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  • Charlie Crist admits that George LeMieux recommended Jim Greer for Republican Party Chair

    05/16/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/16/2012 | LUCY MORGAN
    The message to former Gov. Charlie Crist from good friend and confidante Jim Greer was ominous-sounding: “Listen I just wanted to call and tell you something as a man, not like these other people that have put knives in your back and never had the courtesy of calling you directly or talking to you.” Just about a year after Greer was indicted on felony charges of organized fraud, theft and money laundering, Crist found the voice mail and a text message on his cell phone from the former chair of the Republican Party of Florida. To Crist, it sounded like...
  • LeMieux touts Herman Cain's anti-establishment endorsement in GOP Senate primary

    05/01/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 1st | George Bennett
    Former appointed Sen. George LeMieux, whose reputation as former Gov. Charlie Crist‘s "maestro" once made him the embodiment of the Florida GOP establishment, has been endorsed by Herman Cain, who hailed LeMieux’s anti-establishment credentials at a Hernando County GOP dinner over the weekend.
  • Sacrebleu! Ethno-linguistic flareup in U.S. Senate campaign (FL)

    09/28/2011 2:56:32 PM PDT · by cc2k · 17 replies
    Orlando Slantinel politics blog ^ | September, 28 2011 2:33 PM | bshaw
    The U.S, Senate race between George LeMieux and Adam Hasner continues to heat up, with LeMieux issuing a snarky release blasting Hasner for calling attention to LeMieux’s French heritage. Specifically, Hasner is distributing a bumper sticker that says “LeMieux: It’s French for Crist.” It’s part of Hasner’s effort to hang Crist, the moderate former governor who lost to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio last year, on LeMiuex, who at various times was the governor’s chief of staff, the “architect” of his campaign and Crist’s appointee to the U.S. Senate.Today, LeMieux issued a release calling attention — “In Case You missed It”...
  • Obama Stalls while GOP Seeks Foreign Help (Oil Spill, Jones Act)

    06/22/2010 12:58:58 PM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/22/2010 | Chris Moody
    Three Republican senators from states on the Gulf of Mexico have introduced a bill they say will make it easier for the United States to accept foreign ships to help the BP oil spill clean-up effort. Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison joined with Florida Senator George LeMieux and John Cornyn of Texas to draft a bill that would temporarily suspend the Jones Act in the Gulf region, which they say is keeping foreign ships from offering aid. The 90-year-old law, which already includes a provision that allows waivers for foreign ships on a case-by-case basis, mandates that vessels may only...
  • Kagan Gets Boost from Potential GOP Allies

    06/01/2010 3:21:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 585+ views
    (AP) via Google News ^ | 4 days ago | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS (AP)
    SNIPPET: "Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and George S. LeMieux of Florida made their comments a day after one of the court's conservative icons, Justice Antonin Scalia, undercut Republican criticism of Kagan's lack of a judicial background." SNIPPET: "Scalia last week volunteered that he considers Kagan a friend." Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of U.S. District Court in Washington said
  • W.H. Woos GOP on Immigration

    05/05/2010 7:26:11 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 34 replies · 598+ views
    Politico ^ | May 4, 2010 | By Carol E. Lee & Kasie Hunt
    The White House is set to step up pressure on some key Republicans in hopes of winning support for comprehensive immigration reform. But it’s shaping up to be a struggle, based on interviews with the senators President Barack Obama has approached on the issue. The administration is starting with a pool of 11 Republicans who voted for immigration reform in 2006. Subtract a few who are dead-ends — such as John McCain, who faces a tough primary in Arizona — and that leaves the White House zeroing in on several others, including Dick Lugar, Judd Gregg and Lisa Murkowski and...
  • LeMieux: 'Heads should roll' Over Premium

    10/16/2009 12:10:37 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 3 replies · 440+ views
    SunSentinel ^ | October 15, 2009 | William Gibson
    Florida Senator George LeMieux blasted federal officials this week for reneging on a promise to contain premiums for a long-term-care insurance program.
  • Republican Weekly Address by George LeMieux

    10/10/2009 9:11:11 AM PDT · by cc2k · 6 replies · 820+ views
    Various sources | October 10, 2009
    Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkCKjPnpT94Here is the transcript: “Hello, I’m Senator George LeMieux of Florida. It’s an honor and privilege to be serving the people of the Sunshine State in the United States Senate. “We’ve all seen the headlines and know that one of the biggest issues pending before Congress is health care. “Families in Florida and across America are struggling with the increasing costs of health insurance, and tens of millions Americans have no health insurance at all. “We in the Congress have a duty to tackle this problem, but the solution we settle upon should not be rushed, and the...
  • U.S. Senate seat: Did immigrants lose a vote in Florida?

