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Dem Decides Against Challenging Newly-Elected GOP Rep After Big Loss

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alex Sink announced Tuesday that she will not run for Congress this November, foregoing a rematch against David Jolly (R-Fla.), to whom she l...

Obama Endangers Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

My warning to Democrats and to Obama -- whose presidency will effectively end if the outcome in 2014 is unfavorable -- is that they must understand the gravity of the danger and the urgent need to improvise, adapt and do some things very differently.

Friday Talking Points -- Happy Pi Day!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Setting a level for hypocrisy usually not so blatantly shown by Democrats, Senator Dianne Feinstein is hopping mad that the government spied on her computers. The irony is so thick you can spread it on toast.

Karl Rove Warns Republicans: 'Don't Uncork The Champagne' Over One Victory

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

One day after Republicans captured a win in Florida's 13th district special election, GOP strategist Karl Rove warned his party to not get too excited...

Republicans Say Obamacare Helped Clinch Florida Victory

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., March 12 (Reuters) - The Republican Party's leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday's spec...

Jason Linkins

Why Obamacare Is The Least Of Dems' Worries

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Will a March election in a Florida House race be your bellwether for how the 2014 midterms will play out? Be wary! If last night's special election...

Florida Democrats' Political Sinkhole Is No National Bellwether

Brian Ross | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Tuesday's election was no referendum on national politics. It was, however, another searing indictment of the Florida Democratic Party.

Republican Wins Special Election For Florida House Seat

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

David Jolly has won the special election for Florida's vacant congressional seat, the Associated Press reports. Jolly, a Republican, defeated Democ...

Democrat Loses Special Election For Florida House Seat

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Alex Sink, the Democrat vying to represent Florida's 13th congressional district, lost Tuesday's special election to Republican David Jolly. The e...

Republican Wins Florida Special Election

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Republican David Jolly has won the special election to fill the empty congressional seat in Florida's 13th congressional district, the Associated Pres...

Obamacare Gets Its First Test Of The Midterm Elections

AP | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is getting its first test of the 2014 midterm e...

Both Sides Testing Fall Strategy In Florida House Race

AP | MICHAEL J. MISHAK | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats c...

How Outside Groups Are Dominating This Special Election

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity The campaign money machines of Democrat Alex Sink and Republican David Jolly have not just been matc...

Bill Clinton's Rescue Ride

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Springtime is coming, baseball teams have reassembled for training, Robert Redford is back on cable playing Roy Hobbs in The Natural and Bill Clinton has begun his ride to rescue Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.

GOP Congressional Hopeful Speaks About Crash That Killed Man

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican congressional hopeful David Jolly was not charged and not at fault in a 1989 car crash in which he fa...

Obamacare Already Playing Big Role In 2014 Races

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a compet...

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

Democrat Alex Sink On Chance Her Party Will Win Back The House: It's 'Not Happening'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alex Sink, who is running for the seat of the late Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.), said there's no chance her party will take back control of the H...

NRCC Says It Will Issue Refund After Donor Complains Of Being Misled By Campaign Website

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

The National Republican Congressional Committee is doubling down on its use of websites that appear to be in support of Democratic House candidates bu...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Veteran GOP Aide Nabs Party Nomination In House Race

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A longtime aide to U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young captured the Republican nomination Tuesday for a special election to fill t...

Florida Politics Week in Review: The Cocaine Congressman

Shawna Vercher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

There's nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week's winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season.

Scott's Latest Claim: 'Poppycock' And 'Utter Nonsense'

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 11.22.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is broadening the central message of his re-election campaign: Beyond claiming responsibility for Florida's recovery ...

Dem Won't Run For Governor

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Democrat Alex Sink, a 2010 Florida gubernatorial candidate, said Friday she wouldn't run for governor, removing an obstacle for a potential comeback r...

Jason Linkins

Charlie Crist Is Writing A Book Because He Is Likely Going To Run For Governor Of Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that former Florida Gov. and one-time Senate aspirant Charlie Crist is writing a book. The book is called Th...