| 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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is preparing a quick-fix this week to remedy its gerrymandered congressional map which would shed the "finger-like appendages" from two Orlando-area districts that a judge found improperly favored Republicans.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 PM
When you talk government and politics to the average citizen, his main concerns are, “How big will the city’s fireworks display be this year?” and “Why is there never a cop around when you need one?”
Words like “...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:43 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In advance of a rapid-fire redistricting special session slated to start Thursday, House and Senate Republican leaders have ordered staff to have no contact with congressional members, lobbyists or political consultants.
| Jul 23, 2014
| 10:24 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 8:55 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps.
Instead, Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis said...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Chaos is emerging in Central Florida congressional primaries, yet the affected candidates can do nothing but plod onward while worrying their Aug. 26 election may lead only to a very short term or be canceled, thrown out or challenged in court.
| 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...