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  • Meet Florida's Next Gov: Republican Charlie Crist [Endorsed by FL's Favorite Governor, Jeb Bush]

    09/21/2006 5:39:11 AM PDT · by summer · 7 replies · 707+ views
    Charlie Crist campaign web site ^ | Sept. 21, 2006 | Charlie Crist
    Welcome to the Charlie Crist for Governor Web site. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to earn your vote to become Florida's next Governor. My time in public service has been dedicated to fighting for you. I am running for Governor to carry on the outstanding legacy of Florida’s finest chief executive, Governor Jeb Bush. Florida needs to continue following consistent conservative principles so that all residents may share in the hope, safety and opportunity that makes ours such a great state....
  • Bush, Crist join for victory lap [Jeb attacks Dem candidate day after primary; Dem candidate MIA]

    09/08/2006 6:14:36 AM PDT · by summer · 30 replies · 900+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 8, 2006 | John Kennedy and Christopher Sherman | Sentinel Staff Writers
    Florida's Favorite Governor, Jeb Bush, hits the campaign trail for Charlie Crist For the past eight years, Gov. Jeb Bush has been the rock star of Florida politics. Now, he's just the warm-up act for Charlie Crist, the newly minted Republican nominee who hopes to replace him. "There is definitely a power shift on the Republican side," said Jim Krog, a former chief of staff for the late Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles. "Jeb will never be irrelevant, because of the strength of his personality. But you can see it. The switch is on." Bush took the stage with Crist during...
  • Democrats divided, Republicans united [Black female vet may be chosen as GOP gov running mate]

    09/06/2006 6:52:14 PM PDT · by summer · 82 replies · 2,397+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Wed, Sep. 06, 200 | BY MARY ELLEN KLAS AND BETH REINHARD
    NEWS ANALYSIS Democrats divided, Republicans united The contest to replace Gov. Jeb Bush features a Republican who wants to preserve his legacy and a Democrat who wants to tear it down. Charlie Crist coasted to victory. Jim Davis stumbled into it. Crist, the Republican, and Davis, the Democrat, will meet each other in the Nov. 7 general election, but they begin the race to be Florida's next governor in vastly different shape. Davis, a congressman who blasts the way business is done in Florida's capital, arrives at the general-election race battered and broke, still shaken by the pounding he took...
  • FL Gov Race: With 75% of vote counted, GOP's Crist has 63%; Dem's Davis 46% to Smith's 41%

    09/05/2006 7:58:36 PM PDT · by summer · 40 replies · 1,584+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept 5, 2006 | front page
    See current poll numbers on the Miami Herald front page HERE.
  • The Buzz: Florida Politcs [Note to Dem lurkers: No, FL AG Charlie Crist is Really NOT Gay]

    01/23/2006 7:06:58 PM PST · by summer · 21 replies · 552+ views
    St Pete Times ^ | Jan 22, 2006 | Times staff writers
    FL AG Charlie Crist/GOP Candidate for FL Gov ...CRIST'S COMPANION: From a White House Christmas party to this morning's Martin Luther King breakfast in St. Petersburg, the couple are being spotted more and more: Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and Katie Pemble, the chief operating officer of the Bank of St. Petersburg. "We're dating," the longtime banker confirmed last week. Pemble, 41, and Crist, 49, have been seeing each other for several months. And in terms of politics (which, of course, is how The Buzz views everything) this relationship has loads of small world wrinkles. A former regional executive with...
  • NYT Best Seller/Anti-Bush book claims: Jeb's 1994 Running Mate was a Marxist (who died in 1942)

    03/21/2004 11:21:35 AM PST · by summer · 80 replies · 303+ views
    March 21, 2004 | summer
    Note from summer: This is a true story. I was in Barnes & Nobel today, and I happened to pick up a new, non-fiction, NYT best-seller, anti-Bush book, published in January 2004, titled: American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips It is currently ranked #3 on the NYT Best Seller list for hardcover, non-fiction. Here is the cover of the book: I was reading a few pages about FL Gov Jeb Bush, and thinking it was nothing I hadn't seen before on some Dem web site, until I got to...
  • Election 2002: Bush becomes first GOP governor in Florida to earn re-election (AP)

    11/06/2002 7:22:48 AM PST · by summer · 39 replies · 758+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 6, 2002 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, walks onto the stage accompanied by his mother, Barbara, and father former President George Bush, after he had been reeelected to a second term as governor Tuesday, during a rally in Miami. Election 2002: Bush becomes first GOP governor in Florida to earn re-election Wednesday, November 6, 2002 By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press MIAMI — Republican Jeb Bush triumphed Tuesday to win a second term as Florida's governor, overcoming a strong challenge by Democrat Bill McBride and a concerted effort by his party to humble the president's brother. With 90 percent of precincts reporting,...

