Articles in Category: 'Claude Kirk'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Barbara Watson appears headed to Tallahassee. The former Miami Gardens vice mayor was behind Sharon Pritchett in initial returns from the special election held last week for the House seat vacated by Oscar Braynon.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 4, 2011 3:55 AM
 

On Tuesday, hours before he took office as the 45th governor of the state of Florida, Rick Scott looked for help from above at a prayer breakfast held in Tallahassee.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 5, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Besides outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist, there were three former governors attending Rick Scott’s inauguration as the state’s 45th governor: Claude Kirk, who was elected in 1966; Bob Martinez, who won office in 1986; and Jeb Bush, who was elected in 1998 and 2002.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 3, 2011 3:55 AM
 

While Florida is the fourth largest state and a battleground every presidential election, neither of the major parties has ever included a Floridian on its presidential tickets. There are plenty of reasons for this -- Florida was a member of the Solid South after Reconstruction and took decades to develop, for example. But one of those reasons is that rising political stars from the Sunshine State quickly fizzle.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 17, 2010 4:05 AM
 
At the end of the 1972 film “The Candidate,” Robert Redford, whose character has just been elected to the U.S. Senate, turns to an adviser played by Peter Boyle and demands, “What do we do now?”
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Incoming Gov. Rick Scott wanted to meet with all of the members of the Legislature before coming into office in January and he has been hitting the ground running.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 9, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Websites and organizations of every description are looking to draft former Gov. Jeb Bush and former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough, who now hosts a morning news show on MSNBC, into what probably will be a crowded field gunning for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

 
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Posted: July 31, 2010 4:05 AM
With Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres running in the Democratic attorney general primary, this seat representing parts of Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Palm Beach County is up for grabs. Both the Democratic and Republican primaries have drawn serious contenders, making the battle for this seat one to watch, in the primaries as well as the general election in November.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: July 15, 2010 4:05 AM
 

On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw commented on an appropriations bill moving through the U.S. House that could pay dividends for Jacksonville and its strong Navy presence.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 22, 2010 4:05 AM

Across the country, former governors are seeking to win back their old jobs. While the focus remains on California, where Jerry Brown, who was first elected governor in 1974, is seeking another chance, four other former governors -- Roy Barnes of Georgia, Terry Branstad of Iowa, Robert Erhlich of Maryland and John Kitzhaber of Oregon -- are waging campaigns for their old positions.

Could that happen in Florida?

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 17, 2010 12:05 AM
 

Looking to become the first woman to serve as governor in Florida’s 165-year history -- and hoping to break a losing streak for the Democrats who have not won a gubernatorial election since 1994 -- state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink filed the needed paperwork to ensure her name will be on the ballot.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 27, 2010 12:54 AM
 
Prominent business leaders are entering political races all across Florida, a reflection of voter discontent and continuing concern about the state’s poor economy and high unemployment rate.
 
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