Florida Senate

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Name: Florida Senate
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Resumes Scarce as Deadline Looms

TALLAHASSEE | The search for Florida State University's next president has so far attracted six new hopefuls since getting tangled earlier this year over the desire of a powerful state senator for the job.While additional resumes are expected be filed ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Debate over lawsuit about student grants

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The statewide teachers association is among the groups suing the state over a grant program funded by corporate dollars. The plaintiffs say it's unconstitutional to give tax breaks when the scholarships are going to private and religious ... [Published My Sun Coast - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Southwest Florida primary election highlights

Click here for the latest election results in Southwest Florida.Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday's primary:Charlie Crist issued a statement Tuesday saying he is honored to be the Democratic nominee for governor."We're going to take on Rick ... [Published NBC 2 - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Florida State Senators Keep Their Seats in Primaries

Joe Negron, Geri Thompson, Jack LatvalaSeven members of the Florida Senate had primary challenges on Tuesday and all of them bested their opponents.In a race matching two longtime Tallahassee figures against each other, Florida Sen. Geri Thompson, D-Orlando, ... [Published Sunshine State News - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 3 reports

Geraldine Thompson wins District 12 Democratic primary

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson defeated Gary Siplin for the Democratic nomination for Florida Senate District 12.Thompson, the incumbent, will now face Edward Deaguilera in the November election.“Regardless of what part of the district, you go to people ... [Published Bay News 9 - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Thrasher announces win in Republican primary

John Thrasher says he has won the Republican primary election for Florida Senate District 6, which includes St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties and northern Volusia County.Thrasher represented Florida Senate District 8 from 2009 to 2012 before being ... [Published St Augustine Herald - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Several state House, Senate races to be decided

Primary elections are being held for seven seats in the Florida House of Representatives and one seat in the Florida Senate.State House District 36Attorney Jim Mathieu and Chris Gregg are running to become the Republican candidate for the District 36 ... [Published Bay News 9 - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 2 reports

Tuesday's primary election attracts slow, steady stream of voters

Turnout has been light but steady for the primary election held across Central Florida and the rest of the state today.Polls will remain open until 7 p.m.As of 9 a.m. about 3,000 people had voted in person in Orange County.The day began with a power outage ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Election 2014: Ladra predicts picks already made via ABs

While people are just getting up to go vote today in one congressional and several county, judicial and state races, it looks like the winners have already been chosen.That’s because there were nearly 83,800 absentee ballots returned and another 29,200 ... [Published Political Cortadito - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

OPINION: Picking the Primary Election winners

On Sunday August 24th, the News 13 political analyst team appeared on "Political Connections" to weigh in on some of the races that will be decided during Tuesday night's Primary Election.  Here are predictions and commentary from Lou Frey, Dick Batchelor, ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 2 reports

Florida Legislature approves new, slightly changed congressional district map

Today, the Florida Senate approved new congressional maps, in the wake of Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis’ ruling that the maps for Congressional Districts 5 and 10 were totally jacked – see our recent stories here and here .The old district maps looked ... [Published Orlando Weekly - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 2 reports

St. Pete mayor backs fellow Democrat in Senate race

ST. PETERSBURG — With the sun-drenched downtown waterfront as a backdrop, Mayor Rick Kriseman stood at a podium at Demens Landing Park and announced his backing of Judithanne Scourfield-McLauchlan in her bid for the District 22 seat in the Florida Senate. ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 09 2014]

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"I do not think Mr. Thrasher's desire for the job itself will keep qualified academic candidates from applying; it is the appearance of the fix-is-in political cronyism that is the problem" Proffitt said in an email
"With this scholarship, it has made it possible for her to attend there" Weichert said
...last couple of weeks of the campaign, there were certainly a lot of younger men who wanted to volunteer," she said, referring to campaign staffers. "I think they were always disappointed to find that I put them out working with each other. They were never working with me."
"The reason I stand here today is Charlie Crist, when the going got tough in Tallahassee, he stood up for us," Davis said. "As our governor Charlie Crist will stand up for equality and respect for men, women of every creed and color, gay, straight, immigrant, cracker." Even though Rich got only 26 percent of the vote to Crist's 74 percent, Democrats are desperate to make sure each of those votes is in Crist's column...

