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Political Bits and Pieces

August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is increasing its bet on Attorney General Bill McCollum in the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Having already spent $225,000 to run a television commercial praising McCollum, the chamber is now forking over another $660,000 to keep the ad on the air

In Dem AG Race, Aronberg, Gelber Get Down and Dirty on 527s

August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

The close contest between Sen. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach and Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres for the Democratic nomination for attorney general is growing increasingly contentious in the final two weeks before the Aug. 24 primary.

Bill McCollum and Rick Scott Pound the Drums -- and Each Other -- on Immigration

August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

Attorney General Bill McCollum, locked in a bitter contest with health-care executive Rick Scott for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, focused on immigration Wednesday in Orlando, proposing a new law similar to one that passed in Arizona. The Scott campaign, meanwhile, fired back with a new commercial, quoting McCollum saying he supported bringing the Arizona law to Florida and then showing the attorney general saying just the opposite.

Dems Jeff Greene, Kendrick Meek: Too Much Attack, Too Little Debate

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Even as polls continue to show a neck-and-neck sprint to the finish, personal attacks -- not an explanation of platforms -- dominated Tuesday night's debate between the two top Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and billionaire financier Jeff Greene.

Rick Scott Strikes Back

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Health-care executive Rick Scott, the leading candidate in a contentious battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, struck back at primary opponent Bill McCollum Tuesday, accusing him of deliberately attempting to damage Solantic Urgent Care -- a business of which Scott is an investor.

Dem CFO Candidate Loranne Ausley Pounds 'Culture of Corruption in Tallahassee'

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Former Rep. Loranne Ausley, the Democratic candidate for state CFO, took aim at the leadership of the Legislature Tuesday -- namely her Republican opponent, Senate President Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach.

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.

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