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  • Seminole Dems to rally, but need to import elected speakers

     
    The Seminole County Democratic Executive Committee plans a big dance-themed dinner rally Saturday to kick off Democrats' election campaigns there this year with an impressive list of speakers — but none actually from Seminole County, where elected...
  • George Zimmerman: Could there be another Casey Anthony tie?

     
    NeJame said it was a long shot, but added that Easton is "very scholarly, very well-respected jurist. And he is a senior retired judge ... He knows death cases. He knows murder cases as well as anybody probably in the state. And he's handled the tough...
  • Dems blast Senate Republicans’ redistricting plan

     
    It didn't take Florida Democratic Party chair Rod Smith to respond to the redistricting maps drawn up by the Republican-controlled Senate Reapportionment Committee. Here's the text of his statement: “Today, Florida Republicans have taken a state &#...
  • Foreclosure crisis on ‘Flashpoint’; education cuts on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    "Flashpoint" examines the foreclosure crisis with attorney David Hicks. Lauren Rowe moderates the program at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Hicks tells her he wouldn't advise anyone to go it alone without an attorney's help during foreclosure....
  • Lauren Rowe looks at feminism on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    On "Political Connections," anchor Ybeth Bruzual discusses issues facing the Florida Legislature next year with Rep. Scott Plakon from Longwood. Politifact’s Truth-O-Meter examines statements by President Barack Obama, Florida Democratic Party...
  • Head-turner Scott Randolph now local Dems’ head honcho

     
    State Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith told me in July that the only reason he got the job running the party is  ”no one [else] would take it.” Scott Randolph, who last night was named Orange County's new Democratic chairman, didn't sound...
  • Florida Democratic Party Chair Rod Smith: GOP candidates need to back off criticism of Obama’s Israel policies

     
    Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said he expects Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry to back off their criticism of President Barack Obama's policies toward Israel and Palestinians. Romney and Perry critized Obama...
  • Lt. Gov Rod Smith? …. Shrug

     
    The latest rumblings suggest Alex Sink will announce former State Sen. Rod Smith as her pick for lieutenant governor. Ho-hum. I'm not sure Smith brings much to the ticket. (Then again, I'm not sure most Floridians give a whit about this whole running-...
  • Dems schedule unity rallies for Saturday, including one at UCF

     
    The Republican Party of Florida is still trying to get its act together after its nasty gubernatorial primary — and Bill McCollum's statement saying he has “serious problems” with gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott's integrity won't help....
  • More election tidbits: On Scott vs. Sink and Barbara Sharief

     
    More post-primary thoughts: --Much is being made by national political analysts about Tuesday's turnout in Florida, with more Republicans than Democrats voting on Tuesday, and what it might portend for the November races for governor and U.S. Senate....
  • > Photos: Sink, Meek & Co. rally Democrats

     
    The Democratic contenders that advanced out of Tuesday's primary –including headliners Alex Sink (governor) and Kendrick Meek (senate)– joined other nominees and party leaders onstage for a unity rally with several hundred supporters at the...
  • U.S. Sugar – big McCollum backer – is now giving to Scott

     
    This interesting brief from our friends at The News Service of Florida: A rich source of campaign cash, orphaned after the Republican gubernatorial primary, apparently has come around to support nominee Rick Scott over Democrat Alex Sink. U.S. Sugar,...