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Sunburn for 8.22.17 – Adam Putnam up close; Goat blood-drinker ...

(blog) (blog)Admittedly, we've been a tad hard on Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. There's no denying he's the frontrunner to be the next Governor of...

Sunburn for 8.18.16 — 12 days until Florida's primary election ...

(blog)It was Nancy Detert's decision, and one that will send a ripple throughout the Southwest Florida community. And with less than two weeks until...

Sunburn for 8.16.16 — 14 days until Florida's primary elections

(blog) (blog)From the Democratic and Republican primaries for Florida's U.S. Senate seat to the dozens of congressional and legislative races in play, Sunburn's focus...

No, these are not House candidates pledged to Randy Fine's (unofficial) bid for Speaker

(blog) (blog)Although he won't say it officially, Fine is competing with Tampa Bay's Jamie Grant and Jacksonville's Paul Renner for control of the gavel...

Sunburn for 7.12.16 – This is the end

(blog)JEB BUSH EXPLAINS THE 'TRAGEDY' OF TRUMP'S NOMINATION via Nick Gass of POLITICO – Speaking to MSNBC contributor Nicolle Wallace, who served as his...

Sunburn for 7.06.16 – Relief for Hillary; Convention plans for the Florida GOP; Jack Latvala for CFO?; Lots of babies

(blog) (blog)Carlos Beruff … who's challenging Marco Rubiofor his U.S. Senate seat in a largely self-funded campaign, also wants to abolish the department, which...

Sunburn for 6.13.16

SaintPetersBlog (blog) - Prayers for OrlandoSaintPetersBlog (blog)Sen. Chris Murphy said, “Congress has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable deafening silence.” The Brady...

Sunburn for 5.10.16 - Who are the rising stars of Florida politics?

(blog) (blog)HOW TRUMP HELPS DEMOCRATS IN FLORIDA SENATE RACE via Matt Dixon of POLITICO Florida – Now that Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential...

Rebecca Smith enters open HD 60 seat in Hillsborough County

(blog) (blog)No Democrat has officially entered the contest to date, though Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen and Tampa attorney David Singer have been said...

Bob Sparks

(blog) (blog)A movie starring Will Smith (“Concussion”) has not helped. Lockhart is ... Before joining the executive branch, she held senior leadership positons within...

Sunburn for January 21

SaintPetersBlog (blog) - Announcing the Golden RotundasSaintPetersBlog (blog)Nancy Detert … Here's the list of the others: Mollie Cardamone, Former Sarasota Mayor and Commissioner; Lisa Carlton,...

Sunburn for January 14 – Debate night in America

(blog) (blog)It will not include Rand Paul, despite the Kentucky Senator's plea that a Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Poll concluded before the January 10 cutoff...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – Jan. 12

(blog) (blog)Jack Latvala and John Legg sided with Sen. Dwight Bullard to sink the bill, which would define private companies that have government contracts...

Sunburn for Jan. 11

- The (non) calm before the stormSaintPetersBlog (blog)POLITICAL INSIDERS ARE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT STATE'S LEADERSHIP via Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times – More...

Mitch Kates resurfaces as political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party

(blog) (blog)Kates said it was important that the three justices run as a ticket, and he helped coordinate vote-local message that he says he...

Sunburn for November 20 – Take out the trash day?

(blog) (blog)Bush blamed the senate for failing to grant Obama permission to take on Syria and its president, Bashar Assad, after evidence surfaced of...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – October 28

(blog)Ryan Duffy: “Happy Birthday to Alia, who has been a good friend a colleague for many years. ... Much of that can be credited...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – September 25

(blog)FIRST AND FOREMOST: Happy birthday to one of the true class acts in Florida politics – David's much better half, Christina Johnson, president of...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – September 18

(blog)CNN's debate was slightly lower-rated than Fox's GOP face-off one month ago in Ohio. ... PPP released a poll … highlighting how wide open...

