Alex Sink

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    November 5, 2014

    Rick Scott Is Governor Again Because Broward County Didn't Show Up to the Polls

    Rick Scott was able to win his reelection bid by 1 percentage point. Amendment 2 fell short by 3 percentage points. As predicted for months, the midterm election races in Florida ended up razor-thin close in the end. And thanks to lower-than-average turnout in Broward County, those races were ultima ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Rick Scott Is Not Happy About the End of the Government Shutdown

    Both parties finally agreed that it's enough already with the government shutdown and passed a short-term budget deal Wednesday to curb all the stupid. But, never one to disappoint in his ridiculousness, our very own governor, Rick Scott, is none too pleased with this. Because of Tea Party reasons ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Rick Scott Would Lose to Charlie Crist by 16 Points, According to Latest Poll

    Rick Scott continues to be unliked by many amounts of people, despite the fact that he's changed his mind about things like Medicaid expansion and despite adding more early voting days and declaring his love for Florida panthers. The latest Quinnipiac University poll, released early Wednesday, ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Rick Scott's Approval Ratings Are "Just Plain Awful"

    It's official. Everyone pretty much thinks Rick Scott is crappy at his job. That, according to a new Quinnipiac poll that has a large number of people saying Governor Voldemort doesn't deserve a second term. (And that number includes GOPers!) Rick Scott has feverishly been trying to make people f ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 3, 2012

    Why Jack Seiler Should Pretty Pretty Please Not Run For Governor

    Over the last few weeks, as the political yammering mercifully subsided and we sank into the off-season of national intrigue and drama, out of the quiet rose the name Jack Seiler. That's because Fort Lauderdale's mayor is mulling a run at governor. And though that 2014 election may seem as distant a ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz: No Talk of Charlie Crist Getting a Cabinet Position in New Obama Administration

    Charlie Crist, who jetted all over the state and nation in the days and weeks before Election Day, is not in line to snare any Cabinet positions in a new Obama administration -- at least, not that Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has heard. Sorry, Charlie. Can't get no love. The DNC chairper ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Palm Beach County Absentee Ballots Altered by Printing Error

    With November 6 a mere four weeks away, Florida decided it's about time to do that thing where it screws up the election.LET'S DO THIS, FLORIDA! According to Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher, about 60,000 Palm Beach County absentee ballots that have already been mailed by the Palm Beach County Sup ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Alex Sink Would Defeat Rick Scott in 2014, According to Poll

    If scientists could harness the power of a black hole and build a time machine, we could use it to go back in time to kill Hitler and cure AIDS while going forward in time and seeing who wins the next 40 World Series while also living in a Rick Scott-free world. But for now, we have a poll cond ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Charlie Crist Will Switch to Democrat, According To Rumors

    See also: Dear Dems, Please Do Not Run Charlie Crist for GovernorIn probably what is the least-shocking news ever, former Governor Charlie Crist might be switching over to Democrat this week. Saint Petersblog's Peter Schorsch tweeted out that a rumor is going around the Republican National ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Former Broward Teachers Union President Patrick Santeramo Arrested, Faces 200 Years in Prison (UPDATED)

    UPDATE, 11:45: Documents show Santeramo allegedly steered BTU funds to the political campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Alex Sink.Original post, 10:59:Prosecutors announced last November that they were investigating Patrick Santeramo, who was then president of the Broward Teachers Union. Now, the ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    BREAKING: Broward Teachers Union Funds Used in Illegal Contributions to Hillary Clinton, Alex Sink, Investigators Say

    See also: Former Broward Teachers Union President Patrick Santeramo Arrested, Faces 200 Years in Prison.Former Broward Teachers Union President Patrick Santeramo turned himself in today after being charged with 20 counts of various racketeering, theft, and money-laundering charges. There are dozens ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Rick Scott Breaks His Record for Crappiest Approval Rating -- 26 Percent

