Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Buzz

With election looming, Nelson strengthens bond with Rubio

With election looming, Nelson strengthens bond with Rubio

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio have always enjoyed a close relationship but one can't avoid seeing it through a political lens as Democrat Nelson heads into a tough re-election campaign.Nelson and Rubio have been teaming up more ...
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Democrats mock Rick Scott’s scripted, ‘robotic’ style

The Democratic group American Bridge has a new video ridiculing 'Robotic Rick Scott' for his speaking performance on the campaign trail:From their release:American Bridge’s new video highlights how,at staged event after staged event, Rick Scott...
Updated: 1 hour ago

Why his opponents should fear Adam Putnam

Check out this video by AG Gancarski of Republican gubernatorial candidate interacting with a Democratic protester/worker for the Democratic campaign group For Out Future. Putnam utterly charms her.For Our Future State Director Ashley Walker responds...
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Rick Scott calls emergency Cabinet meeting on voting rights — here’s what to expect tonight

Rick Scott calls emergency Cabinet meeting on voting rights — here’s what to expect tonight

Facing a federal judge's deadline, Gov. Rick Scott called an emergency meeting of the Cabinet late Wednesday, hours before a court order to enact a new system for felons to regain the right to vote.UPDATE: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who repr...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Rick Scott seeks extension to disclose personal finances

Rick Scott seeks extension to disclose personal finances

WASHINGTON – Gov. Rick Scott will not be detailing his personal finances any time soon after the U.S. Senate candidate on Tuesday filed for an extension."Rick Scott requested an extension of time for filing the annual Public Financial Disclosur...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Protesters taunt Putnam; blames ‘Obama regulators’ for minimum wage violation

Protesters taunt Putnam; blames ‘Obama regulators’ for minimum wage violation

Protesters greeted Adam Putnam Wednesday as the Republican candidate for governor campaigned in Jacksonville.Public radio station WJCT reported that Putnam said his family's Bartow citrus operation's failure to pay the minimum wage to four workers in...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Florida Democratic Party raises questions with line of credit

Florida Democratic Party raises questions with line of credit

Naples Daily News:The Florida Democratic Party opened a $200,000 line of credit last year but didn't report it on campaign finance reports, a concern some party leaders have as federal regulators demand details about a deficit in an account used for ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Sen. Jeff Brandes says the end of session was “terrible.” Here’s why.

Sen. Jeff Brandes says the end of session was “terrible.” Here’s why.

It was late on the last Friday of the Legislative session in March, and Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, was visibly fuming on the floor of the Senate chamber, waving his arms and scowling while he spoke to other lawmakers during breaks in formal...
Published: 04/25/18
Fearing court action, Rick Scott calls emergency meeting of clemency board

Fearing court action, Rick Scott calls emergency meeting of clemency board

Gov. Rick Scott called an emergency meeting of the Cabinet for Wednesday in anticipation of a federal court not approving a delay in adopting a new system of granting the right to vote to convicted felons.Underscoring the emergency action, Scott call...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Murphy-Jolly idea comes amid a push for a new approach to politics

Murphy-Jolly idea comes amid a push for a new approach to politics

For those who complain that politics is too political, two former Florida congressmen are floating an unprecedented antidote: A bipartisan ticket for governor.Patrick Murphy would enter the Democratic primary and if he won the nomination, would name ...
Published: 04/24/18