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Buchanan opponent raises nearly $300,000 during first quarter of 2012

By | 04.12.12 | 4:09 pm

Democrat Keith Fitzgerald’s campaign for Congress today announced that it raised nearly $300,000 in the first three months of 2012. Fitzgerald’s campaign received more than 1,500 individual contributions, with an average contribution of $136.

Seniors to rally against Buchanan today

By | 04.11.12 | 9:27 am

A group of seniors will gather today to protest Congressman Vern Buchanan’s plan “to end Medicare” in Sarasota.

Catholic leaders tell Gingrich, Santorum ‘to stop perpetuating ugly racial stereotypes’

By | 01.20.12 | 11:52 am

Catholic leaders issued a letter Friday to GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, themselves Catholics, urging them “to stop perpetuating ugly racial stereotypes on the campaign trail.”

New DCCC ad will target Buchanan

By | 11.04.11 | 11:31 am

On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will unveil its latest in a series of ads targeting House Republicans — one of whom is Florida’s own Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc. (Pic by Gage Skidmore)

Effects of Ryan Medicare plan could vary across Florida

By | 06.07.11 | 2:19 pm

A guest column published by Kaiser Health News points out an interesting (and largely undiscussed) feature of Congressman Paul Ryan’s hot-button Medicare plan: It ignores differences in Medicare costs between regions, and as a result it could “expose the egregious amount of money Medicare wastes in many parts of the country.”

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island (Pic via

Haridopolos clarifies position on Medicare

By | 06.01.11 | 4:22 pm

His spokes-folks told The Miami Herald that he would vote against the plan in its current form. That position would put him at odds with at least one of his Republican primary opponents: Adam Hasner has come out repeatedly in support of Ryan’s plan.

The U.S. Capitol (Pic by jcolman)

Before Senate vote, national religious leaders call GOP budget cuts ‘immoral’

By | 05.25.11 | 4:38 pm

As the U.S. Senate gets ready to vote today on the recently approved House GOP budget, a handful of religious leaders from various denominations have spoken out against the budget because it “contains immoral cuts that would harm the most vulnerable.”

A screenshot of the cover of Rep. Paul Ryan's plan (Pic via (.pdf))

Analysts say Ryan budget plan would force seniors to spend most of their income on health care

By | 04.06.11 | 12:20 pm

Following the Tuesday release of House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget resolution (.pdf), seniors groups and analysts have come out specifically against the proposed health care changes, saying older Americans would pay twice as much for health care as they are now.

The U.S. Capitol (Pic by jcolman)

With budget impasse still unresolved, poll shows Americans want compromise

By | 04.05.11 | 4:56 pm

On Tuesday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., rolled out the House GOP’s “budget blueprint” for 2012. Meanwhile, the White House and the GOP-controlled House still have not reached an agreement on how to to continue funding the government through the end of the current fiscal year, in September.

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