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Frivolous Senator Rubio says bill to provide workplace protections for gays could result in ‘frivolous lawsuits’

Oct 31, 2013 Comments Off on Frivolous Senator Rubio says bill to provide workplace protections for gays could result in ‘frivolous lawsuits’ Wes Hodge

Sen. Marco Rubio opposes the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a spokeswoman says. “He believes people’s qualifications, performance and honesty are the most important qualities by which they should be judged in …

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Alex Sink is running for C.W. Bill Young’s congressional seat, will move to Pinellas

Oct 30, 2013 Comments Off on Alex Sink is running for C.W. Bill Young’s congressional seat, will move to Pinellas Wes Hodge

Alex Sink is running for Congress. Florida’s former chief financial officer and Democratic gubernatorial nominee on Tuesday confirmed exclusively to the Tampa Bay Times that she is jumping into the race to …

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Dems push Sink for Young’s vacated House seat

Oct 28, 2013 Comments Off on Dems push Sink for Young’s vacated House seat Wes Hodge

During the Florida Democratic Party’s state conference this weekend, Alex Sink of Tampa appeared to move closer to running for the Pinellas County U.S. House seat vacated by the death …

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Thurston to challenge Bondi, setting up Democratic primary contest | Post on Politics

Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off on Thurston to challenge Bondi, setting up Democratic primary contest | Post on Politics Wes Hodge

House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston said Saturday that he will run for Attorney General next year, becoming the second prominent Democrat to step forward and challenge Republican Pam Bondi. “I …

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Special election to replace Young faces complicated time table

Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off on Special election to replace Young faces complicated time table Wes Hodge

With people still grieving the death of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, political strategists and candidates are grappling with the realities of finding someone else to represent the constituents whose …

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Amanda Murphy’s win cheers Florida Democratic conference | Tampa Bay Times

Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off on Amanda Murphy’s win cheers Florida Democratic conference | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

Among the many red-meat speeches delivered at the Florida Democrats’ 2013 state convention this weekend, several names popped up over and over again. Rick Scott, of course, and Ted Cruz to draw boos …

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Democrats zero in on a fundamental question: Crist or Rich? | HeraldTribune.com

Oct 27, 2013 Comments Off on Democrats zero in on a fundamental question: Crist or Rich? | HeraldTribune.com Wes Hodge

Sporting a blue Tampa Bay Rays shirt, former Gov. Charlie Crist continued Saturday to court Florida Democratic activists, while his chief rival distributed fans to the delegates attending the party’s …

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Florida Democrats conference becomes Charlie Crist show – Florida – MiamiHerald.com

Oct 26, 2013 Comments Off on Florida Democrats conference becomes Charlie Crist show – Florida – MiamiHerald.com Wes Hodge

Charlie Crist could barely walk through the crowd without stopping to greet, hug and mug for pictures. Democratic activists packing the Disney convention hotel Saturday at their state conference flocked …

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Pam Bondi challenges proposed medical marijuana amendment | Naked Politics

Oct 25, 2013 Comments Off on Pam Bondi challenges proposed medical marijuana amendment | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is contesting a proposed ballot initiative for a medical marijuana constitutional amendment and has asked the Florida Supreme Court for an opinion. Bondi contends the proposal from …

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Rep. Victor Torres seeks in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants | Naked Politics

Oct 21, 2013 Comments Off on Rep. Victor Torres seeks in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

Democratic state lawmakers are trying again to pass legislation that would extend in-state tuition rates to undocumented students. State Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, and state Rep. Victor Torres, D-Orlando, have introduced a …

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