Politics

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 13, 2015 11:15 AM
 

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown has posed quite a problem for conservatives over the last five years. He has shown political skills he didn't display when he primaried U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., in the 1990s and has been able to find some success in traditionally Republican Jacksonville by hiding in the weeds and toning town his Democratic affiliation.

 
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: March 13, 2015 12:01 AM
 

For at least the last five years conservative colleagues have called populist Mike Fasano a RINO -- to his face and behind his back.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 11, 2015 3:09 PM
 

Over the last five years, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been near center stage in Florida politics, but there has always been a feeling he will soon claim a larger role.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 11, 2015 10:57 AM
 

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 10, 2015 11:34 AM
 

During his 57 years in Congress, longtime U.S. Sen. Carl Hayden, R-Ariz., often related what a colleague in the U.S. House told him after he gave his maiden speech. “If you want to get ahead here, you have to be a work horse and not a show horse,” a congressman told Hayden and the Arizona Republican took that advice to heart.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: March 9, 2015 8:00 PM
 
Over the last five years, as Sunshine State News covered Florida politics, among the biggest stories was the emergence of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. Yoho has become one of the leaders of the tea party across the nation.
 
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By: Sunshine State News | Posted: March 8, 2015 9:06 PM
 

We at Sunshine State News, in the midst of celebrating five years of covering Florida politics and business from a conservative perspective, thought this year it might be fun to stretch the birthday party out a little.

 
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