Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.
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.
Legislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year’s elections.
A Florida judge has ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map after the state’s current districts were ruled to be illegal.
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.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a reminder of how difficult immigration issues remain for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party.
The head of the state’s Democratic Party is contending that Florida’s Republican Governor’s campaign broke the state’s finance laws.
The nationwide campaign for Congress this fall could be a competitive one because of Omabacare according to political experts.
Standing in front of Miami-Dade elections headquarters, Ana Rivas Logan tore her voter registration card to pieces. “This is my old Republican registration card and it’s gone,” she said while laughing.
Amid criticism, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Saturday a state set of revisions to nationwide education standards will be unveiled next week.