Rep. Daniel Davis, R-Jacksonville, is turning his focus from Tallahassee to Jacksonville. Davis was named president and CEO of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce on Friday, giving the rising First Coast Republican a vehicle to further his political ambitions.
Struggling in the polls, Rick Scott can take a page from other Florida politicians as he looks to improve his chances for re-election. This week he unveiled the states Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2012 -- and revealed one of the best weapons in his political arsenal as he seeks a second term next year.
Scott revealed Thursday that Floridas crime rate dropped 6.5 percent from 2011 to 2012, including 43,500 fewer crimes and 4,218 fewer violent crimes. Scott trumpeted these numbers, highlighting Floridas lowest crime rate since 1981.
Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent Democrats, released a national poll this week that found four candidates -- including two favorite sons from Florida -- in front of the pack for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 while Hillary Clinton has a large lead over other Democratic hopefuls.
With state Rep. Doug Holder, R-Venice, facing term limits next year, Dr. Julio Gonzalez, an orthopedic surgeon from Venice, is off to an impressive head start as he looks to represent parts of Sarasota County.