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  • Donny Deutsch: Weiner Should Have Been 'Very Honest' And Said He Sent Pic To Wife

    06/02/2011 6:13:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    So now we know: Donny Deutsch would advise Dems caught in a sex scandal . . . to fabricate a false story. On today's Morning Joe, ad man Deutsch stated that, when caught with his pants down, Anthony Weiner should have been "very honest" and claimed that he had sent the picture to his wife. And of course, by "very honest," Deutsch means "very dishonest" since no one, starting with Weiner himself, suggests that the congressman meant to send the shot to his wife but that somehow it went out to a 21-year old college student in Seattle. Hat tip...
  • Rezko gave Gutierrez a deal on town house (Gutierrez, IL Dem Rep)

    11/14/2010 8:06:03 PM PST · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-8-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Congressman told FBI he asked for -- and got -- free home upgrades ### Convicted political fixer Tony Rezko gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free upgrades on a riverfront town house after the congressman asked for them, Gutierrez told the FBI, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Gutierrez's comments to federal agents in a previously undisclosed 2008 interview contradict what the congressman told the Sun-Times in 2006 about the purchase. "I walked in with my wife -- as any other consumer could have -- and purchased the unit at the listed price, with no considerations," the Northwest Side congressman said then,...
  • Video: Al Sharpton & MSNBC’s Deutsch: Should Strange Arizona Secede From the Union Already?

    01/17/2011 8:39:36 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 19 replies
    MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch claimed the ‘strange’ state of Arizona does not recognize Martin Luther King Day and Al Sharpton agreed on why they believe Arizona should secede from the union on “Morning Joe”. To make the argument, they also referenced the Tucson tragedy. Arizona does, in fact, recognize MLK day. Arizona voters approved a measure to recognize the holiday in 1992.
  • MSNBC'S Donny Deutsch: Voters May Be ‘Comforted’ By Scott Brown’s White Maleness

    01/20/2010 7:39:56 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 88 replies · 2,018+ views
    Meidaite ^ | 1-20-10
    This clip from this morning’s Morning Joe is currently making the rounds due to Peggy Noonan’s remark that today’s Mass. special election GOP candidate Scott Brown is popular because he “looks like an American” (which is not the full quote, though she doesn’t exactly redeem herself either). Actually, Noonan’s remark may be the least offensive to come out of this morning’s chat session on the subject; Donny Deutsch thinks the fact Brown not black or a woman may offer a “visceral comfort” to voters. The more things change, etc. “We’re going back to basics, we’ve obviously had our first African...
  • Liberal Donny Deutsch: White House Unwise To Attack Fox (Video)

    10/19/2009 1:20:35 PM PDT · by careyb · 10 replies · 591+ views
    Morning Joke ^ | 10/19/09 | Donny Deutsch
    Just plain bad PR.
  • Donny Deutsch Shows why MSNBC is a Real News Channel in Limbaugh Comment - Video 10/13/09

    10/13/2009 10:58:58 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 787+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is pathetic video from Morning Joe today where guest Donny Deutsch made a comment about Rush Limbaugh that had to be bleeped out (see video below). In the video above, Joe Scarborough questions Deutsch about the comment, and Deutsch then tries to get a group hug from those on set with him. And this is what the White House would call a "real news channel" as opposed to Fox News. . . . (VIDEOS)
  • Serbian spy's trial lifts cloak on his CIA alliance

    03/01/2009 4:29:49 PM PST · by kronos77 · 7 replies · 1,144+ views
    As Milosevic's intelligence chief, Jovica Stanisic is accused of setting up genocidal death squads. But as a valuable source for the CIA, an agency veteran says, he also 'did a whole lot of good.' By Greg Miller March 1, 2009 Reporting from Belgrade, Serbia -- At night, when the lawns are empty and the lamps along the walking paths are the only source of light, Topcider Park on the outskirts of Belgrade is a perfect meeting place for spies. It was here in 1992, as the former Yugoslavia was erupting in ethnic violence, that a wary CIA agent made his...
  • CNBC (Donny Deutsch )host excited about Palin (Wants to sleep with her)

