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TALLAHASSEE – One of the highest-profile Florida House races this year pits a two-term Republican with the advantages of incumbency against a Democrat school teacher with a prime political pedigree. For the newly drawn House District 30, Rep. Scott...
The federal Department of Justice ordered a halt to Florida's systematic purge of suspected non-citizens from voter rolls, saying the effort breaks two federal laws. And concerns about the accuracy of the state's list of suspected non-citizens led all...
Tags: Elections, Corrine Brown, Regional Authority, Politics, Voting
Taking Names the Blog - Orlando SentinelWondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices? Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, including Marco Rubio of Florida, blocked a Democratic-sponsored bill on Tuesday that would freeze low interest rates on federal college loans at 3.4 percent. The vote left a...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Former state Rep. Pat Patterson, a DeLand Republican considering a bid for Senate, announced Monday he would run for Volusia County Commission instead — avoiding a costly primary with Rep. Dorothy Hukill, an Ormond Beach...
WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution. The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida members were divided – and for once not entirely along party lines – when the U.S. House approved the U.S.-Colombia free-trade agreement on Wednesday. Two Florida Democrats...
Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelExpectations are understandably low for Congress' “super committee” to reach agreement on its goal of producing a plan to reduce deficits by $1.5 trillion over the next decade. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelLess than a month after filing to run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, is dropping out of the race. Here's the statement sent out on his behalf: State Senator Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) today...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Republican-proposed cuts to Medicaid would deprive Florida of $566 million of health-care funds for the poor in fiscal year 2013 and lead to lost jobs, according to a report compiled by Families...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Central Florida passengers will be able to visit Cuba without going through Miami or Fort Lauderdale airports because of a decision announced on Wednesday providing landing rights for nonstop...
Florida Delegation The 2010 midterm elections produced a new senator and eight new House members to represent Florida. Only one of the newcomers is a Democrat. Delegation total: 2 senators and 25 House members In 2009/2010: Florida Republicans...
Tags: Marco Rubio, Steve Southerland, Politics, Ron Klein, Bill Posey
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