| 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 1, 2014
| 2:44 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A judge on Friday gave the Legislature two weeks to redraw illegally gerrymandered congressional maps, throwing into question when Floridians will vote for their U.S. representatives.
Leon Circuit Judge Terry Lewis also ordered state...
| 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 8, 2014
| 3:49 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to avoid a chaotic election delay, lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday that would shift the borders of seven U.S. House districts throughout Central Florida.
On the first day of a court-ordered special...
| 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...
| 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 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...