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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • State House Dists. 30, 31: Editorial

    This year, the Florida Legislature, buoyed by a rare surplus, raised a ship that for several years had been sinking in red ink. Yet, the state remains far from safe harbor. Nurturing economic diversity, improving schools and brightening prospects for...
  • Sen. Dist. 12, House Dist. 47: Editorial

    For a representative democracy to work well, citizens need to trust that the candidates they elect as their proxies will be strong and effective voices that speak up for their interests. That's the critical choice voters face in battles for the Florida...
  • Veterans and voting, GOP, and Siplin: Letters

    Veterans and voting It is a shame to see things our American veterans fought for, gave their lives for and suffered lifelong injuries for being taken away from them. They fought for the American dreams and freedoms of all Americans, regardless of race...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Best for Broward Circuit Court: Feren, McLawrence, Bailey and Schulman,

    Best for Broward Circuit Court: Feren, McLawrence, Bailey and Schulman,
    Broward County is the 17th Judicial Circuit. Circuit Court judges are a rung above County Court judges and handle serious criminal cases including homicide, burglary and child abuse. They hear civil cases involving more than $15,000. The judges...