Florida

Front-runner Emerges in GOP Special Election for Trey Radel Seat

Florida Republicans head to the polls for a special election Tuesday to pick a nominee to succeed former Rep. Trey Radel, who exited Congress earlier this year following his arrest for cocaine possession that culminated…

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Fla. insiders: Jeb will run in ’16, not Rubio

Florida political insiders say they think former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) will ultimately decide to run for president in 2016, a new poll suggests.
Nearly 75 percent say they believe Bush will launch a White…

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Florida lawmakers approve ‘warning shot’ bill revising self-defense laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Senate on Thursday approved the so-called warning shot bill, moving to significantly revise the state’s…

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Florida kindergartner says teacher told her: ‘You’re not allowed to pray’

A 5-year-old kindergartner in Oviedo, Fla., went home from school and told her family that her “lunch teacher” wouldn’t let her bow her head and pray in the cafeteria.
The girl, whose name was not…

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Primary for Trey Radel’s Seat Escalates on TV Airwaves

In the special election to succeed former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., former state Rep. Paige Kreegel has gone on the airwaves with a campaign ad intended to introduce him to GOP voters ahead of the…

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Palin endorses state senator for Radel seat

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is endorsing state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto in the GOP primary to replace former Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who resigned in January.
The Palin endorsement indicates conservative division in the race,…

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OBAMACARE TEST VOTE? GOP candidate narrowly wins Fla. special election

Republican David Jolly narrowly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House race largely seen as a critical…

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Hard-fought congressional election in Florida is seen as a bellwether

Republicans and Democrats are spending millions of dollars on Tuesday’s special congressional election in Florida, a race seen by leaders on both sides as the first real test of the parties’ broader strategies for this…

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Alan Grayson Will Not Face Charges in Marital Spat

Rep. Alan Grayson will not face charges after a marital spat devolved into accusations of domestic abuse earlier this month.
The Florida Democrat was accused by his wife, Lolita Grayson, of shoving her during an…

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Florida lawmakers move to wipe corrupt ‘Boss Hogg’ town from map

One town in Florida is reportedly so corrupt — with one police officer for every 25 people and a long record of issuing traffic tickets simply to raise government revenues — that lawmakers are mulling…

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Disney drops Fla. Boy Scouts council from its approved-volunteer program

Walt Disney World has decided to drop a Florida Boy Scouts council as a recognized charity for its employees, according to a Scouting memo posted on a gay-friendly website.
The policy change, announced months after…

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Sink Tops Jolly in Florida Special-Election Fundraising

Former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink raised $1.3 million in the last month and a half for the highly competitive March 11 special in Florida’s 13th District.
The Democrat’s whopping fundraising total from Jan.…

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Crist: End Cuba embargo

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist called this week for the United States to abandon its decades-old trade embargo with Cuba.
“The embargo has done nothing in more than 50 years to change the regime in…

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