| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
[UPDATED with response from George Platt]
The county ethics code put a damper on elected officials asking -- and coercing -- people to help out their pet charities and causes.
But lobbyists can still do it, winning points with elected officials....
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Karin Hoffman of Lighthouse Point, founder of the tea party group DC Works For US, is running for the Florida Senate.
In a filing with the state Division of Elections, Hoffman indicated she plans to seek the Republican nomination for the Broward-Palm...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Gov. Rick Scott’s administration turned to Bill Scherer, the prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer and Republican fundraiser, to represent the state in a campaign-season case widely seen as something aimed at making Democratic governor candidate...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.
The district includes...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:51 PM
The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and nonpartisan elections open to all voters starts Friday in Broward County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections.
For starters, there are more locations, and some are...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Barely nine hours after bringing the state's top Democrats to a standing ovation with a fiery critique of Republican rival Tom Foley, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hit the campaign trail, and his opponent, with full force on Thursday.
Introducing himself as...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:42 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, won’t get involved in the internal party kerfuffle over whether candidates for the nomination for governor should debate before the August primary....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The organizations that sponsor debates among major candidates in Florida elections have set Oct. 15 as the date for the showdown in the governor’s race.
The statewide televised debate will be produced by WFOR-Ch. 4, and broadcast on that station...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:58 PM
If Republican Larry Hogan wants to be Maryland's next governor, he needs to drive home his message of cutting taxes and creating jobs. And he needs to appear pleasant.
For his part, Democrat Anthony G. Brown needs to avoid unforced errors that could...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Gov. Rick Scott spent the first part of August marketing himself as a champion of Florida's environment — and ran smack into the first wave of TV ads from a Super PAC labeling him an enemy of the environment.
Not wanting to be seen on the wrong...