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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.

Naked Politics Crist and Scott least popular gov candidates in decade

@AdamSmithTimes

From our friends at 538.com:

....Iin Florida, home to one of the nation’s marquee gubernatorial races, Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican incumbent Rick Scott are teetering on becoming the least-liked pair of candidates for any governor’s race in the past 10 years....

Naked Politics Pro-Hamas demonstrator at Miami's 'Friendship' torch: 'I'm gonna kill you...and all the Israelis!'

@MarcACaputo

Is there a better Miami spot for pro-Hamas demonstrators to start threatening and pushing a provocative cameraman than the "Torch of Friendship?”

You read that right: The Torch of Friendship at Bayfront Park.

OS Political Pulse Former, current Wal-Mart workers, activists call for paid sick time

Former and current Wal-Mart workers and activists protested for the need to have earned sick time on Monday outside the Orange County Administration building.

Naked Politics Miami-Dade mayor calls demolition of soldier's home 'unfortunate'

@PatriciaMazzei

Miami-Dade County declined interview requests last week in the case of the local soldier whose home was demolished while he was on active duty, in violation of U.S. law, according to a federal judge.

Naked Politics Slain FSU law professor was found bleeding in his car, report says

Florida State University law professor Dan Markel was shot in his car, police said Monday, after releasing notes from the Tallahassee Fire Department dispatch log.

Naked Politics Judge throws out challenge to blind trust law used by Gov. Scott

From the Associated Press:

 A Florida judge is upholding a law that allows elected officials to place their assets in a blind trust instead of reporting each investment publicly.

Naked Politics Sheldon unveils new radio spot that takes the quiet approach with Bondi

George Sheldon's new radio campaign for Florida Attorney General was unveiled Monday to the sound of crickets.

That's not how the ad, attacking current Attorney General Pam Bondi, was received. That's actually the sound that begins the 60-second spot: crickets.

Naked Politics Florida Medical Association members vote to support Medicaid expansion

For the first time, members of the Florida Medical Association have approved a resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion, a politically contentious issue that the group's leaders have generally avoided over the last two legislative sessions.

Naked Politics Tonight's Broward GOP speaker famous for mosque fight

Call it the summer of speakers from the fringe for the Broward Republican Executive Committee.

Naked Politics Convicted lobbyist becomes star witness in Miami Lakes mayor's bribery trial

@jayhweaver

Many months would pass after Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi wigged out when a couple of sketchy Chicago businessmen bluntly pitched him on a “money grab” for some “bogus” federal grants.

After initially backing away, however, prosecutors say Pizzi agreed to rejoin their supposed scam after he was elected to a second term in November 2012.

OS Political Pulse Last day to register for Florida primary

It's the last day to register or make party changes in time for the Florida primary on Aug.

Naked Politics Critic of gift ban, Putnam coy on King Ranch trips

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam minces no words when talking about the 2006 gift ban.

In a 2010 interview, Putnam called it "dumb."

Naked Politics Will Joe 6-pack become Joe Dime Bag? Q-Poll finds pot legalization backed 55-41 in FL

@MarcACaputo

A clear majority of Floridians, 55 percent, favor outright legalization of marijuana for personal recreational use, according to a new poll that indicates a medical cannabis initiative headed for the November ballot still looks as if it will easily pass.

Support for medical-marijuana use among adults is even more outsized: 88-10 percent, Quinnipiac University’s survey of xx voters shows.

OS Political Pulse Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE -- A new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly favoring this fall's constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana.
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Florida Politics Poll: Floridians ready to legalize medical marijuana

TALLAHASSEE -- A new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly favoring this fall's constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana.

Naked Politics To woo Florida Keys voters, Carlos Curbelo brings out big gun: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

@PatriciaMazzei

Miami Republican congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo is getting a little help from a friend to campaign to Florida Keys voters.

Naked Politics That IRS "investigation" tied to Annette Taddeo? Well, there really isn't one.

