| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:14 AM
Getting young people engaged in politics is never easy, but voter-registration volunteers say the medical-marijuana amendment on November's ballot is attracting new voters who otherwise might not bother with a midterm election.
Both political parties for...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:38 PM
District 20: Alcee Hastings has seniority, brought funding for projects
It has become a familiar theme for a congressional race, particularly in a campaign that features a longtime incumbent and two political newcomers who believe they will be more...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall.
With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...
| Aug 2, 2014
A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades.
District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Two fiscal conservatives with prior congressional campaigns are competing in a Republican primary to run against U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz in November, a daunting task in a mostly Democratic district.
Joseph Kaufman, backed by conservative...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MIAMI After being without health insurance for two years, Miranda Childe of Hallandale Beach, Fla., found a plan she could afford with financial aid from the government using the Affordable Care Act's exchange.
Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job.
Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Dinner on Friday will be yellowtail made by the clean-cooking congresswoman, the alter ego of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
When she’s not in the nation’s capital, not on the road as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:32 AM
The vice chairman of the Florida Democratic Party – whose bid for the state party’s top job was thwarted by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – split with Wasserman Schultz on Monday over medical marijuana.
Alan Clendenin said he...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:20 AM
A pro-marijuana group is going after U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.
It’s labeling her as “out of touch” because she was one of only 18 Democrats in the House who voted...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Following her vote against an amendment to a bill in Congress that would restrict federal agents’ ability to go after marijuana users in states where the drug is legal, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, has also come out against...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:58 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is crowing over a tea party candidate’s primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia.
"Tonight's result in Virginia settles the...