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Democrats rank amongst 25 most powerful people in Central Florida

Dec 30, 2012 Comments Off on Democrats rank amongst 25 most powerful people in Central Florida Wes Hodge

They determine whether your taxes rise or fall. Some control massive work forces. Others decide what kind of entertainment your family can enjoy. Some of them even mete out justice …

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President Obama: Fiscal Cliff Failure Will Occur If GOP Can’t Say Yes

Dec 30, 2012 Comments Off on President Obama: Fiscal Cliff Failure Will Occur If GOP Can’t Say Yes Wes Hodge

In his first Sunday show interview since his reelection, President Barack Obama admonished congressional Republicans for their unwillingness to compromise over debt reduction and implored the media to cast aside …

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White House Urges Parties In Atlantic, Gulf Coast Dock Dispute To Come To Terms

Dec 28, 2012 Comments Off on White House Urges Parties In Atlantic, Gulf Coast Dock Dispute To Come To Terms Wes Hodge

The White House on Friday urged dock workers, port owners and shippers to resolve a labor dispute that threatens to deteriorate into a strike that could affect 15 ports on …

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Florida Democrats: our best weapon is Republicans

Dec 27, 2012 Comments Off on Florida Democrats: our best weapon is Republicans Wes Hodge

That’s a criticism about Florida Democrats lobbed not by Republicans but by Sunshine State Democratic strategist Steve Schale, a comment about his own party, broadcast on his Facebook page. Schale …

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Race for Democratic party chairman in Florida heats up

Dec 27, 2012 Comments Off on Race for Democratic party chairman in Florida heats up Wes Hodge

As Florida Democrats glimpse rays of hope for a long-sought political comeback, their race for party chairman is becoming competitive and heated. Veteran party activist Alan Clendenin of Tampa appears …

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Q Poll: Rick Scott’s ratings are “just plain awful,” Charlie Crist most-popular possible challenger

Dec 19, 2012 Comments Off on Q Poll: Rick Scott’s ratings are “just plain awful,” Charlie Crist most-popular possible challenger Wes Hodge

Florida voters disapprove 45 – 36 percent of the job Gov. Rick Scott is doing, continuing his almost two-year run of negative scores, and, as he enters the second half …

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Rick Scott dodges gun control questions from CNN’s Soledad O’Brien

Dec 19, 2012 Comments Off on Rick Scott dodges gun control questions from CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Wes Hodge

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who has an A rating from the National Rifle Association, refused to say if he would support stronger gun safety measures in the aftermath of …

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Sen. Chris Smith files ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation

Dec 19, 2012 Comments Off on Sen. Chris Smith files ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation Wes Hodge

Senate Minority Leader Chris Smith is making good on his promise to propose substantial changes to  the state’s self-defense law, known as “Stand Your Ground.” Among other things, Senate Bill 136 would …

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Geraldine Thompson tapped as new Orange delegation chair

Dec 18, 2012 Comments Off on Geraldine Thompson tapped as new Orange delegation chair Wes Hodge

With a new Democrat-leaning membership, the Orange County Legislative Delegation has tapped newly elected Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, to serve as its chair. Legislative redistricting and a decade-long shift in voter …

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Castor calls for assault weapon ban, closing ‘gun show loophole’

Dec 17, 2012 Comments Off on Castor calls for assault weapon ban, closing ‘gun show loophole’ Wes Hodge

Reacting to the Newtown massacre, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor says Congress should act immediately to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, and close the “gun show loophole.” “We simply …

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