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Jeffrey Atwater

Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater won the 2010 Cabinet position of Chief Financial Officer over Democrat Loranne Ausley. He hails from North Palm Beach and will be replacing Democrat Alex Sink, who ran for governor.
Florida State Senate president Jeff Atwater won the 2010 Cabinet position of Chief Financial Officer over Democrat Loranne Ausley. He hails from North Palm Beach and will be replacing Democrat Alex Sink, who ran for governor. « Show less

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  • Cheered by Bill Clinton, Florida Democrats see victory ahead

    Cheered by Bill Clinton, Florida Democrats see victory ahead
    – Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency — and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state's...
  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community. Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...
  • Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott

    Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott
    Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job. Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
  • Republican group raising money to mobilize in northwest Broward

    Republican group raising money to mobilize in northwest Broward
    A group of Republican activists, mostly from northwest Broward, has set up a political action committee to fund a volunteer mobilization effort on behalf of the party's 2014 candidates. The PAC, which is holding its first big fundraising event...
  • Susan Glickman:Energy efficiency cuts carbon pollution and consumers' costs

    The Florida Energy Office, led by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, weighed in on conservation goals for big utilities at the Florida Public Service Commission. Utilities are regulated by the PSC, which takes its marching orders from state leaders....
  • Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money

    Florida Democrats in Hollywood: schmoozing, strategy -- and money
    Former President Bill Clinton cheered Florida Democrats on Saturday with recollections of the economic boom times during his presidency – and the hope his party will prevail in 2014 and beyond. To make that a reality, he helped the state’s...
  • Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish

    Politicos go in front of the cameras to cook — and dish
    For fans of politics, there's a pinch of CNN. For foodies, there's a dash of Cooking Channel. For devotees of both, there's a Florida-grown blend that outfits some of the state's most prominent politicians in aprons and arms them with knives or whisks....
  • South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew

    South Florida leaders mourn death of former Gov. Reubin Askew
    Comments from South Florida political leaders on the death Thursday of former Gov. Reubin Askew. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (full statement below). Via Twitter: "My thoughts are with...
  • Our takeaways from Florida's primary election

      Our takeaways from Florida's primary election
    The surprises in Tuesday's primary election didn't happen near the top of the ballot. Everyone knew former Gov. Charlie Crist would defeat former state Sen. Nan Rich and emerge as the Democratic nominee for governor. Though Crist grew up a Republican,...
  • Perry Thurston choice for attorney general

     Perry Thurston choice for attorney general
    According to one recent poll, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's approval rating is just 30 percent. Given her controversial tenure, a strong Democratic challenger could have a good chance, even in what is shaping up to be a Republican year. But...
  • Nan Rich falls farther behind Charlie Crist in money race

    Nan Rich falls farther behind Charlie Crist in money race
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich raised $20,748 in cash for her campaign account in April, while also receiving $34,583 in in-kind contributions, newly filed reports show. Rich, a former Senate minority leader from Weston, is far behind...