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  • Early voting meet and greet with Republicans this morning

     
    U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and  State Rep. Scott Plakon will be at the Orlando Public Library on Central Blvd. this morning at 11:15 a.m. to meet and greet early voters. It's part of a Romney for President effort to highlight...
  • Mel, we miss you

     
    In an interview this week whose excerpts were published by the Miami Herald, former Republican U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida said his party would need to accept higher taxes as part of a long-term budget deal. That's significant, considering Mel is...
  • U.S. Senate run by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist would set off a political scramble

    If Gov. Charlie Crist eschews a second term as the state's chief executive and decides instead to run for the U.S. Senate next year, he'll scramble politics and careers in both parties, ignite an ideological battle over the Republican Party's direction...
  • 2010 elections will still be about the economy.

    What fun! Republican civil war: Elephants dissipating their political capital! Lately, the buzz has been all about the Crist-Rubio rivalry to replace Sen. Mel Martinez. The governor announced his candidacy to a chorus of high-profile endorsements,...
  • Florida's new U.S. senator eager to begin serving

    WASHINGTON The nation's newest and youngest senator-to-be came to the Capitol this week determined "to fight for the people of Florida." Sen. George LeMieux will represent the state on some of the biggest issues of our time. He said he is elated to be...
  • Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets

    Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets
    WASHINGTON — In a sedate farewell address, Mel Martinez ended his truncated Senate career Wednesday with a pitch for immigration reform and a tribute to Cuban-Americans across the country. Martinez in effect handed over his seat to fellow...
  • Regulators question FPL's use of jets

    Regulators question FPL's use of jets
    The use of corporate Florida Power & Light Co. jets to fly elected leaders, public officials and family members came under heavy scrutiny Wednesday as part of a state hearing on the utility's request for a rate hike. About 1,500 pages of flight logs were...
  • NATIONAL/FOREIGN SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY SEPT. 11, 2009

    PAGE 1 MODULE 1. HEALTH-CONGRESS -- What's different in the health care debate after Obama's speech to Congress? One important thing: Some central players in Congress who seemed skeptical of the bill say they heard enough to their liking that they...
  • Do records tie Orlando-Orange expressway authority director to political fundraising at agency?

    Newly obtained Orange County grand-jury records detail a sophisticated political-fundraising operation run out of Central Florida's toll-road authority and appear to place the agency's director in the middle of it — an allegation he flatly denies....
  • Bill McCollum, a familiar face, aims for governor

    He's virtually a household name in Florida politics. Attorney General Bill McCollum's current stint as Florida's top lawyer is the latest stop in a three-decade political career that began with his 1980 election to Congress from Central Florida. Once...
  • Crist visits Palm Beach, misses Rubio

    Gov. Charlie Crist blamed a busy schedule for missing an early U.S. Senate campaign showdown during his swing through Palm Beach County on Friday to appear at a journalism convention. Crist strolled into The Breakers in Palm Beach a few hours ahead of...