    11/05/2002 4:31:15 PM PST · by summer · 72 replies · 224+ views
    November 5, 2002 General Election Welcome to the Florida Department of State’s Election Reporting System. This system is provided as a public service by the Florida Department of State in cooperation with the Supervisors of Elections in each of Florida’s 67 counties. ------------------------------ Note to FR, from summer: FOR ELECTION NIGHT RETURNS IN ALL FL RACES, AS REPORTED FROM COUNTIES TO THE STATE OF FL, CLICK HERE. Then, scroll down the side bar on the left side of the page, and choose the FL race you want to see for the latest numerical returns.
  • A Message From Jeb - Nov 5, 2002

    11/05/2002 9:22:36 AM PST · by summer · 3 replies · 148+ views ^ | Today, Election Day, Nov 5, 2002 | Jeb Bush
    FL Gov Jeb Bush greets supporters. Please be sure to vote today! A Message From Jeb This is just a quick note to say thank you for all of your hard work. It is also a reminder to vote today! Getting our vote out is critical to victory. Please take a moment and send an email reminder to everyone on your own email address list and ask them to vote for Bush-Brogan. Every vote counts! Sincerely, Jeb Bush ------------------------------------------------------- PS from summer: REMINDER: All the polls in FL will close at 7PM today. Also -- if you need to reach...

    11/03/2002 5:07:40 PM PST · by summer · 101 replies · 310+ views
    DrudgeReport ^ | Nov. 3, 2002 | Jeb Bush
    XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUNDAY NOVEMBER 03, 2002 18:42:38 ET XXXXX E-MAIL FROM JEB: 'WE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY TODAY'; CHOCOLATE SHAKES AND GIRLS DRESSED AS PANCAKES **Exclusive** The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained an email Florida Governor Jeb Bush sent out to his key staff members. MORE Bush personally typed out the missive just moments after learning a new shock poll by John Zogby would show the republican racing past his opponent by more than 15 points in his bid for reelection. ***** From Jeb: We had a wonderful day today. Several hundred people showed up really early at...
  • GOVERNOR: Bush, again [FL-Times Union, Jacksonville, FL, publishes an A+++ endorsement of JEB!]

    11/03/2002 10:03:04 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 644+ views
    The FL Times-Union, via ^ | Nov. 3, 2002 | Editorial Board, FL Times-Union
    FL's current and future governor: FL Gov Jeb Bush [BTW, The latest Zoby poll predicts: Bush 57% and McMumble 43%] ------------------------------------------ Sunday, November 3, 2002 Florida Times-Union [Jacksonville, FL] GOVERNOR: Bush, again If ever a governor of Florida deserved another term, it is Jeb Bush. Bush, a former commerce secretary, ran for governor in 1994 and narrowly lost in a decision that might have turned on a deceitful boiler room telephone campaign mounted against him. In 1998, he ran again. His campaign was based on principles and Bush promised to follow them. He has. His record of achievement is almost...
  • 2000 AND TWO [The New Yorker magazine slams Al Gore in its current Election Week issue]

    11/02/2002 4:59:23 PM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 179+ views
    The New Yorker Magazine ^ | Issue dated 11-04-02 | Hendrik Hertzberg
    Talk of the Town COMMENT 2000 AND TWO Issue of 2002-11-04 Posted 2002-10-28 Excerpt: Seven weeks ago, the first anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks was commemorated with appropriately solemn ceremony. November 7th marks another anniversary.... In terms of national and international upheaval, geopolitical importance, and, above all, human suffering, there is, of course, no comparison between the events of September 11, 2001, and those accompanying the Presidential election of 2000. No evil conspiracy planned the latter; no one died on account of it; no children's dreams are haunted by it. ... How one feels about...
  • 'The Jeb Bush SOMEBODY Knows' -- (FINAL) Part 25: FL Voters Explain Why They'll Vote for JEB!

    11/02/2002 12:20:25 PM PST · by summer · 160 replies · 842+ views
    various sources (from FL citizens) ^ | Nov. 2, 2002 | summer; others
    ''The Jeb Bush SOMEBODY Knows' -- (FINAL:) Part 25: FL Voters from all Political Parties Explain Why They'll Vote for JEB! by summer - a former Dem, now an independent and a FL certifed teacher Welcome to Part 25, the final installment of my year-long editorial series about the actual record of FL Gov Jeb Bush. If you missed Parts 1 through 24, click on my screen name and read through whatever topics are of interest to you. (This is an upbeat series, started back in August 2001, with lots of links to sources of information.) For this final editorial,...
  • Governor Bush Receives “Guardian of Senior Citizens” Award [Non-partisian Seniors honor JEB!]

    11/02/2002 8:27:06 AM PST · by summer · 17 replies · 262+ views ^ | Nov. 2, 2002 |
    From For Immediate Release Saturday, November 2, 2002 Governor Bush Receives “Guardian of Senior Citizens” Award Tallahassee - Governor Jeb Bush was recognized by the 60 Plus Association with the “Guardian of Senior Citizens” Award for his great work for the senior citizens of Florida. “I am honored to be recognized by the 60 Plus Association,” said Governor Bush. “I have worked hard over the last four years to ensure that our seniors are receiving needed services and are treated with dignity and respect in their golden years.” The more than 34,000 members of the nonpartisan group cited the...
  • ELECTION 2002 State's new early-voting option attracts attention [FL reforms]

    11/02/2002 6:30:37 AM PST · by summer · 30 replies · 273+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Nov 2, 2002 | Sandra Mathers
    Three days before Tuesday's general election, thousands of registered voters in Central Florida already have walked into county elections offices to cast early ballots under a new state law. "This is the first statewide election this is possible," said David Host, spokesman for the Florida Elections Division in Tallahassee. "You can go in 29 days before an election to vote by absentee without a reason."
  • Bush-Brogan Calls on McBride to Stop Teachers’ Union from Exploiting Children to Get Out Dem

    11/01/2002 8:45:14 PM PST · by summer · 84 replies · 380+ views ^ | Nov 1, 2002 |
    For Immediate Release Friday, November 1, 2002 Bush-Brogan Campaign Calls on McBride to Stop Teachers’ Union from Exploiting Children to Get Out the Vote for Democrats Tallahassee - The Bush-Brogan Campaign today called on Democrat Bill McBride to stop the teachers’ union, who is running his campaign for governor, from exploiting children for their get out the vote efforts. An e-mail was sent from Pat Tornillo, president of United Teachers of Dade, to Miami-Dade County teachers asking them to send notes home with their students urging parents to vote for Bill McBride for governor. “Bill McBride should immediately call on...
  • Let's Send LOTS of Email To This Liberal Reporter [re: Jeb and FL gov race]

    11/01/2002 4:30:21 PM PST · by summer · 41 replies · 232+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Nov. 1, 2002 | summer; Mike Thomas
    Mike Thomas, The Orlando Sentinel's liberal writer, just became a swing voter: The first time he voted for a GOP candidate was this year -- when he voted for Gov Bush! Let's Send LOTS of Email To This Liberal Reporter by summer The Orlando Sentinel’s liberal Mike Thomas is now an independent voter, as disclosed in his Nov 1st column HERE: ----------- I direct my No. 2 pencil toward the broken arrow next to Jeb Bush's name on the absentee ballot. My hand begins to shake violently, drops the pencil and leaps off the page to choke me, a la...
  • New poll shows Bush lead growing [JEB-McBride 51-43 split in NEW Mason-Dixon poll]

    10/30/2002 6:44:35 PM PST · by seraphMTH · 37 replies · 328+ views
    New poll shows Bush lead growing As Gov. Jeb Bush and Democrat Bill McBride head into a nonstop long weekend of campaigning, the governor scored a 51-43 percent lead in a Mason-Dixon Florida Poll released today. The survey of 800 registered voters was conducted for the Tallahassee Democrat and several other Florida newspapers and broadcasters. It has an error margin of 3.5 percent. For the full story, see tomorrow's edition of the Tallahassee Democrat and Tallahassee Democrat Online.
  • Broward Times, One of FL’s Most Influential African-American Newspapers, Endorses Bush [GO JEB!]

