Sunshine State News feed http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/admin/content/stories en GOP Still Holds Slight Edge in Early Voting http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gop-still-holds-slight-edge-early-voting Millions of Florida voters have turned out to vote early in this year's election, and while Republicans are turning out at a slightly higher rate than Democrats, Dems are closing in and narrowing the GOP lead. <br /><br />As of Friday, 43.9 percent of GOP voters had turned out to vote either through early voting or absentee ballots compared to 38.7 percent of Democrats -- a 5.3 percent lead. The GOP lead has been decreasing daily. Yesterday, their lead stood at 5.9 percent. <br /><br />Still, Republicans lead early voting by 135,000 votes.  <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gop-still-holds-slight-edge-early-voting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/gop-still-holds-slight-edge-early-voting#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:14:47 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5937496 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Steve Southerland Goes After Gwen Graham on Medicare http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-southerland-goes-after-gwen-graham-medicare <p>Facing a tough challenge from Democrat Gwen Graham in next week’s election, U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla., is going on the attack in the final days of the campaign. This week, Southerland’s team launched a new TV ad trying to link Graham to Beltway Democrats and insisting she is looking to cut Medicare. <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>“Obama, Pelosi and Gwen Graham are putting your Medicare at risk,” the announcer of the ad says.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-southerland-goes-after-gwen-graham-medicare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/steve-southerland-goes-after-gwen-graham-medicare#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:30:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937417 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Grant Hill Wants Charlie Crist to Get the Ball http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/grant-hill-wants-charlie-crist-get-ball <p>Former NBA star Grant Hill sent a fundraising email out on behalf of former Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday night.<br /><br />“I was on a lot of great teams in college and in the pros. But this fall I'm thrilled to be on the People's Team -- on Charlie's team,” Hill wrote. “I live in Florida and love this state, but Rick Scott is taking us in the wrong direction. He killed a job-creating high-speed rail project between my home city of Orlando and Tampa -- and he won't raise the minimum wage or fight for equal pay.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/grant-hill-wants-charlie-crist-get-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/grant-hill-wants-charlie-crist-get-ball#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:04:28 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937296 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Marco Rubio Goes to Bat for Carlos Curbelo http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-goes-bat-carlos-curbelo <p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., went to bat for Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo, the Republican candidate running against U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., sending out a fundraising email for him. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-goes-bat-carlos-curbelo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/marco-rubio-goes-bat-carlos-curbelo#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:36:24 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937263 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Oh, My: Not ANOTHER Corrupt Crist Crony ... http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/oh-my-not-another-corrupt-crist-crony <p>Why is it when you round up and shake out the fraudsters in Florida around election time, you've got a great chance of winding up with a contributor to a Charlie Crist campaign?<br /><br />Well, it's happened again. I'm sorry -- I don't make this stuff up.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/oh-my-not-another-corrupt-crist-crony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/oh-my-not-another-corrupt-crist-crony#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:16:45 +0000 Nancy Smith 5937205 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeb Bush Joins Forces with Rick Scott for Early Voting Tour http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-joins-forces-rick-scott-early-voting-tour Time is ticking down until Election Day, and one of the most prominent figures in Florida politics will be lending a last-minute helping hand to Gov. Rick Scott as he makes his final push for re-election.<br /><br />Former Gov. Jeb Bush will be hitting the campaign trail with Gov. Scott this weekend in South Florida, joining the governor on his bus tour to promote early voting. The two will appear together in Hialeah on Sunday. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-joins-forces-rick-scott-early-voting-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeb-bush-joins-forces-rick-scott-early-voting-tour#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:06:20 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5937204 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Medical Marijuana Amendment 2 Foes Launch New TV Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/medical-marijuana-amendment-2-foes-launch-new-tv-ad <p>Opponents of Amendment 2, a proposal to expand medical marijuana use in Florida, released a new TV spot on Thursday. The ad notes the opposition Amendment 2 has garnered from the Florida Medical Association, former Florida Supreme Court justices, editorial boards and law enforcement.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/medical-marijuana-amendment-2-foes-launch-new-tv-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/medical-marijuana-amendment-2-foes-launch-new-tv-ad#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:28:27 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937188 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com RPOF Warns Florida Will 'Go Backward With Crist' http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-warns-florida-will-go-backward-crist <p>The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) continues to pound away at former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democratic candidate looking to topple Gov. Rick Scott in next week’s election. On Thursday, the RPOF released a new TV ad contrasting their records on the economy, taxes and higher ed costs.