    ​Gov. Rick Scott is still the least-popular governor in the country, but according to the latest poll released this afternoon, it's the crappiest approval rating he's ever had.Scott's approval is down to 26 percent of Floridians, according to the freshest numbers from Public Policy Polling, easily ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    GOP Intentionally Sabotaging Economy to Boot Obama? Only 39 Percent of Floridians Say No​Old news: Floridians think Gov. Rick Scott sucks. New news: Nearly half of Florida thinks Republicans are intentionally sabotaging the economy to prevent the reelection of President Obama.It's not just those damned liberals either -- 24 percent of Republicans agree, according to ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Rick Scott Lets His Pals Run a Monopoly on State Employees' Health Care Coverage

    Illustration by Miche Ratto​Earlier in the week, the state Department of Management Services announced that it was consolidating the number of HMOs offered to state employees to one per county.In a move the DMS says was "following the governor's direction," the department predicts the change will ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Florida Voters Confirm Rick Scott's Suspicion: He's Poison for GOP Presidential Candidates

    ​Gov. Rick Scott had a revelation last month: He's not a guy you want to be associated with if you're running for president.The voters -- according to a Public Policy Polling survey released today -- agree with the governor.A plurality of registered Florida voters, 40 percent, said that because of ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Republican To Privatize $600,000,000 Worth of Florida's Prisons, Could Fatten Contributors' Pockets

    Alexander.​As reported in today's Herald, the Florida Senate on Monday "quietly inserted language into its newly proposed budget ... that seeks to give corporations a chance to run correctional facilities in 16 counties." These corrections contracts are worth some $600,000,000.Though this "quiet i ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Judge Bounces Berger Singerman From Rothstein Bankruptcy Suit

    In a blow to the lead counsel in the Rothstein bankruptcy case, Judge Raymond Ray disqualified the Berger Singerman law firm from representing the trustee in a clawback suit against Qtask, a California company in which Scott Rothstein invested millions of dollars i ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    A Ken Keechl Comeback Attempt? Also: The Infamous Otter Attack

    Before the fall: Keechl with Gloria Stein.​After weeks of silence, ousted Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl has finally given an interview. To the Miami Herald? No. The Sun-Sentinel? No.   The Daily Pulp? Hell no. He gave it to the tiny gay Wilton Manors publication Florida Age ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Ritter Has Date in Tallahassee Over Election Allegations

    I hate to say it, but James Stokes -- the new School Board attorney who quit this morning before he even started -- probably made a good decision. Who would want to jump into the dysfunctional soup that is the Broward County School Board? It's a little surprising that he decided it "didn't feel rig ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Head of Florida Dems Thanks Supporters for "Brighter Future"?

    Where were the Dems while this guy won?​Yes, a wave of anti-Obama, pro-Tea Party sentiment swept the country Tuesday. But even considering the national trend, Florida Dems took a beating that can't simply be blamed on the miserable economy or a knee-jerk desire for change.Going into Election Day, ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Little Guys Beat Wayne Huizenga

    If you seen Wayne Huizenga this weekend, be nice to the guy. Our local mogul took a bad beating on Election Day. ​No he wasn't backing Alex Sink -- he put a lot of money into helping to elect Rick Scott to the governor's mansion, including $100,000 into Scott's PAC, Let's Get To Work (I ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Why the Mayor Lost the Election

    Is it true? Did Broward Mayor Ken Keechl's bitter loss on Election Day have nothing at all to do with his performance while in office or the effectiveness of his own campaign? ​Did voters fail to notice his broken promises on the courthouse and working full-time as a commissioner? ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Rick Scott Isn't a Wingnut; He's Just Nutty

    ​On Tuesday, Rick Scott, the guy who sent his mom to replace him in a debate, got the green light to grab Floridians by their purse strings. Scott won by a small margin over Alex Sink, who conceded before the final results were in.Well, it seems that even has no faith in Rick Sco ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Rick Scott Appears to Clinch Governor's Race, Gets Green Light to Abuse State (Updated)

    ​If your ex-con boyfriend slaps you around when you ask why he emptied out your bank account and then you take him back, everyone knows you've given him permission to rob and hurt you again. That's the message voters gave Republican Rick Scott yesterday when they elected a man to the governor's ma ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Concede? Hell No. Secede!