    09/10/2008 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies · 371+ views
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 09.10.08
    Donny Deutsch is the host of the CNBC show The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch ... Your Daily Roadmap to The American Dream. Donny is very excited about Sarah Palin. He calls the national debut of Sarah Palin a seminal moment in "the new creation of the feminist ideal". The new feminist ideal includes getting men to wish they were next to you in bed. “She [Palin] talked about energy. Didn’t matter! Today everybody’s running in circles - we want to have her over for dinner. I trust her. I want her watching my kids. I want her laying next...
  • Ann Coulter did NOT use the word "NEED"

    10/13/2007 5:46:28 PM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 28 replies · 172+ views
    Coulter/Deutsch Transcript
    DEUTSCH: Let me ask you a question. We're going to get off strengths and weakness for a second. If you had your way, and all of your — forget that any of them — COULTER: I like this. DEUTSCH: — are calculated marketing teases, and your dreams, which are genuine, came true having to do with immigration, having to do with women's — with abortion — what would this country look like? COULTER: UMMMMM (pause) ... It would look like New York City during the Republican National Convention. In fact, that's what I think heaven is going to look like....
  • Clinton: Money talks and criminals walk (2001 article, NEVER FORGET)

    09/09/2006 10:20:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 600+ views
    ericmargolis.com ^ | 2-18-01 | Eric Margolis
    William Clinton did not leave the White House. He oozed out of it, leaving a trail of reeking corruption that left even his most faithful defenders gagging in revulsion. First, to escape prosecution for perjury in the Monica Lewinsky case, Clinton admitted lying under oath, had his law license suspended, and paid a US$25,000 fine. Next, the Clintons made off with $180,000 of White House furnishings, and a truckload of gifts from influence-seekers, including expensive tables from a certain Mrs. Denise Rich. Then, at midnight on his last day in office, Clinton pardoned 140 criminals. Drug dealers formed the largest...
  • Ann Coulter on Donnie Deutsch TONIGHT on CNBC at 10PM EST

    07/11/2006 6:31:41 PM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 45 replies · 3,788+ views
    FYI
  • A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA

    02/08/2006 8:33:55 AM PST · by MurryMom · 369 replies · 5,286+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2006 | Andrew C. Revkin
    George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said. Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his résumé on file at the agency asserted.
  • 25 Congress Members Flouted Law by Taking Taxpayer-Funded Salary for Unexcused Absences

    01/28/2005 7:18:36 AM PST · by yoe · 7 replies · 1,003+ views
    National Taxpayers Union ^ | Jan 26, 2005 | Peter J. Sepp - Annie Patnaude,
    This may be a repost but an important one.Alexandria, VA) – Even though President Bush took the oath of office last week, taxpayers still have one piece of unfinished business from the election: some federal lawmakers – including many seeking higher office – received thousands of dollars in salary overpayments for being away from their jobs during 2003 and 2004. According to a study released today by the 350,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), an obscure federal statute still on the books requires Congressional absentees to forfeit their pay unless they or a family member are ill; but leaders have failed...
  • Castor Wins Democrat Nomination; Martinez Leads GOP Race{George W. Greer Has 64 Percent}

    08/31/2004 6:36:55 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 25 replies · 952+ views
    Tampa, FL, Tribune ^ | 08-31-04 | Wine, Steve, AP
    Aug 31, 9:06 PM EDT Castor wins Senate nomination; Martinez leads GOP race By STEVEN WINE Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) -- Betty Castor won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for the Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Bob Graham, and Mel Martinez led the Republican race in a primary election that tested Florida's much-maligned voting system. Castor, a former state education commissioner and university president, led U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch by nearly a 3-to-1 margin with half the precincts reporting. Castro had 64 percent of the votes to 23 percent for Deutsch. Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas was third...
  • Fla. Candidate read e-mails on BlackBerry during Senate debate (Peter Deutsch)

    08/07/2004 5:40:36 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 16 replies · 646+ views
    ap ^ | 8-7-04
    Fla. Candidate read e-mails on BlackBerry during Senate debate The Associated Press 8/7/04 7:06 PM WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida congressman used a wireless e-mail device to read two messages sent by an aide during a live, televised debate with other Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch said he always wears the palm-sized BlackBerry on his belt and checked for e-mails only during commercial breaks. He said he did not receive tips on his oratory or answers to difficult questions -- only words of encouragement from consultant Mark Penn. "It was nothing of substance,"...
  • Did Rep. Deutsch (D-Fla.) Cheat With E-mail Tips During Dem Senate Candidate TV Debate?