</p> <p>"Go backward with Crist,” the narrator of the ad says. “Go forward with Rick Scott. That’s how this election with affect you.” </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-warns-florida-will-go-backward-crist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rpof-warns-florida-will-go-backward-crist#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:20:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937184 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Backed by American Conservative Union http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-backed-american-conservative-union <p>The American Conservative Union (ACU) announced on Thursday it was supporting Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., for a second term.<br /><br />“I urge all conservatives to turn out and vote to re-elect Rick Scott on November 4th. Scott is a strong conservative who will help Florida continue to grow,” ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp said on Thursday. “Rick Scott not only talks about tax cuts, he cut taxes 40 times in four legislative sessions.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-backed-american-conservative-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-backed-american-conservative-union#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:32 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937139 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Joe Garcia, Steve Southerland Now Underdogs in Pundit's Rankings http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/joe-garcia-steve-southerland-now-underdogs-pundits-rankings <p>Prominent national pundit Larry Sabato and the Center for Politics <a href="http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/house-2014-calling-the-toss-ups-take-1/">released their congressional elections rankings</a> on Thursday and they think two congressmen from Florida are going down in next week’s elections.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/joe-garcia-steve-southerland-now-underdogs-pundits-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/joe-garcia-steve-southerland-now-underdogs-pundits-rankings#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:58:07 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937129 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Check Out the Big PACs in the 2014 Florida Races http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/check-out-big-pacs-charlie-crist-rick-scott-race <p>Want to see what PACs have donated the most money to Rick Scott and Charlie Crist in the Florida gubernatorial race through Oct. 3?<br /><br />Brian Bandell in The South Florida Business Journal -- <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/print-edition/2014/10/24/who-s-funding-crist-and-scott.html?page=2" target="_self">"Who's Funding Crist and Scott?</a>" -- has it all, including this showing of more money poured into political action committees than has gone to candidates or political parties during the current election cycle.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/check-out-big-pacs-charlie-crist-rick-scott-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/check-out-big-pacs-charlie-crist-rick-scott-race#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:38:09 +0000 Nancy Smith 5937121 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Adam Putnam Looks Set for Four More Years http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/adam-putnam-looks-set-four-more-years <p>Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam looks like a lock for a second term according to a poll unveiled on Thursday.<br /><br />Cherry Communications took the poll of likely voters for the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute which shows Putnam taking 46 percent. Democrat Thad Hamilton musters up 30 percent in the poll. The Florida Chamber is backing Putnam for another term.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/adam-putnam-looks-set-four-more-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/adam-putnam-looks-set-four-more-years#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:19:01 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937106 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Jeff Atwater Looks Headed to Another Term in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-looks-headed-another-term-new-poll <p>Florida state CFO Jeff Atwater looks poised to win a second term in next week’s election.</p> <p>A poll released Thursday from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and taken by Cherry Communication shows Atwater taking 50 percent. Democrat William Rankin takes less a third of those surveyed, pulling in 32 percent. The Florida Chamber is backing Atwater for another term.</p> <p>The poll of 508 likely voters was taken from Oct. 27-Oct. 29 and had a margin of error of +/- 4 percent.</p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/jeff-atwater-looks-headed-another-term-new-poll#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:14:58 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937104 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Pam Bondi Crushing George Sheldon in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/pam-bondi-crushing-george-sheldon-new-poll <p>Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is running over former DCF Secretary George Sheldon, according to a poll released on Thursday.<br /><br />The poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and taken by Cherry Communication shows Republican Bondi garnering 48 percent while Sheldon takes 32 percent. The Florida Chamber is backing Bondi for another term.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/pam-bondi-crushing-george-sheldon-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/pam-bondi-crushing-george-sheldon-new-poll#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937103 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-beating-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-poll <p>A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott for another term.<br /><br />The poll of likely voters, taken by Cherry Communications, shows Scott ahead with 44 percent and Crist at 39 percent, outside the margin of error. