With Republicans gaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Obama administration knows it is a whole new ballgame.
Incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, tapped Rep. John Legg, R-Port Richey, as speaker pro tempore on Friday, and named Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, as House majority leader.
Surevying the poltical landscape, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee jumped in on Tuesdays election results -- and set the stage for another possible presidential bid.
With Republicans controlling the U.S. House after the elections Tuesday, the infighting has begun with congressional leaders jockeying for position -- including a Florida Republican looking to move up in the ranks.
With Republicans routing Democrats across the nation on Tuesday, the GOP won a veto-proof majority in the Florida House of Representatives as five incumbent Democrats went down to defeat. When the dust settled, Republicans controlled 81 of the 120 seats in the Florida House -- increasing their majority by five.
With the political wind at their backs, Florida Republicans increased their majority in the state Senate, claiming 28 of its 40 seats -- a very comfortable majority for incoming Gov. Rick Scotts legislative agenda.
Republicans won control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday -- with a helping hand from Florida voters.
While there were some dramatic races in the Sunshine State, including some pivotal victories that helped Republicans take control of the U.S. House, most of the states congressional races were not particularly close.
With a flurry of new polls showing the gubernatorial race extremely close, state CFO and Democratic candidate Alex Sink and Republican nominee businessman Rick Scott crossed the state Monday, beating the drums to rally their supporters to the polls.
Gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott, at a tea party event Saturday, led a parade of Republican and conservative candidates -- including a possible 2012 presidential hopeful -- in making one last pitch to conservative Floridians to get out the vote on Election Day.