| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:48 AM
Leslie Dougher, the new chairwoman of the Florida Republican party, exudes the optimism that's endemic to her job as a real estate agent.
And there's no subject that puts her in selling mode more than Gov. Rick Scott. Even in overwhelmingly Democratic...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Gov. Rick Scott abruptly called off a South Florida fundraiser planned for Saturday at the Boca Raton home of real estate developer James Batmasian, a convicted felon who did time for federal tax evasion.
Batmasian pleaded guilty in 2008 to a felony...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Fort Lauderdale’s Mitchell Berger didn’t plan to become a point man in the effort to make climate change a 2014 campaign issue.
But he’s there, thanks to a confluence of events.
It started decades ago (more about that below)....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hoping to energize voters concerned about access to abortion rights, Florida Planned Parenthood is launching a 2014 political effort.
Called Women are Watching, it’s spearheaded by Florida Planned Parenthood’s political action committee. The...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:50 PM
As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot.
"It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond.
To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Above, Nan Rich, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, speaks to supporters last month when opening her campaign office in Weston.
Below, excerpts from an interview with Rich conducted in her campaign office last week.
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:10 AM
As Gov. Martin O'Malley has extended a welcoming hand to immigrant children fleeing Central America, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony G. Brown and Republican rival Larry Hogan have staked out starkly different positions on whether he is doing...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
He's got political consultants. He's conversant on a range of current issues. He offers a compelling personal story of triumphing over adversity.
But Jameel McCline isn't anything like an ordinary congressional candidate.
• When the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Broward's Code of Ethics reaches far across the family trees of our politicians. And there's a proposal to draw that in.
At this week's workshop about possible ethics code changes, county commissioners said the current set of rules needs a rewrite....
| May 14, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Don't expect to see lush fields of marijuana growing in Florida, the state's agriculture chief said Wednesday, even if the state's voters authorize medical marijuana in November.
"This is not a boon for Florida agriculture," Agriculture Commissioner...