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Florida Swears in First Gay Legislators

Nov 21, 2012 Comments Off on Florida Swears in First Gay Legislators Wes Hodge

Florida representatives Joe Saunders and David Richardson Tuesday became the first openly gay members to be sworn into the Sunshine State’s legislature. Saunders and Richardson took their oath with more …

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New Florida leaders vow election fix

Nov 20, 2012 Comments Off on New Florida leaders vow election fix Wes Hodge

Florida’s new legislative leaders on Tuesday pledged to fix the state’s troubled elections system, and promised a new era of cooperation in the wake of a string of Election Day …

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Florida lawmakers sworn in, face daunting work

Nov 20, 2012 Comments Off on Florida lawmakers sworn in, face daunting work Wes Hodge

A diverse new class of lawmakers reported to work in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, tasked with plunging into problems over education, the economy, health care and a national election embarrassment to fix. All …

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Scott grudgingly says he’s willing to implement ‘Obamacare’

Nov 16, 2012 Comments Off on Scott grudgingly says he’s willing to implement ‘Obamacare’ Wes Hodge

Gov. Rick Scott, who has long resisted implementing the new health care law, said on Friday he wants to work with the Obama administration to cut costs while carrying out its …

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Randolph drops bid for Democratic Party chairman

Nov 15, 2012 Comments Off on Randolph drops bid for Democratic Party chairman Wes Hodge

Orange County Democratic Party Chair Scott Randolph announced Friday that he will withdraw from the race to become chairman of the Florida Democratic Party after his surprise race and subsequent election …

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Democrat lawmakers foresaw voting chaos, but their proposals were shot down

Nov 15, 2012 Comments Off on Democrat lawmakers foresaw voting chaos, but their proposals were shot down Wes Hodge

Many of the problems that surfaced during the election were predicted by Democratic legislators who tried to soften the impact of HB 1355 with a slew of pro-voter amendments. All …

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Romney: Obama Won With ‘Gifts’ To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters

Nov 14, 2012 Comments Off on Romney: Obama Won With ‘Gifts’ To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters Wes Hodge

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is telling top donors that President Barack Obama won re-election because of the “gifts” he had already provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters and …

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Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: “If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me”

Nov 14, 2012 Comments Off on Obama To GOP On Susan Rice: “If They Want To Go After Somebody, They Should Go After Me” Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama is firing back at a pair of Republican senators who have launched a preemptive attack against his potential nominee for secretary of state, saying that “to besmirch …

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Democrat lawmakers Dudley, Rouson and Soto — backed by Charlie Crist — to introduce voting reform legislation

Nov 13, 2012 Comments Off on Democrat lawmakers Dudley, Rouson and Soto — backed by Charlie Crist — to introduce voting reform legislation Wes Hodge

State Representative Darryl Rouson, with the support of former Governor Charlie Crist, will announce legislation for the upcoming 2013 legislative session to reform the flawed Florida elections statutes that changed …

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Dorworth loses to Clelland in final recount

Nov 12, 2012 Comments Off on Dorworth loses to Clelland in final recount Wes Hodge

Chris Dorworth has lost his seat in the Florida House of Representatives. A hand recount completed Monday afternoon confirmed that the Lake Mary Republican, who was supposed to take over as speaker of …

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