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Dynastic Ambitions Battle in Florida Politics

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

We should all be thankful that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe did not have sons who lived to maturity.

Jeb Bush Goes to Bat for Bill McCollum

August 8, 2010 - 6:00pm

With two weeks remaining until the primary elections and with early voting under way, Attorney General Bill McCollum stumped across the state Monday with former Gov. Jeb Bush -- in what looked and felt like an attempt to rally the troops and pull his flagging GOP gubernatorial campaign up by its bootstraps.

Political Bits and Pieces

August 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

With a little over two weeks until the primary elections, politicians are scrambling across the state to stump as much as possible and trying to find ways to earn as much attention as possible.

Mike Haridopolos Vows to Fix 'Broken Medicaid System'

August 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

An exasperated incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, concluding a three-day tour of medical facilities across the state, vowed to do everything in his power to improve a broken Medicaid system.

Looking to Turn Around Economy, Bud Chiles Links Alternative Energy and Jobs

August 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

Independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles met with business leaders and environmental activists in Tallahassee Friday to discuss alternative energy sources for Florida, linking them to the states downtrodden economy.

Sparks Fly Between Bill McCollum and Rick Scott

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

Health-care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, the two leading candidates in a bitterly contested battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, probably did little to enlighten Florida voters during a Tampa-TV debate Thursday evening.

Florida Politicians Toe Party Lines on Elena Kagan Confirmation

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

On a 63-37 vote, the U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed the appointment of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States -- with Florida's delegation surprising no one when the vote was taken.

Who's More Conservative? I Am, Cries Rick Scott; I Am, Cries Bill McCollum

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

The backing of conservatives is crucial in the hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary between health-care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, as both candidates seek to brandish their appeal to right-of-center voters while painting their rival as a closet liberal.

Attacks Flying in Close Democratic AG Battle

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

With less than three weeks until the primary, the hotly contested battle for the Democratic attorney general nomination took a hard turn Thursday when Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres ran the first television ad of the contest.

Poll: Rick Scott Keeps GOP in Governor's Mansion, Bill McCollum Delivers to Dems

August 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday shows the two leading Republicans running for governor fare very differently when pitted against Democratic front-runner Alex Sink, the state CFO -- with health-care executive Rick Scott leading Sink and Attorney General Bill McCollum trailing the Democrat.




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