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  • Partisan divisions split Florida congressional delegation

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The once-cohesive Florida congressional delegation is breaking apart. South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings on Thursday told fellow Democrats that Republicans have abandoned the bipartisan...
  • Patterson skips Senate bid, new House candidate Castor Dentel trashes ‘parent trigger’

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Former state Rep. Pat Patterson,  a DeLand Republican considering a bid for Senate, announced Monday he would run for Volusia County Commission instead — avoiding a costly primary with Rep. Dorothy Hukill, an Ormond Beach...
  • Rubio (R) splits with Nelson (D) over student-loan bill

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, including Marco Rubio of Florida, blocked a Democratic-sponsored bill on Tuesday that would freeze low interest rates on federal college loans at 3.4 percent. The vote left a...
  • Which congressmembers spend the most running their office?

     
    Wondering which members of Congress spend the most of your money running their offices?  Well, USA Today recently crunched all the data  and found that, locally, Democrat Corrine Brown and Republican Cliff Stearns were the big spenders, while...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clendenin running away with FDP chairmanship?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Leon County Democratic activist Jon Ausman last night sent out to reporters a spreadsheet tracking the announced endorsements for Alan Clendenin and Allison Tant in their race for the Florida Democratic Party chairmanship. It...
  • Closer look: Florida's congressional delegation

    Florida Delegation The 2010 midterm elections produced a new senator and eight new House members to represent Florida. Only one of the newcomers is a Democrat. Delegation total: 2 senators and 25 House members In 2009/2010: Florida Republicans...