| May 6, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Two of Florida's most conservative Republicans said Wednesday they're eyeing the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio, setting the stage for a tough primary contest in which voters have to weigh ideological purity against...
| May 5, 2015
| 12:53 PM
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and a biochemist linked to him romantically, Dena Marie Minning of Indialantic, are declining to comment on a report that she has been inquiring about running to replace him in Congress if he decides to run for the U.S....
| May 4, 2015
| 11:05 AM
WASHINGTON — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Marco Rubio, who is running for president.
The endorsement comes even as U.S. Rep. Alan...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 2:06 PM
Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday that 25 Democrats in the Florida Legislature have endorsed his U.S. Senate campaign.
“While they battle obstruction and extremism in Tallahassee, I, too, will continue that fight in Washington," said...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 2:01 AM
He's not yet a declared candidate, but Jeff Atwater, the Republican state chief financial officer, enjoys slight early leads against the top Democratic contenders in next year's race for U.S. Senate.
A Quinnipiac poll released Monday provides an early...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 10:27 AM
A team led by University of Central Florida has signed key private partners in the effort to build a new photonics technology hub near Kissimmee.
The new partners are Austin, Texas-based silicon wafer and semiconductor company Novati, and Sandia...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:06 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson debated international trade treaties Monday, with Grayson contending that fellow Democrat President Barack Obama's fast-track procedures are unconstitutional, and Republican Mica giving his support to the deals.
| Apr 27, 2015
| 6:47 AM
Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: a legislative battle of wills; Winter Park program would make restaurants entirely smoke-free; local paper company is runaway success; Golden Girls Network launching Central Florida expansion; and new...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 1:51 PM
WASHINGTON — In the race to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy stands alone as the only prominent candidate from either major party, a sign of his early dominance in the closely watched Senate campaign.
The former Fort...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Federal security officers would continue checking travelers for weapons before they board planes at Orlando International Airport under a plan that likely will be adopted today by airport leaders.
But the Transportation Security Administration could be...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 11:40 AM
Democrats from the party's liberal wing said Monday that Patrick Murphy, their party's only announced candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016, is too much like a Republican to energize the Democratic base if he wins the nomination.
In a telephone news...