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  • Boos pouring in from most who worked with Crist as governor

    Boos pouring in from most who worked with Crist as governor
    TALLAHASSEE -- No one expected anything less. His entrance into Florida's gubernatorial contest was as certain a prediction as one can make in politics. And equally foreseeable is the double-barrel response today from his former GOP brethren. In...
  • Crist's former top aide becomes public critic

    Crist's former top aide becomes public critic
    The team of Charlie Crist and George LeMieux rose to the pinnacle of political power in Florida together in a relationship that provided immense benefits to both. But in a Shakespearean twist, the Republican Party sicced LeMieux on his former...
  • Protesters challenge Rubio's immigration bill

       Grumbling on the Right has turned into protests over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s immigration-overhaul bill in his home state of Florida.  Long-standing crusaders who want to restrict immigration plus some tea-party activists plan to protest...
  • Nelson for U.S. Senate

     Nelson for U.S. Senate
    It's not implausible that the outcome in Florida's U.S. Senate race this year could determine whether the winner in the presidential election is working with a Democratic or Republican Senate. Yet for a contest so crucial, the Sunshine State's Senate...
  • Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?

    Which elected officials from Florida are endorsing the candidates?
    Floridians who have endorsed Mitt Romney  - FL AG Adam Putnam is our state chairman - FL CFO Jeff Atwater is our state finance chairman - FL AG Pam Bondi is a national advisor - State Sen. John Thrasher (District 8-Jacksonville) - State Sen. JD Alexander...
  • History center: Author Carlos Eire to speak

    History center: Author Carlos Eire to speak
    Writer Carlos Eire will be the guest speaker at the Artists & Authors Series event at the Orange County Regional History Center on April 3. Eire will share the story of his exodus from Cuba during Operation Pedro Pan, which airlifted 14,000 children to...
  • Herman Cain gaining on Mitt Romney in New Hampshire

    Herman Cain gaining on Mitt Romney in New Hampshire
    New Hampshire is still Mitt Romney country, but Herman Cain is rising fast, according to two new surveys of Republican voters in the first-in-the-nation primary state. A poll released Monday from the Institutes of Politics at Harvard University and St....
  • Plakon v Castor Dentel is a marquee House race

    Plakon v Castor Dentel is a marquee House race
    TALLAHASSEE – One of the highest-profile Florida House races this year pits a two-term Republican with the advantages of incumbency against a Democrat school teacher with a prime political pedigree. For the newly drawn House District 30, Rep. Scott...
  • Medina's Grocery, hub for Orlando's Cuban community, closes after 43 years

    Medina's Grocery, hub for Orlando's Cuban community, closes after 43 years
    Medina's Grocery Store & Restaurant at 2405 E Washington St. in Orlando has closed because owners Rafael and Luisa Medina are retiring. The market was a hub for the Latino community in Central Florida for 43 years. "Medina’s was the heart and soul...
  • Miller jumps into Florida senate race

     
    WASHINGTON — After a third-place finish in a 2010 congressional race, Craig Miller, former CEO of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, is hoping that upping the stakes can better his luck. On Tuesday, Miller plans to announce his intention to run for U.S....
  • Rubio wants donors’ help to ‘Reclaim America’

     
    Freshman U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has made all the obligatory noises about wanting to keep a low profile while he learns the ways of the World's Largest Deliberative Body and has repeatedly — and emphatically — insisted he has no ambition to be...