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  • Christie touts GOP's success in gubernatorial races

    TRENTON, N.J. As Republican governors across the country claimed wins Tuesday, so did New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The national face of the effort to elect Republican governors, Christie helped raise $106 million and visited at least 35 states as...
  • Reflections on an election, and here comes next year

     Reflections on an election,  and here comes next year
    And so it ends. The negative ads. The robo-calls from famous people. The nail-biting crawl of Election Night returns. Nationwide, Democrats got shellacked in the 2014 mid-term election. Republicans now control both houses of Congress. In Florida, the...
  • Why a guy you probably don't know anything about was the big winner last night

    Why a guy you probably don't know anything about was the big winner last night
    If you know much at all about Jeff Atwater, I'd be surprised.  He's Florida's chief financial officer. Most people would probably struggle to explain what he does or who he is.  But Atwater was one of the big winners on election night. Why? Well, if...
  • Is Charlie Crist finished in politics?

     Is Charlie Crist finished in politics?
         It is time for Charlie Crist to realize the simple truth:   He doesn’t inspire people to come out and vote. Yes, he was once a popular governor of Florida. But times change, Crist changes, and the electorate changes. And it is time for him...
  • Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy narrowly wins reelection

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy narrowly won reelection Wednesday after an election day marked by polling problems in the state capital and a last-minute court battle in the campaign's closing hours. Malloy's reelection marked a rare win for Democrats...
  • An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally

    An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent. But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
  • Clemency for silver-haired cons is a golden cost-saver

    With his re-election in hand, here's an issue that aligns with Gov. Rick Scott's zeal for government efficiency. Florida owns a reputation as Shangri-La for enjoying the golden years with a golden tan. Yet, our state not only attracts the aged; it...
  • 'Dr. Phil' focuses on Florida family, death

    'Dr. Phil' focuses on Florida family, death
    The divided family of Michelle O'Connell will be guests on Monday's edition of "Dr. Phil." Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Jeff Ashton, state attorney for Orange and Osceola counties, as special prosecutor in a new investigation into O'Connell's 2010...
  • Medical pot, GOP victories and school referendum: Letters

    Medical pot, GOP victories and school referendum: Letters
    Medical pot: Next move Fortunately, the effort to legalize medical marijuana without any serious and worthwhile constraints failed. Unfortunately, too many people voted for it. We all support providing relief to those who are in pain. The question...
  • Democrats simply didn't give Crist enough turnout help

    Democrats simply didn't give Crist enough turnout help
    The people have spoken. Or, at least some of the people. Paid for by some of the people. Some of the time. In some of the places. As usual, South Florida lagged behind in turnout, just like it did for the August primary. Statewide, slightly over 50...
  • Mayo: 'Hope and change' now 'Mope and cringe' for Dems

    Mayo: 'Hope and change' now 'Mope and cringe' for Dems
    Sorting out winners and losers after election night in Palm Beach County: Winner: Rick Scott. The guy still can't get a majority of Florida votes (48.2% this time, down from 48.9% in 2010), and has the charisma of wall paint, but Scott gets another four...