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POLL: Mack trailing Nelson by wider margin

Sep 22, 2012 Comments Off on POLL: Mack trailing Nelson by wider margin Wes Hodge

The Republican shot at unseating U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is slipping away, according to a new Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll. Nelson leads Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV 48-40 …

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Soto outraises McBride in Senate race, but McBride starts to spend

Sep 22, 2012 Comments Off on Soto outraises McBride in Senate race, but McBride starts to spend Wes Hodge

Democratic Rep. Darren Soto again outraised Republican lawyer Will McBride in the race for Senate District 14, though the deep-pocketed McBride began spending cash on television advertising. Soto raised $19,000 in the reporting …

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Florida GOP targets three state Supreme Court justices

Sep 21, 2012 Comments Off on Florida GOP targets three state Supreme Court justices Wes Hodge

The state Republican Party has put a target on the backs of three state Supreme Court Justices. The party announced late Friday that its board voted unanimously this week to oppose the …

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GOP Chief Lew Oliver behind Earned Sick Days delay

Sep 19, 2012 Comments Off on GOP Chief Lew Oliver behind Earned Sick Days delay Wes Hodge

The architect of a maneuver that kept a sick-time ballot measure off the Nov. 6 ballot turns out to be Lew Oliver, the head of Orange County’s Republican Party. Oliver, a …

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Judge won’t force Orange sick-time vote

Sep 19, 2012 Comments Off on Judge won’t force Orange sick-time vote Wes Hodge

Judge won’t force Orange sick-time vote Ballot printing can start An Orange Circuit judge denied an emergency request Tuesday night to force a sick-time initiative onto the Nov. 6 ballot. …

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Fla Dems leap on romney’s 47 percent comments

Sep 19, 2012 Comments Off on Fla Dems leap on romney’s 47 percent comments Wes Hodge

Florida Democrats and the Obama campaign orchestrated a series of conference calls with reporters and other publicity Tuesday slamming Mitt Romney’s controversial “47 percent” remarks in a Boca Raton fundraiser. …

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Orange leaders take no action, so sick time likely off Nov. 6 ballot

Sep 18, 2012 Comments Off on Orange leaders take no action, so sick time likely off Nov. 6 ballot Wes Hodge

After a brief but emotional public hearing, Orange County commissioners took no action today on the sick-time initiative, which means that short of court intervention the proposal will not be …

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Val Demings drops two new TV ads in 10th District

Sep 17, 2012 Comments Off on Val Demings drops two new TV ads in 10th District Wes Hodge

Congressional candidate Val Demings comes out swinging against incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Webster in two new TV spots launched today in Florida’s 10th Congressional District. The campaign ads slam Webster for: Office renovations when …

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Florida Rep. Chris Dorworth’s big donors fund lavish political operation

Sep 17, 2012 Comments Off on Florida Rep. Chris Dorworth’s big donors fund lavish political operation Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE — State Rep. Chris Dorworth is a study in political contradictions. His personal finances are a shambles, but his ability to raise and spend political money in the capital …

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Judges deny sick time petition, but backers will refile request

Sep 17, 2012 Comments Off on Judges deny sick time petition, but backers will refile request Wes Hodge

A three-judge panel Sunday night refused to order Orange County to put a sick-time initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot, saying the group behind the effort had sued the wrong …

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