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Legislature gives final approval to redistricting maps; Democrats file suit

By | 02.10.12 | 8:01 am

The Florida Senate passed redrawn congressional, state House and state Senate district maps Thursday. The congressional map will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, while the legislative maps will be reviewed by the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida Democrats launch Rickpublicans.com

By | 10.25.11 | 9:49 am

The Florida Democratic Party launched today Rickpublicans.com, a fundraising website that targets state Republicans and what Democrats call GOP failures on education, quality of life, ethics and jobs over the last decade.

The old Florida capitol  (Pic via Wikimedia Commons)

Who’s buying Florida’s political parties?

By | 07.12.11 | 2:48 pm

In Florida, where donations to individual candidates are subject to strict limits, the big money in politics tends to flow through the parties, campaign committees and other channels.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown (Pic via Facebook)

Florida Democrats and their ‘conservative’ cash machine

By | 07.12.11 | 9:15 am

How much was the recent Jacksonville mayor’s race worth to Florida Democrats? The party’s latest financial disclosures offer some clues.

(Pic via Wikimedia Commons)

Florida No. 1 for campaign spending by party committees

By | 07.08.11 | 2:12 pm

Political party committees poured more than $594 million into campaigns in 2010, according to data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics, and Florida accounted for roughly a fifth of that total.

2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman (Pic by calon)

Jon Huntsman, Florida candidate?

By | 06.22.11 | 1:10 pm

After announcing his candidacy from New Jersy, former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman is coming to Florida tomorrow, where he will announce the opening of his national campaign headquarters in Orlando (tour details after the jump).

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota (Pic via Facebook)

Florida Democrats demand that Buchanan resign as National Republican Congressional Committee vice chair

By | 06.01.11 | 4:57 pm

The Florida Democratic Party is demanding that Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, resign from his role as vice chair for finance with the National Republican Congressional Committee. In a statement released Wednesday, the party says Buchanan should step aside in light of a recent court decision prompted by a Federal Election Commission lawsuit.

Florida Democratic Party chairman Rod Smith, with 2010 gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink (Pic via Facebook)

Democrats’ new chair plans to turn party’s fortunes in ‘the most malapportioned state in the South’

By | 01.11.11 | 4:53 pm

Newly elected Florida Democratic Party chairman Rod Smith outlined some unsurprising priorities for his party’s shrunken state House delegation Tuesday: rebuilding the party infrastructure at the local level, making sure Florida breaks for Barack Obama in 2012 and keeping Bill Nelson as Florida’s senior senator.

Gillum backs out of running for Florida Democratic Party chair, throws support behind Smith

By | 12.02.10 | 4:34 pm

Only 10 days after announcing his intention to become the next chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum is taking himself out of the race and backing Gainesville attorney Rod Smith, who this morning had clinched…

Tallahassee commissioner Gillum enters race for Democratic Party chair

By | 11.23.10 | 7:44 pm

31 year-old Tallahassee City Commissioner Andrew Gillum announced Monday that he is seeking to replace outgoing Florida Democratic Party chairwoman Karen Thurman, who decided to step down from the post earlier this month just days after her party suffered major defeats at the polls.

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