Florida judge orders new Congressional map

Ruling hailed by the groups that challenged current districts as unconstitutional.

Florida judge orders new Congressional map

A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis wants the new map by Aug. 15, meaning that legislators would have to hold a special session over the next two weeks in order to […]

Police ties to Klan stun residents of Florida town

Those who live in the bedroom community have reacted not only with shock, but disgust

Police ties to Klan stun residents of Florida town

Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer’s home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says. Last week, […]

Two Florida police officers tied to the Ku Klux Klan

The connection surfaced in an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Two Florida police officers tied to the Ku Klux Klan

Two police officers are no longer with the city department here after a law enforcement report tied them to the Ku Klux Klan, an official said Monday. Deputy Chief David Borst resigned and Officer George Hunnewell was fired last week, City Manager Gary La Venia said. The link surfaced in a report from the Florida […]

Graham, Nunn fight to carry on their fathers’ names

Both go beyond the typical advantages of name ID and fundraising connections.

Graham, Nunn fight to carry on their fathers’ names

  It’s not easy being a Democrat at the Worm Gruntin’ Festival. The event, named for a popular method of coaxing worms above ground, takes place in Florida’s conservative Panhandle amid gator kabobs, fishhook earrings and a tent with venomous snakes. But on a campaign stop, U.S. House candidate Gwen Graham had something going for […]

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Party operatives want a constitutional amendment to legalize pot use

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Democrats in the nation’s largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use. Polls show the […]

Republicans credit Obamacare in Florida House election

'In the end, it looked just like the divided country'

Republicans credit Obamacare in Florida House election

The Republican Party’s leadership was quick to claim their win in Tuesday’s special congressional election on Florida’s west coast as a landmark victory over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, according to political analysts. But local Florida analysts say the narrow result was more likely a reflection of the district’s voter make-up, low turnout, and […]

Obamacare a key issue in early House race

Republicans and their allies wouldn't have it any other way.

Obamacare a key issue in early House race

The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall. Republicans and their allies wouldn’t have it any other way as they test the issue’s potency, […]

Scandal-ridden Christie hightails it to Florida

Some GOP leaders say his future will depend on whether his account of what happened proves accurate.

Scandal-ridden Christie hightails it to Florida

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left a political scandal back home as he raised money Saturday for fellow Republicans in Florida. As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie was headlining a series of events over the weekend to help Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, and the state party. The private events were giving Christie his […]

Disturbing questions about veterans charity in Florida

Disturbing questions about veterans charity in Florida

The next phase of an investigation into a veterans charity accused of being a front for a $300 million gambling operation will focus on lobbying and campaign donations, authorities said. While authorities wouldn’t talk specifics Wednesday, records showed the Florida-based charity Allied Veterans of the World and another company involved in the alleged fraud have […]

One final nail in Romney’s coffin: He lost Florida

One final nail in Romney’s coffin:  He lost Florida

The counting in the 2012 Presidential election is over.  The Florida results are finally in and President Barack Obama won there too. Obama carried the Sunshine State by 55,825 votes — close but not close enough for a recount to make any difference and the Mitt Romney campaign Thursday admitted they lost but said they […]