Sunshine State News feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en Rubio Hits the Airwaves in Iowa and Colo. for GOP Senate Candidates http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-hits-airwaves-iowa-and-colorado-gop-senate-candidates <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is hitting the airwaves in two states holding competitive U.S. Senate races as the GOP looks to wrest control from the Democrats.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-hits-airwaves-iowa-and-colorado-gop-senate-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-hits-airwaves-iowa-and-colorado-gop-senate-candidates#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:17:47 +0000 Kevin Derby 5935264 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio: Canada Parliament Shooting was 'Islamic Extremism' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-canada-parliament-shooting-was-islamic-extremism <p>From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., offered his thoughts on Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the gunman who attacked the Canadian Parliament on Wednesday. In his rampage, Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent convert to Islam, killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-canada-parliament-shooting-was-islamic-extremism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-canada-parliament-shooting-was-islamic-extremism#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:05 +0000 Kevin Derby 5935194 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist's Economic Record Blistered in New RPOF Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-economic-record-blistered-new-rpof-ad <p>The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) launched a new TV ad on Thursday, hitting former Gov. Charlie Crist’s economic record. Polls show Crist, the Democratic nominee after spending most of his political life with the GOP, and Gov. Rick Scott running close.<br /><br />In Tuesday’s debate with Scott, Crist brushed off attacks on his economic record, insisting he was not responsible for the bad times as the recession impacted more than Florida. The ad points to decisions Crist made as worsening the Sunshine State’s problems.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-economic-record-blistered-new-rpof-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-economic-record-blistered-new-rpof-ad#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:24:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5935178 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio, Mark Kirk Warn John Kerry on Gaza Aid http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-mark-kirk-warn-john-kerry-gaza-aid <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., on Wednesday to chide U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s plans to send $150 million to the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA) over its role in actions directed against Israel. The senators pointed to three cases of rockets at a UNRWA facility in Gaza and wrote Kerry to demand taxpayer dollars won‘t be used against Israel.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-mark-kirk-warn-john-kerry-gaza-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-mark-kirk-warn-john-kerry-gaza-aid#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:55:14 +0000 Kevin Derby 5935147 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Allen West Goes to Bat for Corrine Brown's Opponent http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/allen-west-goes-bat-corrine-browns-opponent <p>Using his Allen West Guardian Fund PAC, former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., went to bat for Glo Smith, the Republican candidate running against U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., on Wednesday. West included Smith in his “races to watch” list in addition to the 14 candidates he endorsed.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/allen-west-goes-bat-corrine-browns-opponent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/allen-west-goes-bat-corrine-browns-opponent#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:16:55 +0000 Kevin Derby 5935054 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rudy Giuliani: 'I’ve Never Met Someone in Politics that I Disrespect More than Charlie Crist' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rudy-giuliani-i%E2%80%99ve-never-met-someone-politics-i-disrespect-more-charlie-crist <p>Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took to the stump for Gov. Rick Scott and lashed out at former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democrat in the race, saying “I’ve never met someone in politics that I disrespect more than Charlie Crist.”</p> <p> </p> <div class="pp_media alignnone"><img class="edit edit-node" src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/CN4bWd347JI/0.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="275" /></div> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rudy-giuliani-i%E2%80%99ve-never-met-someone-politics-i-disrespect-more-charlie-crist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rudy-giuliani-i%E2%80%99ve-never-met-someone-politics-i-disrespect-more-charlie-crist#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:46:17 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934976 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Crist's Minimum Wage Hike at the Expense of Jobs Draws NFIB Fire http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-minimum-wage-hike-expense-jobs-draws-nfib-fire <p>Bill Herrle, the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Florida chapter, came out swinging at former Gov. Charlie Crist on Wednesday. Herrle pointed to Crist saying in Tuesday night’s debate against Gov. Rick Scott that he was for raising the minimum wage even if it led to job loss.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-minimum-wage-hike-expense-jobs-draws-nfib-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-minimum-wage-hike-expense-jobs-draws-nfib-fire#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:40:49 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934955 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Atwater Holds Commanding Lead Over William Rankin http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-holds-commanding-lead-over-william-rankin <p>Florida CFO Jeff Atwater holds a commanding lead over Democratic rival William Rankin according to a new poll.</p> <p>St. Leo University released a poll of likely voters on Wednesday which shows 50 percent backing Atwater, 35 percent behind Rankin and the remaining 15 percent undecided.