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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout

    Chris Smith campaigning to increase black voter turnout
    Chris Smith isn’t on the ballot this year, but he’s campaigning as if he were. Operating out of a building on Sistrunk Boulevard in historically black northwest Fort Lauderdale, Smith is spearheading a multi-pronged effort to increase...
  • Black voters could decide Florida governor's race

    Black voters could decide Florida governor's race
    Charlie Crist is counting on residents who live off Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, in Pearl City in Boca Raton and other largely black communities throughout Florida. If he can't energize potential black voters enough to cast ballots, he'll...
  • Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe

    Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe
    Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...
  • Friends, opponents in state House race 94

    Friends, opponents in state House race 94
    Bobby DuBose and Levoyd Williams are both Democrats running for the open state House seat in District 94. Both are African-American, as is 53.5 percent of the district — which includes part of Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Oakland Park,...
  • Health official downplays hopes for experimental Ebola drugs

    A top federal health official sought Thursday to downplay hopes that new drugs to combat the Ebola virus are imminent despite reports that experimental drugs may have helped two stricken U.S. aid workers as the deadly epidemic continued to ravage parts of...
  • In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom

    In Ethiopia, a stranglehold on freedom
    When Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Ethiopia last year, he met a young blogger named Natnael Feleke. When he returned a few months ago, Kerry found that Feleke, along with five other bloggers and three journalists, had been arrested —...
  • 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...
  • GOP not getting the message why Cantor lost

    — Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice." It was...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
  • Broward's political, lobbying establishment gets behind Jim Waldman's Senate campaign

    Broward's political, lobbying establishment gets behind Jim Waldman's Senate campaign
    State Rep. Jim Waldman has one pretty clear message regarding his 2016 candidacy for Florida Senate: Everyone’s behind me, so nobody else ought to bother running. (Memo to former State Sen. Skip Campbell, who held the seat until he was forced from...