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  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • Florida getting love

    It seems like just yesterday that Florida was being shunned by the national Democratic Party like someone with real bad hygiene problems. No candidates. No political advertising. No delegates. Definitely no love. Now, just months later, we have received...
  • 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....
  • Florida ready for federal stimulus cash, officials tell Gov. Charlie Crist

    Florida has lists of "shovel ready" transportation and environmental projects that can swiftly put federal stimulus funds to work, state officials Monday told Gov. Charlie Crist. The governor urged his newly formed Federal Stimulus Working Group to...
  • Re-election liberation suits Martinez

    The jockeying to fill Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat is so intense that one might forget Martinez is still in it. Not only that: The Orlando Republican has nearly two years left. And now that he doesn't have to spend time running for re-election,...
  • Senate replacement pick imminent

    Florida's political universe is on tenterhooks, with a decision due within days on a summer cliffhanger: Who will Gov. Charlie Crist name to the U.S. Senate? No announcement is on Crist's schedule for today, but the governor said Tuesday he expects to...