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  • **VOTER GUIDE** NOV 7th 2006 (GENERAL) * BY: David C. Osborne (Leon County, Tallahassee, FL)

    11/02/2006 8:21:37 PM PST · by davidosborne · 16 replies · 1,602+ views ^ | 01 November 2005 | David Osborne
    Leon County Precinct# 3511 United States Senator...........Katherine Harris Governor and Lt. Gov.............Charlie Crist/Jeff Kottkamp Attorney General........Bill McCollum Chief Financial Officer........Tom Lee Commissioner of Agriculture......Charles Bronson Superintendent of Schools........ Patricia Sunday County Judge..................Ron Flury City Commissioner...........Debbie Lightsey NonPartisen Justice of the Supreme Court..(Retention) R. Fred Lewis.....NO Barbara Joan Pariente.......NO Peggy A. Quince...............NO District Court of Appeal (Retention) Edwin B. Browning Jr........NO Brad Thomas...............NO Peter D. Webster...........NO Water Conservation District 2..... Scott Matteo Water Conservation District 3..... Jeffrey Sly Water Conservation District 4..... John Maloney Constitutional Ammendments......... NO 1...... YES - (appears to strenghten fiscal resposibility) NO 3...... NO - (raises the...
  • Florida Constitution (Ammendment #3)

    11/04/2006 1:21:41 PM PST · by davidosborne · 26 replies · 2,868+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Friday Oct 27 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    It's too easy to amend the Florida Constitution. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board recommends a YES vote on Constitutional Amendment No. 3 on the Nov. 7 ballot.
  • Gore v. Harris SCOFLA Justices on ballot (discuss)

    10/20/2006 6:36:50 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 63 replies · 1,789+ views
    Florida Supreme Court ^ | Oct. 20, 2006 | NonValueAdded
    Three of the Florida Supreme Court Justices ruling in favor of AlGore in 2000 are up for a retention vote on November 7, 2006. Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Jean Pariente, and Peggy A. Quince all face the question "Shall Justice _____ of the Supreme Court be retained in office?" Revenge is a dish best served cold and I'm pulling this thread out of my freezer for your dining delight. Pass the word and let's make this a triple play!
  • SENATORIAL DEBATE: Katherine Harris vs Bill Nelson

    10/21/2006 1:22:32 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 254 replies · 4,822+ views ^ | October 20, 2006 |
    SENATORIAL DEBATE Monday, October 23, 2006   MEDIA ADVISORY  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       Contact: Jennifer Marks October 20, 2006                                                                                    (813) 288-8400     SENATORIAL DEBATE     WHO:       Congresswoman Katherine Harris, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate,   WHAT:     Live Televised Debate   WHEN:     October 23, 2006  8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   WHERE:    Nova Southeastern University                    (Live Televised Broadcast on Florida’s PBS television stations.)    
  • 5 Mins with Gov. Jeb Bush (DavidOsborne - Family)

    09/19/2006 8:15:48 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 45 replies · 755+ views ^ | Today | David C. Osborne
    My family had the priviledge of spending about 5 mins with Gov. Bush in his office last week. Many of you know that I have been called up to active duty, and will be leaving in just a couple of days. I look forward to posting from the "sandbox". I would like to share these photos from our visit with the Gov. Bush.
  • House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion Act (HR 2679)

    09/11/2006 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,402+ views
    September 11, 2006 House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion ActWashington D.C. - On Friday the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), also known as HR 2679. This bill will go to the full House for a vote. The bill's intent is to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by state and local officials that results from the threat that a plaintiff may seek damages and attorney's fees. If the bill passes, advocacy groups like the ACLU would no longer be able to use...
  • FLORIDA - Keep your eye on the BIG PICTURE - By: Freeper David Osborne, Tallahassee, Florida

    09/08/2006 10:21:57 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 19 replies · 672+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Today | David Osborne
    In todays modern political world it is no longer about "voting for the best candidate" regardless of party affiliation.... REAL Political POWER comes from the numbers period.. we, conservatives, that is, are so close to getting a REAL majority in this country.. it is so close we can almost taste it... then and only then will the world see America as truly conservative... I hate it when people say "Republicans have the majority in the U.S. Senate"... .this is NOT TRUE.... anyone who understand the U.S. Senate knows that it takes 60 SEATS to have a real majority... 59 is...
  • Katherine Harris DOES NOT Have Cooties! (UPDATE)

