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  • Dems put Fla in Obama column

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Though votes are still being tallied, it looks like Florida's 29 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Florida Democratic Party Chair Rod Smith said this: “Florida Democrats ran the strongest, largest ground game...
  • Randolph says he won’t run for FDP chair

     
    As expected, Scott Randolph has withdrawn his bid to become chair of the Florida Democratic Party in the wake of his election Nov. 6 as Orange County tax collector. Randolph, who is chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party, relinquished his Orlando-...
  • Winners and losers in the aftermath of Chris Dorworth’s defeat

     
    Seminole County elections officials on Monday finally confirmed Democrat Mike Clelland’s razor-thin victory over state Rep. Chris Dorworth. So now it’s time to declare a few winners and losers – plus someone who was a little of both &#...
  • Poll tests soft spots for Crist and Sink ahead of potential primary race

     
    Though the calendar hasn't even turned to 2013 yet, polling is already under way in the 2014 race for governor, when Republican Gov. Rick Scott looks potentially vulnerable and Democrats are facing the prospect of a crowded primary. One poll of registered...
  • Dr. Phillips WR Trey Griffey commits to Arizona

    Dr. Phillips WR Trey Griffey commits to Arizona
    Nine-year-old Tevin Griffey has been taking mental notes from his big brother Trey Griffey, the star receiver for Orlando Dr. Phillips High, who committed to Arizona on Monday. One of the top uncommitted players in the state of Florida finally ended...
  • Closing schools, Closing prisons, It's all politics

    Closing schools, Closing prisons, It's all politics
    Today we're talking about partisan foolishness — on both sides of the aisle. We start with delusional GOP voters, specifically those in Seminole County. Lately we have been inundated with howls from parents of Seminole County students who are...
  • College Football Countdown: No. 10 Ohio State

    College Football Countdown: No. 10 Ohio State
    The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the...
  • 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....
  • Reactions to Rick Scott’s budget

     
    Rick Scott unveiled his much-anticipated budget at a Eustis pep rally Monday. Sadly, the web site, letsgettowork.net, wasn't working much of the afternoon. But there was enough basic information to see which agencies were getting whacked –...
  • Should Florida get back in line for presidential primaries?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers are poised to re-litigate a partisan clash from four years ago over when to hold the state's presidential primaries — and essentially whether it wants to continue bucking the national parties in exchange...
  • Guest list: Lui Damiani on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; Scott Randolph on ‘The Agenda’; John Cardone on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    Here's a look at what local public-affairs programs have planned this weekend: ***"Central Florida Spotlight" talks to Orange County Commissioner Lui Damiani about taxes, the county budget and local plans to help small-business owners....