Articles in Category: 'Florida Tea Party'

By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 29, 2010 4:05 AM
 

In one of the most closely watched U.S. House races in the nation, Republican Daniel Webster now holds a 7-point lead over Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in Central Florida's 8th Congressional District, according to a new Sunshine State News Poll.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 4, 2011 3:55 AM
 
Rick Scott won Florida's governorship as an outsider who took on the state's political establishment. As he takes the oath of office Tuesday, the former health-care executive will have the opportunity to extend his attack to Washington, D.C.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM
 
The tea party wave that swept the nation this fall continues to roil the political waters in Florida. Now the tide is turning on itself, threatening to drown out the movement's message and potentially sink its future.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: October 28, 2010 4:05 AM
 
While most of Florida's 25 congressional races tilt toward Republicans this year, Democrats' best chance for a takeaway is in South Florida's sprawling 25th District, a new Sunshine State News Poll shows.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 27, 2010 2:30 PM

With less than a week remaining until the election, prominent national conservatives -- including Sarah Palin, Ralph Reed and Newt Gingrich -- are taking center stage in Florida, trying to turn out the vote for Republican candidates.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill tried pandering to gays and lesbians and illegal aliens with controversial add-ons to the defense appropriations bill Tuesday, House Republicans were busy planning for Congress to get serious about the people's business.

 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 29, 2010 12:01 PM

The tea party movement muscled its way into the American political psyche over the past year with huge rallies, angry voters and colorful rhetoric. It’s not clear how much voters are responding, but in Florida, at least, the Republican Party appears to have taken notice.

 
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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: Kevin Derby | Posted: June 7, 2010 12:31 AM
A new third party with a familiar name calling for scaling back the size and cost of government has emerged in Florida hoping to take advantage of voter discontent. The Florida Tea Party is fielding three congressional candidates across Florida in the 2010 election cycle and hopes to have as many as 20 candidates running for seats in the Legislature.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: April 14, 2010 12:04 AM
 
Photo credit: Aaron Wiener, The Washington Independent

America's broadcast television networks brand the Tea Party movement as an insignificant assortment of cranks and reactionaries. Members are also portrayed -- when they're covered at all -- as tools for self-serving corporate interests and racists dragooned by the Republican Party.

 
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