    08/07/2004 8:01:31 AM PDT · by dukeman · 18 replies · 817+ views
    AP ^ | 8/7/04
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch used a portable e-mail receiver to read two messages sent by an aide during Tuesday's live, televised debate among Democratic U.S. Senate candidates. Deutsch, D-Hollywood, said he always wears the palm-sized BlackBerry on his belt and checked for e-mails only during commercial breaks. He said he did not receive tips on his oratory style or answers to difficult questions - only words of encouragement from consultant Mark Penn. "It was nothing of substance," Deutsch said of the two e-mails he erased. "It said, 'You're doing a good job.'" Deutsch said Friday...
  • Chinese Government Overtly Contacting US Congress to Influence Decisions of US Representatives

    03/14/2004 9:09:40 AM PST · by tallhappy · 19 replies · 576+ views
    Taipei Times, China Post, Wash Times ^ | 3-14-04 | Charles Snyder, Gertz, Scarborough
    This is a very important issue to know about and is a follow up of this post from the ends of 2003: Letter from Chinese Ambassador to all U.S. House of Representatives Members about Taiwan Below are three news articles on the subject, from China Post, Taipei Times and Washington Times. China Post March 14, 2004 HEADLINE: PRC TRIES TO INFLUENCE U.S. CONGRESS' STANCE ON TAIWAN China's embassy in Washington D.C. has sent an e-mail to U.S. Senate aides urging them to dissuade members of Congress from supporting Taiwan's upcoming referendum, according to a report in Friday's Washington Times newspaper....
  • Meek endorses Penelas in Senate race

    01/12/2004 12:56:53 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Herald ^ | 1/12/04 | Ken Thomas
    U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek endorsed Alex Penelas for the U.S. Senate on Monday, calling the Miami-Dade County mayor a candidate who could reach out to the parents of school-age children and the state's growing Hispanic community. Meek, a Miami Democrat who led the charge to place class size limits in the state constitution, said Penelas shared his allegiance to education issues and would attract "level-minded moderates" and Hispanics often key among an evenly divided electorate. "Hispanics will have a strong option of someone who has stood strong on behalf of fairness and equity," Meek said. Penelas said Meek "has been...
  • Hastings endorses Deutsch for U.S. Senate [Floriduh]

    01/09/2004 11:37:47 AM PST · by JohnnyZ · 22 replies · 147+ views
    The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) - AP ^ | January 9, 2004 | Associated Press
    U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings endorsed fellow U.S. Rep.Peter Deutsch for the Senate on Friday, saying he is the only candidate who can step into the job without a learning curve. Deutsch is one of three Democrats running in the Aug. 31 primary to replace Sen. Bob Graham, who is retiring. "Peter's experience in the area of commerce is unrivaled by any of his opponents - and in the international arena, the same thing" Hastings said. Hastings, who considered and decided against running for the seat, said he plans to actively campaign for Deutsch and share his list of supporters. He...
  • Rep. Deutsch has $4 million in war chest for Senate run [Florida]

    01/03/2004 7:39:03 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 18 replies · 195+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune (AP) ^ | January 3, 2004 | Associated Press
    MIAMI -- U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch has topped the $4 million mark in his campaign for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat, extending his fund-raising lead heading into the election year. Deutsch, a Fort Lauderdale-area Democrat, raised about $800,000 during the year's final fund-raising quarter that ended Dec. 31, spokesman Ryan Hampton said Friday. Democrat Alex Penelas, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, raised nearly $400,000 during the quarter, increasing his war chest to about $2 million. Former Education Commissioner Betty Castor, meanwhile, did not disclose preliminary numbers but campaign officials said they expected to show increases from previous quarters. The three...
  • Time Trip - questions and answers (How widely accepted is the theory that we can travel in time?)