</p> <p>The poll of 500 likely voters was taken from Oct. 16-Oct. 19 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-holds-commanding-lead-over-william-rankin#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:49:06 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934929 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Adam Putnam Blowing Out Thad Hamilton in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/adam-putnam-blowing-out-thad-hamilton-new-poll <p>Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is cruising to a second term according to a poll released on Wednesday.</p> <p>A poll of likely voters from St. Leo University shows Putnam with 51 percent while Democrat Thad Hamilton takes 35 percent and 14 percent remain undecided.</p> <p>The poll of 500 likely voters was taken from Oct. 16-Oct. 19 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/adam-putnam-blowing-out-thad-hamilton-new-poll#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:42:44 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934928 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pam Bondi Holds Solid Lead Over George Sheldon in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/pam-bondi-holds-solid-lead-over-george-sheldon-new-poll <p>Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi holds a solid lead over her rivals in a poll released on Wednesday from St. Leo University.</p> <p>Bondi takes 47 percent of likely voters in the poll while former DCF Sec. George Sheldon garners 39 percent. Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer takes 6 percent on the Libertarian line while 8 percent remain undecided.</p> <p>The poll of 500 likely voters was taken from Oct. 16-Oct. 19 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/pam-bondi-holds-solid-lead-over-george-sheldon-new-poll#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:34:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934921 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist Leads, Rick Scott Being Hurt by Adrian Wyllie in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-leads-rick-scott-being-hurt-adrian-wyllie-new-poll <p>Former Gov. Charlie Crist has the lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a poll released on Wednesday.</p> <p>The poll from St. Leo University shows Crist taking 43 percent with Scott within the margin of error at 40 percent. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie garners 8 percent while 9 percent remain undecided. When Wyllie is taken out of the mix, Scott moves up to tie Crist with each candidate taking 45 percent.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-leads-rick-scott-being-hurt-adrian-wyllie-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-leads-rick-scott-being-hurt-adrian-wyllie-new-poll#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:06:01 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934912 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com RPOF Pounces on Charlie Crist's Defense of Losing Jobs to Raise Minimum Wage in Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-pounces-charlie-crists-defense-losing-jobs-raise-minimum-wage-ad <p>The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) pounced on former Gov. Charlie Crist’s comment in Tuesday night’s debate with Gov. Rick Scott that a minimum wage hike was “worth it” even if it meant job loss.<br /><br /><div class="pp_media alignnone"><div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="1" class=" swfobject">Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.</div> </div> </div></div> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-pounces-charlie-crists-defense-losing-jobs-raise-minimum-wage-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-pounces-charlie-crists-defense-losing-jobs-raise-minimum-wage-ad#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:08:27 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934896 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Atwater Unveils Ad Highlighting Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-unveils-ad-highlighting-homeowner-claims-bill-rights Florida CFO Jeff Atwater continues to stay positive, focusing on his record, in his ads as he runs against Democrat William Rankin. In his latest ad, which was unveiled on Wednesday, Atwater plays up his consumer advocate credentials, specifically his handling of the Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights.<br /><br />In the ad, Atwater touts the passage of the law which ensured policyowners would receive their claims in a timely fashion.<br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-unveils-ad-highlighting-homeowner-claims-bill-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-unveils-ad-highlighting-homeowner-claims-bill-rights#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:13 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934882 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist has 'No Core Values,' New RPOF TV Ad Claims http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-has-no-core-values-new-rpof-tv-ad-claims <p>The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) launched a new TV ad on Wednesday, hitting Democratic gubernatorial candidate former Gov. Charlie Crist. The ad hits Crist as a “career politician who didn’t believe in anything” with “no core values.” Crist draws fire in the ad for leaving the GOP in 2010 to run for the U.S. Senate with no party affiliation before joining the Democrats in 2012.<br /><br /><div class="pp_media alignnone"><div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="2" class=" swfobject">Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.</div> </div> </div></div> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-has-no-core-values-new-rpof-tv-ad-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-has-no-core-values-new-rpof-tv-ad-claims#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:58:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934856 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Urges John Kerry to Oppose Cuba Taking Part in Summit of the Americas http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-urges-john-kerry-oppose-cuba-taking-part-summit-americas <p>From his perch on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about Cuba taking part in the seventh Summit of the Amercias which will be held in Panama. In the letter, which was written on Tuesday, Rubio accused the Obama administration of sending “mixed messages” on whether Cuba should take part in the summit.