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  • Did Two Florida State Representatives (Precourt and Plakon) Quietly Ignite the ObamaCare Take-down?

    03/30/2012 9:23:20 AM PDT · by flfreedom · 11 replies
    RedState ^ | 3/30/2012 | FLFreedom
    Back in late 2009, conservatives watched with alarm as ObamaCare headed for a vote. Two Florida State Representatives, Scott Plakon and Steve Precourt, were especially concerned about the constitutional infringements of the individual mandate and the disparate impact that the bill’s Medicare changes would have on Florida taxpayers. Representatives Plakon and Precourt were among the key legislators who consulted with McCollum as his office debated the merits of filing a complaint against ObamaCare and analyzed the potential causes of action that could be alleged. In late December 2009, Plakon and Precourt sent a letter to McCollum’s office urging him to...
  • Can Gingrich Repeat in Florida? (video)

    01/27/2012 11:02:04 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    January 27, 2012 Can Gingrich repeat in Florida? State campaign chair on status of race
  • Bill McCollum To Co-chair Newt Gingrich Florida Campaign

    Former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who lost to Rick Scott in the bitter Republican gubernatorial primary, is helping out his former pal, Newt Gingrich, with whom he served in Congress. McCollum is scheduled to open Gingrich's Orlando headquarters on Jan. 13, McCollum's endorsement doesn't mean much (few do, so it's not a knock on McCollum). Consider this story from News 13 in Orlando, which gives McCollum the same billing as former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty, who's to co-chair the campaign. McCollum has a good work ethic, an ability to raise money and his knowledge of Florida and its...
  • Dems Ditch NASCAR

    02/22/2011 2:51:27 PM PST · by rhema · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/11 | John Fund
    Democrats have apparently given up on the NASCAR vote. Several of the party's House members are backing an amendment to the fiscal 2011 budget that would block any Pentagon money from going towards the sponsorship of stock-car racing as part of the military's marketing efforts. It wasn't so long ago that Democrats actively courted NASCAR fans. They became all the rage after Democrat Mark Warner won the Virginia governorship in 2001 partly on the basis of his assiduous attendance at NASCAR races. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrats were hunting down "NASCAR dads" (mostly Southern white males) for votes the...
  • McCollum: Supreme Court Will End Obamacare

    02/01/2011 3:05:20 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 49 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 31, 2011 | David A. Patten
    The former Florida attorney general whose lawsuit laid the basis for a devastating ruling Monday calling the national healthcare law unconstitutional agreed with other conservative experts that the Supreme Court will ultimately strike it down. “My gut tells me that the Court will declare the whole law unconstitutional, and Congress will have to start over,” former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. “They may in fact be starting over now. I’m sure that the Obama administration is going to look at this ruling and try to get something in the next two years, before their...
  • 20-State Health Care Challenge in Judge's Hands

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum gives the inside story on key hearing today in multistate case against national health care reform law
  • A Friend of States-Led 'Obamacare' Lawsuit

    11/20/2010 6:44:13 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2010 | Greta Van Susteren
    Sen. Orrin Hatch explains role in legal challenge to national health care reform as Fla. attorney general reaches out to other states
  • Congresswoman Accuses Teaparty Of Inciting Hate for Exposing Her "Under God" Omission From Pledge

    10/29/2010 12:55:58 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 22 replies
    ChicoER ^ | 10/28/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Congresswoman Betty McCollum is claiming that conservatives like me are inciting hate, racism, and intolerance by showing the world that she has no respect for our pledge. In the article that had the video attached to it, I also stated that she is a hypocritical Christian because she runs around using her Catholic faith as a reason she should be re-elected.  So she is also claiming that I am attacking her faith. It all began on Sunday when I posted a video of the Congresswoman from Minnesota's 4th District leading the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the...
  • Betty McCollum Omits "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance

    10/28/2010 9:52:10 AM PDT · by Sopater · 12 replies
    Video at link shows Betty McCollum leading congress in the pledge of allegiance and intentionally omitting "under God" from the pledge.
  • Video: Dem Rep claims al-Qaeda no longer a threat to the US

