Articles in Category: 'Vern Buchanan'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: May 12, 2011 2:27 PM
 

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Thursday endorsed state Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012.

 
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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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