    09/03/2006 6:38:01 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 28 replies · 677+ views
    Self ^ | 09/03/2006 | self
    Katherine Harris Has Cooties OoohNooo! COOTIES? Yep. Cooties. OohNoooo... Sounds like a vey series medical matter. Sounds like A CASE FOR HILLARY....and Healthy People 2010, courtesy of HillaryCare. OooohNoooo..... OooohYesssss. But she's not a Doctor! Yes she is! She's a Witch Doctor! And she's the smartest woman in the world! (cackle) I'll get you, my pretty! Okay, tell me where it hurts. It doesn't hurt at all. I don't even HAVE cooties! Only Democrat girls and RINO girls get cooties. Sorry, I can't release you until I consider you cured. Fill out all these quadruplicate HillaryCare Forms. Four hours...
  • Katherine Harris Has Cooties

    09/03/2006 11:16:25 AM PDT · by Nick Danger · 69 replies · 3,032+ views
    September 3, 2006 | Nick Denger
    She can't win. No one likes her. Her car is ugly and her horse can't talk. And now, the most damning evidence of all is being whispered and murmured from sea to shining sea: Katherine Harris has cooties. News-99 has obtained exclusive footage of a private meeting between Ms. Harris and her doctors in which the 49-year-old Harris is told the horrifying results of a recent series of blood tests. "You have cooties," the video shows the doctors saying.
  • Harris holds lead heading into final week

    08/31/2006 3:29:27 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 139 replies · 2,279+ views
    AP via ^ | 31 August 2006 | BRENT KALLESTAD
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris holds a double-digit lead over her three opponents in the Republican race for the U.S. Senate nomination in Florida's Sept. 5 primary election, a new poll released Thursday showed. Harris, who is serving her second term in Congress from a district representing the Sarasota area, was favored by 38 percent of 317 likely Republican voters in a random telephone survey taken between Aug. 23-28 by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The survey reported a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points.William McBride, a 34-year-old Windermere attorney, was supported by 22...
  • NRA Endorses Katherine Harris; Endorses Bill Nelson (Florida)

    09/01/2006 1:09:33 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 89 replies · 1,678+ views
    Katherine Harris for Senate Campaign ^ | Sept. 1, 2006 | Katherine Harris Press Release
    NRA Endorses Harris Unified Sportsmen of Florida Concur Tampa, FL -- Congresswoman Katherine Harris, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. Katherine Harris has an "A" rating from the NRA, in stark contrast to Bill Nelson's "F" rating. In a letter to Congresswoman Harris, Marion Hammer, NRA Past President and current Executive Director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida states "You [have] been consistently strong in support of Second Amendment and self-defense issues and we sincerely appreciate your solid pro-sportsmen, pro-Second Amendment, pro-freedom record. Your outstanding and...
  • ** LIVE THREAD ** 05 September 2006 - Florida Primary

    09/04/2006 7:26:12 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 689 replies · 12,777+ views
    Live Election Results ^ | 05 September 2006 | State of Florida
    It is FLORIDA PRIMARY TIME ! - Come here to discuss who you voted for and why... and lets follow the results as they come in.. Click here to view live election results !!
  • Wise says he'll endorse Gallagher because his constituents want it.