    And you thought Betty McCollum couldn’t do any worse than deliberately leaving out “under God” while leading the Pledge of Allegiance in the House in April 2002. No, my friends, this is Minnesota we’re talking about here. We’ve put Jesse Ventura in charge of the state and sent Al Franken to Washington. As Jack Nicholson once said in As Good As It Gets, “Sell crazy someplace else — we’re all stocked up here.” The Representative from MN-04 declared during her midterm election debate with Teresa Collett that al-Qaeda no longer poses a threat to the United States. No … seriously:
  • Congresswoman Omits "Under God", While Leading Pledge of Allegiance in The Peoples House

    10/25/2010 6:49:09 PM PDT · by Tina Grazier · 25 replies · 1+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 10/25/10 | ???
    Check out the video that FOX news was referring to about the Congresswoman and the Pledge of Allegiance where she omitted the, "under God", phrase. Her staffers said she was just breathing and it looked like she left it out, but this video proves she is a liar. She doesn't even have the idea that she might be atheist to fall back on because she has been using her Catholic faith as a campaign point in her re-election bid. I agree with the conservative radio host who said she omitted the phrase on purpose. I Even heard a FOX news...
  • 'Obamacare' Lawsuit Gets Clean Bill of Health

    10/14/2010 10:51:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies ^ | October 14, 2010 | Greta VanSusteren
    October 14, 2010 'Obamacare' Lawsuit Gets Clean Bill of Health Fla. Attorney General McCollum reacts to judge's decision to allow states' health care reform case to proceed
  • Bill McCollum comes to Alex Sink's defense

    09/29/2010 7:23:05 AM PDT · by Mojave · 29 replies
    TALLAHASSEE - Alex Sink's attempt to rebut campaign allegations by Republican gubernatorial opponent Rick Scott that she fiddled while Florida's investment portfolio burned was bolstered by an unlikely ally Tuesday: Florida Attorney General and former Scott foe Bill McCollum. Days after Scott unleashed allegations that Sink was at fault for an investment freefall, Scott's former Republican rival McCollum appeared to go out of his way Tuesday to steer the state's top investment official to provide cover for the State Board of Administration's investment oversight during the tumultuous years following the 2007 market crash. In a series of questions, McCollum led...
  • Health Care Exec Captures Fla. GOP Gubernatorial Nomination

    08/24/2010 8:32:27 PM PDT · by Robbin · 72 replies · 1+ views
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  • Rick Scott Campaigns in Miami

    08/20/2010 9:46:07 PM PDT · by StilettoRaksha · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 20, 2010 | AP
    A group of supporters rally in front of the Cuban cafe where Rick Scott will make a campaign stop in Miami, Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. Florida governor hopefuls Bill McCollum and Rick Scott entered the final frenzied days of the their tight Republican primary race Friday hoping to sway the sizable chunk of voters that polls suggest are still teetering on the fence.
  • Once again, Republican candidate Rick Scott no show at joint appearance with Bill McCollum

    08/20/2010 2:28:35 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Sun Sentinel (Political Blog) ^ | 8-19-2010 | Anthony Man
    Four days before the primary, hundreds of Republicans gathered Thursday evening for a chance to compare and contrast the two candidates in the bitterly fought contest for the party’s nomination for governor. They ended up with just one candidate with their chicken piccata. Governor candidate Rick Scott ducked the joint appearance with primary rival Bill McCollum, bailing out just two hours before the event, surprising organizers and many of the 400 attendees. Scott sent his mother instead. Avoiding forums at which Republican primary voters can examine him side by side with McCollum has become a pattern for Scott. At the...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: McCollum Leads Scott by 9 Points

    08/18/2010 2:38:30 PM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/18/10 | Jim Meyers
    A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that Bill McCollum has opened up a 9-percentage-point lead over Rick Scott in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Florida. In the poll results released Wednesday, Attorney General McCollum leads businessman Scott by a margin of 44 percent to 35 percent among likely primary voters, with 19 percent undecided. That reverses a Quinnipiac poll released on July 29 that had Scott leading by 11 points, 43 to 32 percent. The new Quinnipiac survey is the fourth recent poll that shows McCollum pulling ahead of Scott as the Aug. 24 primary approaches. A...
  • Don't Tread On Florida

