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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.

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.

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