    09/04/2006 11:38:10 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 17 replies · 444+ views
    The Jacksonville lawmaker told the Times-Union in an endorsement poll of Northeast Florida legislators that he hadn't made up his mind and didn't want to come out for any particular candidate. On Saturday he said he's had too many constituents asking him, so he's endorsing Gallagher.
  • Nelson Locks Up Law Enforcement Support [BARF ALERT]

    09/01/2006 4:55:32 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 14 replies · 307+ views ^ | 26 June 2006 |
    Nelson Locks Up Law Enforcement Support June 26, 2006 ST. PETERSBURG -- Culminating with support from the 22,000 member-strong Florida Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's bid for re-election landed the endorsements last week from two of the state's major law enforcement organizations. On Friday, the FOP unanimously gave their support to Nelson during its annual convention in St. Petersburg. Earlier in the week, the campaign received an endorsement from the Florida Police Benevolent Association and its more than 32,000 law enforcement and corrections officers. The two law enforcement organizations now join a number of...
  • Senator Dan Webster Endorses Tom Gallagher

    09/01/2006 2:30:38 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 55 replies · 575+ views
    Tom Gallagher, CFO and Republican Candidate for Governor, today received the endorsement of Senator Dan Webster of Winter Garden at the First Life Center for Pregnancy at First Baptist Church in Orlando. "I was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1980, the same year Ronald Reagan was elected president. Ronald Reagan endorsed me – I knew Ronald Reagan - and Tom Gallagher is the only candidate for Governor who represents Ronald Reagan's conservative values, and the best person to lead our party and our state. After a lot of thoughtful deliberation, and after the recent debates and all...
  • Florida State Senate - 9 Rino's to REMEMBER

    03/24/2005 8:23:27 AM PST · by davidosborne · 189 replies · 3,094+ views
    Florida Senate ^ | 23 March 2005 | Florida Senate
    LINK to ROLL CALL VOTE.. Bill Number ....: CSSB 804 Date: 3/23/2005 Amendment Number: Time: 04:43PM Reading Number .: 3 Roll Call: 3 Floor Actions ..: Yeas - 18 Nays - 21 Not Voting - 1 VA VO MEMBER VA VO MEMBER VA VO MEMBER _ N Alexander _ N Dockery _ Y Peaden _ N Argenziano _ Y Fasano _ Y Posey _ N Aronberg _ Y Garcia _ Y Pruitt _ Y Atwater _ N Geller _ N Rich _ Y Baker _ Y Haridopolos _ N Saunders _ N Bennett _ N Hill _ Y Sebesta _...
  • Crist keeps wide lead; Smith gains on Davis

    08/31/2006 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 60 replies · 666+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/31/2006 | MARY ELLEN KLAS
    Attorney General Charlie Crist's formidable lead over Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher in the Republican primary for governor appears secure, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, but with less than a week to go before Tuesday's election, the race between the leading Democrats is still up for grabs. Crist is ahead of Gallagher 57 to 32 percent, according to the Connecticut-based public opinion research group. But the poll says the contest between U.S. Rep. Jim Davis and state Sen. Rod Smith is much tighter, with Davis leading 43-32 percent, while a substantial 24 percent of Democrats surveyed...
  • * Dr. James Dobson May DECIDE Florida Gov. Race *

    08/30/2006 6:42:10 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 550 replies · 7,101+ views
    I am proudly endorsing Tom Gallagher for Governor of Florida. In a day when moral standards are up for grabs, Tom will be a champion for the family. He will work to provide genuine school choice for every Florida child, and he understands that the courts must be reigned in. Dr. James Dobson National Conservative Leader
  • Vanity

    08/19/2006 12:10:58 PM PDT · by Shery · 27 replies · 493+ views
    Vanity | Shery
    Need help determining candidates to vote for in primary elections in Florida.
  • Gallagher vs Crist (ON THE ISSUES) pass it on...

    08/16/2006 6:06:29 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 208 replies · 2,464+ views ^ | 15 August 2006 | David C. Osborne Click above... for a PDF side by side comparission of Gallagher vs Crist.. pass it on...
  • (Florida) Candidates for CFO discuss state's role in insurance crisis

    08/15/2006 12:46:14 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 25 replies · 375+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 8-15-06 | DALE WHITE
    Sen. Tom Lee and Rep. Randy Johnson disagree about how to attract private insurers back to the state. By DALE WHITE Two Republican contenders to be Florida's next chief financial officer disagree about how to attract private insurers back into a state where millions of home and business owners are scrambling to find adequate, affordable coverage. Senate President Tom Lee of Brandon calls for expanding state support to insure businesses that can't get coverage. Ultimately, he wants to get the state out of the policy-writing business and make it a source of the reinsurance that the private sector can't...
  • New Team For Gallagher

