Articles in Category: 'Al Cardenas'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 8, 2014 3:55 AM
 

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) met this week and, as usual, it had a distinctly Florida feel. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was one of the featured speakers. Rubio, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, focused on foreign policy, especially the crises in Ukraine and Venezuela. Veteran Republican strategist Matt Schlapp introduced Rubio.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 29, 2010 6:40 PM

"There are two parts to this story:

"The first one is the celebration of Marco Rubio as our party's nominee. Never in our party's history have we witnessed a 65-plus point swing in a statewide campaign involving two well-known candidates. Kudos to him. Marco has risen to become a darling of Republicans nationwide and is the heavy favorite to become a U.S. senator before the age of 40.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 10, 2011 3:55 AM

With activists from across the nation headed to Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which begins Thursday, conservatives from the Sunshine State will be on center stage.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 14, 2011 3:55 AM
 

 

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) heard from two Florida Republicans Saturday, last day of the session.
 
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By: Tom Tillison | Posted: February 10, 2011 12:55 PM
 

*Corrected 2/11/11 2:30PM
As Kevin Derby reported for Sunshine State News, Al Cardenas, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, was named Wednesday to head up the American Conservative Union (ACU), succeeding conservative icon David Keene who led the group for more than 25 years.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 1, 2011 12:18 PM
 

While U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will not be speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) later in February, two of his fellow Sunshine State Republicans will be addressing the event.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 29, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Doubts and controversy over Florida's high-speed rail venture aren't deterring high-powered European and Asian companies from lining up to bid on the project. Talgo Inc. figures to be at the head of the queue.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 13, 2011 3:55 AM
 
When Gov. Rick Scott says Florida "is open for business," does he mean casinos? The gaming industry is taking that proposition bet.
 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 28, 2010 4:05 AM
If votes in last month’s primaries had been cast only on Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink might be facing Attorney General Bill McCollum instead of Rick Scott.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: August 3, 2010 4:05 AM

With three weeks to go until the primary, Attorney General Bill McCollum is looking to reach out to Hispanic voters in an effort to catch up with health-care executive Rick Scott, front-runner for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. 

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 29, 2010 5:57 PM
 

In what had become one of the worst-kept secrets in Florida, Gov. Charlie Crist announced Thursday that he is abandoning the Republican Party primary to pursue a U.S. Senate seat as an independent.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: May 1, 2010 12:41 AM

Where was Jay Burmer when Charlie Crist needed him?

By all accounts, the governor's announcement that he was running for U.S. Senate as an independent lacked the energy and organization that  fueled Crist's campaign events in the past.

Politico.com said the lightly attended St. Petersburg rally "had the feel of the haphazard move it was."

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 17, 2010 12:04 AM

A day before unconfirmed reports surfaced that Gov. Charlie Crist will bow out of the U.S. Senate race and let George LeMieux and Marco Rubio duke it out for the Republican nomination, Crist considered one of his defining acts as chief executive of Florida.

Losing his political clout amid sinking polls, a beleaguered Crist did the calculus.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: April 16, 2010 12:05 AM
Five hours after vetoing the teacher merit-pay bill pushed by House and Senate Republican leaders, Gov. Charlie Crist exited the Capitol for Leon High School, where he was cheered by teachers and students in a rally on the school steps.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: March 28, 2010 11:57 AM
 

Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio tangled before a national audience on "Fox News Sunday," and Republicans say the debate reinforced "defining differences" between the U.S. Senate candidates.

It also raised concerns among state party leaders.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: March 25, 2010 3:14 PM
 

Will Sunday's Fox News showdown between U.S. Senate candidates Gov. Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio be fair and balanced?

Both men are telegenic and smooth -- even slippery in the best political tradition -- and neither camp is losing an opportunity to frame the impact of "Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace," which will air live from Fox News' Washington, D.C. bureau (check local listings for times).

 
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