Articles in Category: 'Damon Chase'

By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: July 1, 2010 4:01 AM
Florida Democrats joined with Republican Rick Scott in demanding Wednesday that gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum appoint an independent prosecutor to continue the criminal case against the state’s former GOP chairman, saying the current probe has forced the attorney general into a legal conflict.
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By: John Kennedy News Service of Florida | Posted: June 5, 2010 12:02 AM
The plotline of Florida’s summer of oil got a little thicker last week.

Tar balls started making their way onto Pensacola Beach as sheen from the Deepwater Horizon rig neared the state’s Gulf coastline for the first time since the April 20 disaster. State leaders including Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink all made detours to the Florida Panhandle – with political careers and the state’s tourist industry now at stake.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 2, 2010 6:01 PM

Attorneys for indicted clients rarely shy away from hitting hyperbolic high notes. To say that Jim Greer's lawyer, Damon Chase, is heated up is an understatement.

"It's outrageous," the Orlando attorney said of the ex-Republican Party chairman's arrest Wednesday morning. "Twelve armed gunmen stormed his house and held his wife and children at bay while ransacking the place for 3 1/2 hours."

Saying "Elian Gonzalez was treated better," Chase denounced the "government thugs" who pressed the state's case against Greer.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: May 1, 2010 12:41 AM

Where was Jay Burmer when Charlie Crist needed him?

By all accounts, the governor's announcement that he was running for U.S. Senate as an independent lacked the energy and organization that  fueled Crist's campaign events in the past. said the lightly attended St. Petersburg rally "had the feel of the haphazard move it was."

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