Florida

* According to Politico, Ron DeSantis won the presidential straw poll at the recent Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Trump finished second.

* “I would be much more concerned with my press secretary if the Washington Post was writing puff pieces about her.”–Gov. DeSantis’ reaction to a WaPo report that his press secretary, Christina Pushaw, has registered as a foreign agent because of previous work for the former president of Georgia.

* Val Demings’ U.S. Senate campaign has released its first TV ad. It highlights her 27-year career in law enforcement. The ad, which runs across platforms in English and Spanish, is the first statewide media buy from a Florida Senate candidate.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a report estimating that Florida citrus growers will fill 44.75 million boxes this season, a decrease of more than 22 percent from last season. It’s also the lowest count since the 1939-40 season.

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