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  • Florida Democrats claim victory in closest-ever Jax mayoral race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Although the results won't be official until tomorrow, the Florida Democratic Party is claiming victory in what is reportedly the closest-ever Jacksonville mayoral contest and one that apparently will elect the city's first African-...
  • Nelson campaign boasts $1.85 million quarter

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said today that his campaign has netted $1.85 million over the last three months, a haul that would put him ahead of the announced totals of his Republican challengers in the 2012 elections. Here's what his...
  • The job no one wanted: Democratic Party chairman

     
    What's it like being the state Democratic Party chairman in Florida? Where, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by about 600,000, Republicans hold veto-proof, two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate? And...
  • Smith shoots back at Bitner over redistricting

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democratic Party Chair Rod Smith fired back at Republican Party of Florida Chair David Bitner late Monday over a letter Bitner sent to Smith chastising him for his criticism of the redistricting process. Smith and other...
  • RPOF Chair Bitner chastises Dem Chair Smith on redistricting

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican Party of Florida Chair David Bitner chastised Democratic Party Chair Rod Smith for attacking the GOP-led redistricting process in an open letter Monday. “Chairman Smith, when did you exactly come to hold the opinion...
  • Vice President Joe Biden to keynote Florida Dems conference

     
    Vice President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the Florida Democratic Party 2011 State Convention's gala dinner in late October, the state party announced this morning. The convention will be Oct. 28-30 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and...
  • Dems ask Legislature to investigate Scott’s missing emails

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith sent a letter to legislative leaders Tuesday asking them to oversee an investigation into why emails from Gov. Rick Scott's transition period were deleted, potentially violating Florida's open...
  • RPOF’s Bitner to resign

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican Party of Florida Chairman David Bitner is set to resign his post as he continues to battle Lou Gehrig's disease. The RPOF released a letter from Bitner saying he was resigning as of Sept. 23, and even before that press...
  • Politicos remember RPOF Chair Bitner

     
    TALLAHASSEE– Elected officials from around the state are releasing statements on the passing of state GOP Chair David Bitner, who lost his battle with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, this morning. Here are some of the statements we've collected so...
  • Nine-member committee named to set presidential primary date

     
    Finally. Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President  Mike Haridopolos this morning named the nine members of a committee established by the Legislature this spring to settle on a date for a Florida presidential primary. The group is...
  • Dems seek to pick up pieces, move toward 2012 elections

     
    TALLAHASSEE — In 2010, Florida's Democratic Party pinned its hopes on gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink and attorney-general nominee Dan Gelber to turn the party's fortunes around in a state dominated by Republicans for more than a dozen years. The...