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Kathy Castor

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  • U.S. Rep. Castor calls on feds to investigate FCAT

    U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Tampa Democrat, has asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to step in and investigate Florida's school accountability sytem, and particularly the state FCAT tests. “We need some accountability for Florida's accountability sy
  • Using Scott Plakon’s office as the backdrop, Democrats launch campaign to tie GOP lawmakers to Rick Scott

    A dozen Democratic activists huddled in front of state Rep. Scott Plakon’s district office Wednesday afternoon to kick off a campaign aimed at tying Plakon and other Republicans in the Florida Legislature to their party leader, Gov. Rick Scott,...

    The most important legislative races in Florida

    With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...

    Orange teacher wins seat in Florida House

    An Orange County elementary school teacher was elected to the Florida House last night, defeating an incumbent in the District 30 race. Karen Castor Dentel, who teaches at Dommerich Elementary in Maitland, beat Scott Plakon, who had held the seat, with...

    Dems seek civil-rights hearing on Florida elections law

    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Citing evidence that Republicans intended to suppress minority voters, Florida Democrats in Congress asked the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Tuesday to hold a hearing on the state's new...