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April 03, 2013

Q Poll: No clear GOP prez frontrunner, but Marco Rubio narrowly ahead

From Quinnipiac University's latest poll:

There is no front-runner now for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, leaving a five- way horse race with no candidate above 19 percent among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, who ran better than other Republicans against top Democrats in a March 7 survey of all American voters by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University, gets only 14 percent of Republican voters today.

Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio gets 19 percent of Republican voters, with 17 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, 15 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Other contenders are at 3 percent or less.

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Five Things To Know for Wednesday's Legislative Session

It's kick-off for Miami-Dade Days, which means, "Bring on the paella."

Here are five more things to watch on Wednesday:

-Both the House and the Senate budget committees hold marathon meetings to review funding proposals for the upcoming fiscal year.
-Charter school advocates wanting more school choice and college students wanting more state funding will hold separate rallies at the Capitol.
-One of the many bills related to public financing for sports stadiums gets a hearing in the House Economic Affairs Committee. HB 165 would allow the Miami Dolphins to receive up to $90 million in state tax breaks, but it could be amended to mirror a Senate bill that allows other teams to reap the same benefits.
-A proposal to limit texting-while-driving, HB 13, also reaches its final committee at the Economic Affairs Committee. The bill would let police ticket people who send text messages while a car is in motion.
-The Legislative Black Caucus kicks off it's annual summit Wednesday evening with a welcome reception.
(Tia Mitchell, Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau)