On Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate rejected Republican efforts to push a measure repealing the federal health care law enacted in 2010 with the backing of President Barack Obama. The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a repeal measure last week.
Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, and according to tradition, Marco Rubio walked down the aisle of the Senate floor with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on his left and retired Sen. Mel Martinez on his right.
Despite opposition from a handful from each party, the U.S. Senate voted Wednesday on a tax deal that extends tax cuts initially backed by George W. Bush for all Americans. The measure passed 81 to 19 with both of Florida’s senators -- Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican George LeMieux -- voting in favor.
In mid-August, former President Bill Clinton pumped up Democratic crowds at three back-to-back rallies in South Florida. It was an unusual offering of political star-power to support the party's U.S. Senate hopeful, Kendrick Meek.
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.
In the final throes of a long battle for a U.S. Senate seat, some are doubting Gov. Charlie Crist has any realistic chance of pulling out a win. But that isn't stopping the no-party candidate from projecting an air of confidence.
Bringing up the rear in a three-way race for U.S. Senate, Kendrick Meek, the Democratric U.S. representative from Miami, is not giving up the fight with little more than a week to go before Election Day.