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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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
From the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) press release ... Less than 18 months before the Latino electorate is expected to exercise its critical influence in the outcome of Election 2016, the National Association of Latino... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Naked Politics
@PatriciaMazzei Perhaps it takes one former governor to offer a little love to another one. Mike Huckabee said Tuesday on MSNBC's Morning Joe that Jeb Bush was conservative when he was Florida governor -- even though some Republicans consider Bush... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Naked Politics
From Politico: Sen. Marco Rubio will not participate in the Iowa Straw Poll, his campaign team confirmed Saturday. Alex Conant, communications director for the Rubio campaign, cited financial concerns, stating, “We are running a lean campaign, so we will only... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas. The Cuban-American son of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Associated Press: WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Naked Politics
via @adamsmithtimes Gov. Rick Scott will be front and center before the national media Tuesday as he hosts his Economic Growth Summit at Disney World, where most of the top tier presidential candidates will be talking about the vision for... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Naked Politics
From the Washington Post: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has been actively gauging reactions to a possible campaign for president in 2016, is now moving rapidly to assemble the staff and financial resources for such a bid and is looking... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Naked Politics