Month: December 2017

Video: Democrat Lauren Baer focuses on health care in bid for Brian Mast House seat

Democrat Lauren Baer, a former Obama administration foreign policy adviser who hopes to unseat freshman Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, is introducing herself to voters with a three-minute biographical video that doesn’t mention Mast but hints that Mast’s vote for a Republican health care overhaul will be a central issue in her campaign. Democrat Lauren Baer in her new campaign video. Baer and U.S. Navy veteran and attorney Pam Keith have launched Democratic campaigns for Mast’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 seat. Baer’s video highlights her mother’s struggles after a 1992 car crash when Baer was a middle school student. “I...

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Sen. Bill Nelson weighs in on eve of Florida Democratic chair vote

Sen. Bill Nelson is backing Palm Beach County Democratic Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo for the Florida Democratic Party’s top post. Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is backing Palm Beach County Democratic Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo to lead the Florida Democratic Party ahead of a Saturday vote in Orlando. Longtime Nelson political adviser Pete Mitchell confirmed the senator — Florida’s only statewide elected Democrat — will throw the large chunk of votes he controls behind Rizzo, who has led the county party since 2012. Rizzo, Brevard County Democratic Chairwoman Stacey Patel and Hillsborough County Democratic State Committeewoman Alma Gonzalez are running to...

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Today’s Political Polls

Saturday, December 16 Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread President Trump Job Approval Gallup Approve 34, Disapprove 61 Disapprove +27 Friday, December 15 Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread President Trump Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 40, Disapprove 57 Disapprove +17 Thursday, December 14 Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread President Trump Job Approval PPP (D) Approve 41, Disapprove 56 Disapprove +15 2018 Generic Congressional Vote PPP (D) Democrats 51, Republicans 40 Democrats +11 Congressional Job Approval PPP (D) Approve 10, Disapprove 78 Disapprove +68 Congressional Job Approval Gallup Approve 17, Disapprove 78 Disapprove +61 Wednesday, December 13 Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread President Trump Job Approval Harvard-Harris Approve 41, Disapprove 59 Disapprove +18 President Trump Job Approval Monmouth Approve 33, Disapprove 59 Disapprove +26 President Trump Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 33, Disapprove 61 Disapprove +28 President Trump Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 41, Disapprove 54 Disapprove +13 Congressional Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 12, Disapprove 69 Disapprove +57 Congressional Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 20, Disapprove 67 Disapprove +47 Congressional Job Approval Monmouth Approve 15, Disapprove 69 Disapprove +54 2018 Generic Congressional Vote Monmouth Democrats 51, Republicans 36 Democrats +15 2018 Generic Congressional Vote Quinnipiac Democrats 49, Republicans 37 Democrats +12 2018 Generic Congressional Vote Reuters/Ipsos Democrats 37, Republicans 29 Democrats +8 2018 Generic Congressional Vote Economist/YouGov Democrats 44, Republicans 36 Democrats +8 Direction of Country...

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Morning Political News

Today’s Top Florida Politics and News – News-Press: Sen. Marco Rubio’s win behind closed doors avoids difficult public vote on taxes Herald-Tribune: What Alabama’s Senate race means for Florida politics Post: Hunter Harrison, CSX railroad chief, dies in Wellington AP: Florida moves to control booming, invasive iguanas AP: Amid changing political winds, Florida Gov. mulls next move NSF: Lawmaker proposes year-round daylight saving time TC Palm: Brightline bond meeting with Florida Development Finance Corp. canceled Democrat: Charter proposals could have major political...

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Tallahassee Can Wait No Longer to Fire City Manager Rick Fernandez | Sunshine State News

When it formed in Tallahassee two and a half years ago, Citizens for Responsible Spending’s sole goal was to urge Tallahassee city commissioners to cut expenses before raising property taxes and to shed sunshine on a city budget process that was anything but transparent. Unfortunately, since then, the state of Tallahassee city government has gone from bad to worse. So Thursday, CRS, a city-based group of concerned business people hosted a press conference to try to shame the Tallahassee City Commission into taking three actions desperately needed to help the city move forward, given an ongoing corruption investigation by the FBI. The FBI issued subpoenas to...

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