    10/29/2002 4:50:47 AM PST · by summer · 99 replies · 689+ views
    The Broward Times, via ^ | Oct. 28, 2002 | Editor of the Broward Times
    Gov Bush visits with eager parents and student participants in an innovative mentor/tennis/computer program he started in urban parks for FL kids. Monday, October 28, 2002 Broward Times Broward Times, One of Florida’s Most Influential African-American Newspapers, Endorses Bush Broward Times Editorial: I want you to think . . . Given good health and faith, what has been the main ingredient missing from the plates of Black Floridians – the one ingredient required to put food on the table, educate our children, pay the rent, buy a new home, a car, save for retirement, afford good healthcare, enhance our communities,...
  • What the Media is Saying About the Race for Governor [JEB SMASHING McMUMBLE]

    10/28/2002 9:20:53 AM PST · by summer · 34 replies · 229+ views
    Gov Jeb Bush has the momentum in the final days of Election 2002. From What the Media is Saying About the Race for Governor “Bush widens lead in final days” (Miami Herald headline, 10/27/02) “Bill McBride has stalled.” (St. Pete Times, 10/27/02) “Evasive McBride is losing trust of voters” (Miami Herald headline, 10/27/02) “There needs to be a compelling reason to remove a competent incumbent from office, and the lackluster McBride candidacy clearly does not provide it.” (Sun Sentinel, 10/27/02) “Jeb Bush is the clear choice for governor on Nov. 5.” (Ft Myers News-Press, 10/27/02) “But the new poll...
  • Election 2002 ... recommendation for governor: Bush

    10/28/2002 5:13:15 AM PST · by summer · 15 replies · 125+ views
    The Naples Daily News [SW FL] ^ | Oct 28, 2002 | Editorial Board
    Election 2002 ... recommendation for governor: Bush Monday, October 28, 2002 The Naples Daily News Florida had confidence in Jeb Bush four years ago, figuring that after trying in vain once to become governor he was tested and ready to lead. Florida was right. Republican Bush proceeded to lead Florida forward on education, law enforcement, the environment and commerce. He is a solid choice for re-election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Bush's Democratic opponent, Bill McBride, has chosen to confront Bush on education. Not only does McBride pick the wrong issue, he comes up short on better ideas and ways to...

    10/27/2002 7:58:03 AM PST · by summer · 86 replies · 252+ views
    The Ft Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | Oct. 27, 2002 | Sun Sentinel Editorial Board
    <p>Voters should return Gov. Jeb Bush to Tallahassee for a second term.</p> <p>The Republican governor's Democratic opponent, Bill McBride, on the other hand, appears to have no concept of the economic realities facing Florida....</p> <p>Bush campaigned in 1998 on education reform, and wasted no time joining forces with the Legislature to implement his A-Plus plan, which abolished "social promotions" and rated schools according to student achievement. It also provided vouchers to enable students to escape the worst public schools....</p> <p>Bush's One Florida plan also demonstrated his willingness to try new ideas to address a social concern. ...</p>
  • ELECTION 2002 McBride fails to gain on Bush [JEB HITS 51% in NEW Miami/St Pete poll, 10/27/02]

    10/26/2002 9:25:06 PM PDT · by summer · 30 replies · 173+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Oct. 27, 2002 | Mark Silva
    ELECTION 2002 McBride fails to gain on Bush By Mark Silva | Sentinel Political Editor Posted October 27, 2002 TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Jeb Bush holds a firm command of the governor's race.... The poll reveals strong signs that more voters have confidence in Bush's ability to lead ... "...McBride's momentum has stopped," said Jim Kane, the Sentinel's pollster. ...Asked about leading issues overall -- from education to the economy -- more have faith in Bush's ability to handle them. ...Bush has managed to remain competitive among female voters while enjoying the continuing support of male voters.... A separate poll of...

    10/26/2002 5:45:35 PM PDT · by summer · 134 replies · 413+ views
    (My caption): GOV JEB BUSH: “Thank you, Miami Herald, Tampa Tribune, and the Orlando Sentinel, for ALL for endorsing me in this year’s gov race. God bless you for telling the truth – that I have worked hard for FL, achieved a great deal for FL, and earned a 2nd term as FL GOV!” THE MIAMI HERALD RECOMMENDS -- FOR FLORIDA GOVERNOR: JEB BUSH (Miami Herald) Polls show that Gov. Jeb Bush and lawyer Bill McBride are within a few percentage points of each other in voters’ preference – a divide that also was reflected in Florida’s razor-thin finish...
  • Top 5 Reasons to Watch Gov Bush Debate McMumble [FINAL DEBATE: Tonight on C-SPAN, 9PM EST]

    10/22/2002 8:24:13 AM PDT · by summer · 27 replies · 339+ views ^ | Oct. 22, 2002 |
    From Gov Bush's campaign web site: Top 5 Reasons to Watch Governor Bush Debate Bill McBride 5. If you get close enough to the TV, you can see the union bosses pulling Bill McBride's puppet strings. 4. Start your own debate about Bill McBride's plans: what are they? what taxes will he increase to pay for them? 3. If you miss the debate because you're working late, remember that Bill McBride's tax plan will address that by throwing thousands of Floridians out of work. 2. Start a raffle: if you guess the total number of times Bill McBride says "I'll...
  • Judging Law Associates' Job Satisfaction (Candidate McBride's Ex-Law Firm Holland & Knight)

