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Political Bits and Pieces

July 8, 2010 - 6:00pm


The Republican Party of Palm Beach County hosted Lobster Fest on Thursday and a number of high-profile GOP candidates appeared to pitch their campaigns. Health care executive Rick Scott, running against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, was in attendance. So were U.S. Rep.

Senate Rivals Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek Rip Into Charlie Crist on Special Session

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


With Gov. Charlie Crist calling for a special session of the Legislature to advance a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in state waters, his rivals in the race for the U.S. Senate seat are taking aim at the governor and his response to the oil spill in the Gulf.

Gov. Charlie Crist Calls Special Session to Ban Offshore Drilling

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

At a hastily called press conference Thursday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Crist called for a special session of the Legislature to propose voters decide in November whether to put an offshore oil-drilling ban in the Florida Constitution.

Despite Lagging Fund-Raising and Poor Polls, Kendrick Meek Team Sure Candidate Can Win

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek announced on Thursday morning that his campaign for the U.S. Senate had raised more than $1 million from more than 7,000 supporters in the second quarter of 2010 and his campaign team released a memo arguing he can win -- despite trailing behind the field in funds and in the polls.

Rick Scott Sues to Change State Campaign Finance Laws

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


Rick Scott, the health-care executive running in a highly contested battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, launched a lawsuit Wednesday in Tallahassee's U.S. District Court, looking to challenge state campaign finance laws that would benefit Attorney General Bill McCollum, his chief rival for the GOP nod.

Marco Rubio Leads in New Poll With Charlie Crist Right Behind

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Thursday morning showing the U.S. Senate battle remains up for grabs between independent candidate Gov. Charlie Crist and former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the likely Republican nominee.

Mike Haridopolos Tackles National Issues

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, waded into national politics this week, taking shots at President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democratic senator from Florida who is up for re-election in 2012.

Bud Chiles Pushes for Renewable Energy

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


Bud Chiles, the son of Florida political legend Lawton Chiles, brought his independent gubernatorial campaign to Cocoa on Wednesday, where he visited the Florida Solar Energy Center and unveiled his platform on renewable energy.

Dem U.S. Senate Candidates Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene Shore Up Their Credentials

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


The two leading candidates in the race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination spent Wednesday shoring up their credentials, with billionaire financier Jeff Greene unveiling his economic agenda while U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek highlighted his political experience by bringing out the endorsements of 39 local officials from across Florida.

Political Bits and Pieces

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


While Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick Scott, the two leading candidates battling for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, have taken President Barack Obama to task for launching a lawsuit suing Arizona over new laws on immigration, Floridas congressional Republicans are not out front on the issue.

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