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OS Political Pulse Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov.

Florida Politics Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov.

Naked Politics RPOF: Schools superintendent should ask Crist to stop using ad

from Cara Fitzpatrick of the Tampa Bay Times:

Naked Politics Nominating council picks 16 candidates to interview for PSC, including Patronis

The legislatively-dominated committee assigned to nominate six candidates to the Public Service Commission narrowed its list of candidates from 32 to 16 on Thursday, preserving the chance for a term-limited legislator who runs a Panama City restaurant to get the high-profile job.

Naked Politics Judge disqualifies write-in challenger to Rep. Jamie Grant, opens primary

@tbtia

Another conflicting ruling about residency requirements for write-in candidates means the issue is even more likely to be appealed and challenged all the way to the Florida Supreme Court.

Naked Politics SkyRise, Mayor produce ad that mostly ignores tower

@NewsbySmiley

With just weeks to go before Miami voters consider a longterm Bayside Marketplace lease extension and the construction of a 1,000-foot tower on Biscayne Bay, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and the developer of SkyRise Miami have teamed up to promote the referendum.

Except, the 30-second radio spot they've put together barely mentions the tower.

Naked Politics Families say FEA's school choice lawsuit will hurt special needs kids

Six families -- and their powerful attorneys -- want to intervene in a lawsuit challenging a controversial new school choice law.

The families have asked a judge to help defend the law, which creates scholarships for children with profound special needs. The money can be used for private-school tuition, tutoring, educational materials and various types of therapy. The average award is expected to be about $10,000.

Naked Politics Federal bribery trial of suspended Miami Lakes mayor draws his one-time nemesis

@jayhweaver

Schadenfreude -- that German word conveying a feeling of joy over someone else's troubles -- filled the air at the federal bribery trial of suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.

Naked Politics Rubio now endorses medical marijuana -- but only low-THC strain

@LearyReports

Sen. Marco Rubio this afternoon said he supports the use of medical marijuana but only the noneuphoric type approved by the Florida Legislature.

Naked Politics Regulators say pot dispensaries can sell statewide but want them chosen by lottery

Five medical marijuana dispensaries will be allowed to sell their product statewide under a new rule proposed by state regulators, but which nurseries get picked to operate the new industry will be chosen by a statewide lottery to avoid litigation, state officials said Wednesday.

Naked Politics Scott's embrace of U.S. Sugar at odds with his 2010 campaign

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@mikevansickler

Before he was governor, Rick Scott attacked another Florida politician for accepting campaign funds from U.S. Sugar. He even said Bill McCollum, his opponent in the 2010 Republican primary, had been "bought and paid for.''

Naked Politics Amid bid for AG, Sheldon's status to practice law in question

@mikevansickler

Since October, George Sheldon has been running to be the Democratic nominee for Florida Attorney General, the state’s top lawyer.

So it didn’t help his campaign any when he learned Tuesday that, according to The Florida Bar, Sheldon can no longer -- wait for it -- practice law in Florida.

Why? Because he hadn’t been reporting his continuing legal education, a Bar requirement.

Naked Politics Rep. Grant the winner in Florida ethics commission ruling

In a closed-door session, the Florida Commission on Ethics ruled in favor of Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, after an investigation into whether he misused his position to benefit a company that allegedly funded a grant awarded to his personal business venture.

The nine-member panel also decided there was no probable cause concerning an allegation that Grant had a conflict when he voted on legislation that related to excise taxes on phosphate mining.

Naked Politics Rick Scott bashes Charlie Crist's 'hypocrisy at the highest level' over debates, but...

Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to three debates. Democrat Charlie Crist wants more. 

But against Democrat Nan Rich, the Republican-turned-Democrat-turned-independent Crist has no interest in debating.

Naked Politics Marco Rubio votes to move Senate border bill, but vows to oppose it without new reforms

From a press release:

Naked Politics Six families to defend new state scholarship program

Six families will be in Tallahassee Thursday to make the case for Florida's new scholarships for students with special needs.

The program came under fire earlier this month, after the statewide teachers union filed a lawsuit questioning the way it became law.

The six families are planning an 11 a.m. press conference to say the scholarship program should not be abandoned because of the lawsuit.

OS Political Pulse GOP online ad pits "Charlie vs. Charlie"

The latest GOP online ad takes aim at Charlie Crist's many changes in positions over the years.

Naked Politics South Florida reps meet with wife of prominent Cuban dissident who describes beatings, arrests

@CAdamsMcClatchy

Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives, -- including four from Florida – met with the wife of Cuban dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez, who described the ongoing, systemic repression she and her husband have suffered.

OS Political Pulse Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist  is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness."

Florida Politics Crist's promise of 'First Day of Fairness' draws an Obama-like smackdown from GOP

TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist  is courting voters with what he calls a "First Day of Fairness."

Naked Politics Charlie Crist unveils Day 1 plan, Rick Scott asks 'where are the jobs?'

Democratic Charlie Crist today announced his "First Day of Fairness'' plan in his hometown of St. Petersburg today, outlining what he'd do Day One as governor.

* Faster, more affordable access to public records from agencies run by the governor's office.

* Raising the minimum wage for contractors doing business with agencies reporting to the governor's office

Naked Politics Haiti's PM, Laurent Lamothe, is pulling a Hillary Clinton

@Jacquiecharles

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- For a man who says he’s not a presidential candidate, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is campaigning like one.

From visiting a remote central Haiti village with United Nations head Ban Ki-moon to stumping at a Haitian diaspora town hall in North Miami, Lamothe last week was everywhere a candidate needs to be — although the start of the 2015 Haitian presidential race is more than a year away.

Naked Politics Plaintiffs want expert to redraw congressional map before November election

Responding to a Tallahassee court judge's skepticism that he could craft a new congressional map in time for the November elections, the voters group is now asking the court to appoint a redistricting expert to do it.

Florida Politics Scott and Crist debate the debates

TALLAHASSEE -- It's always can't-miss campaign coverage: that drab time of the slow-news summer months when the campaigns debate how often they will debate.

OS Political Pulse Scott and Crist debate the debates

TALLAHASSEE -- It's always can't-miss campaign coverage: that drab time of the slow-news summer months when the campaigns debate how often they will debate.

Naked Politics Marco Rubio's Half True claim about dads from his values speech at Catholic University

In defending traditional marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in a speech about values at Catholic University that fathers play a vital role in their children’s success.

Naked Politics Jeb Bush's Mostly True claim about border kids

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of the Republican Party’s most vocal advocates of federal action on immigration policy, recently re-entered the immigration debate with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal regarding the thousands of undocumented Central American minors flocking to the United States border.

Naked Politics Gov. Rick Scott agrees to 3 debates

@tbtia

Gov. Rick Scott's campaign announced today that he agreed to appear in three debates against the Democratic nominee, either former Gov. Charlie Crist or Nan Rich. The debates are all within four weeks of the Nov. 4 general election:

OS Political Pulse Rick Scott, Charlie Crist may set the national pace on negative voter perception

FiveThirtyEight.com suggests that the Florida governor's race could make history this year but not at all in a good way. No other race in the nation has two candidates -- Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist -- whose poll negatives are so high, the website reports.