    10/21/2002 12:26:45 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 9 replies · 249+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ( | October 21, 2002 | Scott Barancik
    Judging law associates' job satisfaction By SCOTT BARANCIK, Times Staff Writer © St. Petersburg Times published October 21, 2002 The results are in from American Lawyer's annual survey of job satisfaction among mid level associates, and once again, Carlton Fields ranked near the top. The Tampa law firm came in fifth place out of 132 worldwide. Greenberg Traurig of Miami, the only other Florida firm represented in the survey, ranked 59th. So where was Holland & Knight? In disarray, it appears. The Tampa heavyweight failed to distribute the anonymous surveys to its third- and fourth-year associates. Spokeswoman Karen Schoening says...
  • A Special Message for our Dem Lurker Friends, nowBANNED from Dem Sites Until Nov 6th

    10/21/2002 9:35:13 AM PDT · by summer · 251 replies · 430+ views
    politics1 - Florida ^ | Oct. 21, 2002 | summer and others
    A Special Message for our Dem Lurker Friends, Now Banned From Dem Sites Until Nov 6th Written by summer - a former Dem, now an independent and a FL certified teacher I know what happened to you folks, and I must say – I’m not surprised. Sometimes I read Dem sites because I am curious to know what the party that left me is up to now, as I now vote for whoever I want, as an independent. I know you disillusioned Dems must feel are living in Iraq, what with that “New Posting Rule” sprouting up at Dem sites:...
  • DNC to Help McBride's Get-Out-the-Vote Bid in FL

    10/20/2002 8:09:40 AM PDT · by summer · 30 replies · 555+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2002 | Dan Balz
    DNC to Help McBride's Get-Out-the-Vote Bid in Fla. By Dan Balz Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, October 20, 2002; Page A05 Democratic Party officials have decided to rush additional staff and resources to Florida to bolster the campaign of gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride after an on-the-ground assessment found the challenger's get-out-the-vote operation badly in need of assistance. ...Democratic National Committee Chairman Terence McAuliffe has authorized at least another half million dollars in direct assistance to the Florida campaign. DNC officials have asked Nick Baldick, who ran Florida for Al Gore during the 2000 presidential campaign, to return to the state...
  • Activist's run for governor could spoil Democrats' hopes [Orlando Sentinel on FL's BOB KUNST!]

    10/20/2002 5:40:56 AM PDT · by summer · 55 replies · 396+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Oct. 20, 2002 | Maya Bell
    Activist's run for governor could spoil Democrats' hopes By Maya Bell | Sentinel Staff Writer Posted October 20, 2002 MIAMI BEACH -- Bob Kunst answers the door on a recent Sunday morning wearing red spandex shorts and a yellow whistle around his neck. At 60, belly bulging over waistband, Kunst has as much modesty as he has a chance of being Florida's next governor. ....Though Kunst barely registers 1 percent in the polls as the only no-party candidate on the ballot, he could be the Democratic spoiler come Election Day -- much like consumer advocate Ralph Nader was in Florida's...
  • Presidential couple (dad and mom) hit trail for Jeb [NEWEST POLL RESULTS: JEB WIDENS HIS LEAD]

    10/19/2002 7:01:17 AM PDT · by summer · 236 replies · 271+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Oct. 19, 2002 | Mark Silva
    ELECTION 2002 Presidential couple (dad and mom) hit trail for Jeb By Mark Silva | Sentinel Political Editor Posted October 19, 2002 ...Although various polls have suggested that the governor's race is close, a new survey showing Bush with a 9-point lead over McBride gave cheer to the Republicans on Friday. The poll by McLaughlin & Associates of Alexandria, Va., done for U.S. Sugar Corp., shows Bush with 49.2 percent to McBride's 40.5 percent, with the remainder undecided. The margin of error was 4 percent. Six hundred people were surveyed by phone Wednesday and Thursday this week. Jim McLaughlin, the...
  • New Bush ad paints picture of 'Big Spending Bill' [Jeb's new tv ad attacks McMumble]

