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  • Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy

    Race pits Webster's experience vs. McKenna's energy
    U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, with 34 years of experience as a lawmaker representing Central Florida, faces Democratic newcomer and former Navy serviceman Michael McKenna, who thinks Washington needs fresh energy, especially for military matters. Webster,...
  • Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments

    Voters face big decisions on 3 amendments
    Florida voters have three far-reaching constitutional amendments to consider on the Nov. 4 ballot this year. One would earmark billions of dollars for land and water conservation. Another would decide which governor would appoint replacements for...
  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants

    Florida Legislature: Don't talk to congressional members, political consultants
    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. Those three...
  • People who vote before Election Day could decide outcome of governor's race

    People who vote before Election Day could decide outcome of governor's race
    With the race for governor in a dead heat and more than half of Florida's voters likely to cast their ballots before Election Day, the contest could be won or lost by the time the polls open on Nov. 4 — prompting intense efforts by Charlie Crist and...
  • LWV signals it intends to keep fighting new congressional maps

    LWV signals it intends to keep fighting new congressional maps
    TALLAHASSEE -- The groups that successfully sued to have Florida's congressional districts invalidated by a court are pledging to keep the legal fight going until lawmakers craft a radically different plan. The Legislature on Monday passed a new version...
  • Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate

    Re-elect Maria Sachs to Florida Senate
    Florida's Senate District 34 race is a rematch that has taken on epic proportions that stretch far beyond its Broward-Palm Beach political boundaries. If district voters send a Republican to Tallahassee, the Senate could have a "supermajority" capable...
  • Re-elect U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, District 23

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz has never been shy about brandishing her credentials as a liberal Democrat. Supporters cheer her on, while detractors, including some in her own party, criticize her for excessive partisanship. Regardless, Wasserman Schultz...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    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...
  • Robert Steinback: Ebola health crisis proving that government is needed

    When you don't need government, anything government does is too much. When you do, nothing government does is enough.  That pretty much captures the intensifying polarization of the American electorate: warring ideological camps that refuse to agree or...
  • 'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate

    'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate
    After a jaw-dropping beginning where Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to set foot on the stage for statewide, televised debate, Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got down to business — attacking the other guy. On Twitter, the...