| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala.
But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:49 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his "Fair Shot Florida" plan for "middle class jobs and opportunity" on Tuesday, the key elements of which have long part of his issues repertoire.
Crist repackaged and emphasized expanding...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
George Sheldon and Perry Thurston are so civil toward one another — publicly, at least — that they embraced after pitching themselves in back-to-back appearances before a group of Democratic activists in Plantation.
The two Democrats are...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting.
"I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months.
But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday he doesn’t know why one of his biggest supporters is also pumping money into the campaign to defeat the medical marijuana effort on the November election ballot.
New campaign reports show the billionaire casino...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
| 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...