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Florida House Republicans Give Up On Legislating, Leave Town Early

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Florida, man. The state House's Republican leadership didn't want to bring a Medicaid expansion bill that the Senate's Republicans support up for ...

Local GOP Candidate Makes Shocking Statement About Obama

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A local Republican candidate in Florida said Monday that President Barack Obama should be hanged for war crimes, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Josh...

Forget Football: Draft Tim Tebow As the Next Political Savior for Florida -- and Maybe America Too

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

It seems that the former Heisman Trophy winner just is not an NFL caliber quarterback. It looks like he's destined to join another Gator football deity, Steve Spurrier, on the "Top 10 Disappointing Heisman Winners" list.

Florida Republicans: "We Have To Pull In The Blacks"

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 08.09.2013 | Miami

BOCA RATON -- Still reeling from losses they didn't expect, Republicans strategists are hoping black voters, who are the Democrats' most stalwart supp...

Embarrassing Allegations For Ex-GOP Official Heading To Trial

Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. -- The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is headed to trial on fraud, theft and ...

Ex-Chair Vows To Humiliate Florida Republicans

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Terrence McCoy Hidden among the shadows in a cavernous banquet hall, Florida's most notorious backr...

Why Isn't The Florida GOP Worried?

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 03.30.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- After a lost election and weeks of futile budget wrangling, the public image of the Republican Party nationally has sunk to what pollsters ar...

Will the Real Voter Fraud Please Stand Up?

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

It's a shame. Voting is sacred; it's the only way we ensure we have a government that represents our interests. Of course, we've learned there are some who don't want all Americans to participate and have a say. The jig is up.

Florida Republicans Make Early Play To Sink Crist Prospects

Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

Although Charlie Crist has yet to say if he will challenge Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in his 2014 reelection bid, Florida Republicans are already loo...

'Severe' Threats May Scare Republicans Into Playing By The Rules

RealClearPolitics | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

In the preliminary stages of the last two presidential campaigns, Florida has been an unrepentant troublemaker by thwarting both parties’ efforts to...

Ian Gray

Gay GOP Group Publishes Gruesome Ad | Ian Gray | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

A Republican gay rights group in Florida put out a graphic ad this week that includes what it claims is a photo of the lifeless body of Ambassador Chr...

GOP-Linked Firm's Fraud Puts Thousands Of Voters At Risk

Miami Herald | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE -- The obviously fraudulent applications filed by a vendor hired by the Republican Party of Florida have gained wide attention in a case t...

Witness Drops Bombshell Prostitute Allegation About GOP Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

A former high-ranking Republican Party of Florida official claimed in recently unsealed testimony that he had once witnessed a group of "presume[d]" p...

GOP Volunteer Makes Pitch To Voters: Obama's A Muslim

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

A volunteer for the Clay County Republican Party in Florida working on a statewide phone bank was recorded this week condensing her pitch to voters in...

Voter Suppression Series Part II: Florida

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

After an electoral spanking last cycle that was largely the backlash to neoconservative overreaches in the Bush Jr. years, Republicans were reflecting on how to deal with the surge of new and minority voters.

Amanda Terkel

Jeb Bush Goes After Alan Grayson | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson has taken an unconventional approach to boosting his bid for Florida's 9th congressional district se...

'I'll Destroy You'

The New York Times | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly nasty Republican primary in central Florida between Representative Sandy Adams and Representative John L. Mica in many w...

Rick Scott Conspicuously Invisible On Campaign Trail

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Someone is conspicuously absent from the campaign brochures produced by Republican candidates in Florida this summer: Gov. Rick Scott....

Former GOP Senator Uses 'Charlie Sheen' To Dupe Republican Rival

Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) got the best of his primary opponent on April Fool's Day, when his campaign sent out an email announcing an unflat...

Florida Muslim Denied Membership In County Republican Party

McClatchy | Marc Caputo | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

MIAMI -- Islam and tea party activism clashed at a raucous meeting Monday night when a group of Broward County Republicans blocked a Muslim activist a...

Rick Scott Struggling To Settle In As Florida Republicans Seek Leadership

Roll Call | David M. Drucker & Joshua Miller | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

The Florida Republican Party is struggling to find the crucial political leadership that could determine whether the GOP is successful against Preside...

Will They Ever Get It, And Do They Care?

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Waxman

If you think that Scott Walker or any other Republican governor is worried about his poll numbers or that he may be recalled, you can forget it. His future is assured by the GOP.

The Awakening

Jerry Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Waxman

After almost thirteen years of Republican rule (certainly not governance), ordinary Floridians are beginning to awaken from their corporately-induced stupor and realize something is very wrong.

Florida GOP Chair Candidate Explains DUI Arrest

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The quest to become Florida's next Republican Party chair became more difficult for Deborah Cox-Roush this week when a 2004 driving-under-the-influenc...

Florida GOP Scraps Planned 'Unity Rally' In Heated Governor's Race

CNN | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party of Florida has scrapped plans for a pair of unity rallies intended to heal some of the wounds inflicted during the divisive guber...