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  • Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dies

     
    Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson died Thursday from complications of dementia a day after being put in hospice care. He was 76. Anderson led the Cincinnati Reds to back-to-back World Series championships in 1975-76 and won a title in......
  • Power rankings for Florida’s GOP Senate candidates

     
    Ever seen the power rankings after each week in the NFL schedule? How about some power rankings in Florida politics? Here are mine for the early hopefuls among Republicans to face Democrat Bill Nelson for Senate in 2012: 1. George LeMieux — he has...
  • Mack bashes Nelson: First shot in U.S. Senate campaign?

     
    With the ascendancy of Republicans to every statewide office that was up for election this year, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is the last Democrat standing. And as Mark K. Matthews wrote last week, Republicans are already jockeying to run against him. Among...
  • Nelson’s challengers, Scott’s new friends, Kottkamp’s trip

     
    A rapid-fire recap of some of the political story-lines breaking and buzzing in recent days… * U.S Rep. Connie Mack appears to be among the crop of early Republicans  eyeing the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Bill Nelson … and forme...
  • Nelson votes to do away with earmarks

     
    Further proof that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is approaching re-election very carefully: he was one of seven Democrats to vote in favor of a bill that would have banned earmarks. The vote really wasn't close: the measure failed by a 39-to-56 margin, and it...
  • Poll: Nelson looking good in 2012 (unless Jeb …)

     
    WASHINGTON — Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good. In 2006, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson cruised to re-election after Republicans nominated then U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris of Sarasota, who as a candidate redefined “flaky.”...
  • New roles ahead for Stewart, Kottkamp?

     
    Interesting contrast in the plans of two veteran pols who in the past few weeks lost their day jobs. Linda Stewart, who just finished her tenure as an Orange County commissioner, logged an impressive final year. She extended protections...
  • Profiles in cowardice

     
    Follow the bouncing ball… In late 2009, state Sen. Greg Evers, a cotton farmer from the Panhandle, voted against the special session bill that gave the green light to SunRail and high speed rail. Last week, Evers was one of 26 state senators to...
  • Haridopolos won’t stop fundraising, and Bill Nelson has been in office a long time

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos enjoys one particular advantage over his Republican rivals in the 2012 U.S. Senate contest ahead: he can use the influence over his powerful post to command serious campaign cash. Unlike other...
  • It’s fixing to get ugly as Fla. Republicans press for spending cuts

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A dozen Florida Republicans led by Congressman Tom Rooney pressured Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday to vote for big spending cutbacks to rein in the federal deficit. They were talking...
  • Haridopolos a target … within his own party

     
    They must smell blood in the water. On the heels of last week's talk about recruiting former Congressman-turned-pundit Joe Scarborough to run for the U.S. Senate, now GOP front financial runner Mike Haridopolos is facing more talk of challenges from his...