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  • Senate passes redistricting map amid complaints it benefits the GOP

     
    UPDATES w/ Florida Democratic Party response By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate voted 31-6 Thursday to pass its response to a high-court rebuke of its once-a-decade chore of redistricting, despite objections...
  • FL Rep. Randolph to run for re-election, state party chair

     
    State Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, said he plans to run for his re-drawn legislative seat this fall, but is gearing up to go after the state Democratic Party chairman post after that. Randolph said that current Chairman Rod Smith has indicated he's not...
  • 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...
  • Seminole Dems to rally, but need to import elected speakers

     
    The Seminole County Democratic Executive Committee plans a big dance-themed dinner rally Saturday to kick off Democrats' election campaigns there this year with an impressive list of speakers — but none actually from Seminole County, where elected...
  • Nan Rich says she plans to run against Rick Scott in 2014

     
    By Anthony Man, South Florida Sun-Sentinel State Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston,  hoping to make Rick Scott a one-term governor, plans to seek the state's top job in 2014. Rich said in a telephone interview Wednesday that she's formulating a strategic and...
  • Update: Randolph, Clendenin spar over Dem state party chair race

     
    This week state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, announced he would not seek re-election, but instead begin work on campaigning for the state Democratic Party Chairman post. A potential rival for that statewide post, Hillsborough County Democrat Alan...
  • Rod Smith: On the French Republic, and GOP judicial politics

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith says he fielded calls from lawyers and fellow D's urging him to step into the Supreme Court judicial merit fight this fall. Sure it's convenient given the other races on his plate, but the ...
  • Florida Dems attacking Dorworth among Republican voters; Dorworth pumps another $65K into TV advertising

     
    The Florida Democratic Party this week dropped an aggressive mailer attacking state Rep. Chris Dorworth, the Lake Mary Republican tentatively in line to become House speaker who may be in a tighter-than-expected race for re-election. The mailer –...
  • Dem House leader Thurston ratchets up politics of ‘non-political’ merit retention issue

     
    UPDATES WITH DEAN CANNON RESPONSE A week ago, Florida Democratic Party chair Rod Smith said his organization would not involve itself in the increasingly partisan fight over the merit retention of three Supreme Court justices. His comments came in the...
  • The most important legislative races in Florida

     
    With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida™. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: This battle between two incumbents,...
  • LWV joins Dems in asking for early-vote extension

     
    The League of Women Voters is joining the chorus of otherwise-Democratic voices asking Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting hours through Sunday. Like Florida Democratic Party chair Rod Smith and former state Sen. Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach, league...