A governor’s race doesn’t seem to go by in Florida without Democrats ending up in a circular firing squad.

A disgruntled Nan Rich supporter was the unwitting bullet this time.

Angered with the way the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee treated her, party member Barbara Walters secretly filed an obscure tax complaint with the IRS last October — and then she leaked the information recently to a conservative-website columnist dedicated to tearing down Crist.

Naked Politics YouGov FL poll (internet): Rick Scott leads Charie Crist 48%-43%

@MarcACaputo

A new New York Times/CBS YouGov poll of Florida voters shows Gov. Rick Scott edges Democrat Charlie Crist by about 5 percentage points -- a spread that mirrors the Republican's internal polling but conflicts with two recent public polls showing the challenger leading or tied.

There's one big difference between YouGov's and the other surveys -- it's an internet poll, a method of gauging public opinion that's relatively new. 

Naked Politics GOP mum on all those trips to King Ranch

@craigtimes

@mikevansickler

On a Friday in February 2013, Gov. Rick Scott stepped aboard a Texas-bound plane to take part in a secret ritual for Florida's power elite.

Naked Politics 100 days out, Rick Scott's campaign says data already show a win

@MarcACaputo

Another gauntlet thrown --- the Rick Scott 100 Days Out campaign memo:

DATE: July 27, 2014
TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Melissa Sellers, Campaign Manager and Tim Saler, Deputy Campaign Manager
SUBJECT: 100 Days Out, Gov. Scott Campaign is Poised to Win

Naked Politics You can trust Gil Fulbright for Senate

@MarcACaputo

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Naked Politics Federal judge: Miami-Dade should have delayed proceedings that led to demolition of soldier's home

@PatriciaMazzei

Fighting for his country in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jesus Jimenez helped fellow soldiers disarm enemy bombs. He made it back safely.

Fighting for his family in Miami, Jimenez was less fortunate. While he trained to ship overseas one more time, Miami-Dade County demolished his home.

Naked Politics Attacks begin among GOP rivals in Miami congressional race

@PatriciaMazzei

Miami congressional candidate Ed MacDougall has begun to attack Carlos Curbelo, the establishment favorite in the District 26 Republican primary.

Naked Politics Tallahassee Police: FSU professor shot in garage

Thirty-six hours before he was gunned down in his Tallahassee home, law professor Dan Markel was pondering the death penalty.

On that night, July 16, his thoughts drifted to the number of Death Row inmates whose sentences had been vacated in California. He posted an essay on the subject to his widely read legal blog before going to bed.

Around 11 a.m. on July 18, Markel, 41, was shot in the head. He died the following day.

Naked Politics Miami-Dade mayor lets higher library tax stand

@PatriciaMazzei

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez won’t veto a higher property tax rate ceiling for libraries set by county commissioners.

Mike Hernández, Gimenez’s spokesman, said Friday that the mayor decided to let the commission’s 8-5 vote from last week stand, even though that means the county’s overall tax rate could go against Gimenez’s wishes.

Naked Politics Climate wars continue as Crist meets with FSU scientist

Democrat Charlie Crist said he’s already a “believer” in climate change but said he listened to a scientific presentation Friday partly to highlight the differences between him and Gov. Rick Scott.

Naked Politics Charlie Crist flies to enviro press conference -- on jet of developer fined for pollution

@MarcACaputo

Democrat Charlie Crist flew to an environmental press event Thursday on the private jet of a developer fined for pollution.

Naked Politics Flori-duh Rep. Curt Clawson thinks U.S. officials of Indian descent represent Indian govt.

@MarcACaputo

They don't call us Flori-duh for nothing.

The latest inductee to the Sunshine State's face-palming club: U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson, the Bonita Springs Republican who replaced Trey Radel, the cocaine congressman busted for buying blow in Washington last year.

The scene: The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday.

The players: Clawson and two congressional witnesses named Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar.