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Rubio and Meek Camps Continue to Fire Away at Charlie Crist

September 28, 2010 - 6:00pm

Gov. Charlie Crist, running for the U.S. Senate without party affiliation, continues to be hammered from both sides by Republican Marco Rubio, the front-runner in the race, and Democratic candidate U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.

Looking to Revive Ties Between Economy and Education, Rick Scott Pushes for School Choice

September 27, 2010 - 6:00pm

Following in the footsteps of former Gov. Jeb Bush, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott called for reforming the states school system when he unveiled his education plan at a campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday.

Capitol Ralliers Demand Crist Reform Unemployment System

September 27, 2010 - 6:00pm

About 40 Floridians rallied at the old Capitol Tuesday to demand that Gov. Charlie Crist expand the states unemployment compensation program by executive order.

Political Bits and Pieces

September 26, 2010 - 6:00pm

While Florida Republican George LeMieux is in the final months of his appointed stint to the U.S. Senate, he continues to play a prominent role in Washington.

Pledging to Continue McCollum's Fight Against Fed Health-Care Laws, Bondi Gets NFIB Backing

September 26, 2010 - 6:00pm

The Florida chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Republican nominee Pam Bondi for attorney general Monday morning, citing her commitment to continue a challenge launched by Attorney General Bill McCollum against President Barack Obama's new health-care laws.

Republicans Close but Unlikely to Win Supermajority in State Senate

September 23, 2010 - 6:00pm

With Sen. John Thrasher of Jacksonville, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, vowing that the incoming Senate will be the most conservative upper chamber in 40 years, the Republicans gleefully look to expand their majority in November -- and believe they have a great chance of doing so.

But it wont be easy. And it's highly likely they will win the four more seats it would take to reach a supermajority. They're close -- and will be closer after Nov. 2 -- but they are likely to fall two seats short.

Agriculture Candidates Focus on Alternative Energy

September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

The two leading candidates battling to be the states next commissioner of agriculture and consumer services focused on alternative energy Thursday, each one insisting that he would be better for Floridians looking to tap into renewable energy sources including solar power, biofuels and wind.

Congressional Republicans Roll Out 'Pledge to America'

September 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

Seeking to capture the spirit of the Contract With America that propelled their party to control the U.S. House in 1994 for the first time in 40 years, Republicans unveiled the Pledge to America Thursday. Their hope -- the goal behind the strategy -- is to pick up control of Congress in Novembers elections.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Gay Adoption Ban as Unconstitutional

September 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

An appeals court in Miami shook up the Sunshine States political landscape Wednesday by ruling that the 33-year-old Florida law banning gay couples from adopting children is unconstitutional.

Possible 2012 Republican Candidates Testing Waters in Florida

September 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Tampa will be hosting the 2012 Republican National Convention, and that fact hasn't escaped a bevy of potential presidential candidates who are eyeing the Sunshine State two years ahead of time.

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