Articles in Category: 'Everett Wilkinson'

By: Kenric Ward | Posted: August 26, 2010 4:05 AM

A combination of negative ads and poll-driven speculation in the media ate away at Rick Scott's double-digit lead in the Republican gubernatorial campaign and almost cost him the election.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: August 13, 2010 4:20 PM

Rick Scott had a microphone and speakers, but Everett Wilkinson, a Bill McCollum plant, had a loud voice and a mission.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 14, 2010 3:35 PM
Calling the purchase of U.S. Sugar Corporation's land an overpriced corporate bailout, tea partiers Wednesday urged the South Florida Water Management District to scrap the deal.
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 14, 2010 4:05 AM

Tea partiers and a Republican political action committee say they will descend on South Florida Water Management District headquarters today to protest the agency's purchase of U.S. Sugar property for Everglades restoration.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 29, 2010 4:05 AM
Calls for candidate Peg Dunmire to quit the 8th Congressional District race have unleashed a new round of tea party infighting that threatens to dilute the movement's political power across Florida.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: June 24, 2010 4:05 AM
Battling over names and rights, "tea party" groups sparred Wednesday in federal court in West Palm Beach.

"The defendant has overstepped his attempt at monopoly," attorney Frank Herrera told U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, contending that Frederic O'Neal had no exclusive right to the Florida Tea Party name.

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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 17, 2010 1:35 PM

Health care executive Rick Scott, a political phenomenon who went from virtual unknown to the leading candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the course of a mere two months, filed his paperwork to make his bid official lateThursday morning.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 28, 2010 5:50 PM

As an "independent" senator, Charlie Crist would be in a position to leverage his vote for Florida's greater good, political observers say.

Or, in the words of another, he would be "largely ineffective."

If Crist beats Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek in the fall election, "neither party would be terribly happy with him as he will be perceived as denying them a win," said Roger Stone, a veteran political consultant who worked on Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: March 26, 2010 11:39 AM

A knock-down, drag-out fist fight between Senate candidates Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio on "Fox News Sunday" may make for good network ratings, but what does it profit the Republican Party of Florida?

A bloody brawl might have some GOP leaders nervously clutching their TV remotes. Yet, the increasingly combative race is drawing evermore intense focus on Florida as a bellwether state for the Fall elections coast to coast.

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