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Former Florida Lt. Gov. Hits Rick Scott On Sexism

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Despite her loyalty to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R) faced many challenges working as an African-American woman in his...

Ex-Lt. Gov.: Working For Rick Scott Was 'Bad' For Minorities | Steve Bousquet | Posted 05.14.2014 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE — More than a year after she was forced from office, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll continues to antagonize her former boss, Gov. Rick...

Rick Scott Hit With Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan 6 (Reuters) - A Florida political activist filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to force Gov. Ri...

Protesters Demand Rick Scott Repeal Controversial Law

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Three days after a Florida jury ruled George Zimmerman was not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, activists are turning to Gov. Rick Scot...

Why He's In No Hurry To Replace Her

The Tampa Tribune | JAMES L. ROSICA | Posted 08.30.2013 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott, going on four months without a lieutenant governor, hasn't been in a rush to pick a new one. He also hasn't given muc...

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...

Florida's Timely Justice Act Is Neither Timely Nor Justice

David A. Love | Posted 07.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

The bill -- passed by the Florida legislature and now awaiting the signature of Governor Rick Scott -- would expedite the death penalty process in the Sunshine state.

Rick Scott Praises Allen West As 'Great'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) opened the door to a comeback for former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) Friday, saying he'd be a "great" pick for his second in ...

The Best Choice for Your State's Lieutenant Governor: Nobody

Eli Lehrer | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

If states want to save money in a way that almost everyone can agree on, they should get together and abolish the office of lieutenant governor.

Lesson from Jennifer Carroll Scandal: Time to Ditch the Ferrero Method of Picking Candidates

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

We live in an age where political parties as well as journalists and pundits are overly obsessed with the racial, ethnic, and religious lineage of a candidate both in terms of suitability and electability.

Rick Scott Sues Big Critic

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is taking action against a frequent critic of his administration. Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet are counters...

17 High-Ranking Staffers Who Quit Rick Scott Already

Posted 03.15.2013 | Miami

Although Rick Scott campaigned on job creation, the Rick Scott Blog Watch calls the governor "the Typhoid Mary to careers." That's because of the e...

'Stand Your Ground' Task Force Releases Controversial Report

Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

The findings of a state committee tasked to investigate Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law may be as polarizing as the statute itself. ...

Bravo Readies Next 'Top-Chef' Spin-Off

Posted 08.28.2012 | Home

Haven't gotten your "Top Chef" fill between the original series, "Top Chef Masters," "Top Chef All-Stars," "Top Chef Just Desserts" and the upcoming "...

Jennifer Carrol's Brother In Law Indicted In Alleged Illegal Pill Scheme

Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

Federal authorities have charged the brother-in-law of Jennifer Carroll, Florida's embattled lieutenant governor, with trying to illegally sell prescr...

Breaking News: Florida Lt. Gov Apologizes for Stereotyping Lesbians

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.26.2012 | Queer Voices
Nadine Smith

On behalf of Equality Florida, I want to thank Lt. Governor Carroll for taking responsibility for her words and for responding to the harm those words inflicted.

She FINALLY Apologizes!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

Twelve days after telling a reporter she couldn't have engaged in homosexual acts because she doesn't look like a lesbian, Florida Lieutenant Governor...

"This Is What A Lesbian Looks Like": An Open Letter to Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll

Doria Roberts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Doria Roberts

We -- lesbians of color -- are already shouldering disproportionate concerns about our visibility without folks like you adding to the load. We are living in a society that almost pathologically refuses to acknowledge our existence... that is, until our existence is perceived as a threat.'s Best Lesbian Week Ever: July 13-20

Trish Bendix | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Trish Bendix

We pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week.

Will Lt. Governor Apologize?

Posted 09.17.2012 | Miami

Amid uproar over her comment "black women that look like me don't engage in [lesbian relationships]," Florida's Democratic Party has demanded an apolo...

Words Matter, Jennifer Carroll, Words Matter

Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks | Posted 07.17.2012 | Queer Voices
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks

I am so furious and frustrated by a black woman of power trying to bring other black women down to save face. Jennifer Carroll, the core of your character is at stake, and you are showing your true colors.

LOOK: Florida's Lt. Governor's Clueless 'Lesbian' Comment Sparks Outraged And Inspirational Response On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"The problem is that when you have these accusations that come out," Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll told Tampa 10, "it's not just one person yo...

Florida Lt. Gov's AWKWARD Response To Sex Accusation

Posted 07.17.2012 | Miami

Florida's Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll is on the defensive after former staff member Carletha Cole claimed that she caught Carroll and her female travel ...

Shocking Sex Allegations Against Florida's GOP Lt. Governor

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Miami

By Michael Peltier TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 11 (Reuters) - A former staffer of Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll said she wa...

Florida Lawmakers Defend 'Stand Your Ground' Panel

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Black Voices

The task force empaneled by Florida Governor Rick Scott called to look into the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, which has come under fire in the afte...