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  • Lauren Rowe looks at feminism on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    On "Political Connections," anchor Ybeth Bruzual discusses issues facing the Florida Legislature next year with Rep. Scott Plakon from Longwood. Politifact’s Truth-O-Meter examines statements by President Barack Obama, Florida Democratic Party...
  • Head-turner Scott Randolph now local Dems’ head honcho

     
    State Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith told me in July that the only reason he got the job running the party is  ”no one [else] would take it.” Scott Randolph, who last night was named Orange County's new Democratic chairman, didn't sound...
  • Dems blast Senate Republicans’ redistricting plan

     
    It didn't take Florida Democratic Party chair Rod Smith to respond to the redistricting maps drawn up by the Republican-controlled Senate Reapportionment Committee. Here's the text of his statement: “Today, Florida Republicans have taken a state &#...
  • State Dems add two campaign operatives

     
    The Florida Democratic Party is outgunned 2-1 in the Legislature, outraised more than 3-1 in campaign collections and looking at a redistricting process whose outcome is unlikely to make a significant difference in either. Nonetheless, the party is...
  • Rod Smith defends the redistricting maps his staff drew

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith just put a statement defending proposed Senate and congressional redistricting maps that Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich, D-Weston, had filed — then tabled without a vote. The maps were...
  • Florida redistricting plans bound for legal fight

     
    TALLAHASSEE – After more than two years of bickering over reforms meant to curb political abuses, the Florida Senate Tuesday plans to debate maps for congressional and legislative districts that preserve Republican majorities and, its authors say,...
  • Florida Legislature’s redistricting work moves to the courtroom

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers ended months of debate Thursday by passing new boundaries for congressional and legislative districts – the first step in a legal shootout that could determine congressional and state government control for...
  • Senate passes redistricting maps; Lawsuits to be filed

     
    TALLAHASSEE — After months of debate, the Senate signed off on new political maps that lay out the boundaries for congressional and legislative districts for the next 10 years. But a lawsuit challenging the congressional map is already set to be...
  • President Obama re-election campaign/Florida to launch “Truth Team”

     
    Today, Obama for America – Florida will hold a press conference to launch of the “Truth Team” in Florida this afternoon.  As part of a  new national effort by President Obama supporters online and on the ground to promote the President,...
  • New Senate map doesn’t impact leadership contest, slightly erodes GOP advantage

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Interest groups anxious to make decisions about where to play in legislative elections have been expecting multiple head-to-head match-ups when the Senate unveiled new districts Saturday. They're bound to be disappointed/relieved...
  • Dems to Senate Republicans: See you in court

     
    It didn't take Florida Democratic Chair Rod Smith long to respond to Senate passage of new maps for the chamber's 40 districts. “Charged with implementing the people’s will, the Senate failed. Charged by the courts to redraw a map free of...