    08/16/2010 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 16, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    The Border: The Sunshine State's attorney general not only supports Arizona in court but has proposed a law tweaking the objections and going even further. Punishing criminals and protecting citizens sounds good to us. Florida attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum isn't waiting for the final word on Arizona's court-challenged SB1070. He's sponsoring a Florida version that deals with the legal objections while ending the concept of sanctuary cities and providing for enhanced penalties when illegal aliens commit crimes. McCollum will no doubt be accused of political motives and opportunism. He will be accused of being racist. But if...
  • Rick Scott leads Bill McCollum by 10 points in new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll

    08/13/2010 8:33:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 27 replies ^ | August 14, 2010 | By Steve Bousquet and Marc Caputo,
    TALLAHASSEE — Rick Scott leads the Republican primary for governor in a new statewide poll thanks to his massive TV ad buys and the old maxim: It's the economy, stupid. Despite lingering questions about his business record and a Medicare fraud scandal in his background, the former health care executive has a 10 percentage-point lead over rival Bill McCollum ahead of the Aug. 24 primary in part because voters see Scott as the candidate who can best pull the economy out of the doldrums. "Whoever's better on the economy is going to win this thing," Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said....
  • Rick Scott: A study in contrasts

    08/12/2010 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 23 replies ^ | August 2010 | BY MARC CAPUTO
    ... ``He always wanted to get ahead and really be first in everything,'' she said.``He didn't want to be second place.'' On the campaign trail, Scott offers red-meat conservatism: Illegal immigration crackdowns, tax cuts, budget cuts, gun rights and opposition to abortion and President Barack Obama's stimulus package. In his standard rags-to-riches campaign speech, Scott often avoids mention of the riches: his $9.2 million beachfront Naples home, his $218 million net worth or his background as merger-and-acquisitions lawyer. Instead, he chronicles his humble roots that began in public housing in Kansas City, Mo. He worked a newspaper route, sold 15-cent...
  • Rick Scott Refuses to Release Lawsuit Deposition. (Hot Development In The FL Gov's Race.)

    08/12/2010 9:02:34 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 68 replies
    Newsmax email | Jim Meyers
    Businessman Rick Scott, who is battling Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republican nomination for governor in Florida, is refusing to release a deposition he gave in regard to a lawsuit alleging fraudulent practices at a healthcare company Scott now heads. Ten prominent Florida lawmakers have issued a call for Scott to release the deposition and other documents or withdraw from the race for the good of the Republican Party. At a hastily called news conference in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Scott accused McCollum of abusing his power as attorney general by seeking to have state investigators probe the company involved...
  • Florida AG proposes tougher state immigration law

    08/11/2010 8:16:42 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/11/10 | Barbara Liston
    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Wednesday proposed legislation that would toughen law enforcement measures against illegal immigrants in the melting-pot state.
  • Bill McCollum's 'far out' immigration flip flop

    08/10/2010 10:36:53 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | 8-10-2010 | Marc Caputo
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  • McCollum v.ObamaCare--FL AG & gov candidate leading charge to protect states from intrusive feds

    08/08/2010 12:41:05 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | AUGUST 6, 2010 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL
    'The brazen nature of this administration is undermining the basic rule of law, the confidence of the public, and taking away states' authority—creating an ever stronger federal government. My role is to make clear we're not going to put up with this." So says Bill McCollum, Florida's attorney general, now vying to be governor of the Sunshine State. It wasn't so very long ago that the job of a Republican governor was to promise lower spending, policies to encourage job growth, freedom in education, tax relief. In the age of Obama, Republican governors and candidates are redefining their role to...
  • Sunshine State Rains on Health Care Reform

    08/06/2010 8:04:09 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 5, 2010 | Greta VanSusteren
    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum gives an update on his lawsuit over Obama's health care law
  • Court Filing: Republican McCollum Nearly Broke In Florida Gov Race

