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  • Allison Tant elected new Florida Dems state chair, Clendenin gets vice chair

     
    All the establishment-led campaigning on behalf of Tallahassee fundraiser Allison Tant paid off Saturday morning as she easily won a floor vote to become the new state chair of the Florida Democratic Party. Alan Clendenin, whose campaign focused on...
  • 'Jesus stomping' FAU prof is Democratic leader, but top Democrats steer clear of flap

    'Jesus stomping' FAU prof is Democratic leader, but top Democrats steer clear of flap
    Top Democratic officials are steering clear of the controversy surrounding Deandre Poole, vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party. Poole is the Florida Atlantic University instructor responsible for the “Jesus stomping”...
  • George Zimmerman: Could there be another Casey Anthony tie?

     
    NeJame said it was a long shot, but added that Easton is "very scholarly, very well-respected jurist. And he is a senior retired judge ... He knows death cases. He knows murder cases as well as anybody probably in the state. And he's handled the tough...
  • > Photos: Sink, Meek & Co. rally Democrats

     
    The Democratic contenders that advanced out of Tuesday's primary –including headliners Alex Sink (governor) and Kendrick Meek (senate)– joined other nominees and party leaders onstage for a unity rally with several hundred supporters at the...
  • U.S. Sugar – big McCollum backer – is now giving to Scott

     
    This interesting brief from our friends at The News Service of Florida: A rich source of campaign cash, orphaned after the Republican gubernatorial primary, apparently has come around to support nominee Rick Scott over Democrat Alex Sink. U.S. Sugar,...
  • > Photos: Close, but no meet-n-greet for Sink & Scott

     
    Florida's nominees for governor, Alex Sink and Rick Scott, came within 20 feet of each other outside the Farm Credit of Florida/Agriculture Institute of Florida Candidate Forum in Orlando, Friday, but did not acknowledge one another. Instead, both kept to...
  • Unions, Dem candidates to go door-to-door in Orlando

     
    The Florida AFL-CIO and a host of Democratic candidates will be going door-to-door on Saturday; between personal contacts and phone calls, they say they plan to reach 3,000 union members and their families. Participating candidates will include U.S. Rep....
  • Gubernatorial TV Tally: Final week, $13 million in ads and growing

     
    Mark this down in the political file: If Democrat Alex Sink doesn't win the Florida governor's race, it won't be because a millionaire investor outspent her on television. The latest media-buying figures show Sink and Democrats had bought  $7 million in....
  • As Sink and Scott sprint to the finish, GOP beat Democrats in early voting

     
    GAINESVILLE — Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott crisscrossed Florida to scrounge for pockets of votes Monday in a gubernatorial contest hinging on whether Sink can capture enough independents and GOP voters to survive the ant...
  • Sink holes up in Tampa hotel room to await returns

     
    The doors just opened to Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink's victory party at the Marriott Waterside in downtown Tampa, where supporters will be watching returns on a pair of oversized television screens in a hotel ballroom. The campaign says...
  • With Dems routed, Thurman falls on her sword

     
    To no one's surprise, Florida Democratic Party chair Karen Thurman announced her resignation today. It had been expected since the party was routed on election night — Republicans now control the governor's office, the Cabinet, more than two-...