Articles in Category: 'Bill McCollum'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 

With less than three weeks to go in the close gubernatorial contest between Democratic candidate Alex Sink and Republican nominee Rick Scott, the two camps continue to attack each other, both citing ethical violations.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: October 13, 2010 4:05 AM

With Florida’s already troubled housing market roiled by a widening moratorium on foreclosures, Attorney General Bill McCollum called Tuesday for a meeting with major lenders, saying he fears a shockwave that could rock the state’s fragile economy.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: October 12, 2010 4:05 AM
The push to win newspaper endorsements has turned into a one-sided affair in the Florida governor’s race, with Republican Rick Scott effectively boycotting editorial boards while Democrat Alex Sink makes a big, homestretch pitch for support.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The attacks are flying in the heated -- and close -- contest to be the 45th governor of Florida as Democrats and Republicans pummel each other.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: August 13, 2010 4:05 AM
 
More land to no purpose, more government waste in Florida. Thursday’s South Florida Water Management District vote was all that and so much more.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: October 5, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Republican Rick Scott has taken the lead over Democrat Alex Sink in Florida's tight gubernatorial contest, according to a new Sunshine State News Poll.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: October 5, 2010 4:05 AM
Florida officials said Monday they were pleased their steady lobbying helped push federal BP oil spill czar Ken Feinberg to relax a strict standard that threatened to bar many Floridians from tapping a $20 billion compensation fund.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 2, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, feeling frisky in Florida's dynamic political landscape, campaigned with Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott and U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio Friday.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 28, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While Florida Republican George LeMieux is in the final months of his appointed stint to the U.S. Senate, he continues to play a prominent role in Washington.

 
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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: September 27, 2010 1:05 PM
 
The Florida chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) endorsed Republican nominee Pam Bondi for attorney general Monday morning, citing her commitment to continue a challenge launched by Attorney General Bill McCollum against President Barack Obama's new health-care laws.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 23, 2010 4:05 AM

Tampa will be hosting the 2012 Republican National Convention, and that fact hasn't escaped a bevy of potential presidential candidates who are eyeing the Sunshine State two years ahead of time.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: September 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Thursday marks the six-month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and congressional Republicans are taking advantage of the opportunity to decry the legislation that has revitalized their base ahead of the midterm elections.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 20, 2010 2:59 PM

While the battle to become Florida’s next attorney general isn't getting the attention of the contests for U.S. Senate and governor, Republican candidate Pam Bondi and Democratic nominee Sen. Dan Gelber continue to attack each other, attempting to define their opponent before the November election.

 
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By: Michael Peltier News Service of Florida | Posted: September 21, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida Republican Party Chairman John Thrasher has to help GOP legislative candidates get elected, including himself, as he battles a well-known Democrat following an unexpected primary fight.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 20, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Republican candidates for statewide office pledged during the weekend to continue defending the Second Amendment -- and took aim at Democrats who, they said, are working to undermine the right to bear arms.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 17, 2010 9:22 AM

Late Thursday the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsements in the gubernatorial and attorney general races -- backing Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott and attorney general hopeful Pam Bondi over their Democratic rivals.

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

Guns and crime took center stage in the gubernatorial contest Wednesday as both nominees, Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink, showed off their endorsements.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 17, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Despite dismissive comments from state and national Democrats, Florida's lawsuit against the federal government's health-care law is getting traction in court.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Republicans in Florida are trying to make the November elections for state offices a referendum on President Barack Obama, betting that the Sunshine State’s continuing lagging economy and mounting discontent with the White House will pay heavy dividends when voters hit the polls.

 
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By: Keith Laing The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 15, 2010 4:05 AM
The lawsuit challenging the federal health care law enacted this spring is likely to proceed after a federal judge in Pensacola said Tuesday that he was leaning toward letting at least some of the claims by several states against the administration continue.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 14, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The battle is on in the close gubernatorial contest to define each candidate -- and on Monday new websites were unveiled to portray state CFO Alex Sink, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and Republican rival Rick Scott in an unflattering light.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 14, 2010 9:30 AM

While the Republican Party of Florida wined and dined this past weekend to rally the party faithful behind the GOP nominees, the bitter primary battle between victor Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum continues to linger -- with McCollum continuing to refuse to endorse Scott.

 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: September 12, 2010 12:01 AM
The Florida Republican Party said Saturday it is considering suing Gov. Charlie Crist and the GOP’s former leadership team for hundreds of thousands of dollars in party spending that a new audit has shown was unnecessary.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 11, 2010 4:05 AM

While Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville has dominated the headlines with his Quran-burning to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Florida’s politicians are also remembering the tragic event in spirit-lifting, more solemn and less controversial ways.

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

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former RNC chairman and a possible presidential candidate in 2012, will be attending the RPOF’s dinner on Friday night. Barbour, who is currently chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will be there with GOP gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott -- who Barbour ripped into during the Republican primary …

 
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