    08/14/2006 5:16:27 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 70 replies · 915+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | August 14, 2006 | Brian E. Crowley
    Tom Gallagher’s campaign has changed media consultants and will begin airing new television ads this week with a sharper focus on the issues in the hope of overcoming Charlie Crist in the Republican primary. Mike Murphy, one of the nation’s most successful GOP media strategists and consultant Matt Leonardo are taking over the task of writing and producing television and radio ads for the campaign. They replace media consultant Scott Howell who left the campaign. Howell’s departure comes on the heels of the resignations of David Johnson, Gallagher’s general campaign consultant, and David Browning, the campaign’s finance director. Losing key...
  • McBride Beats Harris & Nelson (Winter Haven, Fl COC Hob Nob)

    08/11/2006 3:06:06 PM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 11 replies · 692+ views
    In the latest pre-primary straw poll, Will McBride beat Katherine Harris, his primary opponent for the Republican nomination, and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. The outcome of the ballots cast at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob was 72 votes for McBride and 51 for both Harris and Nelson. Two other candidates for the GOP nomination, LeRoy Collins Jr. and Peter Monroe, received 12 and 2 votes respectively. “This is the sixth significant straw poll in a row, in which we have virtually equaled or run ahead of Katherine Harris, making it very clear that a strong trend is...
  • Crist worries conservatives

    08/11/2006 11:24:18 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 406 replies · 4,397+ views
    Tribune ^ | 11 August 2006 | Joe Follick
    TALLAHASSEE -- Republican Tom Gallagher is betting his political life on an appeal to Christian and social conservatives. And at least one of his supporters in those groups say their own future is at stake in Gallagher's quest to be governor. Gallagher has earned the endorsement of Florida Right to Life, as well as vocal support of most social conservative leaders in the state. His goal: Win the hearts of Republicans most likely to get out and vote on Sept. 5.
  • * Gotta See this * is August 22nd THE DAY ??? - Conspiricy Theory or Terror Alert ??

    08/10/2006 6:37:23 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 39 replies · 3,554+ views
    Glenn Beck ^ | 09 August 2006 | GlennBeck
    I am not a consipiricy theorist... but I think Glenn Beck is raising a very interesting question.. watch this segment.. and post your comments please !! >>>>> AUGUST 22nd 2006 <<<<<<< .......Click here...... to watch a 5min Glenn Beck clip and decide for youself If you are a Glenn Beck fan you can vist his website here..
  • McCain and NRA endorse Crist (FL AG)

    08/10/2006 11:07:45 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 591+ views
    Attorney General Charlie Crist announced two endorsements on Tuesday: U.S. Sen. John McCain, the well-known and outspoken Arizona senator who is expected to be the leading GOP contender for the 2008 presidential race, and the National Rifle Association. The twin endorsements are notable for two reasons: The McCain endorsement could help Crist win over independent voters after the Sept. 5 primary, while the NRA endorsement helps Crist once again rebuff criticisms that he is not conservative enough for the Republican faithful that will vote in the primary. "No one has been stronger in support of Second Amendment, self-defense, and anti-crime...
  • Crist's conservative focus is on economy, not social issues

    08/10/2006 4:33:12 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 81 replies · 982+ views
    AP ^ | 09 August 2006 | Brendon Farrington
    Charlie Crist is OK with civil unions for gay couples, he doesn't have a problem with embryonic stem cell research, he doesn't talk much about his faith because it's a personal issue and while he doesn't want people to get abortions, he won't seek to ban them. In many ways, the attorney general's views on social issues differ from the far right of his party and of those held by Tom Gallagher, his opponent in the Republican primary for governor. "Like a family, the party has a different spectrum, too," Crist said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press....
  • **VOTER GUIDE.chg.2** SEPT 5th 2006 (PRIMARY) * BY: David C. Osborne (Leon County, Tallahassee, FL)

