Nan Rich

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    August 27, 2014

    Charlie Crist Throws Extremely Republican "Party"

    Charlie Crist does not know the meaning of the word "party." I'm not just talking about his running for Governor as a Republican, and State Senator as an Independent and then, finally, for Governor again as a Democrat. Whatever. Switching things up is exciting. In contrast, his primary victory celeb ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Should Democrats Vote for Charlie Crist or Nan Rich Today?

    Among Florida progressives, there are mixed feelings about voting for Nan Rich in today's Democratic gubernatorial primary match-up against Charlie Crist. On one hand, Nan Rich is an authentic progressive and has been her entire political life, including as Senate Minority Leader from 2010-2012. Sh ... 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 >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Should Registered Independents Be Allowed to Vote in Primaries?

    In something of an ironic move, voters who are registered independents are banding together -- to protest Florida's closed primary system, which allows registered Republicans to pick a Republican candidate and Democrats to pick a Democratic candidate but leaves registered independents out of the gam ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Nan Rich Brings Grass-Roots Campaign for Governor to Lake Worth

    Nan Rich's relentless campaign for the Florida Democratic Party's nomination for governor touches down in welcoming territory tomorrow, the gay-friendly, multi-ethnic confines of Lake Worth, AKA "South Florida's Coolest City." See also: - Can Nan Rich Lead Democrats to Victory Over Rick Scott ? Th ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Charlie Crist at Prayer in Temple, Wows Dems at Boynton Beach Rally

    How grand was Charlie Crist's arrival at yesterday's Democratic Party rally in Boynton Beach? See also: - Is Charlie Crist Florida's Next Governor? The silver-haired politico entered handshaking, working his way through the crowd as it rose to its feet; then he spotted, across the hall, the Rev. ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Medical Marijuana: Alan Clendenin, Florida Democratic Vice Chair, Breaks With Wasserman Schultz on Amendment 2

    The backlash over Debbie Wasserman Schultz's opposition to the amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has trickled into Monday with the vice chairman of the Florida Democratic Party publicly separating himself from Wasserman Schultz's stance. Alan Clendenin sent out a news release procl ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Former Broward State Sen. Nan Rich Opens Campaign Headquarters in Weston

    Irene Secada sat in the back of the campaign headquarters doing mental math. About 80 people were crammed and sweating inside of a Weston shopping mall suite to see Nan Rich, the 72-year-old former state senator and lifelong Democrat, open her gubernatorial campaign headquarters. Although the majori ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    FDLE: Dream Defenders Protest Costing Thousands, Hindering Law Enforcement Efforts

    Since July 16, protestors calling themselves the "Dream Defenders" have been occupying the state capitol building to protest George Zimmerman's acquittal and push for the repeal of Florida's Stand Your Ground laws. Harry Belafonte has joined the cause and Jay-Z is boycotting Florida in solidarity. ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Can Nan Rich Lead Democrats to Victory Over Rick Scott?

    Nan Rich's long shot campaign for governor keeps piling up points by the abuse it suffers. First the state GOP decides to take shots at her for her history as a defender of women's reproductive rights. Now she makes headlines when her own party denies her the right to speak at its Jefferson-Jackson ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    State Supreme Court Says New Broward, Palm Beach Senate Districts Unconstitutional

    ​In November 2010, Florida voters approved two amendments to the Florida state constitution that would ostensibly remove partisanship from the once-a-decade state redistricting process, the idea being that the House and Senate would no longer be able to draw their maps along partisan lines that fa ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Nan Rich Now Weighs in on Super Committee Failure, Scolds Rick Scott, GOP Policies

    ​Now that Florida's Senate minority leader has released a statement responding to Gov. Rick Scott's comments on the Super Committee's failure to compromise on how to make $1.2 billion in spending cuts, it's getting a little ridiculous.Nan Rich, a Weston Democrat, issued a response to the governor' ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Turns Out, Some Florida Lawmakers Aren't Homophobic Tools​It's good to know that in Florida -- a state that willingly elected an antigay, antichoice tea partier as its chief executive -- there are still a few legislators out there who are fighting against neo-cons' open advocacy of social injustice. ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Bestiality About To Be Outlawed In Florida

    Jailbait. ​You can kill animals. You can eat animals. You can even torture animals -- and press charges against anybody who photographs you while you're at it. But you can't make sweet, sweet love to animals. Not any more.This is a sad week for Florida's zoophiles, for as I write this there is a b ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    School Board Pay Comes Under Attack

