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  • Florida Chamber backs Siplin, Brooks, Pena in Central Florida legislative races

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce, the most well-heeled business lobby in the Capitol, has issued its legislative endorsements, and the roster includes a few head-turners in Central Florida. The Chamber is endorsing Victoria Siplin,...
  • Casselberry Chamber straw poll: few surprises

     
    Seminole County reporter Martin Comas reports the following: There were few surprises Thursday night when Mitt Romney, Connie Mack IV and other Republican candidates came out ahead in a straw poll conducted from those attending a political hob nob...
  • John Mica, Sandy Adams on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: U.S. Reps. John Mica and Sandy Adams, who are running for the same congressional seat in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, are guests this weekend on WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight.” ...
  • Cannon to headline Plakon fundraiser

     
    Outgoing House Speaker Dean Cannon will be back in Winter Park tomorrow night for a fundraiser to help Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. Cannon and Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley are the headliners at the reception for Plakon, who is locked in a tough re-...
  • Is Senator Simmons an A or F legislator?

     
      There seems to be a big difference off opinion on what kind of job Sen. David Simmons is doing in the state Legislature. Last night the Florida School Boards Association named him Outstanding Legislator of the Year. Today, Fund Education Now, a...
  • Come see Orange-Seminole legislative candidates in Longwood

     
    There's a big candidates forum scheduled for next week in Longwood, with eight candidates for  legislative seats that include parts of Orange and Seminole counties scheduled to appear. The Tri-County League of Cities and the Florida League of Cities are...
  • How long will it take to vote? News 13 explains

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***”Flashpoint” looks at the Florida amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. Moderator Lauren Rowe will talk to state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs; Deirdre Macnab, president of the League...
  • As race nears end, Plakon closes with anti-stalking ad

     
    Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, locked in a close race with Democrat Karen Castor Dentel, is putting his original television ad back on the air for the final few days of the campaign in House District 30. The spot focuses on legislation Plakon, R-Longwood,...
  • Sen. David Simmons: Dorworth’s troubles may have hurt other Seminole Republicans

     
    While the potential loss of future Republican House Speaker Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, has understandably drawn all the attention, it wasn't the only eyebrow-raising result last night in Seminole County. In a neighboring state House district, for...
  • The Sanford airport, the Haiti earthquake and your money

     
    Last weekend, I penned a column about how much federal money  the Sanford airport requested for helping tend to thousands of evacuees from the Haitian earthquake. It was a lot — more than $580,000, which was more than quadruple what Mia...
  • Public affairs roundup: Marco Rubio on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; the governor and the media on ‘Facing Florida’

     
    Here's what the local public-affairs programs will discuss this weekend: "Central Florida Spotlight" looks at efforts to cut federal spending and change health-care law. The program draws on interviews, done in Washington by WFTV-Channel 9's Cox bureau,...