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Sunburn for 8.15.16 — Early voting begins in Florida; DWS, Tim Canova clash; Florida Chamber ups its digital game ...

(blog) (blog)Instead of apologizing she went on Twitter with what she framed as “the full context of my comments today,” and tweeted to Sports...

Sunburn - The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

Florida Politics (blog) - 8.11.16 ...Florida Politics (blog)KATIE LEDECKY WINS THIRD GOLD WITH DOMINATING RELAY SWIM via Paul Newberry of the Associated Press – Ledecky...

Sunburn for 8.09.16 – Lilly King throws shade at the Russians, while Hillary Clinton throws shade at Donald Trump's ...

(blog) (blog)JAPAN WINS GYMANSTICS GOLD, DETHRONING CHINA via Victor Mather of the New York Times – Japan returned to the top of the men's...

Hans Tanzler, Bill McClure vow to repeal ObamaCare

(blog) (blog)Hans Tanzler introduced himself to Northeast Florida voters on horseback, brandishing a rifle, and telling President Barack Obama that “we the people [say]...

Jacksonville Bold for 07.26.16 — Anger Management

Florida Politics (blog) - Florida PoliticsFlorida Politics (blog)Through his first year in office, Curry faced relatively few of the slings and arrows that other politicians...

Jacksonville Bold for 07.19.16 — Getting to 'Yes'

(blog) (blog)Council members Garrett Dennis, Joyce Morgan and Matt Schellenberg, in a meeting of the Neighborhoods, Community Investments, and Services committee raised serious questions...

Endorsement Watch: Florida Retail Federation, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Medical Association, and others ...

(blog) (blog)There is no better candidate to serve our community and all of North Central Florida in the Florida Senate than Dennis Baxley.” Baxley...

Jacksonville Bold for 6.21.16 — If this, then that

(blog) (blog)Weeks back, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry called on Rubio to run for the U.S. Senate again. He wasn't alone: his fellow Senators wanted...

Jacksonville Bold for 6.7.16 – The meaning of Vernell Bing's life and death

(blog) (blog)Campaign manager Alexander Pantinakis, who controversially filed the paperwork for a write-in opponent Kenny Leigh in Tallahassee, “resigned a few days ago,” he...

Sunburn for 6.2.16 – Another day, another great education summit

(blog) (blog)12 p.m.: Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards Luncheon, presented by Wells Fargo: Tracy Pierce, executive director, Florida Education Foundation; Derek Jones, Central Florida Region...

Sunburn for 5.17.16 — What will Carlos Beruff say next?

(blog) (blog)MARCO RUBIO MAY BE READY TO ENDORSE IN U.S. SENATE RACE, DEFENDS HIS OWN PACE via Scott Powers of — “I'll have...

Sunburn for 5.16.16 – The Florida GOP embraces its inner Trump

(blog) (blog)Incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran, former U.S. Senator George LeMieux and former House Majority Leader Adam Hasner – all prominently not on the...

Takeaways from Tallahassee – A full serving of Evers with Zika on the side

(blog) (blog)The Republican state Senator from north Florida has been on a one-man crusade against the Department. Evers chairs the Senate Committee on Criminal...

Jacksonville Bold for 5.6.16 — The races are on

(blog) (blog)“Garrett Dennis defers on John Crescimbeni Council VP pledge” via A.G. Gancarski of –Crescimbeni preemptively mentioned the “text message thing,” in which...

Florida Democrats to choose delegates to convention this Saturday

(blog) (blog)Among those vying to be a delegate for Hillary Clinton in CD 14 on the female slate include Senate Minority Leader Arthenia Joyner,...

Jacksonville Bold for 4.19.16 – Corrine-pocalypse Now

(blog) (blog)Less disappointed: Duval Democrats, such as former state Senator Tony Hill, current state Senator Audrey Gibson, state Representative Mia Jones, and Mr. Next...

Jacksonville Bold for 4.15.16 – The post-Crenshaw era begins

(blog) (blog)Roll Call, Florida's Ander Crenshaw won't seek re-election – “Republican operatives mentioned several Florida Republicans … state Sen. ... “Crenshaw's retirement could drastically...

Where sh*t stands in Tampa Bay's 2016 legislative races

(blog) (blog)In a fourth race – the one for Senate District 18 – Tampa Republican Rep. ... The majority-minority seat covers parts of west...

Jacksonville Bold for 4.12.16 – The money chase

(blog) (blog)In this email program and on FloridaPolitics.com, we hope to provide the most comprehensive coverage of the House and Senate campaigns up for...

Sunburn for April 12 – Hillary come$ to Florida; Patrick Murphy raises coin; David Jolly's new CM; Florida GOP's ...

(blog) (blog)SENATE MAJORITY RAISES $1 MILLION IN FIRST QUARTER via Matt Dixon of POLITICO Florida – The committee that raises money and coordinates Republican...

Sunburn for April 1 – Caution: April Fools' Day is here

(blog) (blog)On April 3 of 2014, Vincent Duffy wrote for the Radio Television Digital News Association about the perils the day provides for journalists.

Sunburn for March 29 – A shark frenzy; Rick Scott admin tumult; Alaska hearts Marco Rubio

(blog) (blog)SCOTT ORDERS $6 MILLION DOWNSIZING via Steve Bousquet and Jeremy Wallace of the Tampa Bay Times – Bill Johnson … Scott's top jobs...

Sunburn for March 28 – Gov. Scott signs raft of bills; Big reads about HIV, Visit Florida; Fundraisers and ...

(blog)STATEWIDE TELEVISED U.S. SENATE CANDIDATES DEBATE SET FOR THIS FALL via Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster of – Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association announced...

Sunburn for March 8 – Sine Die in sight; Budget notes galore; Latest prez primary poll; Ben Carson for Senate?

(blog) (blog)The Senate also put forward $10 million for the Department of State's cultural grant list. House budget ..... Trump (42 percent) has dropped...

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – March 3

(blog) (blog)GO FETCH YOUR SHINEBOX via Rick Wilson of the Daily Beast – In recent days, a few bold members of the Senate, House,...

Takeaways from Tallahassee – The “reunions, rejections, and tears” edition

(blog) (blog)Tuesday was reunion day in the Florida Capitol, with the House of Representatives and Senate welcoming back dozens of former members from the...

Takeaways from Tallahassee – the “What's Steve Crisafulli thinking?” edition

(blog) (blog)Legg barely referenced Smith's Confederate past when he made the pitch during the Senate fiscal policy committee Wednesday; and Mitch Perry of ...

Tensions about Hillsborough PTC build as legislative delegation meeting approaches

(blog) (blog)Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) Chairman Victor Crist says that Jeff Brandes' recent inquiry on whether the PTC should be allowed to...

Thanksgiving, as brought to you by these lobbyists and political associations

(blog) (blog)Wilton Simpson, the Senate's very own chicken man. The Florida Farm Bureau nonetheless has a strong ... None other than Paul Bradshaw, Jim...

Confederate statue bill clears Florida Senate committee

(blog) (blog)That movement started in South Carolina, whose legislature voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds after a white...