    12/25/2003 8:12:15 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 91 replies · 2,512+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, December 26, 2003 | BBC
    The Future According to Professor Paul Davies "Scientists have no doubt whatever that it is possible to build a time machine to visit the future". Since the publication of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, few, if any, scientists would dispute that time travel to the future is perfectly possible. According to this theory, time runs slower for a moving person than for someone who is stationary. This has been proven by experiments using very accurate atomic clocks. In theory, a traveller on a super high-speed rocket ship could fly far out into the Universe and then come back...
  • Martinez’s entry fuels Senate race speculation

    11/16/2003 10:15:46 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 7 replies · 716+ views
    The News-Press ^ | November 15, 2003 | Betty Parker
    The likely entrance of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez into Florida’s U.S. Senate race has unleashed a flood of speculation about relations among the White House, Gov. Jeb Bush and the current field of GOP Senate contenders. Martinez is reportedly being urged to run by Washington activists and top-level staff worried that the current crop of GOP candidates is too conservative to win a general election. Fueling the speculation, President Bush spoke warmly of Martinez, who was with him in Orlando on Thursday. But many people are reading signals that Jeb Bush, who is not endorsing anybody, has...
  • Senate race needs flavor Rep. [Katherine] Harris would bring

    11/14/2003 12:23:50 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 1 replies · 821+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 14, 2003 | HOWARD TROXLER
    Dear God: Please, please, please let Katherine Harris run for the U.S. Senate. Not to sound ungrateful or anything, but things down here have been a little dull so far in the Senate-race department. The most interesting guy in the race is Johnnie Byrd, who has entertained us as speaker of the state House. But he is interesting in the sense of, "What law won't he ram through in exchange for campaign money?" A Harris vs. Byrd fight would be spectacular. It would be a case of relentless force meeting shameless object. It would be a thing of beauty, to...
  • Brown endorses Deutsch in [Florida] Democratic Senate primary

    11/10/2003 6:44:42 PM PST · by JohnnyZ · 17 replies · 269+ views
    Bradenton Herald (AP) ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | Ken Thomas (AP)
    U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch picked up the endorsement of a key black member of Congress and the state Democratic Party's highest-ranking woman Monday in the race to succeed Florida Sen. Bob Graham. Deutsch, of Pembroke Pines, received the backing of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown during a stop in her Jacksonville area district. Brown was among the first black members elected to Congress from Florida since the post-Civil War era and could help Deutsch court black voters in the August 2004 primary. Deutsch told reporters that Brown's endorsement was "a real serious statement in terms of what I expect to happen...
  • Byrd Starts Campaign For Seat in U.S. Senate [Florida]

    10/22/2003 9:36:39 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 12 replies · 219+ views
    The Ledger (Lakeland, FL) ^ | October 20, 2003 | The Associated Press
    PLANT CITY -- Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd kicked off his campaign for the U.S. Senate before a hometown crowd, promising to fight for "common sense, conservative values" before he strapped on an electric guitar and strummed the chords to Johnnie B. Goode. Although the Plant City Republican has been raising money for his Senate race for about three months and lining up supporters even longer, it's been mostly behind the scenes. Saturday's rally at Grandpa Johnson's BBQ Restaurant marked the public campaign kickoff. Byrd told the crowd he "took Plant City values to Tallahassee, and we're going to take...
  • Evans & Novak: Dean Scaring Democrat Establishment

