Florida News

Bob Cortes in Florida House District 30 offers GOP best chance to take back a seat

Florida Five: Cortes poised to win one back for conservatives, Political flyer does the unthinkable

Voting flyer

Political flyer does the unthinkable; calls out residents that don’t vote – by name

Vote No on 2 ad

Amendment 2 opponents launch final pitch to defeat legalizing ‘pot smoking’

cell phone

FL Supreme Court says warrantless cell phone spying a no-go

Thanks to the Florida Supreme Court and a drug dealer, Sunshine State police can no longer track unsuspecting citizens through their cell phones without a warrant. That’s welcome news to those concerned about local law enforcement’s use of advanced surveillance technology, sometimes supplied by … Read More

Bogdanoff ad

Community endorsements favor Ellyn Bogdanoff over Dem incumbent

Former Florida State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff has accumulated a variety of endorsements in her run for District 34, which she is featuring in her latest ad. The ad, "All of Us,” spotlights Bogdanoff's community support from those who serve in the fields of healthcare, public education, business … Read More

Rudy Giuliani

Florida Five: Giuliani campaigns for Scott, Governor’s race still deadlocked

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants - A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants. The coalition, which includes Broward Health and … Read More

Crist Scott debate

Florida Five: Crist, Scott slug it out, Bogdanoff, Sachs debate a game-changer

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Crist, Scott slug it out in heated final debate of Florida gubernatorial race - Florida's leading candidates for governor clashed fiercely during their final debate on Tuesday night, sniping at each other over everything from … Read More


Did he just say that? Crist won’t disclose wife’s tax returns because ‘I believe in a woman’s right to choose’

Charlie Crist, the former Florida Republican trying to get back into the governor's mansion as a Democrat, appeared to mix up his liberal talking points in Tuesday's CNN Florida gubernatorial debate. Crist says they won't disclose his wife's tax returns because "women's rights".... Lol wut? You're … Read More

Bogdanoff Sachs to the point

Game-changing debate pins former Fla. State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff against ‘do-nothing’ Sen. Maria Sachs

In a Florida Senate District 34 debate between former Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff and current Sen. Maria Sachs, a potentially game-changing debate unfolded on Sunday. The key focus was on “Bogdanoff’s experience with complex insurance issues and multiple missed votes by Sachs” on WPTV Channel 5’s “To … Read More


Family power a bad idea; Michelle Santamaria accused of breaking election laws

Voters can sometimes get a glimpse of the extremes to which a political candidate will go to win a race. If the candidate is willing to break the rules, what kind of behavior can be expected if he or she gains power? Voters shouldn’t take a chance to find out in Palm Beach County’s District 6 … Read More

Red light cameras

Court says not so fast with those red-light camera tickets

Big changes could be coming to cities with red-light cameras after a Florida District Court of Appeals judge said it’s illegal for camera operators to issue citations to drivers. “In Florida, only law enforcement officers and traffic enforcement officers have the legal authority to issue … Read More


Toys R Us peddles meth dealer doll with drugs: ‘Breaking Bad’ star to burn protesting ‘mom action figure’

A Florida mom is in a public tangle with TV star Bryan Cranston over an children’s action figure toy of Cranston’s meth-dealing character from “Breaking Bad.” But she’s losing on the popular front. In a petition launched on the website change.org, Fort Myers resident Susan Schrivjer asked Toys … Read More


Florida Five: Scott tops Crist in poll, Homeowners hosed,Tackiest man in Fla?

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: 0ptimus FL poll: Rick Scott tops Charlie Crist 41-40, no Fangate Effect found - Widely reported and heavily mocked, the ‘Fangate’ from Wednesday’s governor’s debate doesn’t appear to have had any effect on the race, according to a … Read More

Crist fangate

Tackiest man in Fla: Will Charlie Crist start hocking portable fans to promote ‘fangate’?

It's hard to believe that this slick-willy style politician, who has snake-charmed half of Florida (mostly Dems, of course), has successfully used his fan as a prop for his campaign. He must be so proud of himself. As a refresher, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist insisted on using a … Read More


City tells waterfront homeowners, we can build docks but you can’t

For more than 20 years, waterfront homeowners living along the city of Sanibel, on Florida’s San Carlos Bay, have been barred from building boating docks. It’s tough luck for homes not grandfathered in, as resale values in the gulf community — where boating is in part a way of life — are directly … Read More


Florida Five: Common Core opponents support Rick Scott, Wasserman Schultz humiliated

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Common Core opponents to urge support for Rick Scott - Anti-Common Core activists haven't been pleased with Gov. Rick Scott's half-measures on the issue but are throwing their support behind him against Charlie Crist."In 2009 … Read More