| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Former Broward Republican Chairman Richard DeNapoli is heading back to the East Coast to raise money for his campaign for a Sarasota County seat in the Florida House of Representatives.
But that’s not the high-profile, big-money event for...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Former state Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, downplayed the notion that she might be the replacement for Florida’s newly departed lieutenant governor, but she didn't completely dismiss the idea.
“Right now it’s just blog...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:47 PM
On the day Florida’s new law banning texting while driving went into effect, a new effort began to toughen it.
State Sen. Maria Sachs, a Democrat who represents Broward and Palm Beach counties, launched the push Tuesday to toughen the new law....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Ethics restrictions prohibiting local elected officials from accepting anything of value – a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a meal – from lobbyists, vendors or anyone else with business before them are much too restrictive for Hollywood...
| Jan 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said last week he wanted to curb the “fillet Mignon lifestyle” some lawmakers are living courtesy of political funds called “committees of continuous existence” that ...
| Mar 14, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Normally, Republicans rule the roost when it comes to collecting campaign-coin in the Capitol. But an Orlando Sentinel analysis of the campaign-finance data reveals that the Florida Democratic Party, candidates for statewide office,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Rico Petrocelli enters the race Monday afternoon:
Fellow Broward Republicans:
As your Executive Director for the last two years, Richard and I have spoken about the many opportunities we've had in our lives. I know how Richard struggled with...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:08 AM
State Sens. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Maria Sachs, D-Boca Raton, engaged in a bitter fight over one Senate seat that included ads like the one above.
State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, leaves public office Tuesday after...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:33 AM
Ellyn Bogdanoff's first election win (after losing races for the Broward School Board and the state Senate in the 1990s) was incredibly close.
Here's the story I wrote with former Sun Sentinel staff writer Kathy Bushouse when Bogdanoff was finally...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:59 AM
June 6, 2011
Generations of Jewish loyalty to the Democratic Party is under stress – a transformation that may be accelerated by Jewish voters’ concerns about President Barack Obama’s policies toward Israel.
The stakes are huge. The...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Occasionally I give you an oldie but goodie from our archives. This time, while researching U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack for tonight's debate, I ran across this gem about the start of...