    08/08/2006 9:22:17 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 34 replies · 2,832+ views
    David C. Osborne ^ | 09 August 2006 | david Osborne
    PRIMARY REPUBLICAN BALLOT (3511R) UNITED STATES SENATOR....William "Will" McBrideGOVERNOR.................................Tom GallagherCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.... Tom Lee COUNTY COMMISSIONER...............Chip Sellers....Cliff Thaell MUST GO !!!COUNTY JUDGE.............................Ron FluryMAYOR........................................Larry Hendricks CITY COMMISSIONER (seat 3).........Brian ArmstrongCITY COMMISSIONER (seat 5)........Allan Katz
  • ** VOTER GUIDE ** SEPT 5th 2006 (PRIMARY) * BY: David C. Osborne (Leon County, Tallahassee, Florida)

    08/08/2006 4:29:35 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 19 replies · 383+ views
    David C. Osborne ^ | 08 August 2006 | David Osborne
    PRIMARY REPUBLICAN BALLOT (3511R) UNITED STATES SENATOR....William "Will" McBride GOVERNOR.................................Tom Gallagher CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.... UNDECIDED (open for debate) COUNTY COMMISSIONER...............Chip Sellers....Cliff Thaell MUST GO !!!COUNTY JUDGE.............................Ron FluryMAYOR....................................UNDECIDED (open for debate)CITY COMMISSIONER (seat 3).........UNDECIDED (open for debate)CITY COMMISSIONER (seat 5)........UNDECIDED (open for debate)
  • NRA and Unified Sportsmen Endorse Crist

    08/08/2006 10:45:11 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 67 replies · 907+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2006CONTACT: Vivian Myrtetus (850) 656-9445Cell (850) 508-2654 NRA and Unified Sportsmen Endorse CristTALLAHASSEE – The National Rifle Association of America and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida yesterday endorsed the campaign of Charlie Crist, Attorney General and candidate for Governor. Citing Crist’s strong support of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen, both organizations prefer Crist in the Republican Primary. “No one has been stronger in support of Second Amendment, self-defense, and anti-crime issues than Charlie Crist and we sincerely appreciate your solid pro-sportsmen, pro-Second Amendment, pro-freedom record,” said Marion Hammer, NRA past president and Executive Director of...
  • Florida Right-to-Life Endorses Gallagher for GOV !!

    08/05/2006 9:11:28 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 22 replies · 637+ views ^ | Today | Tom Gallagher
    I am also pleased to announce that on Wednesday, I received the endorsement of Florida Right to Life. This endorsement recognizes my pro-life record and my support of Republican values. The Florida Right to Life is the largest pro-life, grassroots political action committee in the state. I am humbled and honored to receive this endorsement because they have endorsed many successful candidacies including Jeb Bush in his successful runs in 1998 and 2002. Jeb has been a leader in enacting pro-life legislation into law and as Governor, and I will continue to enact pro-life initiatives like a 24-hour waiting period...
  • Another Straw Poll Win! [Will McBride Campaign]

    08/04/2006 10:03:28 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 16 replies · 451+ views
    The momentum builds for Will McBride who won the Orange County Young Republicans straw poll on Thursday, August 3rd. The Straw Poll Results: Will McBride 65 Harris 46 Collins 26 Monroe 22
  • Tom Gallagher IS PRO 2nd Ammendment !!

    08/04/2006 7:56:57 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 72 replies · 1,423+ views ^ | today | Tom Gallagher
    This flyer was sent to me at my request.. please pass it on !! Tom Gallagher on the 2nd Ammendment !!
  • Crist: Gay civil unions 'fine'

    07/30/2006 6:44:49 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 147 replies · 2,059+ views
    sptimes ^ | July 29, 2006 | By STEVE BOUSQUET
    TALLAHASSEE - Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist told a radio talk-show host on Friday that civil unions between gays are "fine." Crist, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, added that he has not decided whether Florida should lift its long-standing ban on allowing gays to adopt children. He hasn't yet "reached a conclusion," he told Miami radio talk-show host Jim DeFede.
  • Endorsing Tom Gallagher ..... a List to consider