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-urges-john-kerry-oppose-cuba-taking-part-summit-americas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-urges-john-kerry-oppose-cuba-taking-part-summit-americas#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:52:10 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934854 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com NRCC Hits Joe Garcia for Gutting Medicare to Fund Obamacare http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nrcc-hits-joe-garcia-gutting-medicare-fund-obamacare <p>The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) launched a TV ad on Tuesday hitting U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia for gutting Medicare to fund President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law. Garcia is facing a tough challenge from Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo. <div class="pp_media alignnone"><div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-3" class="media-youtube"> <div id="3" class=" swfobject">Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.</div> </div> </div></div></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nrcc-hits-joe-garcia-gutting-medicare-fund-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/nrcc-hits-joe-garcia-gutting-medicare-fund-obamacare#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:31:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934849 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Hits Early 2016 States to Back the GOP http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-hits-early-2016-states-back-gop <p>With two weeks left in the general election, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., intends to use his Reclaim America PAC and hit the stump for other Republicans -- and his path is taking him to the states which hold early contests to determine the next presidential nominee.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-hits-early-2016-states-back-gop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-hits-early-2016-states-back-gop#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:30 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934839 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Campaigns With Steve Southerland http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-campaigns-steve-southerland <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., endorsed U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., for a third term at a campaign event in Tallahassee on Tuesday. Southerland is facing a top Democratic challenger in Gwen Graham. <br /> <br />“Not only is Steve Southerland a trusted colleague in Washington, he’s my friend,” Rubio said. “I’m proud to support Steve because he’s a respected conservative voice in Congress who’s fighting hard to create jobs, grow Florida’s economy, and shrink federal bureaucracy. North and Northwest Florida families need a principled leader like Steve Southerland in Congress.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-campaigns-steve-southerland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-campaigns-steve-southerland#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:19:43 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934638 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Humane Society Backs Pam Bondi for Another Term http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/humane-society-backs-pam-bondi-another-term <p>The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) announced on Tuesday it was backing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for a second term.</p> <p>“Attorney General Bondi has been a strong supporter of upholding existing laws and supporting new legislation to protect animals from cruelty and abuse,” said Sara Amundson, the executive director of the HSLF. “A vote to return Pam Bondi to the attorney general’s office is a vote for the humane treatment of all animals.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/humane-society-backs-pam-bondi-another-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/humane-society-backs-pam-bondi-another-term#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:59:11 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934616 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rudy Giuliani Hits the Campaign Trail with Rick Scott http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rudy-giuliani-hits-campaign-trail-rick-scott <p>Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be hitting the campaign trail with Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday in South Florida. Besides the many New Yorkers who live in the Sunshine State, Giuliani focused much of his 2008 presidential campaign in Florida.<br /><br />Scott and Giuliani are scheduled to campaign in Doral and Miami on Wednesday.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rudy-giuliani-hits-campaign-trail-rick-scott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rudy-giuliani-hits-campaign-trail-rick-scott#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:05:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934529 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Gwen Graham Hit by GOP PAC in New TV Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gwen-graham-hit-gop-pac-new-tv-ad <p>The Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican super-PAC, waded into North Florida on Tuesday, announcing plans to spend $600,000 against Democrat Gwen Graham who is running against U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla.<br /></p> <div class="pp_media alignnone"><img class="edit edit-node" src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/LVvGdI_7YEY/0.jpg" alt="" width="480" height="275" /></div> <br /> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gwen-graham-hit-gop-pac-new-tv-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gwen-graham-hit-gop-pac-new-tv-ad#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:38:39 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934521 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Tom Rooney Honored by American Farm Bureau http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-honored-american-farm-bureau <p>The American Farm Bureau presented U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney with its “Friend of Agriculture” Award at a meeting this week in Wauchula.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-honored-american-farm-bureau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-rooney-honored-american-farm-bureau#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:53:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934515 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Amendment 2 on Medical Marijuana Opposed by JAX Chamber http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-opposed-jax-chamber <p>The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce (JAX Chamber) announced on Tuesday it opposes Amendment 2, a proposal to expand medical marijuana in Florida.</p> <p>“Passage of Amendment 2 will produce uncertainty for small businesses at a time when we are coming out of one of the biggest recessions in decades,” said Ed Burr, the chair of government affairs for the JAX Chamber. “Businesses, especially small businesses, need a climate that increases productivity and limits risks and Amendment 2 does the opposite.