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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes

    Senate committee approves 'Stand Your Ground' fixes
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers advanced changes to Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law Tuesday in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial and a summer of protests after his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But gun-rights groups...
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
  • Broward's political, lobbying establishment gets behind Jim Waldman's Senate campaign

    Broward's political, lobbying establishment gets behind Jim Waldman's Senate campaign
    State Rep. Jim Waldman has one pretty clear message regarding his 2016 candidacy for Florida Senate: Everyone’s behind me, so nobody else ought to bother running. (Memo to former State Sen. Skip Campbell, who held the seat until he was forced from...
  • Chris Smith sees hypocrisy in Scott administration's latest move on voting

    Chris Smith sees hypocrisy in Scott administration's latest move on voting
    Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, says there’s a big hole in the argument used to justify the latest attempt by Gov. Rick Scott’s administration to change voter rules. The controversy stems from a special...
  • Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians

    Nelson Mandela mourned by South Florida's leading black politicians
    Original post | 5:43 p.m. Dec. 6 Updated | 11:45 a.m., 12:43 p.m. and 3:36 Dec. 7 Black political leaders from South Florida, along with many others, are speaking out about Thursday’s death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela. Two of the...
  • Broward D-2 race gains fifth candidate

    The hottest race for Broward County Commission is in northeast Broward, where a fifth candidate has joined the Democratic competition. Terry Williams Edden, who previously ran unsuccessfully for state Senate in District 39 (Chris Smith is the senator...
  • Support for Heat transcends partisan politics

    Support for Heat transcends partisan politics
    There’s nothing like a surging Miami Heat to unite South Florida’s politicians. Judging from the volume and passion of their tweets, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Broward and...
  • Broward political leaders mourn passing of former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore

    Broward political leaders mourn passing of former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore
    Original post | 10:07 a.m. Updated | 10:50 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:59 p.m. and 3:24 p.m. Former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Carlton Moore has died. He was 60.  He died Tuesday night at a rehabilitation center in Tamarac, where he had been recovering...
  • Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings

    Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party. Here are reports from throughout the...
  • Alcee Hastings draws internal party challenger

    Alcee Hastings draws internal party challenger
    Jean Enright hopes to make the leap from an obscure job as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a big obstacle: The longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, doesn't have any intention of getting out of the...
  • S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object

    S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object
    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State. For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...