    10/18/2002 7:42:19 PM PDT · by summer · 39 replies · 346+ views
    FL Capital News / Gannett ^ | Oct. 18, 2002 | Paige St. John
    Oct 18, 2002 New Bush ad paints picture of 'Big Spending Bill' By Paige St. John Gannett News Service TALLAHASSEE - The latest campaign TV advertisement from Gov. Jeb Bush takes aim at “Big Spending Bill” McBride, threatening that the Democrat might raise sales taxes, bring on higher property taxes and enact a state income tax. The 30-second commercial, to air on Sunday, marks the first attack ad by the Bush-Brogan campaign since the primary, when the campaign ignored Democratic contender Janet Reno and aimed at McBride. Bush’s campaign office had no immediate comment on the early release, obtained Friday...
  • A letter from FL Gov Jeb Bush, re: The Last 72 Hours prior to Election Day 2002

    10/18/2002 4:18:11 PM PDT · by summer · 68 replies · 438+ views
    Letter from Jeb ^ | October 2002 | Jeb Bush
    To read the letter from Gov Jeb Bush, CLICK HERE.
  • ELECTION 2002 President's visit draws flak from Democrats [A lesson re: Jeb and McMumble]

    10/16/2002 2:00:49 PM PDT · by summer · 41 replies · 172+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Oct. 16, 2002 | Kevin P. Connolly
    DELAND -- Republicans are thrilled. Some Democrats are seething. Volusia County was awash in partisanship this week in anticipation of President Bush's visit to a New Smyrna Beach elementary school Thursday -- less than three weeks before voters decide whether to re-elect his brother as governor of Florida. The Bush brothers are scheduled to stop at Read-Pattillo Elementary School on Thursday for an invitation-only event about education.
  • Bush Co-Chair Blasts McBride for Refusing to Condemn Remarks Comparing Bush to Bin Laden....

    10/16/2002 11:10:11 AM PDT · by summer · 31 replies · 253+ views ^ | Oct. 16, 2002 |
    For Immediate Release Wednesday, October 16, 2002 Bush Co-Chair Blasts McBride for Refusing to Condemn Remarks From Supporter Who Compared the Bush Family to Bin Laden and Called the Bushes “Godless” and “Neo-Nazis” TALLAHASSEE -- Bill McBride often says that Floridians should judge him by his friends. Recently, one of his “friends” made a series of vicious, personal attacks against Gov. Jeb Bush and his entire family, comparing the Bush family to the bin Laden family and calling the Bush’s “neo-Nazis.” When given the chance to condemn the attacks, and show that he is willing, and has the courage, to...
  • At Universal Studios Debate, McBride A “Twister” of the Truth and “Terminator” of Specifics

    10/15/2002 12:24:53 PM PDT · by summer · 33 replies · 262+ views ^ | Oct. 15, 2002 |
    For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 15, 2002 At Universal Studios Debate, McBride A “Twister” of the Truth and “Terminator” of Specifics ORLANDO – Corporate lawyer Bill McBride took full advantage of the theme park setting of today’s debate, presenting himself once more as a “Twister” of the truth and a “Terminator” of specifics. Despite repeated pressing, McBride again failed to provide any real specifics on issues of concern and importance to Florida voters, leaving most listeners to conclude that McBride is out of touch with the needs of average Floridians. Fiction: Governor Bush’s education funding is less than a majority...
  • Independents count with both parties [In FL, independent voters will choose the next governor]

    10/13/2002 7:47:36 AM PDT · by summer · 57 replies · 295+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Oct. 13, 2002 | JOhn KEnnedy
    POLITICAL PULSE Independents count with both parties By John Kennedy | The Orlando Sentinel Posted October 13, 2002 Al Cardenas, Florida Republican Party chairman, gathered reporters together last week ..... "In Florida, it's a swing state. You put a generic Democrat on the ballot in a statewide race, and they get 40 percent. You put a generic Republican on, and they get 40 percent," Cardenas said. That leaves the remaining 20 percent up for grabs. ... "Double-digit leads are a practical impossibility in Florida, unless the candidate is a total flop and has no resources," Cardenas concluded. ...Democrats continue to...
  • Black activists ask candidate to weigh in on election woes ["McMumble" lives up to his name]

    10/09/2002 10:49:46 AM PDT · by summer · 26 replies · 280+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 8, 2002 | LESLEY CLARK AND PETER WALLSTEN
    Tues Oct 8, 2002 Black activists ask candidate to weigh in on election woes BY LESLEY CLARK AND PETER WALLSTEN Excerpt: McBRIDE IS MAN IN THE MIDDLE Just when South Florida's voting fiasco felt like ancient history for Bill McBride, the Democratic nominee for governor was forced Monday to confront the mess head-on. McBride, making his first visit to the state's Democratic stronghold of Broward County as the gubernatorial nominee, was asked during a meeting with black ministers to protect county elections chief Miriam Oliphant from 'good ol' boy Democrats'' who are faulting her for the September primary election...
  • Bush, McBride tackle the tough questions [Survey: Jeb likes chocolate ice cream; McMumble, vanilla]

