Articles in Category: 'conservatives'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 3, 2014 3:55 AM

Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., might want to note how his father did in his bids for the Republican presidential nomination in 1980 and 1992 and contrast that with his brother’s 2000 campaign as he ponders whether to run in 2016.

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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: April 23, 2014 3:55 AM

The League of Women Voters' ringing condemnation of Florida's voucher program Tuesday hit me like a bucket of ice water. All these years, clinging to the belief that the LWV is what it purports to be. I'm done with it.

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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: September 4, 2012 3:55 AM

Americans elected a stranger as president in 2008. 
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By: Lloyd Brown | Posted: May 29, 2012 3:55 AM
This is a plea for tolerance. 

Liberals are just like the rest of us.

They marry, breed – at least those of opposite sexes – and live among us.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 1, 2011 3:55 AM

Gov. Rick Scott will never win any popularity contests with the liberals at Florida's teacher union. Now, his curious call to shift budget savings back to education threatens to undermine his conservative base, as well.

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By: L. Brent Bozell | Posted: August 26, 2010 4:05 AM

Last week, Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced on CNN that she was hanging up her headphones at the end of the year. If she could not exercise her freedom of speech, she said, she was not interested in the job.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: August 6, 2010 4:05 AM

The backing of conservatives is crucial in the hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary between health-care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, as both candidates seek to brandish their appeal to right-of-center voters while painting their rival as a closet liberal.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 18, 2010 12:45 AM

With Gov. Charlie Crist leaving the Republican Party to continue his campaign for the U.S. Senate as an independent, leaders at the national level warn Florida conservatives that Crist can't be trusted on the issues -- especially a measure requiring women considering abortions to have an ultrasound.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: April 2, 2010 10:11 AM
When the fundraising figures for the last quarter of 2009 were released, conventional wisdom held that Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp was in severe trouble in his bid to be the state’s attorney general. News stories were already saying that Kottkamp was no longer the frontrunner in the race.

Kottkamp’s fundraising lagged behind his two chief rivals for the Republican nomination, former Agency for Health Care Administration secretary Holly Benson and Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi. Kottkamp’s fundraising efforts also lagged behind the two Democratic candidates, Sen.

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