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  • So, Just How Close is Florida? [for 2012]

    05/16/2011 4:20:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies ^ | Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | steve schale
    ...there are less than a dozen that each party has won at least twice since 1992: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. Out of these ten, not many folks would consider Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee or West Virginia to be swing states in 2012. That leaves Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Nevada and Ohio, all states generally considered as in play for 2012... since 1992, Nevada is the most "one-sided" with Democrats winning 51.5% of the 3.1 million or so two-party votes cast since 92. Nevada voted for Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush and Obama. In Ohio,...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • Sink concedes to Scott (FL GOV)

    11/03/2010 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/2010 | staff
  • Sink to address reporters at 10:45

    11/03/2010 7:41:30 AM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Alex Sink will address reporters this morning at 10:45 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, her campaign says. The math looks especially grim this morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Republican Rick Scott is leading by roughly 68,300 votes – and that’s with all precincts counted in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough counties and all but one precinct in Broward County. Those were the counties that Sink was pinning her comeback hopes on last night.
  • Black Republicans Win First Congress Seats Since 2003

    11/03/2010 4:27:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 3, 2010 | L.A. Holmes
    Two black Republican victories tonight mark the first time African-Americans will represent the GOP in Congress in seven years. Retired Lt. Colonel Allen West's win in Florida's 22nd District and South Carolina State Rep. Tim Scott's victory in that state's 1st Congressional District is also the first time two black GOP members will serve in Congress since 1996. Scott defeated Democrat Ben Frasier in an open contest to replace retiring Republican Rep. Henry Brown to the first black GOP in Congress since former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts retired in 2003. West defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Ron Klein shortly after Scott's...
  • Fox: Marco Rubio Wins FL Senate seat

    11/02/2010 5:12:54 PM PDT · by jern · 37 replies
  • Fox Projects Rubio the winner in Florida, Blumenthal the winner in Connecticut

    11/02/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News | 11/02/2010
    Just heard it a minute ago.
  • Why Marco Rubio's Election Would Be the Most Important One for Conservatives

    11/01/2010 2:43:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Matt Lewis
    Once you get past the fundamental qualifications of basic honesty and credibility, there are three ingredients, it seems to me, that make for a successful conservative leader. The first (this should be obvious) is a solid conservative political philosophy. The second is charisma (like it or not, Americans prefer charismatic candidates, and it has become mandatory for the modern era). Last (and perhaps most elusive) is the ability to effectively articulate a conservative message. This is not to say candidates must be pointy-headed intellectuals, but a leader must be able to persuasively present a serious argument for their ideas. ...Marco...
  • Florida Live election results

    11/02/2010 5:04:27 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | today | Me
    Live election results for Florida. Just click the link and it updates every few minutes. Refresh your page to update. The far the RED is kicking some serious Blue Ass.
  • Florida Live Thread (Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Dan Webster, et al)

    11/02/2010 4:44:09 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 35 replies
    11/2/10 | me
    Thread for election results! I'm in Grayson's district so we want Dan Webster to win! Post all results for Florida!!
  • JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS? First check his connection to Fidel Castro [FL-25]

    11/01/2010 12:40:08 AM PDT · by FactReal · 1 replies
    BabaluBlog ^ | 11/2/2010 | BabaluBlog
    As we have mentioned here before, Joe Garcia, Democratic candidate for Florida's 25th congressional district, has some dubious ties to some individuals who directly profit from the Castro dictatorship. Garcia has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from owners of travel agencies that specialize in travel to Cuba, have extensive business relationships with the Castro regime, and are in a position to reap major profits if the embargo against Cuba's dictatorial regime were lifted.
  • Marco Rubio outshines Sarah Palin

    10/30/2010 7:08:29 AM PDT · by FloridaSunrise · 118 replies
    I’ve been meaning to write about this for several days, but it’s been a busy week. I saw Sarah Palin and Marco Rubio, at the same event in Florida last weekend. Palin, of course, was the star attraction, but having heard them both speak I wonder how long it will be before Rubio moves to the top of the billing. Palin can still fire up a crowd like no one else on the Republican circuit, but remains a raw talent. In her stump speech she can lose her thread and flit confusingly from one subject to another. She clearly doesn’t...
  • Charlie Crist asked Clinton camp to suggest Meek drop out, source says

    10/28/2010 11:24:40 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/10 | Greg Sargent
    Charlie Crist personally called a top adviser to Bill Clinton and asked if the former president would discuss with Kendrick Meek the possibility of dropping out of the Florida Senate race, according to a source close to Clinton. The revelation adds a bit more detail to a story breaking tonight that's roiling the Florida race. Politico's Ben Smith reported this evening that Clinton tried to persuade Meek to drop out of the race and almost succeeded. Meek has adamantly denied that he ever considered dropping out. According to a source close to Clinton, the former president's conversations with Meek were...
  • Meeks Says He's Staying in Race (This just in)

    10/28/2010 7:51:31 PM PDT · by catnipman · 58 replies
    Sun Sentinal ^ | 10/28/2010 | Russell Small
    Broward Politics Meek says he's staying in Senate race By Russell Small October 28, 2010 10:17 PM Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek denied reports by the Washington, D.C., political website Politico that former President Bill Clinton tried to convince him to drop out of the race and endorse independent Charlie Crist. “President Clinton did not ask me to drop out of the race,” Meek said at a hastily called press conference Thursday night at his campaign headquarters in Miami Gardens. “No one has called to ask me to drop out.”
  • More Republicans than Democrats voting early (Florida Early Voting Numbers)

    10/26/2010 1:18:16 PM PDT · by devane617 · 4 replies ^ | 10/26/2010
    Early voting numbers for the Nov. 2 general election are coming in, and Republicans are showing an early lead in number of ballots cast in Florida. About 150,000 more Republicans than Democrats have cast early ballots, either in person or by absentee. Ronnie Whitaker, the executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, said the state's gubernatorial and senate candidates are driving the turnout. "One of the things you see is having Rick Scott and Marco Rubio at the top of the ticket," Whitaker said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm around the state for those two, and I think that's...
  • Crowd Cheers As Sarah Palin Evokes George W. Bush’s Record At Campaign Rally

    10/23/2010 2:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2010 | Francis Martel
    Sarah Palin is a trendsetter, and she’s going to make this George W. Bush character popular on the campaign trail no matter what challenges stand before her. Yes, Palin invoked he-who-shall-not-be-named at a campaign event earlier today to get Republicans and independents fired up about foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, and “good ol’ Reaganism.” Too soon? Palin was in Florida with RNC Chairman Michael Steele to energize voters and supporters to get out the vote and get involved in the few days leading up to the midterm elections in early November. She began first and foremost by plugging her new program,...
  • CNN Poll for Florida: Scott(R) 49%, Sink(D) 46% (and Rubio leads by 14 over Crist)

    10/20/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 7 replies
    CNN via St Pete Times ^ | 10/20/10 | Beth Reinhard
    The latest CNN/Time Opinion Research Corporation poll shows a tight race for governor in Florida, with Republican Rick Scott receiving 49 percent of the vote and Democrat Alex Sink with 46 percent. Scott's modest lead is one point greater than the same survey found in late September. The poll of likely voters also looked at Florida's increasingly predictable Senate race, in which Republican Marco Rubio now leads by 14 percentage points. The spread was 11 points in late September. Rubio has 46 percent support, compared to Gov. Charlie Crist with 32 percent and Kendrick Meek with 20 percent.
  • Three-way Senate race a problem for state’s Democrats (Florida)

    10/15/2010 12:08:19 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 21 replies ^ | 10/14/10 | Brendan Farrington
    TALLAHASSEE — Logic would have dictated that Gov. Charlie Crist leaving the Republican Party to run as an independent would have split GOP voters. Instead, Crist is causing havoc among Democrats who are bickering about what needs to be done to stop conservative Republican Marco Rubio from getting to Washington. Some Democrats are saying Crist should drop out because his political reincarnation is hurting the candidate they nominated, Rep. Kendrick Meek. Meanwhile, anybody-but-Rubio Democrats say Meek should give up because Crist has a better chance of winning. It’s unlikely either candidate will concede, leaving each with the near impossible task...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses Charlie Crist

    10/12/2010 1:38:16 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12 October 2010 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
    "I endorse Gov @charliecristfl for Senate. Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now."
  • Alex Sink blasts Rick Scott

