Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Dissent spreads to Rubio's ranks

I thought the rancor about Marco Rubio's Republican Party of Florida and political committee spending would soon die down and become a nonfactor, but maybe I'm wrong.

Blogger and political consultant Chris Ingram of Tampa publicly withdrew his support for Rubio Wednesday and asked for his $600 in donations back. The terse reply from Rubio's camp: "Okay."

You could argue about the significance of Ingram's decision, but it seems to indicate that Rubio hasn't done a good job addressing the criticism. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Better To Lose A Lover Than Love A Loser. …

WTSP-Ch. 10 chronicles the inspiring tale of former Joshua House resident Carissa Alvarnarz during its newscasts today. Alvarnarz 22, tells her story and adds a moving rendition of Amazing Grace.

Alvarnarz will share her story at the annual Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon April 23. Go to …

Kudos to Gus and Frances Stavros, who celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Wednesday. The noted philanthropists started the day at a fundraiser for Pinellas Technical Education Centers. …

Ever since my daughter found a Glazer Children's Museum booklet in the back seat, she clamors for the grand opening. When she saw the sign on the building that said, "Opening 2010," she said, "Hello, it is 2010."

Patience, Madelyn. The museum completed its first gallery earlier this month and is set to open this fall.

Meanwhile, it's gearing up for its annual Imagination Gala and sneak peek on May 22. Check out …

That's all I'm saying.

Dissent spreads to Rubio's ranks 03/24/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 10:46pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. 'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest


    BOSTON — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally" a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia.

    Thousands of people march against a “free speech rally” planned Saturday in Boston. About 40,000 people were in attendance.
  2. Police pull unconscious New Port Richey man from SUV in Cotee River


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Police rescued an unconscious driver whose sport utility vehicle plunged into the Cotee River on Saturday.

  3. Analysis: Bannon is out, but his agenda may live on


    WASHINGTON — In his West Wing office, Stephen Bannon kept a chart listing trade actions — on China, steel and autos — that the Trump White House planned to roll out, week by week, through the fall. Now that Bannon, the president's chief strategist, has been pushed out, the question is whether his …

    Steve Bannon thinks he could be more effective influencing policy from outside the White House.
  4. Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards program


    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White House announced Saturday amid the continuing fallout over Trump's stance on last weekend's …

  5. Bucs' annual Women of RED preseason party attracts nearly 2,000


    TAMPA — Theresa Jones is primarily a college football fan, but she wanted to get a taste of the Bucs. So the 46-year-old Tampa resident bought a ticket for the team's Women of RED Ultimate Football Party at Raymond James Stadium on Friday.

    Lee White of Seminole tries on a helmet at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers female fans descended upon Raymond James Stadium for the ultimate football party, the 2017 Women of RED: The Takeover, supported by Moffitt Cancer Center. CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times