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Suzanne Kosmas

A Democratic representative from the U.S. House District 24 in Florida that represents parts of Central Florida including Brevard County. She was ousted by Republican Sandy Adamas in the 2010 midterm elections.
A Democratic representative from the U.S. House District 24 in Florida that represents parts of Central Florida including Brevard County. She was ousted by Republican Sandy Adamas in the 2010 midterm elections. « Show less

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  • Diebel gets nod from national Republicans

     
    WASHINGTON — Former Winter Park commissioner Karen Diebel on Thursday earned some early backing from GOP leaders when the National Republican Congressional Committee highlighted her second run for the U.S. House as part of its Young Guns program. As...
  • Demings back in DC on the fundraising circuit

     
    WASHINGTON — Former Orlando police chief Val Demings is back on Capitol Hill this week, raising money and making contacts to support her bid to unseat freshman U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden. The effort comes days after the Democratic...
  • Mica wins straw poll after bitter Adams protest

     
    U.S. Reps. John Mica and Sandy Adams don't like each other — make that, really don't like each other — and it becomes more clear every day that their Aug. 14 Republican primary for primacy in redrawn Congressional District 7 is going to be...
  • Florida Chamber pays for TV ads for Rep. Scott Plakon

     
    The Florida Chamber of Commerce has begun airing television ads to help Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood in his tough re-election battle with Democrat Karen Castor Dentel. The chamber has paid more than $60,000 worth of air time so far on...
  • Venture dollars needed on Space Coast

    For companies like XCOR Aerospace, crucial venture-capital dollars can be hard to come by. In recent decades, there has not been a strong tradition of venture-capital investment in the aerospace sector. Combine that with Florida's generally lackluster...
  • Politicians frantic to create jobs

    One day after President Barack Obama pledged in his State of the Union address that creating jobs would be his No. 1 focus, he used both of Florida's coasts Thursday to try to back up that promise. On the west coast, Obama appeared in Tampa to announce...
  • Green, green, she’s green, they say

     
    The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund has endorsed U.S. Rep.  Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach, for re-election. Kosmas earned a perfect 100% on LCV’s 2009 National Environmental Scorecard, the group announced. “During her f...
  • Vulnerable Dems – including Kosmas – running away from Pelosi

     
    CQPolitics has an interesting piece this morning about how vulnerable Democratic House members are avoiding as much as possible being associated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who's become a target of a lot of Republican commercials this fall. Here's...
  • Scott names two more transition teams

     
    Gov.-elect Rick Scott has named two more transition teams — one for Economic Development, the other for Regulatory Reform — that are loaded with business execs and even a couple of failed candidates. The 49-member(!) economic development group...
  • Two Miami Republicans split with party on DADT vote

     
    Florida members of the U.S. House split almost evenly on a vote to repeal the `Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that excludes openly gay and lesbian people from serving in the armed forces. All 10 Florida Democrats plus Miami Republicans Linc...