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    Dems in Nan Rich’s home county vote “no” on debate with Charlie Crist

    Nan Rich suffered a setback in her home territory when the Broward County Democratic Executive Committee voted against a resolution calling for a primary debate in the governor’s race between Rich and Charlie Crist. As the former...

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    Lizbeth Benacquisto to resume SD 30 re-election effort

    Lizbeth Benacquisto, with the hallmark determination that made her one of Florida’s leading conservatives, is wasting no time moving ahead with her political career. In a Twitter post on Thursday, the State Senate Majority Leader declared she would resume her...

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  • long_brandes
    Jeff Brandes responds to criticism from Janet Long over Greenlight Pinellas probe

    State Sen. Jeff Brandes drew criticism from Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long over a request for the Florida Department of Transportation to investigate the educational campaign for the Greenlight Pinellas transit tax referendum. As a PSTA board...

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    Consumer advocates make sure ticket-sale regulation stays dead in 2014

    As the 2014 session of the Florida Legislature winds down to its May 2 conclusion, lawmakers expect some bills will die a quiet death. A group of consumer advocates hopes to establish a similar end for two...

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  • pensions
    House poised to ok changes to state pension system

    The Florida House is poised to pass a bill that would stop elected officials and top employees in state government from enrolling in the state’s traditional pension plan. The House spent nearly two hours on Thursday discussing...

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  • sykes, manuel
    Candidate fail of the day via Democrat Manuel Sykes

    The candidate fail of the day comes courtesy of prospective Democratic congressional candidate Manuel Sykes. On Facebook, Sykes challenges the critics questioning the viability of his candidacy to “red my resume.” Pro-tip: If you are trying to quell...

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    Rasmussen poll: Charlie Crist 45%, Rick Scott 39%

    Charlie Crist leads incumbent Rick Scott by six points in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial race. The latest statewide telephone survey of likely Florida voters shows Crist, who served as governor from 2007 to...

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  • smartphone and sex
    Smartphones more important than sex, and other strange facts about Americans

    In an intriguing commentary about current U.S. culture, Americans would rather go without sex than live without their smartphones, according to a survey published in February by statistics portal Statista. That is only one the extraordinary facts that...

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    OOCEA grand jury indictments could come as soon as today

    The grand jury investigating members of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority may issue indictments this afternoon, according to the office of state attorney Jeff Ashton. OOCEA chair Walter Ketcham just completed his testimony, reports Dan Tracy of...

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  • tallymadness - 2014
    Congratulations to Jon Johnson – 2014 Tallymadness Champion

    Thousands of names are in Florida’s directory of legislative an executive lobbyists. Hundreds of names were nominated to a bracket-making committee. Sixty-four began the 1st Round of TallyMadness — the online voting competition to determine Florida’s “best”...

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