Articles in Category: 'Bill McCollum'

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

Lost in the shadows of the dramatic, competitive battles for governor and U.S. Senate, the two major party nominees in the attorney general’s race nevertheless have begun to attack one another and stake out positions they hope will lead to victory in November.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: September 7, 2010 2:13 PM
 

Visit Florida and the state Chamber of Commerce have more to worry about than oil.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 2, 2010 11:25 AM
 
Saying “Floridians are ready to elect a conservative outsider," Rep. Jennifer Carroll completed the Republican gubernatorial ticket today.
 
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: September 4, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Republican Rick Scott did some political barnstorming through the state capital Friday -- holding a series of closed-door meetings with groups of lobbyists and association officials.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 4, 2010 4:05 AM

Now that he's mending fences with Florida's Republican establishment, gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott faces a full frontal assault from Democrats.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 3, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running for the U.S. Senate without party affiliation, was in Quincy Thursday to highlight a change in the Florida Discount Drug Card program. There will now be greater access to the program through tear-off brochures with cards attached as well as a virtual card program …

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 2, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Leaders of the Florida TEA (“Taxed Enough Already”) Party chose Tallahassee Wednesday to promote their 21 candidates across the state and to endorse Rick Scott, the Republican gubernatorial candidate.

 
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In a striking rebuke to the Legislature, the state's highest court on Tuesday whacked three lawmaker-orchestrated amendments from the November ballot, including proposals asking voters to block parts of the federal health-care law and to preserve legislators’ ability to draw legislative districts in a certain way.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 25, 2010 5:55 PM
Florida finally received the $25 million BP promised it would give to advertise that Florida’s beaches are unsullied by oil, Gov. Charlie Crist announced Tuesday afternoon. The money came less than eight hours after the Cabinet and one senior senator slammed Crist for not doing enough to expedite receipt of the oil company's check.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 11, 2010 12:40 AM
 
Florida's executive branch hasn't made up its mind on whether to sue BP for threatening state shores with the largest crude oil spill in recent memory, but officials appear to be moving toward litigation.
 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: July 6, 2010 8:15 PM

Attorney General Bill McCollum thinks the best way to move forward with job creation and business growth in Florida is to replace the state office that oversees economic development.

If elected this fall, the Republican gubernatorial hopeful has plans to overhaul and rebrand the governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED). It was a subject that came up in a big way as McCollum campaigned Tuesday morning at the Danfoss Turbocor factory in Tallahassee.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: July 7, 2010 12:23 PM
 

The state attorney general is pushing the federal government to give his office improved access to Florida Medicaid claim files so it can detect fraud.

 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: August 30, 2010 4:05 PM
 

It’s not talked about much, but the rivalry between Florida’s top business associations is real, and it’s beginning to show itself more in the 2010 elections.

 
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