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Political Bits and Pieces

November 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

Incoming Gov. Rick Scott wanted to meet with all of the members of the Legislature beforecoming into office in January and he has been hitting the ground running.

Obama Should Have Clear Path to Dem Renomination in 2012

November 21, 2010 - 6:00pm

With Republicans routing Democrats across the country on Election Day, speculation has been building throughout November that President Barack Obama will face a challenge for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2012.

20 States Up for Health-Care Challenge, but Bill McCollum, Pam Bondi Look to Get More

November 17, 2010 - 6:00pm

On Thursday, incoming Attorney General Pam Bondi and outgoing Attorney General Bill McCollum released a letter on which they collaborated, encouraging current and incoming attorneys general and governors across the nation to join the suit McCollum launched against new federal health-care laws.

Ending Bid for Congressional Leadership, Connie Mack Takes Aim at Bill Nelson

November 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

U.S. Rep. Connie Mack dropped his bid to move up to the fifth-ranking position in the newly controlled Republican Congress Wednesday, but he took a big step toward challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012.

Political Bits and Pieces

November 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

Former Senate president and incoming state CFO Jeff Atwater named his transition team Tuesday. He chose Tom Petway from the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission as his chairman.

House Extends Alcee Hastings Travel Probe

November 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings is the subject of a stepped-up investigation into alleged misuse of travel funds on overseas trips.

Florida Legislature Overturns Crist Vetoes

November 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

Hours after taking the reins, House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, and Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, led the Legislature during an abbreviated special session Tuesday in passing eight bills vetoed earlier in the year by outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist.

Dean Cannon Becomes Speaker of the Florida House

November 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

On Tuesday morning, the overwhelming Republican majority selected Rep. Dean Cannon of Winter Park to be speaker of the Florida House -- and the new speaker responded with a promise to spend the next two years fighting for conservative values.

Ron Saunders, House Dems Get Ready for GOP Supermajority

November 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

The thin ranks of the House Democratic caucus convened Tuesday morning, choosing leaders to face two years of a dominant Republican majority.

Mike Haridopolos Names Senate Committee Chairs

November 14, 2010 - 6:00pm

As the Senate readies for its special session on Tuesday, incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, named committee and subcommittee chairs.

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