George Sheldon

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Florida Election Results Live Blog

    Okay. This is it. The polls have closed and it's time to tally up them votes. After all the hand-shakes, and ads, and campaigning, and spending of millions upon millions of dollars, the time has finally come to announce who the winners are in Florida's midterm election. We could be in for a long n ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    Rick Scott Asks Judge to Rule on His Gmail Records After the Election

    On the eve of the second gubernatorial debate, Rick Scott is suddenly mired in several lawsuits that are asking him to simply be transparent about how much money he's really making and where exactly he's earning his money. Particularly, if that earned money is coming from corporations that have bene ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Pam Bondi and Rick Scott Refuse to Lift Ban on Same-Sex Marriage, Despite SCOTUS Ruling

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reject same-sex marriage appeals in several states earlier this week -- opening the door to lifting the ban in a total of 30 states -- the attorney general and Gov. Rick Scott are still sticking to their guns in trying to keep same-sex marriage banned ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Rick Scott Being Sued Over Failure to Disclose More Than $200 Million in Assets

    George Sheldon, the former deputy attorney general who's gunning for Pam Bondi's spot as the state's attorney general, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Gov. Rick Scott has not reported $200 million in assets on his state financial disclosure form. This would be a violation of the state constitution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Pam Bondi Challenges Primary Winner George Sheldon to Debate

    Former Obama official George Sheldon defeated his primary opponent for the right to take on Pam Bondi for the state attorney general last night. And Bondi wasted no time in calling him up and challenging the man to a debate. Sheldon's win was pretty overwhelming, taking more than 60 percent of the ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Broward Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Hi. Hello. How are you? It's Primary Election night, and lots and lots of races are being decided by the very little of you who actually showed up to vote. But, no worries. We got you covered on the winners as the results come in. See which judges will be cleaning up our streets. See which guy wi ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Broward Primary: Races You Should Know About Before Voting

    As you may very well know, Tuesday is the big Primary Elections Day. And while it's not superfancy like November elections, it's pretty damned important. Mainly because Tuesday will decide who faces whom come November, when things start to get real. Primary days usually have low turnout, but it's s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Florida Voters Are Lukewarm on Pam Bondi, According to Poll

    From voting on a former governor who jumped parties or a governor with a low approval rating to legalizing medical marijuana, Florida has some interesting things to vote for come election time. But one election of real significance could be that of attorney general. Pam Bondi has already filed for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    John DeGroot Digging Into Case of Gabriel Myers, the Foster Child Who Hung Himself

    I'm dashing off for Halloween weekend, but as long we're giving props to gritty journalists who've gone blog-happy, here's some fantastic, in-depth reporting, courtesy John DeGroot, about the case of Gabriel Myers, the 7-year-old foster child in Margate who hung himself with a rubber hose in April.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Abused Kids Get $10 Million From State

    Last year, I wrote a feature story about three little boys who had been horribly abused in the state foster care system. They were eventually placed with an adoptive family -- but the Department of Children and Families hid the boys' case files and backgrounds from the adoptive parents. As the boys ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Call Centers Overwhelmed With Floridians Needing Public Assistance

    You know things are bad when the people who are paid to help the folks applying for public assistance need help themselves. More than five million Americans are seeking unemployment benefits, the most since records of such things have been kept. Now Florida call centers (not pictured here) ... More >>