    08/24/2003 7:23:32 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 28 replies · 450+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 08-25-03 | Novak, Robert D.S.
    Evans & Novak Week of August 25 by Robert Novak Posted Aug 22, 2003 Politics 2003 Week of August 25 Democratic: Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is scaring the daylights out of the party establishment. 1) It is not brain surgery. Unless either Rep. Richard Gephardt (Mo.) beats Dean in Iowa and/or Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) beats him in New Hampshire, the Vermonter is home free. 2) Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) has been belaboring Dean as too radical and a non-winner—epithets that seldom, if ever, stop an insurgent candidate. Lieberman’s path to the nomination is unclear. 3) Gephardt is trying...
  • Foley (R) Formally Begins Fla. Senate Bid

    07/08/2003 10:44:37 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 52 replies · 378+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 7/8/03 | Ken Thomas
    MIAMI - Rep. Mark Foley formally opened his campaign for Senate on Tuesday, filing papers to seek the seat now held by Democratic presidential hopeful Bob Graham. Foley, a five-term Republican, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and paperwork establishing a fund-raising committee for his Senate campaign. Graham has said he does not "anticipate" running for re-election but has not ruled out another Senate race next year. Five Democrats have announced plans to run if Graham declines another term, but Foley was quick to focus on the three-term senator. "Floridians deserve a senator who will work...
  • With eye on Senate, Foley (R) in lead in fund-raising race (Florida)

    07/02/2003 10:27:41 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | 7/2/03 | Jill Barton
    WEST PALM BEACH - U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who's seeking the GOP nomination for Senate, held onto his large fund-raising advantage over Bill McCollum, his party's unsuccessful nominee in 2000. Foley announced Tuesday that he has raised nearly $3.2 million for the race and $734,000 this quarter, more than twice as much as McCollum, who brought in $315,000 in the past three months. McCollum has raised nearly $670,000 to date. But supporters of McCollum, a former U.S. representative from the Orlando area, say he gained valuable momentum, nearly doubling his overall fund-raising total with donations from 3,000 people in 59...
  • Early rift emerges in Senate campaign to succeed Graham (Florida)

    06/30/2003 11:00:25 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 206+ views
    Naple Daily News ^ | 6/30/03 | Ken Thomas
    MIAMI — U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch lashed out at fellow Democrat Alex Penelas Sunday, accusing the Miami-Dade mayor of damaging the 2000 Democratic presidential ticket in Florida in the first sign of a rift in the primary race for U.S. Senate. Deutsch, D-Pembroke Pines, said he declined to attend the state party's annual Jefferson-Jackson gala Saturday in his home county because party officials were planning to honor Penelas with an award for his work on a constitutional amendment requiring the state to offer pre-kindergarten classes to all 4-year-olds. "This man did as much to hurt Al Gore as any person...
  • Deutsch checks on Graham's legal status as candidate (Florida)

    06/20/2003 10:24:59 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 250+ views
    HeraldTribune.com ^ | 6/21/03 | Brent Kallestad
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch, who has already said he's interested in running for U.S. Sen. Bob Graham's seat, may go to court to see if Graham would violate Florida law by seeking the presidency at the same time he's on the ballot for re-election to the Senate. In a response to a Deutsch inquiry, Tallahassee attorney Mark Herron said Florida law may not prevent Graham from qualifying for re-election to the Senate while he seeks the Democratic nomination for president, or possibly a vice presidential role at some point. Graham's bid for president does not qualify him...
  • Legal analyst's opinion ignites controversy about 2004 ballot (Florida)

    06/20/2003 10:21:11 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/20/03 | Mark Silva
    TALLAHASSEE -- Bob Graham might be able to seek re-election to the U.S. Senate next year while also appearing someplace on the presidential ballot, according to a new private legal analysis. Florida's director of elections disagrees, however, maintaining that Graham cannot appear twice on the same ballot. Florida's senior senator insists he will appear only once on the ballot in 2004 -- as the Democratic candidate for president. Yet Graham trails in early opinion polling in the presidential contest and has not publicly ruled out seeking re-election to the Senate. Most Florida observers have assumed that Graham cannot have it...
  • Hastings (D) weighs end to runoffs (Florida)