    ​It just happened. Florida has officially elected the man who oversaw the greatest Medicare fraud in U.S. history as its governor. You might think I would welcome this sort of thing. I remember when I covered the 2000 recount thinking at the end of it, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave t ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Ken Keechl Campaign Manager: We Tried To Make LaMarca "Unacceptable"

    In lieu of the silence from losing candidate Broward Mayor Ken Keechl, I spoke with his campaign manager, Eric Johnson, today. Johnson of course had made a little news recently with his negative "Convicted Criminal" mailers on Chip LaMarca, who prevailed in the race despite being outs ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Smear Tweets 2010: Cheap Shots at Our Future Governor, Whoever that May Be

    via​Florida is stuck in a gubernatorial election rut, and voters on Twitter have been spewing their frustrations all day, making us question which is more severe: mud-slinging campaign ads or social networking rants. Regardless of which is more extreme, both are decently provocative ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    One Blog, One Vote

    I'll be writing more about the infamous crusher handshake later, but a few people have asked me who I'm voting for (or would vote for if in a certain district). I got it a lot in the primary too. So I thought I'd go ahead and spit it out. Don't call these endorsements. I wo ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Alex Sink and Rick Scott: The Lost Debate

    People are trying to make a big deal that Alex Sink's campaign relayed a forbidden message to her with a cell phone during the CNN debate. Cal Deal Who will replace this guy? ​But people seem to be missing the really scary part: Rick Scott thought the message was ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    FEMA Bombshell: School Board Can't Account For $15 million In Post-Wilma Spending

    FEMA conducted an audit of Broward School Board spending of federal funds after hurricanes Katrina and Wilma and found the school board may have squandered millions of dollars, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security this week.. "The School Board did not account for FEMA ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Rick Scott May Have Claim That the Liberal Media Is Out to Get Him

    From Rick Scott's Facebook pageAt least Rick Scott didn't get a negative headline for this photo opp.​Lots of right-winged Republicans claim the liberal media treats them unfairly. For Rick Scott, the GOP candidate for governor, lately it seems to be true.Or at least, that's a conclusion easily dr ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Get Your Masskrugstemmen On, Guv'ner!

    ​Seeing as how gubernatorial candidates must now participate in Masskrugstemmen contests to prove their viability, this weekend's Oktoberfest may just prove to be a crucial turning point in Florida's heated governor's race.When Wisconsin Republican Mark Neumann won a regional title last month (Mas ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Rick Scott Property Tax Calculator Ignores Small Fact: Florida Law

    ​GOP candidate for governor Rick Scott released this pretty snazzy new website on Friday: It's a property tax calculator that figures out a Floridian's tax if Scott gets elected versus Democratic opponent Alex Sink. There's just one problem with his site: It ignores the Florida Constitution.Scott' ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    [UPDATED] Timing of Broward Health Proposal Raises Questions About CEO's Motive

    From BrowardHealth.orgFrank Nask​The pending changes at the North Broward Hospital District have been advertised as a way to make the hospitals more profitable and adaptable in the era after health-care reform. But a far more recent news event may have played a bigger role in the move: Florida's R ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Three Questions for Your Local, Scandal-Plagued Public Hospital District

    Broward General Medical Center: Scene of the crime?​It's time to start paying attention to what's happening at the North Broward Hospital District (AKA Broward Health). Or rather, it was time back in January, when Gov. Charlie Crist removed two commissioners who were going to reform the district f ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Interpol -- in Fort Lauderdale?

    karen idering​What's this? One of the guys from Interpol is down at Fort Lauderdale beach today? Which one? Is it an acoustic/unplugged show on the sand? A little beach volleyball? A Joy Division tribute set in the sun? What??