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Resumes Scarce as Deadline Looms [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Aug 31 2014]
Debate over lawsuit about student grants [Published My Sun Coast - Aug 30 2014]
At 23, she's youngest woman elected to Florida ... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 30 2014]
'Unity' is the Byword for Florida Democrats Now [Published Sunshine State News - Aug 29 2014]
The Case of the Excited Republicans [Published American Spectator - Aug 29 2014]
Democratic leaders say their party is unified b... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Aug 29 2014]
Resumes scarce as deadline looms for FSU’s top job [Published The Palm Beach Post - Aug 28 2014]
Florida Teachers, Parents Sue State Over School... [Published US News & World Report - Aug 28 2014]
Rick Scott, Charlie Crist Land Attacks as Gener... [Published Sunshine State News - Aug 28 2014]
Election Results from Florida (Orange County, P... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 28 2014]
Primary decides nearly half of legislative seats [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 27 2014]
'Senator, That Was a Textbook Campaign for Gove... [Published Sunshine State News - Aug 27 2014]
Southwest Florida primary election highlights [Published NBC 2 - Aug 27 2014]
Now It’s Official [Published American Spectator - Aug 27 2014]
Charlie Crist wins primary, now official candid... [Published South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Aug 27 2014]
Republicans coast to victories in Pinellas legi... [Published Tampa Bay Times - Aug 27 2014]
Florida State Senators Keep Their Seats in Prim... [Published Sunshine State News - Aug 27 2014]
State Senators Cruise In Primaries [Published CBS Miami - Aug 27 2014]
Geraldine Thompson wins District 12 Democratic ... [Published Bay News 9 - Aug 27 2014]
Thrasher announces win in Republican primary [Published St Augustine Herald - Aug 27 2014]
Geraldine Thompson wins District 12 Democratic ... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Aug 27 2014]
Unopposed winners: Detert, Galvano, Boyd and St... [Published Southwest Florida Herald Tribune - Aug 27 2014]
Several state House, Senate races to be decided [Published Bay News 9 - Aug 26 2014]
Florida Senate primary to decide between Siplin... [Published Central Florida News 13 - Aug 26 2014]
Tuesday's primary election attracts slow, stead... [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 26 2014]
Election 2014: Ladra predicts picks already mad... [Published Political Cortadito - Aug 26 2014]
Gubernatorial, Cabinet Primaries Hold Little Drama [Published Sunshine State News - Aug 26 2014]
Light turnout is likely for primary [Published Tampa Tribune - Aug 26 2014]
Tuesday's primary election day in Florida [Published Orlando Sentinel - Aug 25 2014]
All eyes on governor's race in Florida primary,... [Published WTAQ News Talk - Aug 25 2014]
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The politics of beer: Howling for a growler [Published The Economist - United States - Aug 21 2014]
SALES of craft beer, which tastes better than the mass-market slop, were up 17.2% last year, even as overall beer sales fell 1.9%. Small wonder the big, bland brewers want to stop you drinking it. The latest bar brawl concerns growlers; the jugs which ...
2014 Immigration Session Roundup [Published Progressive States Network - Jul 07 2014]
by Julia Wynn and Danielle Filson With 2014 legislative sessions largely adjourned in statehouses across the nation, this is the 3rd in a series of issue-specific session roundups from Progressive States Network highlighting trends in different policy ...
Dispatch: 2014 Immigration Session Roundup [Published Progressive States Network - Jul 07 2014]
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NRCC Demands Dems Return Cash From Indicted Oba... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 23 2014]
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is calling on two California Democrats to return campaign donations made by Kareem Ahmed, a "mega-donor" who gave over $1 million to Obama and Democratic Party candidates and super PACs, and who ...
Republicans Being Outed As Cheats During 2012 R... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 22 2014]
The ongoing lawsuit in Florida regarding the maps drawn up in the 2012 redistricting process continues to sizzle, as more and more information about who knew what, and did what, is being brought out in court everyday. We now know that one GOP aide ...
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