As ever, Florida is at the center of Election Day for dubious reasons. This time around, it's basically because no other state has spent more on elections this year than the Sunshine State. All told, the 2014 election cycle has raised a whopping $345 million, reports the Miami Herald. And accord ... More >>
There's one more week of campaigning (*party streamers and fireworks!*), and polls show an ever-tightening race between Allen West and Patrick Murphy. In August, the DCCC polling people reported a tied race. Then, on October 1, the Garin-Hart-Yang poll reported Murphy with a lead. Now comes a new ... More >>
Remember 2010, when the Medicare scooter-riding lunatic fringe of the Republican Party swept to power? Two years later, the people who gave you Allen West and Michele Bachman have stopped making daily headlines, but their influence is still strong.Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch, the s ... More >>
Say what you will about Allen West as a legislator; as a fundraiser, there's no doubting that he's very, very good. Finance documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday complete a picture of 2011 fundraising that reveals he's raised about $5.8 million so far in the elect ... More >>
The 27 members of Florida's congressional delegation are collectively worth more than $170 million, according to recently released figures from the Center for Responsive Politics.Much of the delegation's collective $172,193,290 estimated net worth comes from Rep. Vern Buchanan, whose $136,152,641 ... More >>
Kim SargentBill Koch supports pro-coal candidates.Last month, New Times introduced you to Bill Koch, the Palm Beach billionaire who owns a coal and gas company, is known for his voracious appetite for wine and women, and has two brothers famous for being the sugar daddies of the Tea Party. W ... More >>
And so it begins. As Sarah Palin campaigns for 2012, she's already using Allen West as a symbol of the cringe-worthy change she will bring. Notice a theme among the newly elected GOP stars Palin's highlighting here. West and Marco Rubio hail from the political crucible of Florida, plus they fill all ... More >>
West and Cousar, bosom buddies.Congressional candidate Allen West has received $5,000 from a group called Black Republican PAC. Sounds official enough, doesn't it? Donors around the country have given about $769,000 to the group, presumably because they want to elect more GOP candidates who look ... More >>
Allen West has raked in the dough.Congressional candidate Allen West has gained national attention for his enormous campaign haul -- he'd raised $4 million by August, compared to $2.5 million raised by his opponent, U.S. Rep. Ron Klein. It's time to examine the origins of all that dough. Some of ... More >>
Rubio, a darling of Big Oil.Four months ago, as oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and threatened Panhandle beaches, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio stubbornly defended his support for offshore drilling."The issue of offshore drilling is not going ... More >>
The Ellers have contributed generously to West's campaign.One might assume the $7 million stimulus contract that Deerfield Beach businessman J. David Eller recently won for his family's manufacturing company, MWI Corp., was the result of some successful schmoozing or campaign donations to his con ... More >>
Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.
South Florida reps push for war. But who are they pushing for?
The candidate poses as a campaign-finance reformer as he accepts cash from special interests