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Rick Scott Voter Purge Snares One Canadian Man…No One Else

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

On Thursday, a Canadian man reportedly became the first — and so far only — legal casualty of Gov. Rick Scott’s controversial months-long purge of Florida voter rolls. Josef Sever, 52, was …

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A disciplined clash of ideas from Webster, Demings

Aug 31, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Though their politics differ greatly, Democrat Val Demings and U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, share one key trait. Both are disciplined, serious workers, whether it’s Webster in Congress or Demings as …

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Jacobs thanks workers, labor group just wants fair sick-time vote

Aug 30, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

As she does on most holidays, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs wished local workers a happy Labor Day today. The mayor looks forward to “another season filled with productivity and many proud …

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Candidate Joe Saunders Calls Rick Scott’s Defense of Unconstitutional Laws a Waste Of Taxpayer Money

Aug 30, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 30th, 2012 CONTACT Mitchell Norton DEMOCRATIC HD 49 CANDIDATE JOE SAUNDERS CALLS DEFENSE OF UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY Orlando, FL – Yesterday, a …

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Orange GOP leaders agree on ballot measure that would kill sick-leave proposal

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said today she would set a Sept. 11 hearing to put an anti-regulation measure to voters this fall that if approved would supersede a sick-time proposal on …

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Stewart blasts Brooks over abortion, gays’ rights

Aug 26, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Nearly two decades ago, former Republican state lawmaker Bob Brooks made headlines for his attacks on abortion and condemning Walt Disney World for offering its gay employees benefits. But in his current state House …

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Charlie Crist: Obama is the right leader for our times

Aug 25, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

I’ve studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I’ve watched the failure of those who favor …

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Nieves abandons his NPA candidacy for CD 9, blasts Long

Aug 23, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Miguel “Mike” Nieves, a No Party Affiliation candidate who was on the ballot in Congressional District 9, has withdrawn from the race, saying he realized he couldn’t win and feared …

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Val Demings: Dan Webster has not been accountable

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

The Dan Webster-Val Demings race for Florida’s 10th Congressional District is heating up. Demings, a Democrat and former Orlando police chief , called a news conference today to release her …

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DNC fills convention speakers’ list with women

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

On the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa the Democrats are signalling one of their campaign themes by naming 10 more speakers for their upcoming national convention — …

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