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 4 percent<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-beating-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-beating-charlie-crist-florida-chamber-poll#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:07:25 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937100 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Amendment 2 on Medical Marijuana in Trouble in New Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-trouble-new-poll <p>The Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute released a poll of likely voters on Thursday which shows Amendment 2, which would expand medical marijuana use in the Sunshine State, falling short of the 60 percent threshold it needs to pass. The Florida Chamber opposes Amendment 2. <br /><br />The poll, taken by Cherry Communications, finds 55 percent of likely voters back Amendment 2 but 40 percent oppose it.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-trouble-new-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-trouble-new-poll#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:02:27 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937097 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist's Education Record Hit by RPOF in TV Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-education-record-hit-rpof-tv-ad <p>The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) took aim at former Gov. Charlie Crist on his education record in a TV ad released on Thursday. Crist takes on Gov. Rick Scott in next week’s election.<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-crists-education-record-hit-rpof-tv-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-education-record-hit-rpof-tv-ad#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:31 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937078 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Florida TaxWatch Showcases Medical Tourism in New Report http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-showcases-medical-tourism-new-report <p>Florida TaxWatch released a report on Thursday showing how out-of-state patients seeking medical treatment in the Sunshine State helps the economy.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-showcases-medical-tourism-new-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/florida-taxwatch-showcases-medical-tourism-new-report#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:11:03 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937064 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist Holds Slight Edge on Rick Scott in New Q-Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-holds-slight-edge-rick-scott-new-q-poll <p>As the Florida gubernatorial contest enters it final days, Quinnipiac University released a new poll on Thursday morning showing the race remains close. The poll of likely voters shows Democratic challenger former Gov. Charlie Crist with a slight lead over Gov. Rick Scott, thanks to a solid lead with independent voters who break the Democrat's way 47 percent to 29 percent. <br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-holds-slight-edge-rick-scott-new-q-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crist-holds-slight-edge-rick-scott-new-q-poll#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:16 +0000 Kevin Derby 5937039 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist's Flips in Full View in New TV Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-flips-full-view-new-tv-ad The Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) unveiled a new TV spot on Wednesday afternoon showing the many twists and turns former Gov. Charlie Crist has made in politics and on the issues. Crist, the Democratic nominee challenging Gov. Rick Scott in next week’s election, left the GOP in 2010 after being caught by Marco Rubio in the Republican U.S. Senate primary and continued his bid with no party affiliation. At the end of 2012, Crist joined the Democrats. <br /><br /><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> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-flips-full-view-new-tv-ad#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:53:52 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936926 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com New Rankings: Carlos Curbelo Now Favorite Over Joe Garcia; Patrick Murphy Safe http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-now-favorite-over-joe-garcia-patrick-murphy-safe-new-rankings <p>Is the needle moving in South Florida for two Democratic congressmen?<br /><br /><a href="http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/elections-2014-race-ratings-two-dozen-joe-garcia/">Prominent political pundit Stuart Rothenberg and Roll Call</a> have made Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo a slight favorite over U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla. In Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rankings released on Wednesday, the race was moved from “Pure Tossup” to “Tossup/Tilts Republican.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-now-favorite-over-joe-garcia-patrick-murphy-safe-new-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/carlos-curbelo-now-favorite-over-joe-garcia-patrick-murphy-safe-new-rankings#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:11:42 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936907 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Alan Grayson Foe Carol Platt Gets the Backing of Pat Boone and the 60 Plus Association http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-grayson-foe-carol-platt-gets-backing-pat-boone-and-60-plus-association <p>On Wednesday, legendary singer Pat Boone and the 60 Plus Association, a group focused on senior issues, cheered Carol Platt, the Republican candidate looking to upset U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., in next week’s election.<br /><br />“I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Carol Platt,” Boone said on Wednesday. “Seniors can depend on Carol Platt.”