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  • Skepticism meets U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's potential bid for Senate

    WASHINGTON -- How serious is U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's bid for the U.S. Senate? Depends on whom you ask. The Jacksonville Democrat, whose district includes parts of Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties, announced this week an "exploratory committee" to...
  • Upstart Marco Rubio's run bucks GOP etiquette

    TALLAHASSEE -- It is hardly the path to the top of the ticket many envisioned for Marco Rubio just a few years ago. The West Miami lawyer, now 38, had a national profile even before he took the gavel as Florida House speaker in 2006. He held "100 Ideas"...
  • Crist adds ex-chief of staff to list for Senate

    Broward County's George Lemieux, former chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist (below), emerged Wednesday as a leading contender for the appointment to fill Mel Martinez's seat in the U.S. Senate. "George Lemieux is the kind of man, the kind of Floridian,...
  • Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service

    Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service
    Praise for Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the Senate, rolled...
  • Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator

    Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator
    TALLAHASSEE -- Broward County native George LeMieux will be the newest United States senator, Gov. Charlie Crist announced today. In naming Lemieux, 40, for the rare Senate appointment, Crist chose his closest and most loyal adviser and political guru....
  • I wish you a Merry Christmas — in spite of myself

    I wish you a Merry Christmas — in spite of myself
    Can I just tell you guys that I love Christmas Eve? I mean I really love it. Probably even more than the big day itself. The anticipation. The extra-cheery salutations. Tracking Santa on the NORAD website. Sprinkling reindeer food on the front lawn in...
  • McCain vs. McCain: Oil taxes and drilling

     
    by Mark Silva First he was willing to "look" at a windfall oil profits tax. Now he is against it. First he was for a federal moratorium on off-shore oil-drilling. Now he is for easing it. Sen. John McCain, confronting......
  • 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....