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  • Webster announcing Grayson run tomorrow? Sure looks like it.

     
    See update below Rumors persist that former state Sen. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, is going to jump into the Republican primary to take on U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando. Webster is keeping mum for the moment, but an email is circulating that appears...
  • Webster shouldn’t expect a coronation for his latest whim

     
     So, after having his name floated for all manner of campaigns (Congress, mayor, governor, you name it) Dan Webster finally set his sights on Alan Grayson. I feel comfortable declaring him the easy and immediate frontrunner in the Republican...
  • Grayson’s opposition congeals

     
    One of the seven Republicans vying for the GOP nomination in Florida's 8th District pocketed an endorsement from another candidate who dropped his bid to replace firebrand Democrat Alan Grayson. Bruce O'Donoghue, who owns a Winter Park traffic-equipment...
  • O’Donoghue lands endorsement from former rival

     
    Bruce O'Donoghue, one of the Republicans itching to take on Alan Grayson, has been endorsed by a former candidate in Florida's 8th Congressional District. Orlando businessman Buck Buchanan joined two other former Distict 8 candidates who previously...
  • Jim Greer lawsuit discovery could get interesting

     
    By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel SANFORD – Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer is demanding records from the state party that his lawyer says will reveal how ugly the infighting became late last year as Greer fought but failed to hang onto his job.....
  • Former State Sen. John Ostalkiewicz passes away

     
    Former State Sen. John Ostalkiewicz, a staunch conservative who ran a hard but ultimately losing race against Mel Martinez for Orange County chairman in 1998, has died of a rare form of kidney cancer, according to his long-time friend Cheryl Moore....
  • Orange County unveils official portrait of Mel Martinez

     
    Orange County just unveiled a portrait of former county chairman Mel Martínez that will be displayed at the Orange County Courthouse in downtown Orlando alongside other county political leaders. Martínez, a Cuban-American attorney, was...
  • Meek to talk to Leesburg Hispanics on Saturday

     
    By Chrstine Show  Orlando Sentinel LEESBURG — U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, will visit this Lake County city at a Saturday meeting of the  Lake County Hispanic Caucus, a campaign representative said. Meek, a Democratic contender for U.S....
  • Can U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio attract Hispanic voters?

     
    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — At a boutique hotel in Miami's upscale Coral Gables neighborhood, members of a Republican women's group smile and gush as Senate candidate Marco Rubio enters the room. A Spanish-language televis....
  • LeMieux joins Old Guard’s endorsements of Webster

     
    Former state Sen. Dan Webster, trying to distinguish himself from the other Republicans running for right to challenge U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has added U.S. Sen. George LeMieux to his lengthening list of endorsements. “The citizens of...
  • Men-only meetings and Greer’s thirst for power

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Yet another “What was he thinking?” moment in the state's case against ousted RPOF Chairman Jim Greer: men-only gatherings and retreats to the Bahamas. In her interview with investigators, former party fundraiser Meredith...
  • Social media wrap: Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer, Marco Rubio vs. Charlie Crist -- Part 1

     
    Thought traditional campaigning was no-hold-barred bashing worthy of an Ultimate Fighting title? Think again. Facebook and Twitter take their places in both red and blue corners....