The Florida Family Association (FFA), led by executive director David Caton, continues to pressure companies that advertise their products on television shows with controversial content -- taking aim at shows on Spike TV and a branch of Nickelodeon.
“Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State continues to mock Christianity and push the envelope with very explicit material,” wrote Caton. “One of the new fall episodes of Blue Mountain State is titled ‘Born Again.’ This episode belittles the confession of sin to God and mocks the relevance of the Christian church.
As he continues his campaign against U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to become the next chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fifth ranking member of the GOP leadership in the House, Sunshine State Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, touched on immigration Monday.
Mack has raised eyebrows for opposing bringing an Arizona-style law on immigration to Florida, but he called for secure borders in a memo he sent to his Republican colleagues in Congress.
Politicalwire is reporting that former President George W. Bush said his brother Jeb, the former governor of Florida, will not run for president in 2012. The statement was made in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News slated to be aired Tuesday night. The former president said that while he hopes his brother runs in 2012, Jeb has no intention of doing so.
With incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, announcing on Friday that he would name Rep. John Legg, R-Port Richey, as speaker pro tempore and Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, as House majority leader, on Monday incoming House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders of Key West responded by naming key members of his leadership team.
Rick Scott was not alone in ignoring editorial boards and shrugging off questions about whether or not newspapers backed his opponent.
Mark McKinnon of the Daily Beast shows how Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas did the same thing -- and won by an even bigger margin. While McKinnon does not note that Scott did the same thing, he offers an interesting take on why politicians feel free to ignore the media, and why it often pays political dividends.
Less than a week after her defeat to Republican candidate Rick Scott in the gubernatorial race, state CFO Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee, weighed in on the election with Jonathan Martin at Politico. Sink ripped into the Obama administration, saying that Scott ads linking her with the president helped doom her candidacy. She also argued that the White House was sleepwalking -- ignoring political realities on a number of fronts.
U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, who was elected Florida’s next commissioner of agriculture and consumer services on Tuesday, announced his transition team on Friday. There are some familiar names on Putnam’s team -- former CIA Director and U.S. Rep. Peter Goss, Ambassador John Rood, former Speaker Allan Bense and attorney Tracy Duda Chapman.
On Friday, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, named Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, R-Miami, as House majority leader. Cannon named Lopez-Cantera, who has been in the House since 2004 and served as majority whip, to replace term-limited House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, R-Delray Beach.
On Friday, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, tapped Rep. John Legg, R-Port Richey, as speaker pro tempore of the Florida House.
Legg, who represents parts of Pasco County, was first elected to the House in 2004 and served as deputy majority whip. Part of Legg’s task, besides wielding the gavel when Cannon is off the floor, will be communications issues.
Roll Call reported on Friday that incoming U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be giving the Republicans' radio response to President Barack Obama on Saturday. The move shows how highly regarded Rubio is by the Republican leadership -- allowing him to respond to the president after the GOP’s big win on Tuesday.