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Controversial incumbent draws two challengers in Hernando District 1 commission race

(blog) (blog)Nicholson has pushed his education, professional expertise and history of working not just on a conservative agenda, but also as a commissioner concerned...

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(blog) (blog)Ed Narain of Tampa and Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg, and former state Rep. Betty Reed of Tampa. Ribeiro's campaign notes that ...

'Marco Rubio will become service adviser at Braman BMW'

(blog)But it's not without risks - Patrick Murphy will not be a pushover, and this cycle has not been kind to Rubio (horrible approval...

Boater who treaded water for 20 hours recalls solitary night before rescue

He dog-paddled, just to give himself something to do, all of his movements slow and conservative. There was no way ... Times photographer Douglas R.

Fire recovery effort in the works

Opposition politicians weren't impressed as Conservative Candice Bergen said that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife, Laureen, managed with just one aide. "Harpers paid for...

Insider Poll: 'Adam Putnam is better situated than anyone in history to be elected'

(blog)Nikki Haley would be a smart conservative move, and we all know he loves women, nobody loves women more than the Donald, or so...

Democratic veteran Simone Ward to direct Clinton's Florida campaign

Florida Governor Rick Scott, right, talks to members of the media about the Florida Legislature passing immigrant tuition bill during the 2014 session outside of...

Gov. Scott signs 'school choice' education bill, 19 others into law; vetoes dental incentive

(blog)The legislative intervention helps a bloc of conservative school board members -- several of whom have ties to Republican politics -- who broke away...

'The Republican party as we have known it in America is gone'

(blog)... and at least 40% of the GOP primary voters support him, if he does not get the nomination, a large portion of his...

Bousquet: Before vetoes, Gov. Rick Scott says he will listen

(One reason why Scott's top health adviser, Dr. John Armstrong, was ousted from office by the Senate last Friday was because of concerns that the...

What the Florida Insiders say about the mayhem in GOP primary

(blog)I think that Scott would be unwise to endorse Trump before Florida as it would tick off Rubio supporters - but assuming Trump wins...

Dixie Hollins maintains dominance in city wrestling meet

(blog) (blog)Both wrestlers played conservative through two periods, Wilmington taking a 1-0 lead into the third but both wrestlers exploded in the third with...

Charlie Crist fatigue could hamper his support in the 13th District

The $250-per-guest reception Wednesday at the Seminole home of Peter Schorsch and Michelle Todd Schorsch has a host committee of Janet Cruz, Mike Fasano, Bob...

What the Fla Insiders say: 'Bush campaign as joyous as Bataan Death March'

(blog)Rep: I never thought Jeb Bush was a "moderate" or "liberal" when he was Governor, but his positions on immigration and support for Common...

Here's the story behind all that tension between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush (w ...

(blog) (blog)"While Trump was attending New York liberal cocktail parties and trashing conservatives and Republican presidents any chance he got, Jeb was the most...

The Buzz: DNC chief feeling pressure of Iran vote

(blog) (blog)Steve Andrews. The Tallahassee lawyer brought Gov. Rick Scott to his knees over a public records dispute alleging the governor and staff violated...

A 'happy' Jeb Bush takes presidential campaign to Central Florida

(blog) (blog)We shouldn't be saying outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message." "I'm not a grievance candidate," he told more than...

INSIDER POLL: David Jolly edges Carlos Lopez-Cantera as most electable Sen ...

(blog) (blog)Offered a Republican: "David Jolly's Tampa Bay cheerleaders are missing a key point: He's ranked the most liberal of the FL GOP delegation.

Running on Florida's record, Carlos Lopez-Cantera launches campaign for ...

Now that he's a candidate, he can no longer coordinate with the super PAC, which will be run by former Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon.

State Supreme Court ruling shakes up Florida's political landscape

In South Florida, U.S. Reps. Ted Deutsch and Lois Frankel might end up in the same district. The most significant change came in the North...

With some donors doubting Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio seizes opening

Rubio has recently gained the backing of heavyweight players such as Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison — who is hosting a campaign fundraiser in...

Clearwater set to celebrate city's centennial

"The clear waters of the harbor were the original thing that drew the Indians and the Spanish here. That and the high bluff," said local...

Citizen lobbyists seek to be heard in Florida's Capitol

(blog) (blog)Gill and her friends also made the rounds of local legislators to praise them for a job well done. "I would say we're...

Florida's craft beer industry poised to win long-sought changes

Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg is an investor in Green Bench) and a willingness to compromise, craft breweries could win some of their first victories...

In North Florida, a barn-burner of a race for Congress

... told him the only accurate part of that description is her being a woman. She calls herself a "very conservative Democrat," which does not...

After slow vote count, Jeff Holcomb prevails in Hernando commission primary

Supervisor of Elections Shirley Anderson on Wednesday sent a letter of apology to candidates for the slowness of the returns. She said her website ...

Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 29

If you have business announcements you would like to share, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey,...

Teachers union to announce new "legal action" against voucher program

Teachers union to announce new "legal action" against voucher program (blog)The statewide teachers union plans to announce new "legal action" against Florida's school voucher program...

Pinellas real estate transactions for Aug. 29

19937 Gulf Blvd. #D2, to Christina M. Harvey & Allison C. Harvey by David E. Kisselback, $255,100, 08-11-2014. 19451 Gulf Blvd. .... 1066 Roundstone Pl.,...

Hillsborough real estate transactions for Aug. 29

604 Oakmoss Dr., to Alex Frias & Maria E. Frias by Shawn L. Bastin & Allison L. Bastin, $159,900, 07-22-2014. 509 Bryan Valley Ct., .....

Two Cents: Blocking-the-plate rant; Redskins name controversy

CBS's Phil Simms and NBC's Tony Dungy both said they will not use the name. ... But I don't want some liberal to come out...

Records show Gov. Rick Scott's office put up barriers to public records

"What Scott is doing is making it virtually impossible to get most records and he's shifting the legal liability from the EOG to the individual...

Editorial: Important stakes in low-key election

The Times recommends Ed Hooper, a former Clearwater city commissioner and departing state legislator who is a mainstream conservative with a more even temperament, in...

Error in jobs report stalls claims

In the so-called robocalls scandal, automated phone calls were made to 6,700 people on election day, mainly to Liberal supporters in Guelph, Ontario. The calls...

Who is Charlie Crist? The answer is complicated

Detractors have portrayed Crist as a shaker of hands more than a maker of laws, an office-seeker more than an office-holder, not so much a...

Three vie for Pasco commission District 2 GOP primary

Until a month ago, he also served on the Lake Bernadette Community Development District, an elected position he had held since 2008. He says he's...

Insider Poll: Fla's same-sex marriage ban is doomed

(blog)"While Florida is still socially conservative to a large degree, this is the civil rights issue of our time and to continue to fight...

Married gay couples sue Florida for recognition

(blog) (blog)Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Surgeon General and Health Secretary John Armstrong and Department of Management Services Secretary Craig Nichols...