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Maddox Comes Out Swinging at Republicans

May 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Having already won the state AFL-CIO's endorsement for commissioner of agriculture, Scott Maddox could breathe a sigh of relief. So, with the heat off, the former Tallahassee mayor offered the union convention a high-octane speech Saturday, tearing full force into Florida Republicans.

Maddox had won the backing of the state AFL-CIO in March for the primary and general elections.

Theres only one statewide candidate whos been endorsed, said Florida AFL-CIO President Mike Williams. Thats how good a friend Scott Maddox is.

Meek Blasts Crist, Makes His Own Case to the Union

May 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Trailing badly in the polls behind Republican candidate Marco Rubio and newly independent Gov. Charlie Crist, Congressman Kendrick Meek spoke to the AFL-CIO convention in Jacksonville on Saturday morning, desperately seeking their endorsement.

Crist Appeals to AFL-CIO For Support

May 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

The anticipation building Friday at the Florida AFL-CIO's meeting in Jacksonville was as thick as confetti on election night, as high-profile political candidates with high hopes began passionately courting labor leaders during the union's 2010 endorsement convention.

With 600 New Appointments, Crist Will Impact Florida For Years to Come

May 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

While Gov. Charlie Crist may not be running for reelection, he certainly is not acting as a lame duck and, in fact, his recent appointments will be shaping Florida for years to come.

In the last week of the 2010 session, the Senate confirmed almost 600 appointments the governor had made to various bodies in Florida.

Political Bits and Pieces

May 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

At least one prominent independent politician wont be backing Charlie Crist. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not endorse the now independent governors bid for the U.S. Senate.

Senate Candidates Tackle Kagan Nomination

May 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

With hearings now scheduled for Solicitor General Elena Kagans nomination to the Supreme Court, Floridas candidates in the U.S. Senate election are weighing in on the matter.

Crowded Field in 11th Congressional District Looks to Take On Kathy Castor

May 17, 2010 - 6:00pm

A field of four Republicans and one Democrat are looking to challenge Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor in Floridas 11th Congressional District. Stretching around most of Tampa Bay, including most of Tampa and parts of St. Petersburg and Bradenton, the district remains one of the more reliable Democratic districts in the state. Nevertheless, some Republicans are optimistic they will do better there come November.

National Conservative Leaders: Crist Is Not to Be Trusted

May 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

With Gov. Charlie Crist leaving the Republican Party to continue his campaign for the U.S. Senate as an independent, leaders at the national level warn Florida conservatives that Crist can't be trusted on the issues -- especially a measure requiring women considering abortions to have an ultrasound.

Bud Chiles May Be Walking in His Father's Footsteps

May 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Adding more drama to what already promises to be a gripping political season in Florida, Lawton Bud Chiles III, education advocate and son of the longtime U.S. senator and governor, is seriously considering announcing a run for governor.

Political Bits and Pieces

May 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

Gov. Charlie Crist signed a measure allowing more cameras to be installed at traffic signals to catch drivers who run through red lights While Crist may not have support from the Republican leadership of the House, he seems to be getting some from the Democrats.

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