Reaction is pouring in from both sides after Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed the teacher performance pay measure.
Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, the chief sponosor of the legislation, said, "It goes without saying that I am disappointed this legislation has been vetoed by Gov. Crist, and I continue to think that one day it will be fully implemented in our state.”
After a weak last quarter of 2009, when his campaign to be the state's commissioner of agriculture brought in slightly more than $24,000, Scott Maddox, best known for his service as Tallahassee mayor and Florida Democratic Party chairman, brought in over $130,000 in cash and $2,500 through in-kind donations for the first quarter of 2010.
Fundraising figures for the first quarter for the state CFO race reveal that Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, has a huge advantage over his opponents.
During the first quarter, Atwater raised over $446,000 in cash and pulled in $126,000 through in-kind donations. Former state representative Loranne Ausley, the favorite in the Democratic field, raised $190,000 in cash for the quarter and posted in-kind donations in the amount of $70,000. Rep.
Is there anyone in Jacksonville who is not running for mayor? Today, in a bit of a surprise, Alvin Brown, a former staffer in the Clinton administration, announced he is running for mayor of Jacksonville. While Brown has not run for anything since a failed bid to knock off U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown in 1994, he has been very active on the First Coast, most recently working at Jacksonville University. With a large crowd of Republicans battling for the GOP nod, Brown will have only one opponent in the Democratic field, City Councilwoman Glorious Johnson.