TALLAHASSEE, FL - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Thursday named Miami-Dade County party leader Annette Taddeo as his running mate, a move that could help Crist in voter-rich South Florida while appealing to women and Hispanics.
The announcement was somewhat unorthodox because Crist still needs to defeat former state Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. But Crist has repeatedly said he is focused on the general election against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Black Chicagoans on the South Side of the city are denouncing their native son President Barack Obama for his recent actions on behalf of illegal immigrants, and for what they say is non-action on behalf of them.
(Washington, DC) With regard to the trial concerning the constitutionality of Florida’s congressional district maps, Congresswoman Brown made the following statement:
(Washington, DC) With regard to Circuit Judge Terry Lewis’ ruling that Florida’s Congressional map must be withdrawn, Congresswoman Brown made the following statement:
TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a highly anticipated ruling, a Leon County judge struck down a map of the state's congressional districts drawn by the Legislature in 2012, potentially throwing the political future of the state into turmoil.
(Orlando, FL) On Wednesday, Senator Geraldine Thompson and Representative Victor Torres joined together to blast Rick Scott’s anti-crime campaign tour and demanded that Scott focus his energies on keeping Florida safe from corruption and shady dealings.
Calling the campaign "hypocritical," Thompson and Torres issued a joint statement pointing out that Scott's chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, has been called out for setting up a lucrative rail deal with his former employer All Aboard Florida. The statement follows:
Palm Beach County, Fla. – Florida became the 23rd state in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1030 (the “Charlotte’s Web” bill) back on June 16, with overwhelming support of Florida citizens and the Florida legislature. The bill passed 111-7 in the House and 30-9 in the Senate.
Scott Is Nowhere Near His 700,000 Jobs Goal
2010: Rick Scott Promised 700,000 New Jobs In Florida; These Jobs Were Promised In Addition To The 1.05 Million New Jobs Economists Expected Regardless Of Who Was Governor. According to The Tampa Bay Times, “When Scott debuted his 7-7-7 economic plan in July 2010, nonpartisan economists at the Legislature’s Office of Economic and Demographic Research had just released their estimates for Florida’s long-term jobs outlook. They concluded Florida would add 1.05 million jobs between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2018, and it didn’t matter who lived in the Governor’s Mansion — Scott, Democrat Alex Sink or someone else. To account for the news, Scott clarified his promise. His 700,000 jobs would come in addition to the ones state economists forecasted. Put simpler: 7-7-7 became 7-7-1.7 million.” [Tampa Bay Times, 12/9/13]