Mark the end of the work week with Friday’s edition of the Florida Five – BPR’s picks for political news from around the Sunshine State!
Retailers rally with Gov. to bring troops home for Christmas: Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that Florida National Guard troops will spend Christmas in the Sunshine state with their families, thanks to help provided by Florida retailers…Read more.
“Obama World” staffers and donors raising money for Crist: Former staffers and large donors from President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign are coming out early to help Democrat Charlie Crist’s newly minted run for governor. A committee supporting Crist, Florida’s former Republican governor, has received $912,000 from large Obama donors over its first five weeks…Read more.
Groups look to profit off “Obamacare signup parties”: Obamacare signup parties will soon join Mary Kay parties, raffles, cookie sales and car washes as fundraising tools for groups throughout Florida, if some questionable organizations get their way. For-profit insurance companies have begun soliciting Florida non-profit groups to join them in holding parties where attendees sign up for health insurance…Read more.
Radel completes rehab, says he won’t resign: Southwest Florida Republican Trey Radel completed his rehab program at a Naples facility Thursday, and called a news conference to say he is not stepping down from the office he won in 2012…Read more.
ACLU would help satanists fight state’s denial of Capitol display: The Satanic Temple may take Florida to court over a proposed Capitol holiday display that a state agency rejected as “grossly offensive.” Meanwhile the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida says it warned about the possibility of such a dispute after the state allowed a private group to put up a Christian nativity scene inside the Capitol…Read more.
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