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Video, Photos: Crist and Rich show unity in Fla-Dems’ rally in Orlando – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 29, 2014 Comments Off on Video, Photos: Crist and Rich show unity in Fla-Dems’ rally in Orlando – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

In a show of party unity after a sometimes-contentious primary election, 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist embraced former challenger Nan Rich to the delight of cheering supporters, during a rally at the …

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12 things we learned from Florida’s elections this week – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 28, 2014 Comments Off on 12 things we learned from Florida’s elections this week – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Here are 12 lessons from this week’s elections. Some inspiring. Some depressing. Some funny. 1. You people lie. I know it’s harsh for me to start off with such an ugly …

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TALLAHASSEE: Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida AG – Political Currents – MiamiHerald.com

Aug 27, 2014 Comments Off on TALLAHASSEE: Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida AG – Political Currents – MiamiHerald.com Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE — George Sheldon easily beat Rep. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. The double-digit victory by the veteran of Florida government ensures yet another …

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Democrats to Scott, Bondi: Stop fighting against marriage equality | Naked Politics

Aug 22, 2014 Comments Off on Democrats to Scott, Bondi: Stop fighting against marriage equality | Naked Politics Wes Hodge

A day after a federal judge struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriages, the state Democratic Party urged Republican Gov. Rick Scottto let the decision stand. “While we had a great victory yesterday, …

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Democrats say CD10 needs Hispanic clout – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 20, 2014 Comments Off on Democrats say CD10 needs Hispanic clout – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

As Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis decides the fate of virtually all the Congressional districts in Central Florida, some of the area’s Democratic state lawmakers gathered inKissimmee and Orlando to decry the possibility that …

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Orange County voters will decide whether constitutional officers should be nonpartisan, term-limited. – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 20, 2014 Comments Off on Orange County voters will decide whether constitutional officers should be nonpartisan, term-limited. – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Orange County commissioners voted late Tuesday to ask voters to make constitutional officers such as the sheriff and tax collector term-limited, nonpartisan races. Commissioners already had agreed in May to …

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Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 16, 2014 Comments Off on Democrat attorneys face off for Orange clerk post – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

A pair of Democratic lawyers are squaring off in an Aug. 26 primary to become Orange County’s next Clerk of Circuit Court. County Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell faces attorney James …

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Orlando Sentinel – New tag renewal program puts you at front of the line

Aug 15, 2014 Comments Off on Orlando Sentinel – New tag renewal program puts you at front of the line Wes Hodge

If you dread your annual trip to renew your vehicle tag at the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office, where you know you’ll sit for what seems like forever waiting for …

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Batchelor pitches school sales tax: Front & Center – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 12, 2014 Comments Off on Batchelor pitches school sales tax: Front & Center – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

The ballot in this month’s primary election asks Orange County voters if they want to extend for another decade a local half-penny sales tax to raise money to build and …

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Florida Senate passes ‘nonpartisan’ congressional map over Democratic objections – Orlando Sentinel

Aug 11, 2014 Comments Off on Florida Senate passes ‘nonpartisan’ congressional map over Democratic objections – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

TALLAHASSEE — Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Senate passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month. …

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