A Florida judge took the GOP and their redrawn congregational district maps from 2012 to the proverbial woodshed on Thursday, when he ruled that the maps were drawn up illegally. Second Judicial Circuit judge Terry P. Lewis called the maps a mockery to the rules of transparency when he ruled that F ... More >>
Echoing sentiments he made a couple of months ago, Florida gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist says race was a big reason he chose to bolt the Republican Party. Crist sat down with Fusion TV on Tuesday and said the GOP's hostile treatment of President Obama was a big reason he decided to switch pa ... More >>
President Barack Obama is currently on his Let's Talk About the Economy, You Guys Tour 2013, and his latest stop takes him to Jacksonville on Thursday. Obama will be speaking on the state of the economy at the Jacksonville Port Authority. The crux of his speeches thus far -- in Illinois and Missou ... More >>
Everyone's been so quick to declare Marco Rubio dead ever since he got all the GOPers hot and bothered when he decided to take on immigration reform. He managed to bring down the harrumph from fellow GOPer leaders like Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, from California, who said Rubio and his "weasel words" c ... More >>
Rick Scott, in an apparent mission to blow up every possible bridge linking him to re-election in 2014, signed a bill on Friday banning paid sick leave for Floridians, because, as much as they love to talk up how they hate Big Government and Bengazziiii and TAXES BAD, the GOPers simply love this eve ... More >>
That GOP need to build bridges to the nation's Hispanic community? The need party elders have talked so much about since Barack Obama was re-elected largely due to Hispanic support? The need that's propelled Florida's own Marco Rubio to preeminence in the early scouting reports on the GOP 2016 presd ... More >>
Jeb! Bush is speaking in Texas on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton is also slated to speak in Texas on Wednesday at a different event. Also in Texas on Wednesday: 2016 Presidential Hopeful Speculation!
Former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, Jim Greer was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 months in prison, plus a year's probation for stealing from the Republican Party. See also: - Jim Greer: Racism and Dead Bodies Ahead - Jim Greer Lied to Everyone: to Us, to You, to Himself. And Then, Cha ... More >>
After a short-lived term as Broward Republican chairman came to a close for Rico Petrocelli because he didn't get along with people, or some such thing, the Broward GOP had a chance to really come out swinging, especially after getting slammed in the November elections, and choose a new leader who d ... More >>
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 >>
Last week Marco Rubio spoke at the GOPers Paradise To Complain About The Black Fella, Them Freeloadin' Poor People, And Don't Touch My AK-47-Palooza (or CPAC, for short) where he basically told everyone that denying gay people simple civil rights doesn't at all make him a bigot, and that global warm ... More >>
Voter fraud in Florida? OH DO TELL. Two ex-employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, which the GOPers hired to register voters prior to the November elections, were charged with a third-degree felony after they admitted they forged voter-registration forms, according to the Florida Department of La ... More >>
Rico Petrocelli, the broke Broward Republican chairman, has decided to go all Roberto Duran on us and say no mas. See also: - Rico Petrocelli, Broward County Republican Chairman, Broke as a Bad Joke The Broward Republican Executive Committee issued a statement on Petrocelli's resignation, while th ... More >>
One of the wonderful things about Obama's winning reelection is watching the GOPers immerse themselves in doing what they do best: making loud noises and saying crazy shit that makes even certifiably crazy people say, "Whoa. Thassome crazy shit." But amid the thicket of Benghazi ramblings and other ... More >>
During the 2008 elections, early voting lines went long. So then-Gov. Charlie Christ extended early voting, allowing more people the chance to vote. That was pretty much when the Republicans started to hate him because a lot of them blamed Obama winning Florida on that move. Because everyone being a ... More >>
Watching The Debate in a room full of GOPers with 60 or so televisions tuned to Fox News doesn't foster the idea that anyone other than Mittens won the evening. That opinion is to be expected. (And appears to be the consensus.) But neither does it instill the idea that the Romster decisively flipped ... More >>
People living in Delray might have received a mailer about Democrat Sen. Maria Sachs contributing to George W. Bush "more than once" and being in cahoots with Katherine Harris in disenfranchising voters. The mailers, from a group called Progressives, are intended to sound as if a liberal organizati ... More >>
Remember when Charlie Crist used to be a Republican? Well Charlie Crist does. And he thinks it used to be pretty great. And then Barack Obama went and hugged him and got his government take over stank all over Crist and ruined a perfectly good Republican. Because of this treachery, the GOP brande ... More >>
Charlie Crist is really taking this Republicans suck thing seriously. Coming on the heels of his endorsement of Barack Obama, the former Republican governor is now slated to be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. Shocking? YES. Except that, no. Crist might be ... More >>
With the RNC kicking off tomorrow -- instead of today (thanks to that freedom hating storm, Isaac!) -- rumors began to swirl that Charlie Crist was going to formally announce his change to the Democratic party in an op-ed piece for the Tampa Bay Times. Crist didn't technically announce his party c ... More >>
Quinnipiac University has been ringing Florida phones off their hooks the past week or two -- a poll yesterday showed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pulling ahead of Barack Obama in the state, and there's a poll about Florida baseball that came out this morning that's of pretty much n ... More >>
