set up at condominiums and (sent) thousands of emails,” said Barr, a 74-year-old south Florida resident. “By the third year, I realized I made a humongous mistake.” Read more

Judge’s ruling upends Florida’s political landscape – The political careers of several members of Congress — including a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker — could come to an abrupt halt under a sweeping overhaul of Florida’s electoral map. Florida Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday recommended new boundaries for the state’s 27 congressional districts, some of which would make it nearly impossible for U.S. Rep. Dan Webster … to win re-election from his current central Florida district. Read more

David Jolly ramps up his advocacy for Daniel Webster as next House Speaker – Seemingly every House Republican wants Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan to succeed John Boehner as Speaker of the House. However, Ryan is playing coy, telling his colleagues on Friday that he wanted to consult with his family this weekend and watch his beloved Green Bay Packers before making any decision. Read more

Related: Conservatives’ pick for House speaker has experience flattening ‘pyramid Of power’

5 things to watch in Florida Senate race – With no big names running and the presidential election contest drawing most of the media attention, Florida’s U.S. Senate race has been quiet so far. One recent poll found that none of the candidates vying to replace Sen. Marco Rubio have enough name recognition to get “a valid measure of their favorability.” Read more

No fingerprints: How ‘oppo’ research is fueling conflict in 2016 campaign — Minutes after Marco Rubio was pressed Tuesday on the Today show about his poor attendance record in the Senate, a YouTube link hit reporters’ in-boxes. “What a terrible answer,” the email read. The sender, who works for a rival presidential campaign, included another video of the Florida Republican vigorously declaring in April that, “If you don’t want to vote on things, don’t run for the Senate.” Read more

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