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Chris Smith (New Jersey Politician)

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  • Conservative website giving Democrats heartburn

    Conservative website giving Democrats heartburn
    Seizing on big changes in both politics and journalism, the website Media Trackers is making life uncomfortable for some South Florida Democrats. The group brought its brand of advocacy-activist journalism to the Sunshine State 16 months ago at...
  • Dems file petitions for Stand Your Ground special session

    TALLAHASSEE --  Twenty-seven state lawmakers have filed petitions with the state asking for a special session on the Stand Your Ground law. That is five short of the 32 needed under the law to trigger a formal poll by the Secretary of State's office...
  • 'Stand your ground' intransigence is Democratic cannon fodder for 2014

    TALLAHASSEE — Think what you will about the protesters outside Gov. Rick Scott's office who want Florida lawmakers to address their long list of grievances: from racial profiling and voter disenfranchisement to "stand your ground." When state...
  • Alcee Hastings draws internal party challenger

    Alcee Hastings draws internal party challenger
    Jean Enright hopes to make the leap from an obscure job as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner to the U.S. House of Representatives. She faces a big obstacle: The longtime incumbent, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, doesn't have any intention of getting out of the...
  • Senate Dem Leader Smith, Rep. Baxley debate SYG on Fox News

    TALLAHASSEE -- TALLAHASSEE – Florida Senate Democratic Leader Chris Smith of Fort Lauderdale and state Rep. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, were featured on Fox News show “Justice with Judge Janine” Sunday night to debate the Stand Your Ground...
  • Divided Florida Senate passes response to 2012 elections 'fiasco' over Democratic objections

    TALLAHASSEE -- Despite national late-night scorn for long lines last election, Senate Democrats locked up against a reform bill Wednesday because it doesn't mandate that Florida counties hold early voting on the Sunday before a general election. The...
  • Senate waters down Orange-inspired sick-leave bill, removes 'living wage' preemption

    TALLAHASSEE -- In response to Orange County's legal fight over sick-time, the Senate is ditching a connected legislative push to nullify "living wage" laws on the books in several cities and counties. Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, pushed an...
  • Support for Heat transcends partisan politics

    Support for Heat transcends partisan politics
    There’s nothing like a surging Miami Heat to unite South Florida’s politicians. Judging from the volume and passion of their tweets, U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat who represents Broward and...
  • S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object

    S. Fla. gays cheer Supreme Court rulings, conservatives object
    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings advancing same-sex marriage on Wednesday, but they won't send couples shopping for rings, cakes and flowers for weddings in the Sunshine State. For gays and lesbians in Florida who hope to marry, the law...
  • Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings

    Range of South Florida voices, pro & con, on same-sex marriage rulings
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage drew cheers from South Florida gay and lesbian couples, scorn from conservative Christians, and underscored fault lines on the issue within the Republican Party. Here are reports from throughout the...
  • Champions of the Middle Class, or Bad for Business? Lawmakers earn conflicting grade cards

    Champions of the Middle Class, or Bad for Business? Lawmakers earn conflicting grade cards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Are they champions for middle-class families and job killers at the same time? Florida lawmakers routinely get chaffed and praised by Florida's powerful business lobby following the legislative session in report cards released by the...