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    December 29, 2009

    Morning Juice: Rothstein Links Threatening Sink Campaign; McCollum the Anti-Crist?

    ​Let's skim through the headlines for this Tuesday morning in Broward and Palm Beach:Shortly after Scott Rothstein's law firm made a $200,000 donation to the Florida Democratic Party, gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink's chief of staff helped the firm to be placed it in consideration for lucrative ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Florida Dems to Bill McCollum: Will You Apologize for Ruining America?

    That's your Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum being all "Don't blame me for breaking the economy" even though the words on the screen say that's exactly what he did. The year was 1999, and McCollum, a congressman at the time, cosponsored this terrible bill that dissolved the separati ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Who Got Rothstein Money? (And If That Gets Bad, Will They Give It Back?)

    Flickr: Hasner on the MoveLamberti, Lieberman, Hasner, and Bogdanoff: They all got Rothstein $$.​At the Florida Secretary of State database, you can call up a list of the Florida politicians who accepted campaign contributions from embattled attorney Scott Rothstein. Long, isn't it? Mind you, that ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Cash Dries Up in Key Races for Dems

    house.govA painting of Bill Young, whose congressional career may have pre-dated the invention of still photographyOn paper, the congressional district of Rep. Bill Young of St. Petersburg would seem to be one of the best chances for the Democratic Party to pick up a seat. Although Young has kept th ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Finally, a State Poll That's Relevant

    Flickr User: drewanteyeTill recently, every poll for the 2010 Florida election was filled with "ifs." If Crist runs for Senate will you vote for him? If Alex Sink runs for governor, will you vote for her? With the flurry of campaign announcements the last few weeks, the new poll from Mason-Dixon is ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    In 18 Months, Florida Voters To Stop Music; Pols to Look Feverishly for Seats

    This blog has neglected the 2010 mid-term elections that are only 18 (eighteen!!) months away. It is the longest game of musical chairs. Ever.In the race for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek has surged to frontrunner status, raising $1.8 million in the first quarter -- roughl ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Florida's 2010 Races Taking Shape; Meek Looking Strong

    Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Kendrick Meek, of Miami,continues to tear up the fund-raising circuit -- an article in today's Roll Call says Meek will report $1.5 million in campaign dollars in the year's first quarter, which ended March 31. His primary competition for that nomination, Florida ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Republicans Slug Back at Sink

    fldfs.govAlex SinkState Republicans are accusing Florida CFO and likely gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink of placing politics before the safety of children who'd be victimized by sexual predators.Last week, Sink demanded that Attorney General Bill McCollum explain why he gave a no-bid contract to hi ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Gov's Race Preview? Sink Hits McCollum

    With Charlie Crist looking more and more like the 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, there's been an uptick in intensity between the pair who might be the finalists in a race to replace him.The Florida Democrats think they've gotten some traction by tweaking Republicans for waste. Some of thei ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Karen Thurman Talks About Gubernatorial Race

    The St. Pete Times political blog, The Buzz, just posted this interview with Florida Democratic Party Chair Karen Thurman: At about the 90-second mark, Thurman responds to criticism that the party lacks a "bench" by touting Jack Seiler's victory in the Fort Lauderdale mayoral race. If a Democrat win ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Quinniapac Picks the Next U.S. Senator, Governor for Florida

    McCollum (left) and Crist are the frontrunners.The Quinniapac University Bobcats cannot wait for us Floridians to pick our own U.S. Senator in 2010. Besides, Florida will probably have its votes stripped by Howard Dean again, anyway. So Quinniapac staged the election for us and... hello, U.S. Senato ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Dark Horse Dem Emerges in Race for Martinez Seat

    On the Democrat side of the Florida's 2010 U.S. Senate race, the field keeps getting larger, with Congressman Allen Boyd, of Monticello, looking like a contender. Boyd (right) runs with the congressional Blue Dogs -- socially conservative Democrats who walk and talk so much like Republicans, it can ... More >>

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