By now, we’ve all heard the story: A candidate for major federal office has put his foot in his mouth, making a comment that exploited centuries of hateful prejudices against an historically oppressed class of citizens, and which made light of their sufferings.
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.
In one of his first official acts as U.S. senator, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined six other Republican senators on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The idea is to see firsthand the effect of U.S. involvement in the region.
Rick Scott pulled his big bus into a small-business parking lot in West Palm Beach on the eve of Election Day. He's in a tight race with Alex Sink, hoping he can get his supporters -- or at least those against Alex Sink and Democrats -- to the polls.
While Republican Rick Scott battles Democrat Alex Sink in a tight gubernatorial contest, Republicans hold steady 9- to 13-point leads for Florida's three other Cabinet-level positions, according to a Sunshine State News Poll.
According to Sunshine State News' nightly tracking poll, in the U.S. Senate race independent Charlie Crist has lost 2 percentage points since the surveys began Oct. 13. Meanwhile, Republican Marco Rubio has padded his lead by 4 points and Democrat Kendrick Meek has picked up a point.
After weeks of trying to get Alex Sink to answer questions about her own accountability in the much-ballyhooed Tallahassee Taj Mahal, Sink and her campaign finally allowed the question after a rally at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth.