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  • Can U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio attract Hispanic voters?

     
    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — At a boutique hotel in Miami's upscale Coral Gables neighborhood, members of a Republican women's group smile and gush as Senate candidate Marco Rubio enters the room. A Spanish-language televis....
  • LeMieux joins Old Guard’s endorsements of Webster

     
    Former state Sen. Dan Webster, trying to distinguish himself from the other Republicans running for right to challenge U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has added U.S. Sen. George LeMieux to his lengthening list of endorsements. “The citizens of...
  • Men-only meetings and Greer’s thirst for power

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Yet another “What was he thinking?” moment in the state's case against ousted RPOF Chairman Jim Greer: men-only gatherings and retreats to the Bahamas. In her interview with investigators, former party fundraiser Meredith...
  • Social media wrap: Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer, Marco Rubio vs. Charlie Crist -- Part 1

     
    Thought traditional campaigning was no-hold-barred bashing worthy of an Ultimate Fighting title? Think again. Facebook and Twitter take their places in both red and blue corners....
  • Former Senator Mel Martínez to lead banking operations

     
    By Richard Burnett, Orlando Sentinel 11:48 a.m. EDT, July 12, 2010 JPMorgan Chase & Co. has named former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez as chairman of Chase Bank's Florida market and its operations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, the bank said...
  • Rubio, McCollum and Jacobs win Hispanic Chamber’s straw poll

     
    The results are in from the straw poll conducted Monday night at the Political Hobnob 2010 of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. The event, which takes place before every political season, brings together candidates, chamber members and...
  • Outsider Scott has lots of insider help

     
    By Kathleen Haughney  The News Service of Florida PANAMA CITY — Rick Scott, candidate for governor, is running as the consummate outsider in a year of outsiders. He’s never held office, and he hits the theme often – people are tired o...
  • Negative campaigning often works, but sometimes backfires

     
    Anyone who turns on a television, especially during a local news show, gets a dose of negative campaigning. With high stakes, the Jeff Greene-Kendrick Meek contest for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate and the Bill McCollum-Rick Scott contest for....
  • LeMieux to Crist: Return GOP contributions

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida U.S. Sen. George LeMieux implied on Tuesday that his old friend and confidant Charlie Crist should return campaign contributions to Republican donors who gave to him before he became an...
  • McCollum: I am staying out of governor’s race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Bill McCollum told WESH-2 over the weekend that unlike when he held out an endorsement after losing his U.S. Senate primary to Mel Martinez in 2004, he won't be backing Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott...
  • CNN poll: Florida Senate a toss-up, Sink leading Scott 49-42

     
    A new CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll is showing Florida's three-way U.S. Senate race a toss-up, while Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink sits with a slight, 49 percent-to-42 percent edge over Republican nominee Rick Scott. Republican...