- Lizbeth Benacquisto calls raising decades-old issue “desperate”Posted 5 hours ago
- Election eve poll gives Alex Sink narrow 3-point lead in #CD13 racePosted 6 hours ago
- Perry Thurston nets nearly $100K for AG racePosted 6 hours ago
- What happened to the $500K contribution from Florida Crystals to “Let’s Get To Work”?Posted 6 hours ago
- Belleair’s Daniel Doyle Jr. appointed to the state university system’s board of governorsPosted 7 hours ago
- Whoa — Brad Drake raises more than $111K for return bid to Florida HousePosted 8 hours ago
Lizbeth Benacquisto calls raising decades-old issue “desperate”
As teenager and into her early twenties, Republican state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto was briefly a Democrat. And raising that decades-old issue is what the Florida 19th Congressional District hopeful calls a “desperate tactic from a failing candidate.” A party...
- Posted 5 hours ago
Belleair’s Daniel Doyle Jr. appointed to the state university system’s board of governors
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Daniel Doyle Jr. to the Board of Governors of the State University System. Doyle, 43, of Belleair, is the president and CEO of Dex Imaging Inc. He currently serves as...
- Posted 7 hours ago
“4th Floor Files” talks to Ron Book about Lauren’s Kids, Sine Die, and Olympic torches
Today’s edition of “4th Floor Files” features Ron Book, perhaps the most recognizable lobbyist in the industry. We could list his clients, but there isn’t enough room on my hard drive. Here’s the file on Ron: Children?...
- Posted 9 hours ago
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen raises over $108K in February, while Matt Caldwell posts $34.6K report
Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen raised more than $108,000 for her re-election campaign during the month of February, while her possible opponent for a state Senate seat, Rep. Matt Caldwell, brought in $34,600, according to reports filed with the...
- Posted 12 hours ago
11 fundraising reports to keep an eye on today
Political candidates and committees face a Monday deadline for filing campaign-finance reports for February. Here are 10 fundraising reports I’ll be keeping an eye on as indicators of how certain candidates may fare in 2014 and beyond. (Thank...
- Posted 13 hours ago
Latest numbers on the GOP surge in CD 13
On the eve of the special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, the GOP holds a returned-ballot advantage of 4.32 percent in mailed-in ballots over the Democrats with approximately 120,000 votes already cast. The Democrats have built a...
- Posted 14 hours ago
Why is Rep. Cary Pigman being such a jerk to Florida doctors?
Why is Rep. Cary Pigman being such a jerk to Florida doctors? I’ll qualify the following with this: The man is a hero. He’s a veteran. He’s an emergency medicine physician, too. The means that he has...
- Posted 16 hours ago
Lobbying firm Bryant Miller Olive pulls in battery of new tech clients
The law offices of Bryant Miller Olive has offices throughout Florida — in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee — and in Atlanta and D.C. It is BMO’s governmental consulting practice area, however, that is most notably...
- Posted 16 hours ago
New poll: Gwen Graham, Steve Southerland in dead heat
The race between Democrat Gwen Graham and incumbent Florida Rep. Steve Southerland is neck-and-neck, according to a recent internal poll from Graham’s campaign, first reported about in POLITICO’s Morning Score. The poll of Florida’s 2nd district, from...
- Posted 17 hours ago
Sunburn for 3/10 – A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics
A morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. ***Sunburn is sponsored by Tucker/Hall - one of Florida’s leading public affairs and public relations firms.*** THE WEEK AHEAD via The News Service of Florida Every legislative session opens with...
- Posted 19 hours ago