Gov. Rick Scott swung through Fort Lauderdale yesterday as part of a campaign-style "tax cut tour" to galvanize support for a quixotic $500 million tax cut he wants to jam through the state Legislature this coming term. Calling it his "primary goal" for next year, Scott again reiterated the appare ... More >>
A campaign is underway to have Florida Democrats -- both the party and elected officials -- pledge to refuse campaign finance contributions from global private prison operator GEO Group, the Boca Raton-based company whose history includes a record notorious for human rights abuses. See also: - FAU ... More >>
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 >>
The refrain at the Broward County Supervisors of Elections goes something like this: We told voters everything they needed to know. It's not our fault the lines were so long. We've been preaching absentee ballots for months. People knew everything they needed to. Believe us: They did. We did absolut ... More >>
Gary Root, a 71-year-old registered Republican from Naples, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge after he protested Obama in the most sarcastic way ever. Root was apparently unhappy with being taxed, so he went over to his local Democratic Party headquarters and threw a penny at the workers inside ... More >>
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 >>
While plenty of candidates are going to be trying to make their opponents look like off-kilter, rhetoric-spouting do-nothings, it's not likely any have an easier time of it than Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate aiming for the District 18 seat.He's running against that velvet-voiced charmer A ... More >>
Update, 4/19: Got comment from Wasserman Schultz's camp. Added to the story.Original post, 4/17:Between January and the end of March, South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz donated $73,000 to Democratic campaigns across the country. It's not surprising -- she's chair of the Democratic ... More >>
Democrats Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy have maintained that they're both hell-bent on defeating Republican Rep. Allen West in this year's election.On the other hand, it's not 100 percent that they'll both want to run against West considering the redistricting process, so both Democrats have be ... More >>
Fox "News"If Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said something profoundly stupid, we'd be all over it.Unfortunately, this is a case of a Fox News writer saying something profoundly stupid.When the headline "DNC Chair Blames Tea Party for Tucson Shooting" comes with a chopped-up video clip and an ellip ... More >>
Florida House DemocratsThe Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi (left) with a cup of pee and Rep. Darryl Rouson.Apparently trolling Gov. Rick Scott during his budget announcement yesterday was just one part of the quest for urine by the staff of the Daily Show With Jon Stewart.Now, "correspondent" Aasif Man ... More >>
Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a finalist for PolitiFact's 2011 "Lie of the Year" award(?), thanks to her accusation that Republicans want "Jim Crow laws."Wasserman Schultz joins President Obama -- who was nominated twice ... More >>
In advance of tonight's GOP presidential debate, the Democratic National Committee has released a report claiming that 9.5 million American jobs would be lost if a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution were implemented by next year -- including the loss of 473,000 jobs in Florida.The reas ... More >>
Allen WestA few hours after we said an apology from Rep. Allen West was highly unlikely for his email rant to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, he said he had apologized -- which was caught on tape by a Huffington Post reporter.Wasserman Schultz said he never apologized shortly after that, and West' ... More >>
Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who wants to take over Rep. Allen West's seat in 2012, says West's attack on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz shows he's "incapable of controlling himself," and says he should face a censure.Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith today demanded an apology from West, ... More >>
Debbie Wasserman SchultzDemocratic National Committee Chairwoman and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now the basis of a recycled joke.American Crossroads -- the group that provided millions of dollars to put conservative candidates in office in the 2010 midterm electio ... More >>
via Sun SentinelDebbie Wasserman Schultz and Gabriel Giffords, who was shot in the head earlier this year.The Florida House's self-defeating restoration of plans for a prescription drug database to help fight our state's lethal abuse epidemic caught quite a buzz last week. But Congresswoman Debbi ... More >>
The Kings Point Condos have long been a tumor on Broward County's body politic. The Democratic-voter-packed condo complex for the elderly is in the heart of Tamarac -- and Tamarac, of course, is a nest of bribe takers that has recently become the corruption capital of not only Broward but also ... More >>
via Fort ReportDespite resistance to federal health care reform and the governor's refusal of a federally funded high-speed rail project, President Barack Obama maintains slightly favorable approval ratings among Floridian voters. And the most formidable of his potential Republican opponents is a ... More >>
By day, Ron Mills is a Democratic area leader and president of the Dolphins Democrats, an influential and active gay political club. Miami Herald Mills, left, with another Republican, Sheriff Al Lamberti, and fellow Democrat Michael Albetta, right.By night, he quietly worke ... More >>
Flickr User: banzainetsurfer"Self-immolation" may not be quite the right metaphor for the Dems' chances in the AG's race.You'll have to pardon Florida's Democratic voters if they're not as eager about the attorney general's race as Dan Gelber is. The state senator from Miami Beach announced his cand ... More >>
The media klieg lights are always on, but they dim just a tad around the close of the business day Friday. Everybody's off to happy hour, or making the week's last commute home. Media consumers take a break to spend time with friends and family, and it may be late in the weekend before they bother t ... More >>
U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Kendrick Meek of Miami will be coming to Pompano Beach tomorrow morning to snag another labor endorsement.The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO, with offices on South Andrews Boulevard, will officially back Meek's bid for the Democratic nomi ... More >>
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 >>
It would be one thing if a South Florida paper was heralding U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek as the frontrunner in the U.S. Senate's Democratic primary for 2010. It's a far more auspicious thing that a Tampa Bay paper is making that claim, albeit with some hesitation. Along with Orlando, Jacksonville and th ... More >>
flsenate.govSen. Nan RichThere 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 lon ... More >>
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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