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  • Former State Sen. John Ostalkiewicz passes away

     
    Former State Sen. John Ostalkiewicz, a staunch conservative who ran a hard but ultimately losing race against Mel Martinez for Orange County chairman in 1998, has died of a rare form of kidney cancer, according to his long-time friend Cheryl Moore....
  • Orange County unveils official portrait of Mel Martinez

     
    Orange County just unveiled a portrait of former county chairman Mel Martínez that will be displayed at the Orange County Courthouse in downtown Orlando alongside other county political leaders. Martínez, a Cuban-American attorney, was...
  • Meek to talk to Leesburg Hispanics on Saturday

     
    By Chrstine Show  Orlando Sentinel LEESBURG — U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Miami, will visit this Lake County city at a Saturday meeting of the  Lake County Hispanic Caucus, a campaign representative said. Meek, a Democratic contender for U.S....
  • 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....