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  • 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...
  • FDP Chair Rod Smith to join Castor Dentel at early voting rally

     
    Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith is headed to Orlando to hold an early voting rally with Karen Castor Dentel, the Maitland elementary school teacher in the midst of an expensive and ugly race for House District 30 against Rep. Scott Plakon, R-...
  • Only has-beens need apply

     
    Florida's Democratic Party Chairman Karen Thurman announced she would be leaving her post a few days after the drubbing the party took in this year's election. Democrats were shut out in all five statewide races — the four Cabinet positions a...
  • RPOF to groups asking for more voting hours: You are sore losers

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A procession of Democratic and left-affiliated groups today have publicly called on Gov. Rick Scott to extend voting hours in the wake of long lines reported around the state. The alignment bears a striking resemblance to the fault-...
  • Dave Aronberg to run for AG

     
    By Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE -- State Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, is preparing to declare he's running for Florida Attorney General in 2010, an informed source said. Aronberg could face a three-way primary against fellow...
  • Lt. Gov Rod Smith? …. Shrug

     
    The latest rumblings suggest Alex Sink will announce former State Sen. Rod Smith as her pick for lieutenant governor. Ho-hum. I'm not sure Smith brings much to the ticket. (Then again, I'm not sure most Floridians give a whit about this whole running-...
  • Dems schedule unity rallies for Saturday, including one at UCF

     
    The Republican Party of Florida is still trying to get its act together after its nasty gubernatorial primary — and Bill McCollum's statement saying he has “serious problems” with gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott's integrity won't help....
  • More election tidbits: On Scott vs. Sink and Barbara Sharief

     
    More post-primary thoughts: --Much is being made by national political analysts about Tuesday's turnout in Florida, with more Republicans than Democrats voting on Tuesday, and what it might portend for the November races for governor and U.S. Senate....
  • > 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...