With congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite suddenly retiring due to health concerns, Hernando County Sheriff Rich Nugent is the favorite of the Republican establishment over conservative activist Jason Sager.
Republican congressman Ander Crenshaw appears headed for another tem in the House with almost $774,000 in the bank and no Democratic opponent.
While there is some optimism in Republican circles about knocking off longtime U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, Repubs simply have not been able to bank enough money so far to knock off the Democratic incumbent.
With no Democratic opponent and ahead of his rivals in funds, U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Republican, appears in solid shape to win another term. Miller has spent most of the more than $370,000 that he has raised but his team has almost $56,000 left in the bank.
With Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, and House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, calling for a second special session of the Legislature at the end of summer to tackle economic issues resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf, Floridas political leaders and candidates are weighing in on its merits.
Taking on most of his fellow Republicans in the Sunshine State, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack reiterated his opposition to Florida passing an immigration law similar to the measure passed by Arizona earlier in the year.
With the Legislature going into special session next week to consider backing a constitutional amendment to ban oil drilling in state waters, Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, is now ready for a second oil-related session to be held at the end of summer -- and he has the backing of the House speaker.
On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw commented on an appropriations bill moving through the U.S. House that could pay dividends for Jacksonville and its strong Navy presence.
Money is flowing into a congressional race in Central Florida where U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, a freshman Democrat, looks to hold off whoever emerges from a crowded field of Republican candidates.
Even though the 2010 elections are still being waged, speculation has already begun about which Republicans will look to challenge U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012. The venerable national opinion journal The New Republic ran a piece on energy bills in the Senate and offered an aside building up current U.S. Sen. George LeMieux possibly taking on Nelson. With his recent letter to Nelson on national issues, buzz is building that incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, could also be looking at running for the U.S. Senate come 2012 ...