Articles in Category: 'Vern Buchanan'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 15, 2011 7:51 AM
 

A poll released Tuesday confirms that Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will be vulnerable in 2012 when he seeks a third term.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 15, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Barbara Watson appears headed to Tallahassee. The former Miami Gardens vice mayor was behind Sharon Pritchett in initial returns from the special election held last week for the House seat vacated by Oscar Braynon.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 9, 2011 9:00 AM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was an early backer of Marco Rubio’s ambitions to land in the U.S. Senate — and the once and perhaps future candidate for the Republican presidential nomination took aim at Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 5, 2011 3:55 AM

The race to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012 is starting to heat up as a crowded field of Republicans continues to get ready to run -- and takes aim at Florida’s senior senator.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: February 3, 2011 8:58 AM
 

A poll released by Quinnipiac University Thursday showed that Florida will be in the front lines in the 2012 political wars when both President Barak Obama and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson face challenges for re-election.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 27, 2011 3:55 AM

More than nine years after the 9/11 attacks, two Florida Republicans in Congress, both of whom are receiving some attention as possible candidates to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012, introduced measures on how the United States tries captured terrorists.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 24, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Gov. Rick Scott continues to have a busy first month in office. He touched base with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in a telephone call on Friday before heading off to Orlando to speak to the Florida Realtors Forum in Orlando. Earlier in the week, he met with golf legend Jack Nicklaus

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 21, 2011 11:45 AM
 

Florida Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan introduced a bill Friday that could have a deep impact on Florida, because it seeks to stop Cuba from establishing oil rigs only 50 miles from the coast of the Sunshine State.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: January 20, 2011 2:44 PM

Florida’s congressional delegation, like the overwhelming majority in the U.S. House, broke on party lines when the new Republican majority voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care bill enacted in 2010 with the support of President Barack Obama. Those divisions filtered down at the state level as Republicans in Florida praised the repeal measure, while Sunshine State Democrats continued to back Obama and the health care laws.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 20, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Three U.S. senators announced in recent days that they plan to retire in 2012 instead of seeking another term. But Florida Democrat Bill Nelson shows no signs of joining his three colleagues -- Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 19, 2011 3:55 AM

The new Republican majority in the U.S. House will vote Wednesday whether to repeal the health care law passed last year with the support of President Barack Obama. Florida’s congressional delegation is expected to mirror Congress as a whole and divide on partisan lines, with Republicans voting to repeal and Democrats voting to keep it in place.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 14, 2011 3:55 AM
 

While the new Congress has only been in session for little more than a week, Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is off to a fast start.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 14, 2011 3:55 AM

Florida’s political leaders are continuing to pressure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hoping that more than half of the state will be declared as a disaster area due to the inclement weather.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: January 12, 2011 3:55 AM
 

 

A tight, tough five-way battle for the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Florida has no clear front-runner, but lots of political intrigue.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 13, 2011 3:55 AM
 

As he starts his second term in Congress, Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney is increasingly visible as he focuses on federal spending.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 11, 2011 3:55 AM
 

As the battle to become the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida enters its final week, candidates angling for the post continue to unveil endorsements.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 9, 2011 11:43 AM
 

In a widely expected move, former Sen. Rod Smith was selected to lead the Florida Democratic Party on Saturday in Orlando, replacing former U.S. Rep. Karen Thurman, who has served as chairwoman for almost six years.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 5, 2011 3:55 AM
 

Besides outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist, there were three former governors attending Rick Scott’s inauguration as the state’s 45th governor: Claude Kirk, who was elected in 1966; Bob Martinez, who won office in 1986; and Jeb Bush, who was elected in 1998 and 2002.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 28, 2010 11:00 AM

A poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to national Democrats, shows that Florida Republicans can expect close primary battles in the presidential race as well as the contest to take on Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 

A poll released Tuesday from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with ties to Democrats at the national level, reveals that Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is ahead of most of his potential opponents, but remains vulnerable: He could not muster more than 50 percent against a pack of mostly unknown Republicans. 

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 21, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With his tenure in the U.S. Senate coming to a close, less than a year and a half after Gov. Charlie Crist appointed him to the seat vacated by Mel Martinez, Republican U.S. Sen. George LeMieux attempted to walk away from Washington with a flashy finish and hope for a curtain call -- increasing speculation that he intends to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 17, 2010 7:30 AM

After stalling in the afternoon, the U.S. House voted just after midnight Friday to extend tax cuts initially backed by George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003 for all Americans. The bill, which also extends jobless benefits, now moves to President Barack Obama’s desk.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 17, 2010 4:05 AM
 

The deeply unpopular, $1.1 trillion spending bill -- including its more than 6,700 earmarks -- went down in flames Thursday night. And Florida Republicans in Congress can claim their opposition as some of the ammunition that shot it out of the sky.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Rick Scott vowed to meet with as many state legislators as possible before becoming governor in January and he continued that effort this weekend. Scott met with members of the Panhandle delegation in Shalimar on Sunday before heading down to Melbourne on Monday to meet with six members of the House.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

While the jury may be out on whether U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan will enter what could be an increasingly crowded Republican primary field to take on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012, the Florida congressman has raised his profile significantly in recent weeks.

 
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