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OS Political Pulse Redistricting case sent directly to Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE -  A high-stakes legal battle about the constitutionality of the state's congressional districts should be fast-tracked to the Florida Supreme Court, a divided appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Naked Politics Floridians in 2012 waited longer to cast ballots than voters in any other state

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Voters in Florida waited far longer than those in other states to cast their votes in the 2012 election, hampered by long ballots and cutbacks in early voting options, according to a new report by congressional auditors.

Naked Politics Supreme Court to decide the fate of congressional redistricting plan, again

From the News Service of Florida:

Naked Politics LG. Carlos Lopez-Cantera stars in Rick Scott's latest Spanish-language spot

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Naked Politics SurveyUSA/WFLA poll: Crist keeps climbing, leads Scott 46-40%

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Democrat Charlie Crist is nursing a slight 46-40 percent lead over Gov. Rick Scott in SurveyUSA's latest poll for WFLA-TV.

Crist's 6 percentage-point lead isn't so big because the likely-voter poll's error margin is 4.1 percent.

Naked Politics Another conservative super PAC unveils TV ad against Miami Democrat Joe Garcia

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The list of conservative political action committees funding television advertisements against Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia of Miami has gotten longer.

Naked Politics Billionaire launches 'Flag of Gratitude' site to bring nation's largest Old Glory to Miami

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Coral Gables billionaire and GOP donor Mike Fernandez wants Miami to have the nation's largest U.S. flag, and he's ready to pay as much as $10 million to make it happen.

Naked Politics Lobbyist's daughter is making big-money/run-for-office-style moves

Via Saint Petersblog:

Lauren Book, the telegenic founder of the sexual abuse advocacy group Lauren’s Kids, has raised nearly $235,000 for Leadership for Broward, a political committee she established earlier this month.

Florida Politics Floridians push Congress to fund snagged Everglades project

It’s time to cut through the red tape and move water south from Lake Okeechobee to avoid polluted discharges along the Treasure Coast, Florida members of Congress declared on Thursday.

Florida Politics Crist allies call Scott's Rothstein ad a 'lie'

TALLAHASSEE -- Two longtime political allies of Democrat Charlie Crist are calling a Rick Scott ad linking the former governor to convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein “nothing but a lie.”

Florida Politics Feds to give $20 million for Tamiami Bridge

 Federal transportation officials are about to provide a $20 million grant for expansion of the Tamiami Trail bridge, a major project to allow fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park.

Florida Politics John Morgan versus himself, and Planned Parenthood against Scott

John Morgan and Plannned Parenthood enter the gubernatorial fray

Florida Politics Bill Nelson tries to clear path for airstrikes in Syria

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Florida Politics Judge upholds new congressional map

A judge signed off on the Florida Legislature's second-stab at drawing a non-partisan congressional map Friday, describing the tweaks made to the sprawling Jacksonville-to-Orlando seat of Rep.

Florida Politics Abortion-rights group targets Scott with mailers

TALLAHASSEE -- NARAL Pro-Choice America, a national abortion-rights organization, is targeting Florida Gov.

Florida Politics Judge tosses lawsuit challenging school-voucher expansion

TALLAHASSEE -- A Leon County judge dismissed a lawsuit filed last July that challenged a wide-reaching school-voucher expansion state lawmakers passed in the final day of session.

Florida Politics Voters divided on governor choice, but find both dishonest

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters remain narrowly divided over who deserves to be governor. But a majority seems to agree neither Republican Gov.

Florida Politics Ads launched by "Say no" to medical marijuana

An air war over medical marijuana began in Florida on Monday with a $1.5 million TV ad campaign launched by the Drug Free Florida Committee.

OS Political Pulse Committee errs with Plasencia mailer in HD49 race

A mailer sent out by a non-profit, independent Election Communications Organization supporting Republican state house candidate Rene Plasencia is leading Democrats to cry foul because the organization is not registered with the state as law requires.

OS Political Pulse Florida Dem mailer in House District 30 has fake quote

Winter Park resident Linda Manzonelli looks pretty upset in the photo on the front of a political mailer that hit mailboxes in Florida House District 30 last week.

OS Political Pulse WFTV: We were wrong

WFTV-Channel 9 on Tuesday acknowledged that it erred in not mentioning that legal analyst Belvin Perry Jr.

Naked Politics Floridians weigh in on environment and crime in Sunshine State Survey

Feeling safe in public places and concern about the environment are two critical concerns for Floridians, according to a new Sunshine State Survey on guns and the environment, administered by the University of South Florida and the A. C. Nielsen Company.

Naked Politics Democrat Rankin challenges CFO Atwater to a debate

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Democrat William Rankin has challenged Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater to a debate, but just like nearly everything else with Rankin's campaign the idea is not gaining much traction.

Naked Politics NextGen Climate brings 'Gov. Rick Scott's ark' to Miami

 

Here is NextGen Climate's press release touting the arrival of "Rick Scott's Ark" to Miami on Tuesday.

NextGen Climate Takes Rick Scott’s Ark To Miami

NextGen Climate Calls Out Rick Scott for Failing to Address Climate Change

 

OS Political Pulse Studies: Florida 2012 voter lines bad

Two new studies, from the U.S.

Naked Politics Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to headline Rick Scott fundraiser at the Biltmore

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There's an outside chance former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio might run against each other for president in two years. But they're certainly aligned on almost everything else, including their support of Gov. Rick Scott and their dislike of Democrat Charlie Crist (who lost to Rubio in the 2010 Senate race).

OS Political Pulse Belvin Perry: WFTV ignores conflict of interest

Sure, it's a coup for WFTV-Channel 9 to have former Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. offering analysis.

Naked Politics Don Gaetz sticks up for John Thrasher in scorching op-ed about FSU critics

Some Florida State University students and faculty were vehemently opposed to state Sen. John Thrasher becoming Florida State University's next president and let their opinions be known throughout the search process.

Naked Politics Carlos Curbelo's 'Ponzi scheme' remark on Medicare, Social Security makes it into Joe Garcia attack ad

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A remark by Carlos Curbelo videotaped without his knowledge is now the centerpiece of U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia's latest attack ad.

Naked Politics FL Chamber poll: Rick Scott leads Crist 43-39 percent

A press release from the Rick Scott-backing Florida Chamber: