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John Thrasher

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  • Senate passes Ford Motor Co. liability shield bill

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate has voted to shield automakers from some injury-lawsuit payouts in wrecks where a defective part may have caused an injury. The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2001 that auto-makers could be held solely at fault for...
  • The Senate president no one expected

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2005, there were 26 Republicans roosting over the 40-seat Florida Senate and Mike Haridopolos might have been the least pleased of the lot. He was the only Republican that then-President Tom Lee opted not to make a chairman of a...
  • Romney wins endorsements from Thrasher, three Fla. congressmen

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has picked up the endorsements of heavyweight state Sen. John Thrasher, the former Republican Party of Florida chairman from St. Augustine, and three Sunshine State congressman for his presidential campaign. Here's...
  • Liberal magazine connects dots between Koch brothers and Dorworth’s union bill

     
    A high-brow liberal magazine is reporting links between the Florida “Labor and Employment” bill introduced last session by state Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, and a national campaign organized through the Koch brothers-funded American...
  • Lyndsey Cruley is Haridopolos’ new Senate mouthpiece

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Mike Haridopolos has hired House Majority Office press guru Lyndsey Cruley to be his new press secretary. Cruley has been handling media for the Legislature's redistricting hearings, and is a 2009 graduate of Florida...
  • Union dues bill on the move

     
    The House Appropriations Committee gave the OK to a bill by Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, that could potentially limit unions’ political potency moving forward. The bill, HB 1021, allow government employers to stop dues withholding, forcing...
  • Romney announces support from Florida legislators

     
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has announced the endorsements of his Republican presidential campaign by a slew of Florida legislators. Here's the list, as released by his campaign: Members Of Florida Legislature Endorsing Mitt Romney: State...
  • CPAC-Florida conference schedule released for 9/23 conservativefest

     
    Ten presidential candidates, four U.S. Senate candidates in Florida, several governors and enough conservative talkers to fill a convention center — almost all Republicans or further right — pack the schedule released today for the...
  • Don Gaetz named Senate President Designate

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Republican caucus unanimously named Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, as its next President for the term of 2012-2014. “This is our time to fix our own future,” Gaetz said following his nomination. Senate...
  • Nine-member committee named to set presidential primary date

     
    Finally. Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President  Mike Haridopolos this morning named the nine members of a committee established by the Legislature this spring to settle on a date for a Florida presidential primary. The group is...
  • Presidential primary committee punting date until S.C. decides

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A panel tasked by the Florida Legislature with setting a date for the 2012 presidential primary is holding off until next week in the hope of finding out when other key states like South Carolina will land. Florida wants to stage its...