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Bud Chiles Pushes for Renewable Energy

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


Bud Chiles, the son of Florida political legend Lawton Chiles, brought his independent gubernatorial campaign to Cocoa on Wednesday, where he visited the Florida Solar Energy Center and unveiled his platform on renewable energy.

Dem U.S. Senate Candidates Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene Shore Up Their Credentials

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


The two leading candidates in the race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination spent Wednesday shoring up their credentials, with billionaire financier Jeff Greene unveiling his economic agenda while U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek highlighted his political experience by bringing out the endorsements of 39 local officials from across Florida.

Political Bits and Pieces

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


While Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick Scott, the two leading candidates battling for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, have taken President Barack Obama to task for launching a lawsuit suing Arizona over new laws on immigration, Floridas congressional Republicans are not out front on the issue.

Rick Scott, Bill McCollum Oppose Obama Administration's Suit Against Arizona Immigration Laws

July 5, 2010 - 6:00pm


Both health care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, competing in a close fight for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, attacked a federal lawsuit against Arizonas new immigration laws.

Marco Rubio Opposes Elena Kagan's Nomination to the Supreme Court

July 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

The leading Republican candidate in the race for U.S.

Attorney General Candidates Take to the Airwaves

July 5, 2010 - 6:00pm


With close races in both the Republican and Democratic primaries for Floridas next attorney general, two of the leading candidates in the race unveiled new commercials on Tuesday as they maneuver for position to win their primary elections Aug. 24.

After Long Weekend, GOP Gov, Dem Senate Candidates Sprinting to Primaries

July 5, 2010 - 6:00pm


After a long Independence Day weekend, politicians in two of the closest races in Florida are hitting the campaign trail hard as they ramp up efforts before the Aug. 24 primaries.

The close contest for the Republican gubernatorial nomination between Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick Scott took center stage Tuesday morning.

Florida Seafood Safe, Plentiful, Say Commercials, Grocery Stores

July 1, 2010 - 6:00pm


The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants consumers to know that seafood from the Sunshine State remains safe and untainted by the oil spill. And the message comes just ahead of tens of thousands of Independence Day cookouts in the state.

To get the message out, the department launched a new commercial to back Florida's commercial fishermen and its advertising partnership with major grocery chains.

Tallahassee, Gainesville Resist Recession

July 1, 2010 - 6:00pm

Seeking a lift from Florida's economic doldrums? Tallahassee and Gainesville may have just the ticket.

While the Sunshine State suffers from double-digit unemployment and is mired in one of the worst real estate downturns in its history, Tallahassee and Gainesville aren't feeling the pain so acutely.

On America's 234th Birthday, a Look at Florida's Role in the Revolution

July 1, 2010 - 6:00pm


As the nation celebrates the 234th anniversary of independence this Fourth of July weekend, Floridians can look back at the strange and almost entirely forgotten role their state played in the American Revolution.

A Spanish colony for almost 200 years, the English gained Florida at the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which ended the Seven Years War. People in the U.S. call it the French and Indian War.

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