Heated debates, endless mudslinging and clichéd one-liners have prompted the Republican Governors Association to donate even more money to aid Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign.
Tom Slade — a hard-drinking, seafaring tactician who steered Republicans to political dominance in Florida — died Monday in Orange Park at age 78 from complications associated with heart failure.
Florida Republicans contended Saturday they are ready for the November election.
Five republicans will face off in the August 26th primary election, each hoping for the chance to run against Congressman Joe Garcia in the November general election. Four of those five are participating in a TV debate in the CBS4 studios. Investigator Jim DeFede moderates the debate, as a special half-hour of this week’s Facing South Florida. Only David Rivera, the former congressman trying to regain his old seat has decided not to participate.
A series of education proposals are expected to be rolled out by Governor Rick Scott Monday. The proposals will touch on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college.
The Republican Party of Florida raised about $14.9 million in little less than five months, while the Florida Democratic Party collected $13.1 million, according to newly filed finance reports.
Florida’s Senate approved a map revising the congressional districts around the state.
Florida Republican legislative leaders will not appeal a judge’s ruling that found some congressional districts unconstitutional but instead warned against redrawing the districts before the November election.
One day after a landmark legal ruling, some people are question whether the change to Florida’s political landscape will have an impact on other states’ drawing their congressional districts.
Scott’s latest bid to redo his image came Monday when Florida joined more than three dozen other states in the nation that offer in-state tuition rates to high school students living in the country illegally.