| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Florida's U.S. senators expressed bipartisan support Tuesday for the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, while the reaction of Central Florida's U.S. representatives was mixed.
Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:47 PM
If you hate the barrage of political TV ads lately, don't blame your Central Florida member of Congress.
Records show that none of them — nor any of their opponents — has spent a dime on TV commercials this year. It's another sign that all...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's tough to beat an incumbent Congressman. It's even tougher when the challenger gets little or no support from his or her party, and doesn't raise much money. It's even tougher in Central Florida, where most of the districts were drawn to be heavy...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:35 PM
A drama-free congressional campaign season ended Tuesday with Central Florida incumbents U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson easily defeating Republican challenger Carol Platt and U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster turning back Democratic challenger Michael "Mac" McKenna....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Alan Grayson has done well lately, financially that is.
According to CQ Roll Call "Wealth of Congress" rankings, the Democratic Congressman from Orlando became the 17th wealthiest member in the calendar year of 2013, with an estimated net worth of $26.2...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Joining several other Florida lawmakers who earlier advocated some sort of travel ban, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced he intends to introduce a bill to impose a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:26 PM
First lady Michelle Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist made clear on Friday that they need Democratic voters to turn out in the general election for Crist to beat incumbent Gov. Rick Scott.
Get-out-the-vote calls are standard for...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:48 AM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants a temporary White House Ebola chief in a situation room directing traffic and coordinating responses to Ebola cases in the United States.
Nelson, a Democrat from Orlando who earlier this month called on the White House to...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With five members, Central Florida has a bigger U.S. House delegation than some states. Last week we offered recommendations in two of the races. Today, the other three:
Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:09 PM
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over.
Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...