Articles in Category: 'Chris Christie'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 7, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential prospects got a boost this week as a new poll shows him leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a key primary state. A Palmetto Poll released this week shows Bush rolling in South Carolina which traditionally holds its primary after Iowa and New Hampshire have their say.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 3, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Joe Gruters, the chairman of the Sarasota County GOP, is not running to replace Lenny Curry as the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), but he continues to remain active in shaping the party. Gruters is backing Clay County GOP Chairwoman Leslie Dougher to replace Curry.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 12, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Florida has a favorite son in 2016, according to a “Florida Insider” poll released by the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, with 74 percent of the politicos saying former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., will run for the Republican presidential nomination but only 33 percent of them expecting U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to enter the contest. Few of the insiders expect Rubio to run if the former governor is in the hunt, with 86 percent saying the senator stays out if Bush is in. ...
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 29, 2014 3:55 AM
 
Time to put the kibosh on talk that Adam Hollingsworth, Gov. Rick Scott’s chief of staff, will run against Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown in 2015. Reports emerged this week that Hollingsworth is selling his house in Jacksonville to continue his career in Tallahassee.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 22, 2014 3:55 AM
 

A CNN/ORC poll released early this week finds two potential Republican presidential candidates from Florida are in the single digits while there is no front-runner in the field. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., leads the pack with 16 percent followed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right behind him with 15 percent. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas takes third with 11 percent followed by former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, who moved to Florida after his 2008 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, with 10 percent.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 15, 2014 3:55 AM
 

Possible Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson will be hitting the Sunshine State next week. Carson made headlines for speaking against Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast last year despite President Barack Obama being in attendance.

 
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