    06/16/2003 10:56:15 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 264+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 6/16/03 | George Bennett
    If state lawmakers vote this week to scrap runoff elections in 2004, the Democratic race to replace Sen. Bob Graham will look a lot more attractive -- and a lot riskier -- to U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar. Hastings, one of at least five Democrats pondering a run if Graham gives up his Senate seat to pursue the presidency, believes his chances of winning his party's nomination improve dramatically if he needs only a plurality rather than a majority. As the only black in the race, Hastings figures he'll start with a strong base of black support. And he believes...
  • Graham frustrates would-be successors

    04/28/2003 11:56:51 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 143+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 4/28/02 | Brian E. Crowley
    As newly minted presidential candidate Bob Graham heads to the cornfields of Iowa this week, he leaves behind a bewildered field of candidates for his U.S. Senate seat longing to hear him speak these words: "I will not run for the Senate." Graham is determined to become the nation's 44th president. He acknowledges that getting there will not be easy. He speaks candidly about the difficulty of the campaign ahead, the crowded field, his rusty campaign style and the need to raise $20 million. But Graham refuses to give a clear answer to one simple question: "If your campaign for...
  • Fla. Sen. Graham May Not Seek 4th Term

    04/22/2003 10:26:52 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 213+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/22/03 | Brent Kallestad
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Democratic presidential hopeful Bob Graham said Tuesday that he's urging potential successors to start working on their bids to replace him in the U.S. Senate. The Florida lawmaker has not ruled out seeking a fourth term next year if his presidential campaign falters. Still, a handful of state Democrats have expressed interest in the race, and Graham said he has heard from several. "I've been encouraging them to get organized, start forming a campaign and be ready to go," he said during a campaign appearance. Graham also told reporters he expects to formally launch his presidential campaign...
  • Miami-Dade Mayor Files for Senate Seat

    04/02/2003 10:42:08 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 43 replies · 468+ views
    MIAMI - Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas filed federal forms Wednesday allowing him to raise money to run for U.S. Sen. Bob Graham's seat. Penelas, 41, faces a Democratic primary campaign that may cost him millions. Graham has filed papers to run for president. Penelas said in a statement Wednesday that he was not making any campaign remarks "in deference to the war effort" and the Democrat Graham, the state's senior senator who is serving a third term. Penelas was first elected mayor in 1996. His current term ends in 2004. He will face heavy competition within his own party...
  • War chests grow in Senate race (Florida)

    04/02/2003 10:37:16 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 163+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/2/03 | Mark Silva
    TALLAHASSEE -- U.S. Rep. Mark Foley of West Palm Beach has bolstered a fund-raising advantage in his campaign for the U.S. Senate, but former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum of Longwood has gotten off to a strong start in his bid for the office. Foley will report raising $706,000 in the three months that ended Monday, raising his total cash on hand to $2.34 million. With this head start, Foley hopes to secure the 2004 Republican nomination for the seat held by Sen. Bob Graham, a Miami Lakes Democrat planning to announce a campaign for president later this month. "The smart...
  • Where's Bob Graham headed?

    02/12/2003 9:49:18 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 208+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2003 | Allison Stevens
    Sen. Bob Graham will not seek reelection to the Senate if he decides to run for president, his spokesman said Friday. The Florida Democrat's decision raises the likelihood that Democrats will lose a popular incumbent from one of the country's most competitive states to retirement. Graham, 66, postponed his decision on a presidential bid to undergo heart surgery last week. Insiders say he's leaning toward a presidential bid -- even though he would be virtually guaranteed reelection to a fourth Senate term. In making a president run, however, Graham would face stiff competition in an already crowded presidential primary race...
  • Congressmen want paper ballots in Broward...(Florida Dems cry for PAPER BALLOTS!)

    11/01/2002 11:17:27 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 45 replies · 373+ views
    Two U.S. congressmen sought federal intervention on Thursday to prevent another election meltdown in Broward County after state officials rejected the last possible option to ease the crush of voters at the polls next week. Reps. Peter Deutsch, D-Fort Lauderdale, and Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, asked U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to pressure the state to allow paper ballots to ease long lines at the precincts on Tuesday. They are threatening to go to court and allege that Florida is violating the federal Voting Rights Act.