Posts Tagged ‘ Florida ’

Marco Rubio: From Poor Boy Cuban Hero to Grinder?

September 23, 2010

Marco Rubio, son of working class immigrants, Republican US Senate candidate and, of course, a hero, is facing questions stemming from spending decisions made during his reign as Speaker of the Florida House. In 2007 while courageously leading the Florida House of Representatives, Rubio somehow found the time to become a true hero to a [...]

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Dog And Pony Show Trial Bites Bondi

September 4, 2010

(Sorry for the shaggy dog story, but in this case I really couldn’t just let sleeping dogs lie.) As the dog days of summer wind down, Florida’s Republican AG candidate Pam Bondi, recently rewarded with a Sarah Palin endorsement treat for learning right wing talking points, must be dog tired of the renewed interest in [...]

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Bi-Party Crist Wont Pick Partner

August 30, 2010

Florida Governor and one-time leading Senatorial Candidate Charlie Crist is finding that coming out as bi-party is not the cakewalk that he was hoping for – his old friends feel betrayed and confused, his new friends are somewhat fickle, and his enemies are gleeful as he bends and twists to distance himself from the very [...]

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Teach Your Children Hell? No!

August 25, 2010

Hillsborough County voters smote the Terry Kemple campaign a death blow on Tuesday. Despite raising more money than any other candidate in the four candidate non-partisan race, Kemple’s extreme beliefs and religious agenda may have turned voters off as he barely managed a humiliating third place finish with less than twenty percent of the vote. [...]

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State House 48: Tea Party Camping. With Fluoride.

August 12, 2010

Marg Baker is a Tea Party Republican candidate for Florida State House District 48, which covers parts of Northern Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, near Tampa. She’s been running a pretty standard issue Tea Party campaign. But lately she’s achieved another level. Marg hits all the right notes – she is a divorced, single pro-family, anti-government [...]

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Teach Your Children Hell: Kemple Leads School Board Money Chase

July 11, 2010
Teach Your Children Hell: Kemple Leads School Board Money Chase

A divorced family man who believes that teachers should have the academic freedom to bring God into the classroom but that they should never, ever, be allowed to mention the theory of contraception, is vying to fill one of the 7 positions on the Hillsborough County School Board, a group which is responsible for overseeing [...]

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Editing The Constitution – Developing News

July 10, 2010

Note: The Florida Constitution series of posts is officially veering slightly off course with this post on developing news.  However, upcoming posts on all the individual amendments are still planned.  Stay tuned. In Florida we saw major developments this week regarding constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot. A gubernatorial candidate has sued to block the [...]

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Editing the Constitution: Amendment 1

July 7, 2010

Note: This week Over the next week or two I’ll spend several days and diaries discussing the constitutional amendment process in Florida as well as the specific amendments that are on the November ballot this year. The first part of the series is here. On Monday we learned how the Florida constitution can be amended [...]

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Editing the Constitution

July 5, 2010

Florida’s constitution is truly an evolving document. Every two years, amendments are proposed and and those that pass muster with Florida voters are edited into the text of the original document rather than just being tacked on at the end. The current version of our state constitution is full of seamless and not so seamless [...]

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June 27, 2010

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