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Political Bits and Pieces

July 1, 2010 - 6:00pm


The campaign trail took former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the leading Republican candidate in the battle for the U.S. Senate seat, to Daytona on Saturday. Rubio campaigned at the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race before heading to St.

Florida Right-to-Life PAC Releases Endorsements for Primaries

June 30, 2010 - 6:00pm


Florida Right-to-Life PACreleased its endorsements Thursday afternoon for the Aug. 24 primaries -- and while the pro-life political groupbacked some candidates,the PACalso sat out or passed on others, refusing to endorse either of the two leading Republican gubernatorial candidates.

GOP AG Candidates Back Bill McCollum's Suit Against Obama Health Care Laws

June 30, 2010 - 6:00pm


Locked in a tight race for the Republican attorney general nomination, former Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi and former Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Holly Benson won endorsements on Thursday and used the opportunity to pledge to continue Attorney General Bill McCollums lawsuit against new federal health-care laws backed by President Barack Obama. Kottkamp also picked up an endorsement and used it to stress his legal background.

Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene Battle for Gay Floridians' Votes

June 30, 2010 - 6:00pm

Trailing behind independent Gov. Charlie Crist and Republican former House Speaker Marco Rubio in the polls and now facing a bitter contest with billionaire financier Jeff Greene for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep.

Running to the Left, Brian Moore Takes on Alex Sink for Dem Gubernatorial Nomination

June 29, 2010 - 6:00pm


Republican Rick Scott isn't the only health care executive in the gubernatorial race anymore. Democratic candidate Brian Moore, with more than 20 years in the HMO managed care industry, is in the race, too -- promising to offer Democratic voters a choice and taking swings at state CFO Alex Sink.

Three-Way GOP Battle to Take On Debbie Wasserman Schultz

June 29, 2010 - 6:00pm


While U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz represents what appears to be a safe Democratic district, three Republican candidates have emerged to take on the incumbent.

Democratic Candidates in Close AG Race Unleash Attacks

June 28, 2010 - 6:00pm


With less than two months to go until the primary, the two candidates locked in a tight battle for the Democratic attorney general nomination are finally starting to launch attacks on each other.

With Help From Bill Clinton, Kendrick Meek Looks to Pull Ahead of Jeff Greene

June 27, 2010 - 6:00pm

Facing a serious challenge from billionaire investor Jeff Greene for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate and trailing independent Gov. Charlie Crist and Republican candidate Marco Rubio in the polls, U.S. Rep.

Rumored Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich Backs Bill McCollum

June 27, 2010 - 6:00pm

Speculation continues that former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is planning a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 -- and his increasingly active profile in Florida politics only increases the buzz.

Florida's Congressional Delegation Takes Bipartisan Stand Against Obama Cuts to NASA

June 24, 2010 - 6:00pm

With President Barack Obama threatening to slash NASAs budget, members of Floridas delegation from both parties continued to speak out last week, warning the White House that these cuts would have a severe impact on the state and the nation.

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