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Scott picks ideology over residents’ health

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott and his right-wing extremists in the Legislature are putting their hatred of President Barack Obama and health care reform ahead of Florida’s poor children. Their rejection of …

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Orange sick-time fundraiser draws Kennedy Townsend, Pat Schroeder, Linda Chapin

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

The workers’ advocate group behind an Orange County sick-time ballot measure held a fund raiser last night that drew notable national and local Democrats, including former. U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, and …

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GOP approves strict anti-abortion language WITH NO EXCEPTION for rape/incest in party platform

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on …

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Dems ask Gov. Rick Scott to extend early voting days

Aug 21, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is being asked to extend the number of early voting days in all counties. State Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa along with Rep. …

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Fla. Gov. says NO to more days for early voting

Aug 21, 2012 Comments Off on Fla. Gov. says NO to more days for early voting Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday flatly rejected any talk of expanding the number of early-voting days in the state prior to this year’s presidential election despite a …

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GOP Candidate Staying In Senate Race In Wake Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Controversy

Aug 21, 2012 Comments Off on GOP Candidate Staying In Senate Race In Wake Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Controversy Wes Hodge

A defiant Rep. Todd Akin dismissed pleas from top Republicans to abandon his besieged Senate campaign Tuesday, saying party leaders including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney were overreacting to his …

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Federal court rejects Florida early voting changes

Aug 17, 2012 Comments Off on Federal court rejects Florida early voting changes Wes Hodge

  TALLAHASSEE — A federal court says a Florida law that restricts the number of early-voting days could result in a dramatic reduction in voting by blacks.   The Republican-controlled …

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Jacobs, Dorworth feud factored in Orange board race outcome

Aug 16, 2012 Comments Off on Jacobs, Dorworth feud factored in Orange board race outcome Wes Hodge

Results of the Orange County Commission district 3 race were arguably as much about Mayor Teresa Jacobs and future state House Speaker Chris Dorworth as they were about the two candidates who …

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Orlando LGBT candidate Saunders part of national story on historic election

Aug 15, 2012 Comments Off on Orlando LGBT candidate Saunders part of national story on historic election Wes Hodge

Seventeen states currently have no openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender legislators, according to BuzzFeed. Florida’s days on that list are numbered: Democrat David Richardson squeaked past three other challengers in an open …

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Democrat Ashton wins heated Orange-Osceola State Attorney race

Aug 14, 2012 Comments Off on Democrat Ashton wins heated Orange-Osceola State Attorney race Wes Hodge

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