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Rasmussen Poll Finds Floridians Oppose Obama Suit Against Arizona, Want Like Laws Here

July 11, 2010 - 6:00pm


A new poll reveals Floridians are strongly opposed to President Barack Obamas administration suing Arizona for its measures of cracking down on illegal immigration -- and want a similar law in Florida.

The Rasmussen Reports' poll of 500 likely voters across Florida found that 60 percent opposed the Obama administrations legal challenge to Arizona, while 28 percent backed the lawsuit and 12 percent were undecided.

Rick Scott Infuses Arizona Defense Fund, Challenges Obama on Immigration

July 8, 2010 - 6:00pm


Health care executive Rick Scott, leading in the polls over Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said that he made a financial contribution to the state of Arizonas legal defense fund to fend off a lawsuit from the federal government over new state immigration laws -- and urged Floridians to do likewise.

Political Bits and Pieces

July 8, 2010 - 6:00pm


The Republican Party of Palm Beach County hosted Lobster Fest on Thursday and a number of high-profile GOP candidates appeared to pitch their campaigns. Health care executive Rick Scott, running against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, was in attendance. So were U.S. Rep.

Senate Rivals Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek Rip Into Charlie Crist on Special Session

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


With Gov. Charlie Crist calling for a special session of the Legislature to advance a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in state waters, his rivals in the race for the U.S. Senate seat are taking aim at the governor and his response to the oil spill in the Gulf.

Gov. Charlie Crist Calls Special Session to Ban Offshore Drilling

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

At a hastily called press conference Thursday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Crist called for a special session of the Legislature to propose voters decide in November whether to put an offshore oil-drilling ban in the Florida Constitution.

Despite Lagging Fund-Raising and Poor Polls, Kendrick Meek Team Sure Candidate Can Win

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek announced on Thursday morning that his campaign for the U.S. Senate had raised more than $1 million from more than 7,000 supporters in the second quarter of 2010 and his campaign team released a memo arguing he can win -- despite trailing behind the field in funds and in the polls.

Rick Scott Sues to Change State Campaign Finance Laws

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


Rick Scott, the health-care executive running in a highly contested battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, launched a lawsuit Wednesday in Tallahassee's U.S. District Court, looking to challenge state campaign finance laws that would benefit Attorney General Bill McCollum, his chief rival for the GOP nod.

Marco Rubio Leads in New Poll With Charlie Crist Right Behind

July 7, 2010 - 6:00pm


Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Thursday morning showing the U.S. Senate battle remains up for grabs between independent candidate Gov. Charlie Crist and former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the likely Republican nominee.

Mike Haridopolos Tackles National Issues

July 6, 2010 - 6:00pm


Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Melbourne, waded into national politics this week, taking shots at President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democratic senator from Florida who is up for re-election in 2012.

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.

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