A bizarre showdown is unfolding in Tallahassee this week. Advocates for parents -- including the Florida PTA and Parents Across America -- are lobbying vehemently against a bill that's supposed to "empower them."The proposed legislation would let parents vote to turn a failing public school ... More >>
Although one of Republican Rep. Connie Mack's advisers announced that the congressman was running for U.S. senator in 2012 more than a month ago, it's not official until there's a Fox News appearance involved.Mack appeared on Sean Hannity's show to make his formal announcement, spending most of h ... More >>
FlickrConnie MackWhereas "someone else/not sure" was the overwhelming leader in previous polls for the Republican nomination in next year's U.S. Senate race, Rep. Connie Mack's entrance into the race changes things a bit.Mack enters with the support of 32 percent of Republican voters, according t ... More >>
There's been a common theme among this year's GOP presidential candidates -- firmly planting their lips on the buttcheeks of Sen. Marco Rubio and dropping his name as a potential running mate.If that's a ploy to win Florida in a general election, it won't help, according to survey results release ... More >>
With this afternoon's release of Public Policy Polling's survey of Florida Republican voters, Florida became the first Southern state polled by the firm that didn't select Texas Gov. Rick Perry as its front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination.Instead, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ... More >>
Texas Gov. Rick PerryWithout much difference from the national poll released the day of the CNN/Tea Party express GOP presidential debate two weeks ago, most Florida Republicans would pick Texas Gov. Rick Perry as their presidential nominee, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released ... 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 >>
Texas Gov. Rick PerryIn anticipation of the GOP presidential debate it's hosting, CNN released its freshest poll numbers, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry leading the pack -- ahead by 12 percentage points over second-place Mitt Romney.The poll showed that 30 percent of the 446 Republican voters surveye ... More >>
thedailyshow.comRep. Allen West was the subject of another Comedy Central news satire yesterday, when Daily Show host Jon Stewart made a quip starring West as Batman -- except he's driving the "Batshit mobile." Republican House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy showed the GOP House members a clip fro ... More >>
Marco RubioRepublican presidential candidates are going to need an incredible campaign strategy to dismantle President Obama in the 2012 election.Two of the biggest challenges are winning large swing states, like Florida, and figuring out how to get Hispanic voters to pick in their favor.The answ ... 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 >>
renovomedia.comFormer Gov. Jeb Bush, already making pet names for Tim Pawlenty.As soft-spoken former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is in South Florida today to court GOP voters for his 2012 presidential run, he got some Twitter love this morning from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush."I admire truth tel ... More >>
via PoliticoKaren Floyd says Florida should be punished for violating RNC rules.Two Republican officials blasted Florida today for refusing to move its primary date, which is set for January 31, in violation of the rules of both Republican and Democratic parties. It's some of the toughest talk we ... More >>
Stephen Prosper JusticeHarry Sargeant IIIYesterday, The Washington Post revealed that Delray Beach billionaire and oilman Harry Sargeant III may have bilked to the US government -- and, by extension, the US taxpayer -- to the tune of $200 million, while supplying jet fuel to American troops in we ... More >>
Flickr User: senjimdemintSen. Jim DeMintSen. Jim DeMint from South Carolina is one of the most conservative members of Congress, but it's still something of a coup that he endorsed the most conservative contender in Florida's Senate race, Marco Rubio.That's because in doing so, DeMint is defying the ... More >>
Flickr User: Americans forProsperityRubioMoments after Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate last week, he received the endorsement of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, with endorsements from leading Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell soon to follow. The intent wasn ... More >>
Flickr User: CABridgesThe would-be future senator with the soon-to-be past Sen. Martinez.Now we got ourselves a bona fide political jamboree. Charlie Crist will seek Florida's U.S. Senate seat on behalf of the Dixiecrat, I mean the Whig, I mean the (could this be right?) Republican Party, even thoug ... More >>
Maybe Rush Limbaugh doesn't spend enough time in his Palm Beach home. Because clearly, there's no path back to political relevance for the Republican Party that does not include winning back Florida. And yet the two figures who have the most credibility on that front, governors Jeb Bush and Charlie ... More >>
When House Republicans caucus, I'll bet it looks something like this: Star Wars-Imperial March - Click here for more amazing videosAmid all the other state budget crises, it's not getting nearly enough attention, but the Florida Legislature is on the brink of giving the heave-ho to $444 million in f ... More >>
A judge has cleared the way for the Green Party to figure out who's behind the Florida Five, a group of mysterious Green Party candidates who ran in contested races across the state last November. Most of the Florida Five were broke young people who couldn't have afforded the couple thousand dollars ... More >>
Sworn testimony backs up claims that Bruce Jordan boasted of his affair with Charlie Crist.
Sworn testimony backs up claims that Bruce Jordan boasted of his affair with Charlie Crist.
And other things the Republican Party wants you to believe on Election Day.
Another in the long tradition of Broward elephants posing as donkeys.
Fort Lauderdale's John B. Anderson ran for president in 1980 and paved the way for spoiler candidates
The GOP eyes a George W. Bush victory in traditionally Democratic Palm Beach County. Here's why.
The mainstream media ruin a perfectly good debate