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Florida Democrats gathered in Hollywood Saturday evening for their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. (Source: CBS4)

Dems Criticize Gov. Scott During Annual Dinner

Florida Democrats gathered in Hollywood Saturday evening for their annual Jefferson Jackson dinner. During the fundraiser, Sen. Bill Nelson, congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and state party Chairwoman Allison Tant criticized Gov. Rick Scott for his changing positions on Medicaid expansion, cutting education spending his first year in office and cutting early voting days two years ago before restoring them this year.

06/16/2013

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Fla. Senator: Supercomputers Need Boost For Better Weather Forecasts

With hurricane season 2013 set to officially begin on June 1st, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says it’s imperative for the United States to upgrade two supercomputers that forecast major weather events.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

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Democrats Consider Who To Run Against Gov. Scott

Florida’s Democratic Party is considering who will be their best candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott next year.

05/12/2013

U. S. Senator Bill Nelson

Sen. Bill Nelson Remains Against Same-Sex Marriage

There has been a growing chorus of U.S. senators who have recently come out in support of marriage equality, Florida’s senior senator is not one of them.

CBS Miami–03/27/2013

People walk past a poster portraying Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez near the Military Hospital in Caracas on March 5, 2013. Venezuela plunged deeper into an uncertain future on Tuesday as cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez took a turn for the worse, hit by a severe infection and breathing problems. The poster reads, "Chavez lives and smiles". AFP PHOTO / Leo RAMIREZ        (LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama, Local Politicians React To Chavez’s Death

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday afternoon after more than a decade in office and a lengthy fight with cancer. The death of Chavez, who has been virulently anti-American, was greeted with hope for the future from local politicians.

CBS Miami–03/05/2013

The focus of the FBI search at the Vitreo-Retinal Consultants Eye Center was reportedly Dr. Salomon Melgen’s finances. (Source: CBS4)

FBI Raids Palm Beach Office Of Doctor Tied To Sen. Menendez

FBI agents conducted a late night raid of the office of a prominent doctor and political donor.

CBS4–01/30/2013

Python captured in Palmetto Bay on Nov. 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Sen. Nelson Takes Part In “Python Challenge”

Senator Bill Nelson donned his boots and jeans Thursday as he joined an entourage of rock star snake hunters. The Senator was hoping to bring attention to a month long state tournament aimed at wiping out pythons.

CBS4–01/17/2013

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A Year To Remember In Politics

From a political standpoint, 2012 proved to be another raucous year in South Florida. Amid echoes of, “Let people vote!” in our ears, with the images of long lines still haunting our memories, Florida was once again the center of attention.

CBS4–12/27/2012

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Mack Battles Nelson In Tight Senate Race

It’s coming down to the wire in a tight Florida Senate race which pits a Democratic incumbent against a Republican challenger.

CBS4–11/04/2012

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Despite Six-Hour Lines, Scott Still Won’t Extend Early Voting

Some waited an hour. Some waited six hours. Voters were grateful the weather cooperated as they waited in line to cast their ballots on the last day of early voting Saturday. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott stood firm against calls from Democrats and independent groups to give residents one more day to vote before Tuesday.

CBS4–11/03/2012

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