In Senate president contest arms race, Jack Latvala hires David Rancourt

(blog) (blog)Latvala and Joe Negron have been in a neck-and-neck and often downright ugly competition for the Florida Senate presidency in 2016-18, succeeding current...

Jim Norman speaks: The former Hillsborough County Commissioner is plotting a ...

(blog) (blog)News broke during the middle of that state Senate campaign that Norman had failed to disclose a $435,000 Arkansas vacation home “given” to...

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — August 14

(blog) (blog)Lee's plan would also reassemble Sarasota County into one congressional district, as State Sen. Nancy Detert proposed earlier. Sarasota is already wholly in...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – August 5

(blog)So far this year the Republican-led U.S. Senate has scheduled votes on only five federal judges selected by President Barack Obama, leading New York...

Instant analysis: Key takeaways of Mason-Dixon's poll of Florida's U.S. Senate ...

(blog) (blog)Instant analysis: Key takeaways of Mason-Dixon's poll of Florida's U.S. Senate race. By Peter Schorsch -. Jul 27, 2015. SHARE ... M-D has...

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

- July 24 ...SaintPetersBlog (blog)Gruters said that questioning (John) McCain's service was an “unforced error” on Trump's part. .... In the Senate Foreign Relations...

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

SaintPetersBlog (blog) - July 21 ...SaintPetersBlog (blog)Rob Bradley, Tom Lee and David Simmons. Democratic senators are Chris Smith, Audrey Gibson and Bill Montford. In addition...

10 big questions facing Florida politics in the wake of the redistricting decision

(blog) (blog)There is even the suggestion that he is the de facto Senate president designate. 4. Who is hurt more by the redistricting decision,...

Florida's presidential hopefuls have forgotten about Deepwater Horizon

(blog) (blog)Marcocito insists that because, “I'm not a scientist, man,” he doesn't know how old the earth is, or whether climate change is real,...

The race for Senate President has become a Chinese finger puzzle

(blog) (blog)The half-decade-long race to determine who will serve as president of the Florida Senate from 2016 to 2018 — either Jack Latvala or...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – May 12

(blog) (blog)•In the Israeli-Palestinian-like setting that parallels the acrimony between the Florida House and Senate, a lot of people on the inside want to...

Sunburn – The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics – May 6

(blog) (blog)Scott is slated to meet with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, who he has sued for allegedly linking prospects for...

Senate bill clears final committee stop despite concerns from counties ...

(blog) (blog)Stephen M. James, representing the Florida Association of Counties, said his group has been concerned about the regulatory requirements and costs for counties...

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — April 17

(blog) (blog)Senate leaders have said they want to hear from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the future of the...

Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — March 20

(blog) (blog)But Rubio not only has recovered but is beginning to pick up steam once again, according to Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball … moved...

Sunburn for 10/1 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog)“The midterm environment is toxic for Democrats, yet there's a chance Republicans may not take the Senate,” Rove wrote in an email to National...

Sunburn for 9/15 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog) (blog)Hoping to organize the seemingly infinite amount of information on the web and make it universally accessible, Stanford University students Larry Page and...

Sunburn for 8/28 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog) (blog)And while they are in good shape in 2014, poised to pick up seats in the House and possibly take the majority in...

Sunburn for 8/27 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog)Crist defeated Nan Rich, a former Senate Democratic leader who has been campaigning for governor longer than Crist has been a Democrat. He is...

Sunburn for 8/18 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog)After more than 70 years of struggle by the women's suffrage movement, Tennessee's ratification made the 19th Amendment the law of the land, granting...

Sunburn for 8/13 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog)It dates back to his coverage of the special election for Congressional District 13, but also includes illogical and/or out-of-bounds attacks on former Mayor...

Sunburn for 7/28 – A morning read of what's hot in Florida politics

(blog)Today's Rise and Shine Fact-iversary is brought to you by Sachs Media Group, the state's dominant public affairs PR firm: On this day in...