    10/04/2010 9:26:19 PM PDT · by Crichton · 20 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Mary Ellen Klas
    ST. PETERSBURG — In her strongest language yet, Democrat Alex Sink blasted Republican rival Rick Scott as a mystery candidate who is trying to buy his way into the Governor's Office, "doesn't know zip about Florida" and whose proposals are "totally unrealistic." ...Sink said she believes that voters who support Scott in the polls know about his history, but "maybe they don't care —- or are just so angry with the state of affairs we find ourselves in, they put their beliefs aside and think that it's not that important." "I don't know what they're thinking," she added, "because it's...
  • Election 2010: Florida Governor: Scott (R) Pulls Slightly Ahead of Sink (D) (50-44)

    09/24/2010 6:55:21 AM PDT · by Ravi · 39 replies
    ras ^ | 9/24/10 | ras
    Republican businessman Rick Scott has moved to a six-point edge over Democrat Alex Sink and has hit the 50% support mark for the first time in Florida’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Scott with 50% of the vote, while Sink, the state's chief financial officer, earns 44% support when leaners are included. Six percent (6%) of voters prefer some other candidate in the race.
  • ALLEN WEST Takes Lead Over Lib Dem Klein in US House Race

    09/23/2010 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 | Javier Manjarres
    Conservative Allen West took the lead over liberal Ron Klein in the latest Wilson Strategies survey. Republican 22nd Congressional Candidate Allen West leads Incumbent Ron Klein 48% – 42% in a survey conducted by Wilson Research Strategies on September 20-22, 2010. “While we are encouraged by our latest poll results, our campaign to restore honor, integrity and character to Washington is just getting started,” said LTC(R) Allen West. He continued, “I will continue to press on, and take our message of smaller government, constitutional values and principled leadership directly to the citizens of the 22nd Congressional District. The only poll...
  • Crist's race for center fizzling in Senate race (LOL!!! Screw you Charlie!!)

    09/15/2010 9:13:58 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15, 2010 | Jane Sutton
    (Reuters) - Florida Governor Charlie Crist's strategy of taking the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans in his campaign as an independent for a Senate seat is failing. The slight edge Crist held over Republican "Tea Party" favorite Marco Rubio in August has evaporated and turned into a wide deficit as he courts what appears to be a fast- shrinking moderate vote. A Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday showed Rubio far ahead in the three-way race to succeed Republican Senator George LeMieux, with support from 40 percent of likely voters. Crist had 26 percent while Democrat Kendrick Meek had 21 percent....
  • Tea Party Republican opens clear lead in Florida

    09/15/2010 12:25:39 PM PDT · by zebrahead · 118 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/15/10 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Republican candidate Marco Rubio has opened a clear lead in a Florida Senate race, becoming the latest "Tea Party" favorite to benefit from voter anger at Washington, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Wednesday. Six weeks ahead of Nov. 2 congressional elections, Rubio leads state Governor Charlie Crist, an independent, by 40 percent to 26 percent among likely voters, the poll found. Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 21 percent.

    09/12/2010 10:05:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 55 replies
    TowleRoad ^ | 9/13/2010 | TowleRoad
    Raw Story has gotten a hold of a memo closeted Governor Crist plans to release this week. The document announces support for a variety of issues related to the LGBT community. The document provided to includes Crist's vocal support for gay couples, including hospital visitation, inheritance and adoption rights; opposition to the ban on gays serving in the military; support for anti-discrimination laws and appropriations for HIV and AIDS programs. "It's great to hear a sitting governor take such a strong stand on equality issues," Nadine Smith, Director of Equality Florida, told by telephone Sunday night. "This is...
  • Tea Party Making It Harder for GOP: Fla. Dem (Barbour chops Wasserman Schultz)

    08/29/2010 6:41:11 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 50 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Today | cbsnews
    Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., described the GOP primaries, and yesterday's rally in Washington led by conservative commentator Glenn Beck, as a sign that "There is a raging battle going on within the Republican Party for the heart and soul of the Republican Party." -snip- Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour, also appearing on the program, dismissed Wasserman Schultz's suggestion that Republican incumbents fear a Tea Party insurgency. As a past chairman of the Republican National Committee and current chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Barbour said, "We never took sides in primaries. We did not...
  • Do FL FReepers REALLY think Rick Scott can win in Florida?