    07/27/2006 5:03:53 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 118 replies · 1,070+ views
    Partial List of Endorsements: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D. Former Governor Bob Martinez Former Attorney General Jim Smith Former Speaker of the House John Thrasher Former Assistant Attorney General Ray Marky Former Deputy Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections George Denman Mr. Jim Warford, Former Florida Chancellor for K-12 Instruction Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Al Cardenas Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Van Poole Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Tom Slade Senator Carey Baker, Eustis Senator Evelyn Lynn, Ormond Beach Senator Bill Posey, Rockledge House Majority Leader Andy Gardiner, Orlando Representative Bob Allen, Merritt...
  • McBride Closes on Harris for GOP Senate Nomination

    07/27/2006 4:51:40 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 109 replies · 1,685+ views
    McBride Closes on Harris for GOP Senate Nomination Date: 24-07-2006 Will McBride, vying for the Republican nomination to oppose Senator Bill Nelson in November, ran a dead heat against Representative Katherine Harris, Sunday, in a key straw poll. Republican activists in Seminole County gave Harris a razor-thin two vote margin at their biannual Elephant Stampede in Altamonte Springs. "I am deeply grateful to the many GOP supporters who attended the Seminole Elephant Stampede and cast their votes for me", McBride commented. "It is deeply gratifying after just two months to have gained the support of so many knowledgeable Republicans, and...
  • Harris staffer joins opponent's campaign

    07/27/2006 8:37:52 AM PDT · by PDR · 20 replies · 722+ views
    Bradenton, Fla. Herald ^ | July 27, 2006 | Staff Report
    Katherine Harris' former communications director has joined the campaign of one of her Republican opponents for the U.S. Senate, LeRoy Collins Jr. Chris Ingram, who was one of five senior staffers to leave Harris' campaign two weeks ago, is now Collins' campaign manager, according to a news release from the Collins camp. "Admiral Collins has the leadership abilities, integrity, and common-sense values Florida voters need for effective representation in Washington," Ingram said in the statement. "Governor Bush was right when he said, '(Katherine Harris) can't win.' At 30 points down in the polls, it is safe to say a vote...
  • {Florida} Sen. Nelson seeks no-compromise clause on drilling

    07/25/2006 8:31:51 AM PDT · by thackney · 26 replies · 472+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 25, 2006 | Mark K. Matthews
    With the U.S. Senate set to debate offshore drilling this week, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida wants to make sure the upper house gets the last word. The state's senior senator filed legislation Monday that would forbid the Senate from negotiating with the U.S. House on drilling for oil and natural gas -- a provision the Democrat said would ensure greater protections for the Florida's coastlines. But the measure faces a dim prospect in Congress. Last week, Pete Domenici of New Mexico, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, unveiled a plan that would allow drilling in 8.3 million acres of...
  • Crist Leads All Candidates In Governor Race, Poll Finds

    07/25/2006 12:10:57 PM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 15 replies · 485+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 7/25/2006 | MICHAEL FECHTER
    TAMPA - Attorney General Charlie Crist may be running away with the Republican nomination in the governor's race, a new poll for The Tampa Tribune and WFLA, News Channel 8, shows. Crist leads Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher 55 percent to 24 percent among likely Republican voters surveyed last week by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research. The race for the Democratic nomination remains wide open, however,with a majority of the Democrats surveyed undecided on whether to support U.S. Rep. Jim Davis, of Tampa, or state Sen. Rod Smith, of Alachua. Of those who chose a candidate, Davis led 29 percent to...
  • Florida Governor: Crist (R) Lead Widens (Crist 49% (R), Davis (D) 35%)

    06/29/2006 11:55:28 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 56 replies · 1,068+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 29, 2006 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist has opened a double digit lead in the race to succeed Governor Jeb Bush, leading Democratic Congressman Jim Davis 49% to 35% in our latest survey. In May, Crist led Davis 44% to 39%. Both men are front-runners in their primary contests, which will be decided on September 5. Crist recently picked up an endorsement from Republican Senator Mel Martinez, the first Cuban-American elected to the U.S. Senate. The Crist campaign hopes will help him pick up primary votes among Hispanics. Republican Tom Gallagher also leads Davis, although by the narrower margin of 43% to...