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  • AIF endorsements skip over most hotly contested Central Florida races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The influential business lobbying group Associated Industries of Florida has released its first batch of endorsements for the 2012 elections, and avoided taking a side in virtually every high-profile Orlando-area contest. The group's...
  • Top-10 ECOs last quarter: Chamber, House GOP, Senate GOP, Pro-voucher group

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The stealthy groups paying for the direct-mail and ads in Florida primaries are called Electioneering Communication Organizations under state law, and are known as 527 groups in other states. They are traditionally utilized to either...
  • Who’s paying for those fliers and ads? Disney, FPL, GEO Group, assorted m/billionaires

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With heated legislative primaries going full-steam in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville, we thought we'd go back and take a minute to highlight who some of the biggest financiers of these campaigns turned out to be. For the last quarter,...
  • Orange County Young Republican Hob Nob set for Thursday

     
    Orange County Young Republicans Hob Nob and Straw Poll is set for Thursday evening at the Varsity Club in the Citrus Bowl. Tickets to the 6-8 p.m. event, hosted by U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster and State Rep.Stephen Precourt, are $15 and available at the door....
  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • Disney money buys ads in nasty GOP primary fight

     
    Money from Walt Disney World appears to be bankrolling TV ads for state Rep. Rachel Burgin in her bitter primary fight with past Senate President Tom Lee for a Tampa-area Senate seat, records show. According to the new election filings, Disney wrote a...
  • A Senate sweep for Gaetz-Gardiner?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Looks like Aaron Bean in Jacksonville and Tom Lee in Tampa are headed for victories in two Republican primaries that have drawn millions of dollars from party coffers and the political war chests of the next two Senate presidents,...
  • Fair Districts filing suit against Senate redistricting map

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Voting-rights groups are launching a new legal challenge to Florida's newly minted state Senate maps, arguing the districts still intentionally favor Republicans despite the 2010 anti-gerrymandering mandates passed by voters. The...
  • Cannon to headline Plakon fundraiser

     
    Outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon will be back in Winter Park tomorrow night for a fundraiser to help Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. Cannon and Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley are the headliners at the reception for Plakon, who is locked in a tough re-...
  • Gaetz/Gardiner and Co. use FSU-Clemson game to raise coin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — While the game is a sellout, there is apparently room for some like-minded and deep-pocketed Republicans to watch Saturday night's much-hyped Florida State-Clemson football game alongside some of the Legislature's most powerful...
  • Republicans, incumbents, lead in early Legislature fundraising

     
    Early campaign fundraising returns coming in this week show that Republicans and incumbents — and those two groups have tremendous overlap — have the usual big advantages over Democrats and challengers in Florida Senate and House races....
  • SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down

    SunRail back on track after Amtrak backs down
    Amtrak backed off its demands Wednesday for an ironclad insurance deal with SunRail, clearing the tracks for the Central Florida commuter train to roll again toward a startup in 2013. The national carrier dropped its opposition to the $1.2 billion...