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  • Today is Election Day

    Today is Election Day
    Traffic at the polls across South Florida has been relatively light so far on Tuesday.  Democrats today are picking candidates to run for governor and attorney general, and primary voters in both parties will pick nominees to run for Congress, County...
  • Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida

    Nan Rich spends final campaign week focused on South Florida
    For Nan Rich, the final week of the primary campaign means lots of time in her South Florida home base. It’s where she lives, it’s the area she served in the Florida Legislature, and it’s home to lots of Democratic voters – the...
  • 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...
  • Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary

    Nan Rich says there's no way she'd run for County Commission if she loses governor primary
    Nan Rich doesn’t like discussing the “what if” question, as in what if she loses the race for the Democratic nomination for governor in the Aug 26 primary. The former Florida Senate Democratic leader from Weston is the underdog, behind...
  • Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County

    Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County
    Never mind that he’s not yet their nominee. A large contingent of Palm Beach County political leaders turned out Tuesday to help Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist launch his campaign effort against Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The...
  • Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale

    Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary night party in Fort Lauderdale
    In an illustration of how important South Florida – in particular the Democratic bastion of Broward County – is to his hopes of becoming governor, Charlie Crist plans to hold his primary election night party in Fort Lauderdale. Crist won&...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • FSU did well in choice of new president

    FSU did well in choice of new president
    Florida State University has a new president. State Sen. John Thrasher, a powerful Republican lawmaker and big-time FSU alum, has been selected to lead the university and help vault it into the nation's top tier. The former House speaker and chair of...
  • What to do about 'sober home' next door

    What to do about 'sober home' next door
    South Florida cities have tried. So have state lawmakers. Unfortunately, both have come up short in trying to create needed oversight of "sober-living homes," neighborhood group homes for addicts in recovery. Federal laws that protect the disabled...
  • Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says

    Florida Obamacare rates could rise 13 percent next year, state says
    Monthly premiums for the second year of Obamacare health insurance plans are expected to rise an average of 13 percent, Florida officials announced Monday. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has completed its analysis of recently submitted health...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...