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South Florida Muslim discusses push to become member of Broward GOP Executive Committee

By | 09.13.11 | 12:57 pm

Nezar Hamze, executive director of the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, has applied to become a member of the Broward Republican Executive Committee and to create a Muslim Republican Club.

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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.

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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.

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Surrounded by supporters, Scott signs budget while vetoing hundreds of millions worth of line items

By | 05.26.11 | 3:30 pm

Gov. Rick Scott signed his budget this afternoon, but not before wielding his “favorite pen” to strike what he said were $615 million in line-item vetoes.

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Five notes on campaign contributions to Florida political parties

By | 04.12.11 | 12:51 pm

The quarterly campaign finance reports for Florida political parties were released late yesterday, and the Republican Party of Florida out-raised the Florida Democratic Party by more than four-to-one: $5.2 million to $1.2 million, between January and March. Here are five things I’ve noticed while combing through the spreadsheets:

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

CREW: ‘Incomprehensible’ that Federal Election Commission has not investigated Rep. Buchanan

By | 01.19.11 | 10:02 am

For the past several years, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (aka CREW) has worked to hold Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, accountable for numerous alleged campaign violations — and in a recent interview, the group’s director says the fight isn’t over.

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Bitner elected state Republican Party chair

By | 01.18.11 | 9:06 am

In an election held Saturday in Lake Buena Vista, the Republican Party of Florida’s State Executive Committee voted to elect David Bitner as the next chairman of the state GOP.

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New Republican Party of Florida website touts ‘equal opportunity,’ doesn’t mention gays or lesbians

By | 01.13.11 | 2:34 pm

The Republican Party of Florida today unveiled its new website,, laying out a host of information about the party and its values. Among the party’s platform, according to the site, is a belief in “equal opportunity for all,” but the text makes no mention of equality for gays and lesbians.

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Gruters announces several high-profile endorsements, despite ties to Buchanan allegations

By | 01.10.11 | 1:03 pm

Joe Gruters announced several endorsements for his candidacy to become the next chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, including from state Senate Majority Whip Anitere Flores, R-Miami, and Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton.
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State Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Pic via Facebook)

GOP chief Thrasher congratulates Florida’s ‘all Republican Cabinet’

By | 01.04.11 | 4:02 pm

Republican Party of Florida chairman and state Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, congratulated Florida’s “New All Republican Cabinet” today, in a press release that cited some of newly inaugurated Gov.’s Rick Scott’s notable campaign slogans.

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