| Aug 8, 2014
| 9:12 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats.
Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:02 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida.
On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:45 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.
Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:29 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district.
Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans.
The fallout could be felt for years as a precedent-setter for future...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest.
But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Viviana Janer is a Democratic nominee campaigning for a seat on the Osceola County Commission. She's also newly jobless.
Her longtime employer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, fired her after giving her an ultimatum: Quit the campaign or lose your job....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Osceola County Commission candidate Viviana Janer, who was fired after declining either to quit her job or the campaign, pledged Monday to remain in the race while exploring her legal options.
Janer, a Democrat, said she has retained an attorney and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Florida's U.S. senators expressed bipartisan support Tuesday for the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, while the reaction of Central Florida's U.S. representatives was mixed.
Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both...