    08/25/2010 8:36:42 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Today | Me
    This race will be about one thing: Rick Scott paid the largest fine in U.S. history for "robbing seniors". Sink and the Dems and the media will not differentiate between Scott and his company. This race will not be about issues - it will be about Rick Scott and about how he is a so-called felon. Yes - I know he won the primary, but this ain't good.
  • The Need to Unite Behind Rick Scott and the Stakes for US Congress

    08/26/2010 4:44:30 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 8 replies
    American Daily Review ^ | 08/26/10 | Yomin Postelnik
    Any discord among party members must end after the primaries. This is especially true in the all important gubernatorial race in Florida in this congressional redistricting year. Republicans across the board are spending time, energy and resources on defeating vulnerable Democrat incumbents, including Alcee Hastings (whose district boasts an abysmal voter turnout and who has all but lost the critical Haitian vote), Ron Klein and Alan Grayson. We need to keep in mind that a Democratic governor in a redistricting year could not only preclude Republicans from holding these seats in the future, but could in fact lead to the...
  • Florida Election Watch- Live Thread- Republican Senate Primary

    Obviously Rubio has this in the bag, with no real challengers, but we might as well have results threads for the important races.
  • Former State House FL Speaker Marco Rubio Wins Repub. Nomination for Senator - FL

    08/24/2010 5:13:55 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio wins Republican nomination for Senate in Florida.
  • Kendrick Meek Wins Democrat Nomination in Florida U.S. Senate Race

    08/24/2010 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 4 replies
    Kendrick Meek has won a decisive victory over billionaire Jeff Greene to claim the Democrat nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida. With nearly 80% of precincts reporting at the time of this post, Meek had 56% of the vote to only 32% for Greene. He will now face GOP Nominee Marco Rubio, and former Republican turned-Independent Charlie Crist in the November Midterm Election. Meek has already sent out a victory email to supporters: CNN: “We did it! I am about to step on the stage at our rally here in Miami, but I wanted to send you a quick note...
  • Crist Thanks God He Left GOP(What is Crist anyway? Oportunist? Prostitute? Good riddance he's gone)

    08/19/2010 7:26:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 51 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/19/10 | Theodore Kettle
    Introduced by a Democratic state representative at a gathering of hundreds of senior citizens at a condo complex in heavily Democratic Broward County on Wednesday, Florida governor and U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist thanked God that he was no longer a Republican. "You know, I used to be a Republican," Crist told the adoring crowd after an introduction by Democratic state Rep. Ari Porth . When a women in the audience yelled out, "Thank God!" Crist immediately said, "Yeah, thank God. Right - used to be!" The statement came the same day Washington Examiner columnist Timothy P. Carney revealed that...
  • Obama Brings His Teleprompter On Vacation

    As President Obama headed to the Florida Panhandle for a vacation with the family, he felt the need to drag his teleprompter along.
  • Crist losing ground to Rubio in Senate race, poll shows (Meek Way Ahead of Greene)

    08/15/2010 6:35:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 14, 2010 | WILLIAM MARCH
    TAMPA - A new poll shows Marco Rubio slipping ahead of Gov. Charlie Crist in the U.S. Senate race for the first time. It also suggests that Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami is turning around his race against Palm Beach real estate investor Jeff Geene in the Democratic Senate primary, moving to a double-digit lead after trailing Greene by substantial margins for the last several weeks. The poll also indicates that Crist, a no-party candidate, is heavily dependent on support from Democrats, and if Democratic voters move toward a nominee of their own party, Crist's support will erode. Crist has...
  • Election 2010: Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 38%, Crist (I) 33%, Meek (D) 21%

    08/11/2010 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 8-11-10
    The race for the U.S. Senate in Florida continues to be all about Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, regardless of which Democrat they face. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Rubio with 38% of the vote and Crist at 33% if Congressman Kendrick Meek is the nominee. Meek earns 21%. Only one percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. If billionaire Jeff Greene is the Democratic candidate, Crist gets 37% support to Rubio’s 36%, with Greene trailing at 20%. two percent (2%) like another...
  • Charlie Crist Fading In Florida

    08/11/2010 10:37:31 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 15 replies ^ | 08/11/10 | CaroleL
    As a wave of anti-establishment sentiment spreads and a stronger wave of opposition to the Obama agenda grows, it looks like Florida voters are not going to be left out of the real hope and change this November. According to the latest poll of likely voters, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) has a 5 point lead over non-party affiliated Governor Charlie Crist (38% - 33%). Either Democrat they'll face in the general election will most likely be a non-factor in the race with approximately 20% of the vote.
  • Election 2010: Florida Senate [Rubio leading by 5%, if Meek is the Dem nominee!]

    08/11/2010 7:30:50 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11 August 2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    The race for the U.S. Senate in Florida continues to be all about Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, regardless of which Democrat they face. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Rubio with 38% of the vote and Crist at 33% if Congressman Kendrick Meek is the nominee. Meek earns 21%. Only one percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. If billionaire Jeff Greene is the Democratic candidate, Crist gets 37% support to Rubio’s 36%, with Greene trailing at 20%. two percent (2%) like another...
  • Marco Rubio WILL lose to Charlie Crist if we allow him to win the GOP PRIMARY !

    08/05/2010 12:03:08 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 103 replies
    05 August 2010 | David Osborne
    It is becoming more clear to me everyday that Marco Rubio does not have what it takes to win broad support from grass roots conservatives.. He is completely ignoring 2 other candidates in the Republican Primary. One of whom I am publicly supporting. Dr. William Escoffery But this thread is not so much about Dr. Escoffery as it is about Marco Rubio himself... there are way too many "issues" with Marco Rubio, not the least of which is the fact that he is completely avoiding any contact/debate with the 2 other candidates in the GOP Primary, and we (as the...
  • Dr. Escoffery for U.S. Senate (FLORIDA) is more PRO-LIFE than Marco Rubio

    08/03/2010 4:44:35 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 62 replies · 27+ views
    PRO-LIFE I am 100% PRO-LIFE and completely ANTI-ABORTION. It is a travesty that approximately 52 Million unborn American Citizens have been murdered in our country under the "Roe v. Wade" doctrine propounded by Supreme Court "Justice" Harry Blackmun. I personally pray that this MONSTER will burn in Satan's ovens for eternity. I believe that the ONLY excuse for abortion is a situation where the mother's LIFE (ie., IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL SURVIVAL) is threatened by the fetus. (And that means no "Mental-Health" exceptions, either). Therefore I am against all funding for abortion services, all transportation across state lines for this abomination, all...
  • Allen West collects $1.4M, closes in on Ron Klein (Lt. Col. Accused of War Crimes, Gaining in Fla.)

    08/02/2010 9:47:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 5+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 07/25/2010 | Michael Bender
    Republican Allen West’s campaign will report they collected $1.4 million during the second quarter of 2010, The Palm Beach Post has learned. That tops the campaign’s previous best quarter, which was $838,000 during the first three months of the year. The totals mean West has collected a total of $3.5 million for his campaign and has $2.2 million on hand. U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, reported $2.6 million in cash on hand at the end of the first quarter. He has not yet filed his latest report.
  • Dr William Escoffery III - FOR US SENATE (Florida)

    07/31/2010 4:30:47 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 24 replies · 5+ views
    Campaign Speech of Dr. William Escoffey III ^ | 31 July 2010 | David Osborne
    My fellow FLORIDIANS - Our Primary Election is only 24 DAYS away ! We have 22 Candidates for the U.S. Senate seat !!! Many of you may not have even taken the time to look at all the candidates in this race. I just got an e-mail from a friend asking me to consider voting for Dr. Escoffery in the REPUBLICAN PRIMARY... I think I leaning towards supporting this man. I know many of you will say that "He can't win" because he has no name recognition but we have 24 Days to get him some name recognition.... What Ssy...
  • 2012 Florida/Nevada GOP Numbers (Wikipedia: "PPP Is A Democratic-Party Affiliated Polling Firm"

    07/27/2010 2:00:43 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling (PPP) ^ | 7/27/2010 | Staff
    Mitt Romney's the favorite at this early stage in a couple key Republican primary states: Florida and Nevada. Romney came up short in Florida last time, but for now Republicans in the state prefer him to the other leading potential 2012 candidates. Romney gets 31% with Palin and Gingrich tied for second at 23% and Huckabee and Paul further back at 15% and 6% respectively. These numbers are good news for Romney and bad news for Huckabee and Palin...
  • Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Crist leads 3-way Senate race in Florida (Crist 35, Rubio 28, Meeks 17)

