Florida Carry, a Second Amendment group, is charging that Orlando is quietly using public money to fund anti-gun programs.
"Funded primarily by grants from the United Against Illegal Guns Support Fund, some local governments have taken the bait and hired anti-gun activists allegedly to assist them with gun violence associated with 'illegal guns,'" said Sean Caranna of Florida Carry.
Lake County residents will have an opportunity to sound off at a "Listening Tour" sponsored by the local Republican Party during the next few weeks.
In calling for five Listening Tours beginning May 29, Lake County GOP leaders appointed a committee to organize a series of gatherings fashioned after town hall meetings. The meetings will be held across the county in five locations easily accessible from all population centers.
The president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce has an answer to Sen. Bill Nelson's demand that a series of "TV attack ads" be taken off the air.
Nelson, D-Fla., assailed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for airing "false" advertising that "distorts my record on Medicare and health-care reform." He cited a liberal media outlet's claim that the ad -- reciting Nelson's health-care votes -- was "pants on fire" untrue.
But Florida Chamber of Commerce President Mark Wilson wasn't buying any of Nelson's spin.
Jeb Bush on Wednesday endorsed Chauncey Goss for the seat being vacated by Rep. Connie Mack in Florida’s newly drawn 19th Congressional District.
In a statement, the former governor said, "Chauncey has a clear vision to restore this nation to greatness by encouraging opportunity and individual initiative -- replacing dependence on government programs with entrepreneurship, ingenuity, hard work, and the pursuit of the American Dream.
Bush added about Goss:
Jeb Bush's Foundation for Florida's Future applauded the state Board of Education's "emergency" action to lower the bar for passage after scores on the FCAT writing exam plummeted this year.
Instead of scores averaging nearly 80 percent, this year's results fell into the 30 percent range. To avert wholesale failure, the board lowered the passage requirement from 4.0 to 3.0 on Tuesday.
It wasn't exactly a Charlie Crist hug, but President Obama's effusive thanks to George LeMieux isn't going to help the former senator regain his seat.
Not buying the "financial disclosure" rationale presented by the legal counsel for three state Supreme Court justices, a Republican lawmaker wants the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate whether public employees and resources were used to assist them in electioneering.
GOP congressional candidate Trey Radel, accused of being a "cybersquatter," said Wednesday that he is shutting down websites that carried the names of three rival candidates in District 19.
Radel's campaign also said it would surrender the rights to some 23 domain names of his opponents.
"We will be working on removing the content from the live websites today," Radel spokesman Matt Pusateri said Wednesday morning.
Calling the New Black Panther Party an "Islamist extremist organization," a Florida group on Wednesday condemned the $10,000 bounty that remains on the head of George Zimmerman.
"The New Black Panther Party has issued a fatwa, an Islamist order or command, calling for the unlawful capture (kidnapping) of a citizen who had no outstanding arrest warrant," said the Florida Family Association.
"The NBPP's illegitimate reward offer for a kidnapping is something you see in the Middle East Arabic world, not in America. It should not be tolerated by law enforcement."
The legal counsel for the merit retention campaigns of three state Supreme Court justices said the election-related paperwork handled on court time Monday involved financial disclosure forms, not "electioneering communications."
"The disclosure form is something that everyone who holds a constitutional office in Florida is required to file each year -- including appellate judges -- whether or not they are running for office," said Dan Stengle, counsel for the merit retention campaigns of Justices Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince.