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Heads-Up, Joe Garcia: GOP Super-PAC Has You in Its Sights

September 17, 2016 - 6:00am

A GOP super-PAC is using Democrat Joe Garcia's secretly recorded sexist remark about Hillary Clinton last Sunday as a springboard to remind voters of Garcia's scandal-plagued record. And the campaign is just getting started. It has all kind of  tricks up its sleeve for the former congressman who narrowly beat Annette Taddeo in the Democratric primary.

Surprise, Surprise: Americans' Trust in Mainstream Media Sinks to New Low

September 16, 2016 - 6:00am

Here's a poll you won't see widely in Florida mainstream media -- because, frankly, the press is either in deep denial or it's looking for a way to smear it in lipstick. But here it is, released Wednesday by Gallup:  "Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media 'to report the news fully, accurately and fairly' has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32 percent (of respondents) saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media."

Backroom Briefing: Rights Restoration Could Head to Ballot

September 15, 2016 - 4:15pm

Nearly eight years after Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet did away with quasi-automatic restoration of civil rights, voters may have a chance to approve a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore voting rights for non-violent felons.
 
Supporters of the proposal have gathered enough signatures to trigger a review from the Florida Supreme Court, whose approval is required for the initiative to make it onto the 2018 ballot.
 

RSLC Goes to Bat for John Couriel in South Florida

September 14, 2016 - 9:45am
John Couriel

The battle for an open Florida House seat is gaining national attention from the Republican Party. 

With state Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, leaving the House due to term limits, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), which defines itself as the “largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices,” is going to bat for Republican candidate John Couriel. 

FLWV? Run, Marco ... as Fast and as Far as You Can

September 14, 2016 - 6:00am
Pamela Goodman

I'm sorry, but the president of the Florida League of Women Voters doesn't get to brag about the organization's "integrity and credibility."

Medical Marijuana Backers Trumpet GOP Senator's Support of Amendment 2

September 12, 2016 - 5:30pm
Jeff Brandes

With Pinellas County state Sen. Jeff Brandes becoming the first Republican in the Florida Senate to back Amendment 2, supporters of medical marijuana are trumpeting the endorsement. 

Mitch Ceasar, Biggest Shocker of the August Election

September 10, 2016 - 6:00am
Mitch Caesar

He's chairman of the Broward Democratic Party, a frequent guest analyst on national network news shows, a consummate party man who had been re-elected chairman repeatedly since the 1990s in contentious races against serious opponents.

Murphy Campaign Suffering a Case of the Bleaks

September 9, 2016 - 7:45pm

If the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee isn't bailing on behinder-and-behinder candidate Patrick Murphy, why have they suddenly dropped Florida as a target state?

Even as CD 27 Changes, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Fires a Preemptive Shot at Democrats

September 12, 2016 - 6:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

The dean of the Florida congressional delegation is acting as if she's in a fight. 

Trump Unveils $20 Billion School Choice Proposal

September 8, 2016 - 10:30pm
Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled his policy stances on school choice on Thursday, revealing a $20 billion plan Trump believes will shift public education in the right direction.

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