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  • 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...
  • Nelson campaign boasts $1.85 million quarter

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said today that his campaign has netted $1.85 million over the last three months, a haul that would put him ahead of the announced totals of his Republican challengers in the 2012 elections. Here's what his...
  • The job no one wanted: Democratic Party chairman

     
    What's it like being the state Democratic Party chairman in Florida? Where, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by about 600,000, Republicans hold veto-proof, two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate? And...
  • Reactions to Rick Scott’s budget

     
    Rick Scott unveiled his much-anticipated budget at a Eustis pep rally Monday. Sadly, the web site, letsgettowork.net, wasn't working much of the afternoon. But there was enough basic information to see which agencies were getting whacked –...
  • Should Florida get back in line for presidential primaries?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are poised to re-litigate a partisan clash from four years ago over when to hold the state's presidential primaries — and essentially whether it wants to continue bucking the national parties in exchange...
  • Guest list: Lui Damiani on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; Scott Randolph on ‘The Agenda’; John Cardone on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    Here's a look at what local public-affairs programs have planned this weekend: ***"Central Florida Spotlight" talks to Orange County Commissioner Lui Damiani about taxes, the county budget and local plans to help small-business owners....
  • Five Democratic legislators join Fair Districts lawsuit

     
    The federal judge in Miami who's hearing a lawsuit over implementation of the Fair Districts amendments can expect a crowded courtroom, as the Florida Democratic Party and five Democratic state legislators become the latest group seeking to intervene in...
  • Nelson ties Bin Laden to election bill; GOP cries foul

     
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson tied a controversial elections bill to the killing of Osama Bin Laden Monday in a press conference with other Democrats in Tallahassee. The measure, likely to be taken up this week by the Senate, makes changes to existing election...
  • Palm Beach County Dems selling tickets to Sunday fundraiser

     
    The Palm Beach County Democratic Party is holding a brunch fundraiser on Sunday with state Democratic Chairman Rod Smith. Tickets are $50. The event is in Palm Beach Gardens. Details.......
  • Florida Democrats claim victory in closest-ever Jax mayoral race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Although the results won't be official until tomorrow, the Florida Democratic Party is claiming victory in what is reportedly the closest-ever Jacksonville mayoral contest and one that apparently will elect the city's first African-...