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  • Republican optimistic about governor's chances

    Republican optimistic about governor's chances
    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...
  • Rick Scott cancels planned fundraiser at felon's Boca Raton home

    Rick Scott cancels planned fundraiser at felon's Boca Raton home
    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...
  • Mitchell Berger invests to make climate change a political issue

    Mitchell Berger invests to make climate change a political issue
    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)....
  • Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort

    Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort
    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...
  • Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other

    Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other
    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...
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    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...
  • Video and interview with Nan Rich, Democratic candidate for governor

    Video and interview with Nan Rich, Democratic candidate for governor
    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. She'd just...
  • Brown, Hogan sharply divided on child immigration

    Brown, Hogan sharply divided on child immigration
    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...
  • Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings

    Candidate hopes to deliver knockout blow to Alcee Hastings
    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. Consider: • When the...
  • Commissioners: Free our cousins from ethics code

    Commissioners: Free our cousins from ethics code
    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....
  • Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers

    Agriculture chief doesn't see pot as boon for Florida farmers
    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...