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  • Florida redistricting plans bound for legal fight

     
    TALLAHASSEE – After more than two years of bickering over reforms meant to curb political abuses, the Florida Senate Tuesday plans to debate maps for congressional and legislative districts that preserve Republican majorities and, its authors say,...
  • Florida Legislature’s redistricting work moves to the courtroom

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers ended months of debate Thursday by passing new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts – the first step in a legal shootout that could determine congressional and state government control for...
  • Senate passes redistricting maps; Lawsuits to be filed

     
    TALLAHASSEE — After months of debate, the Senate signed off on new political maps that lay out the boundaries for congressional and legislative districts for the next 10 years. But a lawsuit challenging the congressional map is already set to be...
  • President Obama re-election campaign/Florida to launch “Truth Team”

     
    Today, Obama for America – Florida will hold a press conference to launch of the “Truth Team” in Florida this afternoon.  As part of a  new national effort by President Obama supporters online and on the ground to promote the President,...
  • Dems to Senate Republicans: See you in court

     
    It didn't take Florida Democratic Chair Rod Smith long to respond to Senate passage of new maps for the chamber's 40 districts. “Charged with implementing the people’s will, the Senate failed. Charged by the courts to redraw a map free of...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • > Photos: Close, but no meet-n-greet for Sink & Scott

     
    Florida's nominees for governor, Alex Sink and Rick Scott, came within 20 feet of each other outside the Farm Credit of Florida/Agriculture Institute of Florida Candidate Forum in Orlando, Friday, but did not acknowledge one another. Instead, both kept to...
  • Unions, Dem candidates to go door-to-door in Orlando

     
    The Florida AFL-CIO and a host of Democratic candidates will be going door-to-door on Saturday; between personal contacts and phone calls, they say they plan to reach 3,000 union members and their families. Participating candidates will include U.S. Rep....
  • Gubernatorial TV Tally: Final week, $13 million in ads and growing

     
    Mark this down in the political file: If Democrat Alex Sink doesn't win the Florida governor's race, it won't be because a millionaire investor outspent her on television. The latest media-buying figures show Sink and Democrats had bought  $7 million in....
  • As Sink and Scott sprint to the finish, GOP beat Democrats in early voting

     
    GAINESVILLE — Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott crisscrossed Florida to scrounge for pockets of votes Monday in a gubernatorial contest hinging on whether Sink can capture enough independents and GOP voters to survive the ant...