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Dan Gelber

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  • Cost of winning governor’s mansion: $85 million

     
    Gov. Rick Scott obliterated all Florida campaign finance records with the $85 million he spent last year to defeat Bill McCollum in the primary and Alex Sink in the general election, according to final reports posted Tuesday at the Florida Division of...
  • 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...
  • Dan Gelber’s race to mediocrity

     
    On Dan Gelber's blog, the defeated candidate for attorney general (Pam Bondi beat him) blasts the FCAT. Not only is it typical Democratic propaganda not backed up by the facts, it is woefully uninformed. First of all, Gelber says Florida's focus on...
  • Cannon’s House is a machine

     
    TALLAHASSEE — For the last 59 days as House speaker, Winter Park Rep. Dean Cannon has run a tight ship. Unlike the deliberately paced Florida Senate, the Florida House of Representatives usually starts up its daily session right on time. Cannon...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Democrats are desperate for political candidates with pizazz

    Democrats are desperate for political candidates with pizazz
    Democrats convened in South Florida last weekend, downright giddy about their prospects for next year. With Rick Scott less popular than a hangnail, they're convinced 2012 will be a banner year. But here's the thing: You can't beat someone with no one....
  • Art world speaks up against destination casinos

    Art world speaks up against destination casinos
          The destination casino battle is over in Tallahassee for the year, but those speaking out against them are still rolling along.   Hence, a "Make Art, Not Casinos" event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wynwood Walls, 2520 NW Second Ave., Miami.   ...