    07/13/2010 1:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 4+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/13/2010 | John Whitesides
    (Reuters) - Florida Governor Charlie Crist holds a narrow edge over Republican Marco Rubio in a three-way Senate race dominated by economic worries, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. Crist, who left the Republican Party to run as an independent after Rubio mounted a primary challenge against him, leads Rubio 35 percent to 28 percent. Democrat Kendrick Meek trails with 17 percent less than four months before the November election for the open Senate seat. Crist holds a similar 34 to 29 percent edge over Rubio in a three-way race against Democrat Jeff Greene, who is locked in...
  • Conference call with Marco Rubio: $4.5M 2nd quarter

    07/12/2010 1:25:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July12,2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this afternoon, I participated in a conference call with Marco Rubio, who has focused more of late on networking and fundraising than high-profile campaigning. Even so, the last Rasmussen poll shows Rubio retaking a narrow lead among likely voters, and Charlie Crist’s latest grandstanding stunt could be backfiring. It certainly has with Crist appointee Senator George LeMieux, who today endorsed Marco Rubio. The strategy has also been effective, as Rubio’s campaign raised $4.5 million in the second quarter, blowing away Kendrick Meek’s $1 million.
  • Crist's edge over Rubio appears to be growing

    06/21/2010 12:35:58 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 20 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | 06/20/2010 | Adam C. Smith
    A new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll suggests Charlie Crist may be widening his lead over Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek in the U.S. Senate race. Where other recent polls showed Crist barely edging out Rubio, the June 9-13 survey of 607 likely voters by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and Cherry Communications found 42 percent backing Crist, 31 percent Rubio and 14 percent Meek. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
  • Hayworth hits McCain for fundraiser's Ponzi scheme

    06/10/2010 2:20:46 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies · 1,790+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 6/10/10 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    A now-disbarred Florida lawyer who admitted to orchestrating a huge Ponzi scheme gave more than $180,000 to Arizona Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, contributions that McCain's Senate rival is now making an issue in their competitive primary. Scott Rothstein was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison after he confessed to running a $1.2 billion fraud using faked legal settlements. Rothstein also was a key contributor and fundraiser who bundled more than $500,000 in campaign contributions for McCain's 2008 race, according to the campaign finance watchdog Center for Responsive Politics.
  • Election 2010: Florida Senate-Florida Senate: Crist 37%, Rubio 37%, Meek 15%

    06/09/2010 8:41:14 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 26 replies · 99+ views
    Republican Marco Rubio and Republican-turned-independent Charlie Crist are tied this month in Florida’s topsy-turvy race for the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Rubio and Crist each earning 37% of the vote, while Democratic hopeful Kendrick Meek trails with 15% support. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. A month ago, Rubio held an eight-point advantage over Crist. Sixty percent (60%) of Florida voters now approve of the job Crist is doing as governor, up three points from a month ago. Thirty-seven percent (37%) disapprove. As governor, Crist has been very visible...
  • Marco Rubio :: Columnist An Idea-Based Conservative Future by Marco Rubio

    06/02/2010 3:45:16 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 4 replies · 225+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 2,2010 | Marco Rubio
    America’s proud legacy of limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility is under assault in Washington in the form of Obamacare, the so-called stimulus and cap and trade. Washington is broken, and there’s a fundamental question voters must ask themselves this election year: Who do you trust to fix it?
  • Religious Jewish Candidate Revolutionizing Republican Message in South Florida

    06/01/2010 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Leah at A Better Florida · 18 replies · 530+ views
    Red Hampshire ^ | 06/01/10 | Sheridan Folger
    LTC Allen West isn’t the only conservative candidate or race to watch in Florida. While West, whom I’ve supported for several years may indeed convey conservatism in a more effective, honest and articulate way then most . . . there is another conservative in Florida that we should all be proud to support. Very few conservatives are able to rally a crowd. Our party has intellectuals like Bobby Jindal and a plethora of other talent, but few candidates are able to provide a mix of common sense conservatism and an ability to convey that message in equal measures of force...
  • Crist now supports DADT repeal compromise

    05/27/2010 12:29:59 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 686+ views ^ | May 27,20010 | By Greg Sargent
    Charlie Crist, who previously opposed repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell when he was a Republican but has since been under pressure to take a stand on current repeal efforts, will now support the repeal compromise, his spokesperson confirms to me. Until recently, Crist had been saying that the current policy works. But with the repeal compromise moving forward in Congress, both Republican Marco Rubio and Dem Kendrick Meek, each for their own reasons, have been pressuring Crist to take a stand on the compromise. Now Crist is coming out for it. His spokesperson, Michelle Todd, emails a statement from him:...