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The shadow redistricting process that brought down the congressional map was also in full swing in the Senate, depositions and email documents submitted as part of pending litigation now reveal. The documents, filed Wednesday in Leon County Circuit Court as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Naked Politics
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via @adamsmithtimes PETERBOROUGH, N.H. -- Forget the bombastic Donald. What Republicans really need to win back the White House is someone who has successfully governed a mega swing state, a straight talker who might sometimes tick off the GOP’s base... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @lesleyclark Marco Rubio will mark the U.S. flag being raised in Havana for the first time in more than 50 years with a speech in New York, assailing President Barack Obama for making "dangerous deals" with Cuba and Iran.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @JonathanLanday @lesleyclark WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, in his Tuesday speech that was billed as a major foreign policy address, provided a distorted version of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq and an incorrect account of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
@JeremySWallace No meetings are scheduled for today as legislators race to beat a 6 p.m. deadline to propose changes to the base redistricting map that could get its first votes on Thursday. A Congressional plea: U.S. Rep. Dan Webster made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @jenstaletovich Broward County commissioners who oppose plans to drill for oil in western marshes believe they have found a way to thwart efforts by a Miami family to tap into Everglades crude: local zoning restrictions. In a meeting Tuesday,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @learyreports On Donald Trump, Florida Republicans agree: His unscripted, anti-politician style is connecting with people fed up with scripted politicians. “I’m a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win,” Trump declared Tuesday. But consensus is lost... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @JeremySWallace Florida Gov. Rick Scott is using new infection control data released this week by a consumer magazine to provide further justification of his call to create a commission to review the state’s hospital system. On Wednesday Consumer Reports... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @learyreports Here’s another thing Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have in common: They have both been registered lobbyists in Miami-Dade County. In 1991, Bush registered as a lobbyist in Miami-Dade on behalf of his real estate company with Armando... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei As a presidential candidate, Jeb Bush can't coordinate his message or plans with Right to Right USA, the super PAC he used as a fundraising vehicle for five months before launching his campaign. But he can release videos and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei Wednesday is Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's birthday. Her pick in the 2016 GOP presidential race, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, called to congratulate her. He got her voicemail. So he sang to her machine instead. The full song.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei Eight incumbent members of Congress were directly affected Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court's ruling that state lawmakers redraw their districts. (Other representatives will likely be indirectly affected by new boundaries.) Here's what the members of Congress had to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that legislators must go back to the drawing board for eight of the state’s 27 congressional districts: • District 5, held by Rep. Corinne Brown, D-Jacksonville • District 13, held by Rep. David... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei As the 2016 Republican presidential field bickers over Mexican immigrants and immigration reform, Florida GOP Chairman Blaise Ingoglia submitted an op-ed to Spanish-language television giant Univision about his party's campaign for the White House. Ingoglia doesn't speak Spanish. But... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: NEW YORK -- Republican Jeb Bush "slow jammed" the news, told about meeting his wife, offered a guacamole recipe and oddly compared his presidential father and brother during a "Tonight" show appearance. One day after announcing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at Naked Politics
From New York Magazine: John Ellis Bush was supposed to be considerably ahead of the primary pack. He’s been hauling in money in giant lobster nets; he’s the Establishment favorite; and he moves through the world with the force of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Naked Politics
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For those political junkies out there -- and you know who you are -- take a read/look: NBC’s Meet the Press and NBC Politics analyzed all of the 2016 batch of presidential announcements to date so far (13) and coded... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: (Guests and topics are subject to change) ABC THIS WEEK – Guests: Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.; Joel Benenson, campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton. C-SPAN NEWSMAKERS – Guest: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Oversight and Government Reform... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei When your name is Marco, you might as well make the most of it on merchandise. U.S.Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican and 2016 presidential candidate, debuted his campaign store Friday, and the swag includes a "Made in America"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @Jacquiecharles Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio isn’t necessarily known for carrying the Haiti agenda in Congress. But he stepped out on a limb this week as Haitians waited to learn which candidates would make the final... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics:. Money-in-politics is not a young person’s game. While 2016’s presidential hopefuls may try to recreate Barack Obama’s successful appeal to young voters, they’ll spend much of their time hitting up the country’s wealthiest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Naked Politics
The Florida Commission on Ethics said Wednesday it found probable cause that former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll violated state ethics laws when she filed two inaccurate financial disclosure statements in 2010. The finding means the commission will hold a hearing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @stevebousquet Gov. Rick Scott's chief elections official, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, could get an unfriendly welcome Wednesday when he appears before the annual mid-year conference of state election supervisors in Kissimmee. Tensions are still high between Detzner and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei So Marco Rubio, Republican presidential candidate, got four traffic tickets in the past 18 years. News? The New York Times thought so, in a blog post that also dinged his wife, Jeanette, for her 13 infractions in the same... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Naked Politics
Press Release from Knight Foundation and Lake Research: Knight Foundation and Lake Research released a new report, which explores the causes behind low turnout for local elections among young people. The report identifies several common themes about the motivators and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Naked Politics