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Dan Gelber

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  • Courting Jewish voters, presidential candidates tout support for Israel

    Courting Jewish voters, presidential candidates tout support for Israel
    It began like a hailstorm and hasn't let up. First, spirited sniping over Israel between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney during their Boca Raton debate. Then came the Democratic and Republican surrogates, intensifying protracted efforts...
  • Broward's political family ties: Look who's related

    Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober is the brother of Broward Circuit Judge Bernie Bober.   Broward’s Property Appraiser Lori Parrish is married to Geoffrey Cohen, Broward circuit judge.    Broward County Commissoner Stacy Ritter is the...
  • Florida redistricting plans bound for legal fight

     
    TALLAHASSEE – After more than two years of bickering over reforms meant to curb political abuses, the Florida Senate Tuesday plans to debate maps for congressional and legislative districts that preserve Republican majorities and, its authors say,...
  • Federal appeals court rejects Brown/Diaz-Balart Fair Districts challenge

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel of judges in Miami has unanimously rejected an appeal by two Florida congressional members and state House Speaker Dean Cannon that asserted the 2010 Fair Districts anti-gerrymandering reforms were unconstitutional. The 3-0...
  • Senate Dem Smith creating stand-your-ground task force

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With the fervor surrounding the Trayvon Martin case and the stand-your-ground law reaching a tipping point, Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, announced Tuesday that he has formed his own task force to study the impact of the law. &#...
  • Weatherford: We want redistricting options by November

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Redistricting Chairman Will Weatherford said Monday he wanted his members to present at least three options for new congressional and legislative maps required to be adopted next year. Weatherford, a Wesley Chapel Republican...
  • Dems seek to pick up pieces, move toward 2012 elections

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2010, Florida's Democratic Party pinned its hopes on gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink and attorney-general nominee Dan Gelber to turn the party's fortunes around in a state dominated by Republicans for more than a dozen years. The...
  • Cannon: House will appeal Fair Districts ruling

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite public criticism over using tax dollars to fight a publicly supported redistricting reform, House Speaker Dean Cannon said Thursday the House will appeal a U.S. district judge's ruling upholding Amendment 6, which imposed new...
  • DOJ has approved FairDistricts amendments

     
    By Mark Matthews and Aaron Deslatte, Staff Writers TALLAHASSEE – Although their fate is still unsettled in federal court, the U.S. Department of Justice has approved the language of the “FairDistricts Florida” constitutional amendments...
  • The job no one wanted: Democratic Party chairman

     
    What's it like being the state Democratic Party chairman in Florida? Where, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by about 600,000, Republicans hold veto-proof, two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate? And...
  • Let the political redistricting battles begin

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's population gains over the last decade will raise the already heightened stakes for re-drawing the state's political maps later this year. For starters, Central Florida is going to land a new congressional seat. New Census...
  • Is Scott backing down on Fair Districts?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Three days after taking office, Gov. Rick Scott quietly put the brakes on the approval process for the two Fair Districts redistricting constitutional amendments passed by 63 percent of voters last fall. Scott said after he withdrew...