Articles in Category: 'West Coast'
PORT RICHEY — In last fall's whirlwind campaign leading to the special election for west Pasco's state House 36 seat, a mistake appeared on campaign ads for Democratic candidate Amanda Murphy.
The statement "When I talk about (raising the) minimum wage … half of Republicans agree with it."
MIAMI — President Barack Obama used a visit to a Miami-Dade high school on Friday to announce a new initiative to boost college access by helping graduating seniors apply for financial aid.
WASHINGTON — In the 33 years before his death, U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young spent a total of $6.7 million on his campaigns. The race to succeed him has blown past $12 million. In three months.
BELLEAIR BLUFFS — Three candidates are running for two Belleair Bluffs City Commission seats in Tuesday's election. The top two win.
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TALLAHASSEE — Remember the controversial alimony reform bill that Gov. Rick Scott vetoed last session? It won't be back this year.
TALLAHASSEE — The Senate Ethics and Elections Committee has drafted a bill dealing with online voter registration, absentee ballots and other election issues. Tucked into the 38-page bill is language that would limit the use of absentee ballot dropoff sites by several county election supervisors, most notably Pinellas County's Deborah …
TALLAHASSEE — One conservative Republican who has suffered from brain cancer talked about the deceit of the federal government in hiding the health benefits of marijuana for his cancer. Another legislator reluctantly met with a South Florida family only to be persuaded to support legalizing the drug.
Democratic candidate Alex Sink appears to be playing it safe in the waning days of the highly watched Pinellas congressional election.
MIAMI — First Lady Michelle Obama met and spoke with residents about enrolling for health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplaces in Miami on Wednesday afternoon.
WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday night voted to undo major provisions of a 2012 law that has caused sharp flood insurance rate increases, signaling possible relief after months of rising tension among homeowners in Florida and other states.
Nineteen candidates will be vying for elective office Tuesday in five beach communities. Here are the towns and cities where voters will choose among the candidates: Indian Shores
As has long been expected, the son of the late Congressman C.W. Bill Young will run for a State House seat this November, challenging a Democrat in a swing district.
TALLAHASSEE — The race for campaign cash shifted into high gear Monday as dozens of state legislators sought contributions from lobbyists before Tuesday's start of the legislative session when such fundraising is banned for two months.
At a Pinellas debate with Alex Sink, he says the high court ruled on this matter, and he's right.
Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned Russia about possible economic sanctions if it continued to intervene militarily in Ukraine.
Republican congressional candidate David Jolly says Democrat Alex Sink is unfit to serve in Congress because of her "bigotry." The evidence? During a candidate forum organized by Pinellas chambers of commerce, she was asked about immigration reform and said many local employers rely on immigrants to fill hotel cleaning and …
Tax cuts: Gov. Rick Scott's top priority this election year is to pass at least $500 million in cuts in taxes and fees. Lawmakers have endorsed repealing some vehicle fees and conducting a back-to-school sales tax holiday, but there is no agreement on a handful of other issues.
TAMPA — With 11 days left in their campaigns, the candidates in Pinellas County's congressional election met Friday for their final scheduled debate, handling questions on Cuba, Obamacare, Social Security and war.
Tarpon candidates aren't wowed by light rail but are open to medical marijuana.
Although more than 83,000 people already have mailed in their ballots for Pinellas County's congressional election, early voting (in person) begins Saturday.
TALLAHASSEE — State officials who prematurely celebrated a new unemployment benefits website are claiming now that the defects that kept thousands of Floridians from getting benefits since October are mostly fixed.
TALLAHASSEE — Hillsborough and Pinellas hospitals are on track to lose $133 million next year as a new state law that spreads health dollars around the state takes full effect. And the biggest loser is Miami-Dade, whose hospitals are expected to take a $218-million hit.
Mayoral and commission candidates express divergent visions of the city's direction.
DANIEL WALLACE | Times Former University of South Florida student body president Omar Khan, left, joins former Gov. Charlie Crist as he arrives Thursday at the USF Marshall Student Center to campaign for Jean Cocco, right, who is running for USF student body president. "He's like a father figure to me," said Cocco, who volunteered on …
Editor's note: The congressional race in Pinellas County this week gave a stark example of how a candidate's words are twisted by the selective editing of gotcha sound bites. At a candidate forum, Democrat Alex Sink was asked about immigration reform. According to a video clip later posted on a number of conservative websites, here is how she …
LARGO — Republican congressional candidate David Jolly said Democrat Alex Sink's recent comments on immigrants were "disgusting" and should prevent her from serving in Congress.
Pinellas Park | City Council
For President Barack Obama's opponents, word of his latest downfall was stunning and welcome.