Articles in Category: 'Bill McCollum'

By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 3, 2010 4:05 AM

Drug Charge Won't Defeat Candidate
A candidate for State House District 1 says he’s staying in the race despite felony drug trafficking charges. The Northwest Florida Daily News reported last week that Ricky Perritt will remain on the ballot, partly because there isn’t enough time to remove his name anyway before the Aug. 24 primary.

 
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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: Sunshine State News | Posted: August 2, 2010 4:05 AM
 

In conjunction with a Harrisburg, Pa.-based public-opinion polling firm, Sunshine State News will release the results and analyses of its first two Florida Republican primary polls on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 30, 2010 6:17 PM
A federal appeals court dealt a severe blow Friday to Republican gubernatorial contender Bill McCollum – blocking a key portion of the state’s public campaign finance law which has already steered $1.7 million in taxpayer cash to his underfinanced campaign.
 
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Posted: July 31, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, has a number of challenges as he steps up to his new role, tries to prop up Attorney General Bill McCollum’s floundering gubernatorial campaign, and tackles Medicaid and other health-care issues.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 30, 2010 8:17 AM

Gov. Charlie Crist's triangulation strategy of plucking off Democrats appears to be working. The Republican-turned-independent leads a three-way U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released Friday.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 30, 2010 4:05 AM

A Leon County Circuit judge struck from the November ballot on Thursday a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at exempting Florida from the federal health care overhaul, calling the measure placed by the Republican-ruled Legislature “manifestly misleading” to voters.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 29, 2010 8:25 AM

Rick Scott holds a 43 to 32 percent lead over Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of likely primary voters.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 29, 2010 12:15 PM

With immigration emerging as one of the chief issues in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination -- and trying to catch up with front-runner Rick Scott -- Attorney General Bill McCollum sponsored a motion at Thursday’s Cabinet meeting for state offices to use E-Verify to ensure that no illegal aliens are hired.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 29, 2010 4:05 AM

The fate of the only scheduled statewide television debate between Bill McCollum and Rick Scott remained in doubt Wednesday, despite McCollum’s bowing to his rival’s demand that the contest be held in Jacksonville, not Orlando.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 28, 2010 4:05 AM
 

One looks like a tanned, slicked-back lothario, whirling across the floor on “Dancing with the Stars”; the other, a bitter, lonely wallflower at the high school prom.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 29, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The PAC for 100,000-member Associated Industries of Florida handed Rick Scott his most prestigious recognition yet on Wednesday, endorsing both the health-care executive and his opponent, Attorney General Bill McCollum, in the Republican primary for governor.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 29, 2010 4:05 AM

The rock-'em, sock-'em campaign by Rick Scott and Bill McCollum is driving up the negatives of both GOP gubernatorial candidates, a new poll reports.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 28, 2010 4:05 AM
With the fate of Florida’s public campaign finance law before a federal court, Republican Bill McCollum’s campaign continues to work the margins with millions of dollars swirling around and passing between murky political committees.
 
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By: Steve Brown | Posted: July 28, 2010 4:05 AM

The 2012 presidential race may be two years away, but that’s not stopping tea party activists around Tampa, host city for the Republican National Convention, from getting prepared for it, even as they are fully engaged for the mid-term elections in November.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 28, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The campaign trail took a number of prominent politicians to South Florida on Tuesday. U.S. Senate candidates Gov. Charlie Crist and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek spoke to the Florida Sheriff's Association 2010 Annual Summer Conference in Fort Lauderdale. So did Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Rick Scott. Meek later spoke to the United Democratic Club of Century Village in West Palm Beach …

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 27, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Trailing badly in the polls behind health-care executive Rick Scott in the fight for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, Attorney General Bill McCollum sought to reinforce his crime-fighting credentials Monday.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 23, 2010 3:15 PM
 

Bill McCollum received $1,260,142.17 in campaign matching funds from the state Friday, looking for as much cash as he can to battle billionaire Rick Scott for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. (See the campaign finance documents attached at the bottom of the story.)

 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: July 24, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Who's more likely to be the champion of the common man? A multimillionaire businessman or a politician who began more than two decades of public service in 1981?
 
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Posted: July 21, 2010 10:43 PM
 

A poll released Wednesday reveals that Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum is in deep trouble.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 21, 2010 4:05 AM

With the House and Senate adjourning instead of forwarding a proposed constitutional amendment banning oil drilling in Florida waters, candidates for statewide office promptly offered their opinions on the Legislature’s quick session.

 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 21, 2010 8:16 PM

The two major Republican gubernatorial candidates are battling over the best way to spur the struggling state economy with almost a month to go before GOP voters decide who will be their nominee for governor.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 21, 2010 3:10 PM
 

The Republican Party of Florida announced on Wednesday that their chairman, Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, would be hosting a dinner in September at Lake Buena Vista with the GOP candidates for statewide office and former RNC boss and possible 2012 presidential hopeful, Gov.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 20, 2010 12:30 PM
 

UPDATED: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink is running under the radar while Republican rivals Bill McCollum and Rick Scott bloody each other for the right to face her Nov. 2.

 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 19, 2010 4:05 AM

LEMIEUX LOSES MOST-JUNIOR STATUS
West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin’s appointment Friday of Carte Goodwin, his former general counsel, to fill the U.S. Senate vacancy left by the death of Sen. Robert Byrd, pushes Florida Sen. George LeMieux off the perch as the chamber’s youngest member. Goodwin is 36; LeMieux, 41.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 16, 2010 4:05 AM

Taking on most of  his fellow Republicans in the Sunshine State, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack reiterated his opposition to Florida passing an immigration law similar to the measure passed by Arizona earlier in the year.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 15, 2010 4:05 AM
Republican Rick Scott lost his bid Wednesday to have part of Florida’s public campaign-finance law overturned, but even the judge siding with opponent Bill McCollum conceded the 23-year-old measure may not survive this election season.
 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Either Bill McCollum doesn’t know a principle from a prawn or he’s as slippery as a Mississippi swamp.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 14, 2010 4:05 AM
With the push for an Arizona-style immigration law already playing a central role in the Republican primary for governor, a pair of Florida legislators Tuesday sought to add the issue to next week’s special session on oil drilling.

Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, and Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, unveiled measures that would make it a crime for aliens in Florida not to carry registration documents required by federal law, while authorizing state and local law enforcement officials to question the immigration status of residents.
 
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Florida Minute with Rick Scott
POSTED: July 8, 2010