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Naked Politics What Crist omits from his ad about Bright Futures cuts

Former Gov. Charlie Crist continued his attacks on Gov. Rick Scott’s education funding record in a TV ad set at St. Petersburg High School, Crist’s alma mater.

Naked Politics Bondi calls on emergency medical workers to help fight human trafficking

Attorney General Pam Bondi is turning to emergency medical workers to help fight human trafficking in Florida, which is the third highest ranked state for the crime.

Emergency medical providers are at the “front line to help to identify possible victims of human trafficking,” Beth Brunner, CEO of the Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center in Orlando, said in a press release.

Florida Politics Progressive Choice stealth group is rapping on South Florida radio

TALLAHASSEE --�A stealth group that bought $185,000 in racially-tinged radio spots blaming Charlie Crist �for a "lost generation of African Americans" is back -- with rap ads in South Florida.

OS Political Pulse Progressive Choice stealth group is rapping on South Florida radio

TALLAHASSEE -- The Maryland stealth group that bought $185,000 of racially-tinged radio spots accusing Charlie Crist of causing a "lost generation of African Americans" is back -- with rap ads in South Florida.

OS Political Pulse Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'

 Some of the temporary foreign workers who are brought to Florida to harvest crops are being exploited by human traffickers and abusive employers who treat them as sex slaves or thrust them into other degrading roles, U.S. Reps.

Florida Politics Frankel and Deutch seek info to quell `human trafficking'

 Some of the temporary foreign workers who are brought to Florida to harvest crops are being exploited by human traffickers and abusive employers who treat them as sex slaves or thrust them into other degrading roles, U.S. Reps.

Naked Politics Second take: How Q-Poll shows favorable trends for Rick Scott v. Charlie Crist

@MarcACaputo

Yesterday morning, when Quinnipiac University posted its press release about the governor's race poll, I copied and pasted it on the blog. The news print story went into more depth about the context of the poll, which revealed better trendlines for Gov. Rick Scott than Democrat Charlie Crist.

And as, I've said numerous times: It ain't the topline, it's the trend.

An excerpt:

Naked Politics From a ponzi schemer to a secret deposition, 2014's 'mudslinging' looks like 2010 throwback

@MarcACaputo

In Florida’s bareknuckle governor’s race, it’s as if the 2010 campaign season never ended.

The Florida Democratic Party on Thursday announced a digital media effort to highlight a sealed deposition that damaged Rick Scott on the campaign trail four years ago.

Naked Politics Rubio cites case of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader in latest push for sanctions

@CAdamsMcClatchy

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who has been pushing the Obama administration to impose targeted sanctions on individuals committing human rights violations in Venezuela, flagged the recent case of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López in a letter to the president.

Naked Politics Rick Scott haunted by familiar refrain: Release the deposition!

@MarcACaputo

Release the deposition! Your character’s in question!

Shouting into bullhorn and dressed in hospital scrubs, the chant from the Republican who called himself “Dr. Dave” interrupted Rick Scott in 2010 after he cast his ballot in Naples at the end of the GOP primary for governor.

The issue of the deposition had haunted Scott in that race.

Florida Politics Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map

TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps.

OS Political Pulse Judge 'skeptical' he can delay election with unconstitutional map

TALLAHASSEE -- Facing a looming electoral deadline, a judge said Thursday he was "extremely skeptical" he could delay elections this fall using Central Florida's illegally drawn congressional maps.

Naked Politics Wasserman Schultz claims about ACA, pizza and the states

PolitiFact recently fact-checked two claims by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, about the health care law. 

Wasserman Schultz said the Fourth Circuit Court in its ruling wrote, "If you ask for ham and pepperoni on your Pizza Hut pizza but then I actually go get your pizza from Domino’s, it’s implied if I bring back a pepperoni and ham pizza then that’s what you asked for."

Naked Politics The ABCs of RPOF's Mostly False claim about preschool

On the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Scott has appeared in a charming video alongside his toddler grandson and a darling photo with Florida preschoolers. So we know he likes cute little kids.

But does he invest in them?

Naked Politics After old complaints thrown out, RPOF files new ones v. Charlie Crist

@MarcACaputo

Another day, another election complaint in Florida's governor's race. Make that three. This time, they're from the Republican Party of Florida concerning Charlie Crist's book tour.

A batch of RPOF complaints against Crist and Crist-supporter complaints against Gov. Rick Scott were thrown out this week.

Naked Politics State: Haitian American cancer awareness group founder bilked Florida taxpayers

@DavidOvalle305

Jacques Calixte ran a much-lauded publicly funded organization purporting to help Haitian American women detect cancer.

Florida authorities on Wednesday pronounced it a sham, saying Calixte billed the state for nearly $400,000 — but arranged hardly any actual breast cancer screenings for at-risk women.

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Atwater, called Calixte’s actions “unconscionable.”

Naked Politics Like old Q-poll, new one shows Hillary still leads GOP in FL, Jeb strongest Republican

From a press release:

Even though President Barack Obama remains stuck in a swamp in Florida, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dominates the 2016 presidential landscape, sweeping the Democratic field and topping former Gov. Jeb Bush and other possible Republican contenders by margins of 7 to 21 percentage points, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Naked Politics Court asked to accept new redistricting map, schedule new congressional elections

Should Florida disrupt its elections cycle this year and conduct a new set of elections for Congress in order to fix its unconstitutional map, or wait two more years before changes are made?

That is the question before Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis today at a hearing in Circuit Court in Leon County on how to remedy the state’s congressional redistricting maps that he deemed invalid on July 10. 

Naked Politics Senate Dem leader to Rick Scott: Examine all tax-incentive deals, not just Cris era's

Almost as soon as Gov. Rick Scott's administration announced it would sue a firm to recoup $20 million in a Charlie Crist-era deal, the leader of the Senate Democrats, Fort Lauderdale's Chris Smith, said Florida should broaden its focus. Here's Smith's email and letter:

Dear Governor Scott:

Naked Politics Rick Scott/Fabrizio poll: Crist trails governor by 4% in crowded race, 5% head-to-head

@MarcACaputo

Normally, you can readily dismiss a campaign's polling memo because it's so self-serving.So read the following internal memo from Gov. Rick Scott's pollster, Tony Fabrizio, with caution.

Naked Politics Movers and Shakers

Legislative director leaves

A longtime presence in state government, Darrick McGhee has left his job as director of legislative affairs for Gov. Rick Scott, and will be starting a new position as vice president of government relations for the lobbying firm, Johnson & Blanton, on Aug. 4th.

Florida Politics Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back the election.

OS Political Pulse Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back the election.

Naked Politics Nan Rich faces Truth-O-Meter on economy, taxes

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked two claims by Nan Rich, a Democratic candidate for governor, from statements she made to the Florida Press Association July 11.

Rich said, "tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

OS Political Pulse Write-in to withdraw, Mayor Jacobs wins re-election

The sole write-in opposition that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs faced on Nov.

Florida Politics Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they?

Florida Politics New Crist ad, same misleading education claims

Democrat Charlie Crist has a new ad that continues the misleading mudslinging both he and Republican Gov.

OS Political Pulse New Crist ad, same misleading education claims

Naked Politics Charlie Crist announces 2nd TV spot, attacks Scott on school spending

@MarcACaputo

A day after the Republican Party released a Spanish-language ad boosting Gov. Rick Scott's school spending, Democrat Charlie Crist hit back by announcing his second English-language spot that draws attention to the education budget on Scott's watch.

Naked Politics DOH schedules second workshop on medical pot rules

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The second workshop on the state's proposed rule to implement new medical marijuana laws will be held Aug. 1.