Finishing our celebration of five years of covering Florida politics and business from a conservative perspective, Sunshine State News wants to mention the political figures who fell just short of our top 20 list of the state’s movers and shakers.
As the Republican gubernatorial primary enters the homestretch, health care executive Rick Scott will hit the campaign trail hard in the final days of his campaign against Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Dennis Ross was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, becoming the ninth person to represent Florida’s 12th Congressional District. And looking at the veteran staff he's recruited, he begins with considerable style.
On Tuesday morning, the overwhelming Republican majority selected Rep. Dean Cannon of Winter Park to be speaker of the Florida House -- and the new speaker responded with a promise to spend the next two years fighting for conservative values.
With the Legislature meeting on Tuesday for a special session, one-third of the House members were not in Tallahassee in the last session. Of the 120 members of the House that will convene, 37 of them won election for the first time in November.
Minority candidates challenge Amendment 6 Two members of Congress on Wednesday sued in federal court in Miami to block a constitutional amendment approved by voters Tuesday to change the way congressional districts are drawn.
The two leading candidates battling to be the state’s next commissioner of agriculture and consumer services focused on alternative energy Thursday, each one insisting that he would be better for Floridians looking to tap into renewable energy sources including solar power, biofuels and wind.
While prominent Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Al Lawson of Tallahassee and Rep. Yolly Roberson of North Miami Beach have endorsed Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running without party affiliation for the U.S. Senate, the governor still has a few friends left in the Republican ranks.