| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats kicked off their 2014 general election campaign with a declaration of unity highlighted by the woman he defeated in Tuesday's primary.
"I am truly happy to be here," said Nan Rich, a former state senator from Weston...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition.
Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:06 PM
UPdate 5:35 p.m. 4/22/14: Webster's office notes taht the legal defense fund becomes irrelevent now that Judge Terry Lewis has decided to not change the district boundaries until 2016.
While Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis considered how to rework...
| 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....
| 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:37 AM
TALLAHASSEE – A Republican consultant testified Monday that he and other political operatives wanted a “seat at the table” during Florida's once-a-decade redistricting process, despite constitutional reforms voters adopted to insulate...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
TALLAHASSEE – House Speaker Will Weatherford testified Tuesday that Republican political consultants had "sullen faces" when he and other lawmakers told them flatly they could not have a hand in re-drawing new congressional maps.
| May 21, 2014
| 12:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Don Gaetz testified Wednesday that Republican legislative leaders wanted to have the most “open, inclusive, fair” redistricting process in Florida history.
And that meant allowing GOP political...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:31 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's fight over "fair" congressional lines has left policymakers and the court in a paradox: should they require voters throughout Central Florida to cast ballots on illegal maps, or invalidate some votes already cast?
| 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...