<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-grayson-foe-carol-platt-gets-backing-pat-boone-and-60-plus-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/alan-grayson-foe-carol-platt-gets-backing-pat-boone-and-60-plus-association#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:16:29 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936841 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Amendment 2 on Medical Marijuana Backed by Rudy Moise http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-backed-rudy-moise <p>Dr. Rudy Moise, best known in Florida political circles for his two unsuccessful bids in the Democratic primary against U.S. Rep. Fredercia Wilson, D-Fla., announced on Wednesday he was backing Amendment 2, a proposal to expand medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-backed-rudy-moise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-backed-rudy-moise#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:45:49 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936828 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Slams UN for Voting Against Cuba Embargo http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-slams-un-voting-against-cuba-embargo <p>U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a leading congressional Republican on foreign affairs, came out swinging at the United Nations General Assembly after it voted against the U.S. embargo on the Castro regime.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-slams-un-voting-against-cuba-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ileana-ros-lehtinen-slams-un-voting-against-cuba-embargo#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:37:02 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936823 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott: Navy Federal to Create 5,000 Jobs in Pensacola http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-navy-federal-create-5000-jobs-pensacola <p>With less than a week left in a close election against former Gov. Charlie Crist, Gov. Rick Scott made a major jobs announcement on Wednesday with news that Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) will create 5,000 new jobs in Pensacola as it invests $350 million in the Panhandle to expand operations. <br /> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-navy-federal-create-5000-jobs-pensacola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scott-navy-federal-create-5000-jobs-pensacola#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:25:59 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936775 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Charlie Crist's Flip-Flop on Bill Clinton Focus of New TV Ad http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-flip-flop-bill-clinton-focus-new-tv-ad <p>Former Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled an ad featuring former President Bill Clinton on Tuesday -- -but the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) responded on Wednesday with a TV ad of its own showcasing where Crist once stood on Clinton. Back in 1998, when he was the Republican running against U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., Crist was a vocal opponent of Clinton, calling on the president to resign during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.</p> <p> </p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-flip-flop-bill-clinton-focus-new-tv-ad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/charlie-crists-flip-flop-bill-clinton-focus-new-tv-ad#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:18:54 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936773 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Ted Yoho Praises Governors, Hits Obama on Ebola Efforts http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-praises-governors-hits-obama-ebola-efforts <p>A conservative like U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., is not exactly the type to praise liberals like Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., and Gov. Bruce Rauner, D-Ill. But the North Florida congressman did exactly that, and threw in kind words for Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., and Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., for leading readiness efforts against the Ebola threat. Yoho also contrasted their records with President Barack Obama’s efforts in Florida.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-praises-governors-hits-obama-ebola-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/ted-yoho-praises-governors-hits-obama-ebola-efforts#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:08:40 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936734 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Rick Scott's Team Turns to Anti-Human Trafficking Activists on Charlie Crist's Strip Club Cash http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scotts-team-turns-anti-human-trafficking-activists-charlie-crists-strip-club-cash <p>On Wednesday, with less than a week left in a close election, Gov. Rick Scott’s team continued to pound away at former Gov. Charlie Crist for taking $90,000 for his campaign from strip club owners. Crist has adamantly refused to return the money.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scotts-team-turns-anti-human-trafficking-activists-charlie-crists-strip-club-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/rick-scotts-team-turns-anti-human-trafficking-activists-charlie-crists-strip-club-cash#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936733 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Amendment 2 Barely Holding On in United for Care Poll http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-barely-holding-united-care-poll <p>Even as most polls show support for Amendment 2 -- a proposal to expand medical marijuana use in the Sunshine State -- sinking, United for Care, which is behind Amendment 2, released a poll on Tuesday showing the measure with its nose above water.</p> <p>“With both sides competitive in outreach and advertising, this continues to be a tight race to watch over the final week,” United for Care insisted on Tuesday.</p><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-barely-holding-united-care-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/amendment-2-medical-marijuana-barely-holding-united-care-poll#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:05:21 +0000 Kevin Derby 5936584 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com Americans Say They Don't Want to Pay More Taxes for Schools http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/americans-say-they-dont-want-pay-more-taxes-schools Half of Americans say they're not willing to pay any extra in taxes and fees to generate more money for schools, according to a poll released Tuesday from Rasmussen Reports. <br /><p><a href="http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/americans-say-they-dont-want-pay-more-taxes-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/blog/americans-say-they-dont-want-pay-more-taxes-schools#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:51:05 +0000 Allison Nielsen 5936531 at http://www.sunshinestatenews.com