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-opposed-jax-chamber" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-opposed-jax-chamber#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:44:36 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934512 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Unveils Ebola Travel Ban Bill http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-unveils-ebola-travel-ban-bill <p>U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Monday he will introduce a bill imposing a temporary travel ban on Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone nationals due to those nations being impacted by Ebola, shutting down any new visas. Rubio plans to bring up the bill in November when the Senate reconvenes. The measure would end the ban until the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) clears those nations.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-unveils-ebola-travel-ban-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-unveils-ebola-travel-ban-bill#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:38:22 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934508 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida TaxWatch Study Finds Intermodals Help State's Economy http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-study-finds-intermodals-help-states-economy <p>Florida TaxWatch released a study on Tuesday looking at the important role intermodal centers play in developing the Sunshine State’s economy.</p> <p>"Florida is uniquely poised to move goods more efficiently than our neighboring states and other competitors," said Dominic Calabro, the president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch. "Expanding Florida's intermodal points will allow the state to more efficiently transfer goods and even people between seas, roads, rails, air, and space."</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-study-finds-intermodals-help-states-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-study-finds-intermodals-help-states-economy#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:33:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934507 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Scott and Crist Gear Up for Final Gubernatorial Debate http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/scott-and-crist-gear-final-gubernatorial-debate <div>The third and final debate between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Jacksonville, marking the beginning of the end of a close race to become Florida's next governor. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The one-hour debate will be moderated by CNN anchor <strong>Jake Tapper. </strong>WJXT-TV anchor and reporter <strong>Kent Justice</strong> will co-moderate. </div> <div></div><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/scott-and-crist-gear-final-gubernatorial-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/scott-and-crist-gear-final-gubernatorial-debate#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:08:26 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5934498 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Tom Slade, Former RPOF Chair, Dies at 78 http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-slade-former-rpof-chair-dies-78 <p>Former Florida state Sen. Tom Slade, best known for leading the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), throughout much of the 1990s when the GOP surged to take control of the state, passed away on Monday at age 78. Slade had suffered heart failure last week and was being hospitalized at Orange Park Medical Center.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-slade-former-rpof-chair-dies-78" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/tom-slade-former-rpof-chair-dies-78#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:13:43 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934350 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott, Charlie Crist Tied in New Rasmussen Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-charlie-crist-tied-new-rasmussen-poll <p>A new poll shows the Florida gubernatorial contest is a dead heat. <br /> <br />On Monday, Rasmussen Reports released a poll of likely voters which shows Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist deadlocked with 47 percent each. Only 2 percent back other candidates while 4 percent remain undecided. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie was not included in the poll.</p> <p>The poll of 1,114 likely Florida voters was taken from Oct. 15-17 and had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-charlie-crist-tied-new-rasmussen-poll#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:08:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934289 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott's Ebola Readiness Efforts Praised by FMA http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scotts-ebola-readiness-efforts-praised-fma <p>After its board of governors met over the weekend in Tampa, the Florida Medical Association (FMA) issued a statement on Monday, praising Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health for its Ebola readiness efforts. <br /> <br />“The Florida Medical Association wishes to acknowledge the high level of engagement by the elected officials of Florida, especially Gov. Rick Scott,” said Dr. Alan Pillersdorf, the president of the FMA. “We are also grateful for the leadership of the Florida Department of Health and State Surgeon General John Armstrong, M.D.”</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scotts-ebola-readiness-efforts-praised-fma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scotts-ebola-readiness-efforts-praised-fma#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:51:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934278 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Sunshine State News on Newsmax TV http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sunshine-state-news-newsmax-tv-0 <p>Sunshine State News hit the national airwaves on Monday. Your humble blogger appeared on “Midpoint” with Ed Berliner on NewsmaxTV to talk about the U.S. Senate races as Republicans look to wrest control of that chamber from the Democrats.</p> <p><div class="pp_media alignnone"><div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-4" class="media-youtube"> <div id="4" class=" swfobject">Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.</div> </div> </div></div></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/sunshine-state-news-newsmax-tv-0#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:52:43 +0000 Kevin Derby 5934245 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com