    Wild Art: A recent photo of disgraced Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman, who continues to represent the county on state and national boards after being implicated as a player in the Chait scandal. This comes from a just-released video from the Florida Association of Counties aimed at prote ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    "Frantic" Tallahassee Battle: School Board Thwarts State Control

    When the Florida Senate prepared earlier this week to take direct oversight of the dysfunctional Broward County School Board earlier this week, the board's lobbyist, Georgia Slack, went into overdrive. Slack​Slack wrote in an email to Board members that she began "frantic lobbying" and engage ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Fox Meets Henhouse

    MC Model Citizen's Latest: Rick Headroom​So Florida Governor-Elect Rick Scott named his transition team which was stocked with former Jeb Bush staffers, hardcore state Republicans, and even our own U.S. Sen. George "The Maestro" LeMieux.   Mainigi​The transition t ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Anti-Bestiality Bill Gets Old Yeller Treatment

    fl.senate.govNan Rich​For the third straight year, Sen. Nan Rich of Sunrise has lost her bid to make sex with animals illegal in Florida. The bill died Friday in the Florida House, leaving Rich and her Senate staff thoroughly bewildered."For whatever reason, the House decided not to take it up," s ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Sen. Mike Bennett's Porntastic Day in State Senate Chamber

    Apparently, Sen. Mike Bennett's friends send him nudie pictures, which are to be opened only on the floor of the Florida Senate, while Dan Gelber is talking about an abortion bill. Bennett, a Republican from Bradenton, clicked off the image immediately.Then he turned on some dog porn, it appears. Or ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Sen. Nan Rich: Seriously, Florida, It's Time to Stop Humping Animals

    Flickr​With the state finances in disarray, 2009 was not the year for Florida legislators to spend their valuable time passing a law that would make it illegal to have sex with animals. But this year, with the state finances again in disarray, maybe Weston-based Sen. Nan Rich will finally get her ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    After His Arrest for "Littering," Darrin Podder Wondered: Was It My Hair?

    BSO, feel free to use this image for any scheduled "litter recognition" classes.​Last week, we brought you the sad tale of Darrin Podder, handcuffed and hauled to jail by Broward Sheriff's deputies for "littering" a 20-foot tree on a construction site in Pompano Beach that he'd been hired to lands ... More >>

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    March 27, 2010

    This Weekend, Pridefest of the Palm Beaches Has More to Celebrate

    You could theoretically travel around the world for twelve months attending gay pride festivals, from Melbourne in January to Manila in December. Blackman: Getting wet at tomorrow's Pridefest​The big US celebrations, in New York and San Fransisco, are scheduled to coincide with the historic Stone ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    West Palm Commission Supports Gay Adoption

    ​West Palm Beach became the second city in Broward-Palm Beach this month to pass a resolution supporting gays who want to adopt kids in Florida. Under current Florida law, gay men and lesbians are banned from adopting, although they're permitted, and in fact encouraged, to become foster parents. I ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Anti-Bestiality Bill Comes Roaring Back; Animal Sex a Topic for Senate Committee

    ​Looks like the zoophiles we interviewed for this New Times feature didn't convince Sen. Nan Rich. The Sunrise-based state legislator has re-introduced a bill that would make it a crime for a human being to have sex with an animal.flsenate.govNan Rich​Last year, though, her bill's first draft ma ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009
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    August 20, 2009
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    May 1, 2009

    Who Is Ari Porth? And Why?*

    -- How do we get all these shameless, grandstanding state reps? Adam Hasner, Nan Rich, it just gets so tiresome. Now listen to this from Rep. Ari Porth, a Democrat from Coral Springs: "I'm ashamed that my county has the unenviable distinction of being the pill-mill capital of the Uni ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Sen. Nan Rich Defends Bestiality Bill

    Of all the thorny, polarizing, and controversial subjects that a state legislator must handle, Sen. Nan Rich probably didn't think she'd have to explain the logic behind a bill that makes bestiality illegal. And to be fair, she doesn't have to explain it to anyone -- everybody else, it seems, gets i ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Researcher: Nan Rich Wrong About Bestiality

    flsenate.govSen. Nan RichState Senator Nan Rich has made waves with her crusade to make it illegal in Florida to have sex with animals. Not just around her Sunrise district, either. The controversy has earned Rich a future berth on Comedy Central's Daily Show.Anxious, perhaps, about being accused of ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Senate Dem From Weston Lands Gig for 2010

    There has never been a female leader of the Florida Senate's Democratic Caucus -- and there won't be till 2010, when Sen. Nan Rich, the Weston Democrat, assumes the role. She will get the formal designation at a press conference in Tallahassee at 10:30 this morning."It's long overdue," said Rich of ... More >>

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