Articles in Category: 'Bill McCollum'

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
By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 12, 2010 5:00 PM

A new poll reveals Floridians are strongly opposed to President Barack Obama’s administration suing Arizona for its measures of cracking down on illegal immigration -- and want a similar law in Florida.

The Rasmussen Reports' poll of 500 likely voters across Florida found that 60 percent opposed the Obama administration’s legal challenge to Arizona, while 28 percent backed the lawsuit and 12 percent were undecided.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 13, 2010 4:05 AM

Lagging in the polls and now running short on cash, Attorney General Bill McCollum’s campaign came out guns a-blazing Monday, attacking health-care executive Rick Scott, its candidate's chief rival for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, for suing the state in an attempt to change campaign finance laws.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 10, 2010 4:05 AM

Health care executive Rick Scott, leading in the polls over Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said that he made a financial contribution to the state of Arizona’s legal defense fund to fend off a lawsuit from the federal government over new state immigration laws -- and urged Floridians to do likewise.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 10, 2010 4:05 AM
The courts were in session in the busy week that was – and the Legislature will soon be, too.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 10, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The Republican Party of Palm Beach County hosted “Lobster Fest” on Thursday and a number of high-profile GOP candidates appeared to pitch their campaigns. Health care executive Rick Scott, running against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, was in attendance. So were U.S. Rep.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 8, 2010 10:32 AM
 

Rick Scott, the health-care executive running in a highly contested battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, launched a lawsuit Wednesday in Tallahassee's U.S. District Court, looking to challenge state campaign finance laws that would benefit Attorney General Bill McCollum, his chief rival for the GOP nod.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 8, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick Scott, the two leading candidates battling for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, have taken President Barack Obama to task for launching a lawsuit suing Arizona over new laws on immigration, Florida’s congressional Republicans are not out front on the issue.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 8, 2010 4:05 AM

When Charlie Crist appeared on a Pensacola beach with President Barack Obama last month, there was no hug. Yet the widely publicized photo op didn't mean Floridians were embracing their "independent" governor, either.

Conventional wisdom in the media suggests that Crist has raised his profile, and his popularity, amid the oily mess spewing in the Gulf. Recent polls showing him retaking the lead in the U.S. Senate race point to the governor's role in protecting Florida's shores. A cartoon in the Miami Herald even showed him walking on water while a marooned Marco Rubio looks on.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 6, 2010 10:15 AM

After a long Independence Day weekend, politicians in two of the closest races in Florida are hitting the campaign trail hard as they ramp up efforts before the Aug. 24 primaries.

The close contest for the Republican gubernatorial nomination between Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick Scott took center stage Tuesday morning.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 6, 2010 4:01 PM

Ousted Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer calls them "the four horsemen." But Bill McCollum, Mike Haridopolos, Dean Cannon and John Thrasher do not appear on the prosecution's witness list.

While Gov. Charlie Crist is named 62 times in the investigative report on Greer and could be called as a witness by both the prosecution and the defense, the four top Republicans are nowhere to be found.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 6, 2010 4:00 PM
 

Both health care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, competing in a close fight for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, attacked a federal lawsuit against Arizona’s new immigration laws.

 
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By: The News Service of Florida | Posted: July 4, 2010 9:52 AM

GAETZ COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT SPILL LEGISLATION
A Senate committee will consider tax relief for property owners affected by the oil spill later this month, along with other possible legislative changes reacting to the crisis.

 
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By: Sunshine State News | Posted: July 3, 2010 4:05 AM

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, Republican candidate for attorney general

As we approach this Fourth of July, I want to wish you and your family a great Independence Day weekend. Our freedom is what makes America the greatest country in the history of the world. This weekend -- we celebrate our freedom.

 
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