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  • Dems ask Legislature to investigate Scott’s missing emails

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith sent a letter to legislative leaders Tuesday asking them to oversee an investigation into why emails from Gov. Rick Scott's transition period were deleted, potentially violating Florida's open...
  • RPOF’s Bitner to resign

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican Party of Florida Chairman David Bitner is set to resign his post as he continues to battle Lou Gehrig's disease. The RPOF released a letter from Bitner saying he was resigning as of Sept. 23, and even before that press...
  • Politicos remember RPOF Chair Bitner

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Elected officials from around the state are releasing statements on the passing of state GOP Chair David Bitner, who lost his battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, this morning. Here are some of the statements we've collected so...
  • Nine-member committee named to set presidential primary date

     
    Finally. Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President  Mike Haridopolos this morning named the nine members of a committee established by the Legislature this spring to settle on a date for a Florida presidential primary. The group is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 &#...
  • State Dems add two campaign operatives

     
    The Florida Democratic Party is outgunned 2-1 in the Legislature, outraised more than 3-1 in campaign collections and looking at a redistricting process whose outcome is unlikely to make a significant difference in either. Nonetheless, the party is...
  • Rod Smith defends the redistricting maps his staff drew

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith just put a statement defending proposed Senate and congressional redistricting maps that Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, D-Weston, had filed — then tabled without a vote. The maps were...