    10/08/2002 11:26:32 AM PDT · by summer · 22 replies · 236+ views
    FL Capital News ^ | Oct. 8, 2002 | By V.J. Epstein and Paige St. John
    CLICK HERE for article.
  • Florida's Independent Candidate Bob Kunst Sounds Off...[Gay candidate Kunst blasts "McBush"]

    10/06/2002 11:04:01 AM PDT · by summer · 58 replies · 306+ views
    gaytoday ^ | Sept. 30, 2002 | Jack Nichols
    War & Subversion Mark the Bush Brothers' Election Strategies Republicans Masquerading as Democrats in the Sunshine State Florida's Independent Candidate Bob Kunst Sounds Off... By Jack Nichols Excerpt: ...independent gubernatorial candidate Bob Kunst continues to speak ... Kunst has recently been quoted in a number of Florida newspapers. Following Friday's Bush-McBride debate, Central Florida's ABC News television affiliate in Orlando carried Kunst's commentary, daring the "dull" candidates to include him in their debates. …Kunst told GayToday, "Jeb Bush now faces off against me-since I'm still on the ballot and Janet Reno isn't-and against a Faux Democrat who ought to be...
  • ‘The Jeb Bush Nobody Knows’ –- Part 23: The “Juicy” and “Devious” details re: Jeb

    10/05/2002 7:26:49 AM PDT · by summer · 171 replies · 383+ views
    ‘The Jeb Bush Nobody Knows’ –- Part 23: The “Juicy” and “Devious” details re: Jeb... ...ARE POSTED HERE.
  • McBride blasts rich as his tax plan hits poor [An Orlando columnist slams McMumble]

    10/03/2002 4:33:34 PM PDT · by summer · 46 replies · 266+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 3, 2002 | Mike Thomas
    Orlando Sentinel Columnist Mike Thomas McBride blasts rich as his tax plan hits poor Published October 3, 2002 Bill McBride criticizes Jeb Bush for giving billions in tax cuts to the wealthiest residents while cutting school programs. "This state has $1 million and $6 million and $7 million homes and marinas filled with $100,000 boats," McBride said during the primaries. "Surely, we can find enough money to take care of and improve our public schools and protect our children." But McBride isn't going after the mansion and yacht owners to fund the bulk of his proposed $1 billion increase in...
  • McBride offers little in his first debate against Bush [Gainesville, UF students slam McMumble]

    10/02/2002 8:19:08 AM PDT · by summer · 72 replies · 309+ views
    Monday, September 30, 2002 Independent Alligator Editorial [the student newspaper of UF, McBride's alma mater] McBride offers little in his first debate against Bush When running against an incumbent loaded with statistics and bearing the last name Bush, a candidate's chances are helped by having some specifics. Having more than one platform also is useful, especially if its benefits likely will not occur in the immediate future. Using the above criteria, the deficiencies in Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride's campaign were exposed Friday night as he faced Gov. Jeb Bush in a televised debate. As this is the governor's third...
  • [FL] Election 2002: Independent voter increase affects campaigns (AP)

    10/02/2002 5:20:13 AM PDT · by summer · 40 replies · 249+ views
    AP ^ | OCt. 1, 2002 | RANDOLPH PENDLETON
    Election 2002: Independent voter increase affects campaigns Tuesday, October 1, 2002 By RANDOLPH PENDLETON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE - The increase in independent voters in recent years has presented a challenge to political candidates, who no longer can rely on their parties to deliver the bulk of their votes. Since 1994, the number of voters registering with no party affiliation in Florida has nearly tripled to 1.5 million. At the same time, Republican registration increased 29 percent to 3.6 million and Democrats increased 20 percent to 3.9 million. The explanations for this phenomenon vary from philosophical to practical. Florida Democratic Party...
  • Jeb's Psychic Hotline? [The McBride campaign is desperate]

    10/01/2002 11:18:58 AM PDT · by summer · 57 replies · 218+ views
    Salon ^ | Oct. 1, 2002 | Joe Conason
    SALON - Politics - Oct. 1, 2002 Joe Conason's Journal Did Jeb Bush get a sneak peek at debate questions? - - - - - - - - - - - - Oct. 1, 2002 | Jeb's Psychic Hotline? Either Jeb Bush has extraordinary psychic powers, or he learned something he shouldn't have known before last Friday's Florida Network gubernatorial debate. The McBride campaign is wondering why the governor knew the name of a citizen questioner before her turn came -- because under the rules of the debate at WJXT, the Jacksonville TV station, neither candidate was supposed to be...
  • Florida's Farmers Endorse Bush-Brogan