    09/17/2009 2:08:37 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 628+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 1st | Victor Manuel Ramos
    Immigration advocates are wondering if Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's pick for a temporary Senate seat will be as friendly to their cause as the outgoing Sen. Mel Martinez was. America's Voice issued a statement today asking if Crist appointee George LeMieux will be favorable to the kind of immigration reform that would allow for the legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants -- such as Sen. Martinez had championed. That much is not clear, since Crist has made statements about supporting his party's outreach to the Hispanic community, but has stayed away from the controversial subject of immigration reform -- an...
  • Fla. governor taps ex-aide to replace US senator

    08/28/2009 8:14:31 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 37 replies · 1,235+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Charlie Crist chose trust and loyalty Friday over Washington experience or potential political gain in choosing former chief of staff George LeMieux to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez. State Rep. Jennifer Carroll, who was considered for the position, said Crist told her he is choosing LeMieux. LeMieux is Crist's closest political adviser and the governor's pick shows he wants someone who thinks like him to hold the Senate seat Crist hopes to win in the November 2010 election. As LeMieux said after interviewing for the position: "I'm a Charlie Crist Republican."
  • Florida Governor Taps LeMieux for Senate

    08/28/2009 11:38:25 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 867+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2009 | Dan Balz
    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) on Friday named one of his closest confidants to fill out the term of resigning Sen. Mel Martinez (R), assuring that he will have an ally serving as a caretaker senator as Crist seeks election to the seat himself in 2010. Crist named George LeMieux, a lawyer and Crist's former chief of staff, to serve the final 17 months of Martinez's term, ending several weeks of speculation about how the governor would deal with the politically tricky issue of appointing someone to a job he wants for himself... LeMieux, 40, will become the fifth senator,...
  • Crist Picks Former Chief of Staff to Replace Fla. Sen. Martinez

    08/28/2009 10:12:45 AM PDT · by paul544 · 10 replies · 926+ views
    Fox News/AP ^ | 8/28/2009 | N/A
    Gov. Charlie Crist chose trust and loyalty Friday over Washington experience or potential political gain in choosing former chief of staff George LeMieux to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez.
  • Florida Gov. Picks Ex-Aide to Replace Martinez

    08/28/2009 8:48:01 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 21 replies · 1,734+ views
    Time.com ^ | 08/28/09 | Staff
    A state lawmaker says Gov. Charlie Crist is picking his former chief of staff George LeMieux (leh-'MEW) to replace Republican Sen. Mel Martinez, who is resigning. State Rep. Jennifer Carroll, who was considered for the position, said Crist told her he is choosing LeMieux. Crist planned to make the announcement later Friday.
  • With new arena deal, Lemieux saves Pens again

    03/13/2007 10:32:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies · 379+ views
    ESPN ^ | March 14, 2007 | Elizabeth Merrill
    PITTSBURGH -- They chugged Labatt Blue and shared man hugs at Happy Hour just down from 66 Mario Lemieux Place on Tuesday night because the planets aligned and the politicians agreed and hockey was staying in Pittsburgh. Lemieux was nowhere to be found. He slipped out of a press conference a mile across town, shielded in a herd of dark power suits, away from the handshakes and backslaps. The job was done, Lemieux saved hockey in Pittsburgh a third time, and the quiet Canadian who has somehow become the face of a blue-collar American city was tired. "In the deal...
  • Lemieux expected to retire

    01/24/2006 7:29:13 AM PST · by serendepitylives · 78 replies · 3,647+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/24/2006 | Kim Lyons
    Lemieux expected to retire By Kim Lyons TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Penguins owner and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux is expected to retire today for the second time. Lemieux, 40, will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. at Mellon Arena to make the announcement, officials said. The league's No. 7 all-time scorer has not played since Dec. 16, when he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. In 1993, Lemieux was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, which he beat. He scored a goal and assist after his final chemotherapy treatment, which further added to his mystique.
  • End of NHL season may signal the end for aging stars

    02/16/2005 8:13:54 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 36 replies · 802+ views
    AP ^ | 2-16-05 | Larry Lage
    End of NHL season may signal the end for aging stars 2/16/2005, 5:31 p.m. ET By LARRY LAGE The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The last time Detroit Red Wings star Steve Yzerman played in an NHL game, during the 2004 playoffs, he had to be helped off the ice when a puck broke bones near his left eye. Yzerman vowed to return, with a visor, but didn't get the chance. With the league canceling the season over its labor woes Wednesday, Yzerman — along with a handful of NHL legends — may have been pushed into retirement. Yzerman, who...