    10/01/2002 6:20:42 AM PDT · by summer · 54 replies · 516+ views ^ | Sept. 30, 2002 |
    For Immediate Release Monday, September 30, 2002 Florida's Farmers Endorse Bush-Brogan Orlando - Demonstrating once again the growing support for Governor Jeb Bush and Lt. Governor Frank Brogan, the campaign announced today its "Agriculture for Jeb" coalition. Agriculture is Florida's second largest industry providing thousands of hard working Floridians jobs. "Florida's farmers provide the state and the country with a dependable, safe, high-quality and affordable supply of food. And following the September 11 attacks it was Florida agriculture that kept our economy going," said Governor Bush. "I am honored to have your support and look forward to working with...
  • 'The Jeb Bush Nobody Knows' - Part 21: Meet these folks! FL's Working Men and Women Endorsing: JEB!

    09/30/2002 10:27:24 AM PDT · by summer · 184 replies · 465+ views ^ | Sept. 30. 2002 | summer
    'The Jeb Bush Nobody Knows' - Part 21: Meet these folks! FL's Working Men and Women Endorsing: JEB! Photos selected by summer -- a former Dem, now an independent and a FL certified teacher Have you ever wondered: Who are all these enthusiastic FL voters supporting JEB??? Read on! A FL teacher with FL's winning Education Governor! FL's five outstanding "FL Teachers of the Year," from 1997-2001, ALL ENDORSE JEB! In 1998, Governor Bush became the first Republican gov candidate to be endorsed by the FL Nurses Association in its history. In 2002, FL Nurses again endorse JEB! Endorsing a...
  • What the [FL] Media Had to Say About the Debate [McLawyer McMumbled and McStumbled]

    09/29/2002 6:41:26 AM PDT · by summer · 197 replies · 338+ views
    For Immediate Release Saturday, September 28, 2002 What the Media Had to Say About the Debate "Gov. Jeb Bush's cool confidence in his record rose above maverick Democrat Bill McBride's nervousness and difficulty with detail in their first head-to-head confrontation." (Orlando Sentinel) "The governor succeeded in his key goal: tagging his opponent as 'vague' about a number of important issues as the folksy McBride spoke in sweeping generalities." (Orlando Sentinel) "McBride appeared flummoxed by [the hate crimes and environment] questions, offering little in the way of experience or ideas for the future." (Tampa Tribune) "McBride didn't practice for the debate...
  • McBride's chief fund-raiser reinvents himself again [McAuliffe's father-in-law]

    09/29/2002 5:32:12 AM PDT · by summer · 36 replies · 386+ views
    AP ^ | Sept. 29, 2002 | Mike Scheider
    Election 2002: McBride's chief fund-raiser reinvents himself again Sunday, September 29, 2002 By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO — Richard Swann stood at the bleakest point of his career a decade ago. Federal regulators had taken over the savings and loan company that he led and nurtured in the 1980s. His collapsed S&L cost taxpayers more than $500 million and Swann was forced to declare personal bankruptcy, disband his law firm and sell the 17-room home where he had raised his four children. Such a business disaster would have ended the career of many executives. But it didn't sink Swann,...
  • Poll of FL voters in crucial swing city, Orlando, say the winner of last night's debate was: JEB

    09/28/2002 7:15:24 AM PDT · by summer · 60 replies · 224+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | Sept. 27, 2002 | FL voters
    According to The Orlando Sentinel poll located in the bottom right corner of this page: Gov Jeb Bush won the debate - 53% McLawyer won debate - 35% (BTW, as far as I know, this is currently an unfreeped poll.)
  • Florida Democrats Unite Behind Jeb [FL's Dem Leaders Dumping McLawyer]

    09/26/2002 4:05:37 PM PDT · by summer · 193 replies · 786+ views ^ | Sept. 26, 2002 |
    FL students crowd around Gov Jeb Bush on a recent campaign stop. For Immediate Release Thursday, September 26, 2002 Florida Democrats Unite Behind Jeb MIAMI BEACH - In another sign of Gov. Jeb Bush's strong bi-partisan support, a who's who of past and present Democrat Party leaders today endorsed Bush and pledged to do "what it takes" to ensure his reelection. Announced at a press conference in Miami Beach, the "Democrats for Jeb" Steering Committee is made up of dozens of state and local Democrat leaders, including a former Governor, a sitting State Senator, three former Speakers of the House,...