    07/12/2010 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 44 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 12, 2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Rick Scott's multi-million dollar foray into electoral politics has broken the bank for the Republican Party's choice in the Florida gubernatorial race. State Attorney General Bill McCollum has just $800,000 left in the bank, according to court documents filed by McCollum in response to a Scott lawsuit over campaign finance. The St. Petersburg Times reports: McCollum's campaign manager, Matt Williams, disclosed that because of Rick Scott's primary challenge, the campaign began advertising on TV weeks earlier than they had planned and that the campaign has $800,000 on hand as of Saturday.
  • BP claims czar Kenneth Feinberg drawing fire from Attorney General Bill McCollum

    07/08/2010 9:47:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies ^ | 7/6/2010 | Marc Caputo
    With the authority to dole out $20 billion to BP oil spill victims, Kenneth Feinberg has yet to provide exact details about who gets money and who doesn't. But the few specifics Feinberg has mentioned are drawing fire from Florida's attorney general, Bill McCollum, a Republican running for governor. McCollum said he was concerned that Feinberg was using an overly strict interpretation of Florida law that he could use to deny claims. Feinberg, however, said he's not trying to restrict payouts. "I am not adversarial to anyone in Florida," Feinberg said. "I want Floridians to get what is due them....
  • Rick Scott Dodges Basic Questions

    06/18/2010 10:48:44 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 10 replies · 249+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6.17.10 | John Frank/Steve Bousquet
    "Sweating in the TV lights, Scott dodged other questions about McCollum's attacks and acknowledged knowing little about some top state issues, such as this year's amendment to abolish the public campaign financing system." Scott: "You guys have a lot of questions." Scott turned to a "staffer for assistance." Scott: "This is hard." After his filing, McCollum "went on the attack, telling reporters his rival has a 'suspicious background' that makes him unfit to hold office." McCollum supporters "boldly suggested Scott personally profited from abortions as the CEO of a major hospital chain." McCollum: "I'd like to believe that people at...
  • Scott Tops Mccollum In Florida GOP Gov Race 44-31% (Buh bye open-borders RINO)

    06/10/2010 12:41:28 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 28 replies · 916+ views
    Quinnapac University (Poll) ^ | 6-10-2010 | Quinnapac
    Political neophyte Rick Scott has surged to a 44 - 31 percent lead over Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, apparently powered by a multi-million dollar television ad blitz to introduce him to voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
  • Bill McCollum: Florida should copy Arizona's immigration law

    05/15/2010 9:10:45 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 23 replies · 664+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 05/13/10 | Beth Reinhard
    Attorney General Bill McCollum has had a dramatic change of heart on Arizona's new immigration law. Here's what he said on April 27: "I think Arizona has its own unique problems. I don't think Florida should enact laws like this -- quite that far out.' Now he says some amendments to the law -- which failed to mollify most critics, including, apparently, former Gov. Jeb Bush -- have made it palatable, and that he would support a similar measure in Florida. McCollum's statement: As state and local law enforcement officials in Arizona begin to implement the states aggressive new border...
  • Witness for his opponents: Rekers case takes bite of McCollum's credibility

    05/22/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT · by reaganairport · 3 replies · 310+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | May 21, 2010
    If the state's 61-year-old star witness in defense of Florida's gay adoption ban looks laughable for vacationing with a 20-year-old gay male escort, Attorney General Bill McCollum looks pretty foolish himself. George Rekers got payments totaling $120,693 in 2008 and 2009 to testify as a supposed expert against Martin Gill, the Miami man who wants to adopt the two brothers in his foster care. When the Florida Department of Children and Families refused, citing the 1977 ban on adoptions by gays, Mr. Gill sued, and won. The state has appealed. After the embarrassing revelation two weeks ago about Mr. Rekers,...
  • Florida Suit Poses a Challenge to Health Care Law

    05/11/2010 5:42:44 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies · 815+ views
    Some legal scholars, including some who normally lean to the left, believe the states have identified the law's weak spot and devised a credible theory for eviscerating it. The power of their argument lies in questioning whether Congress can regulate inactivity -- in this case by levying a tax penalty on those who do not obtain health insurance. If so, they ask, what would theoretically prevent the government from mandating all manner of acts in the national interest, say regular exercise or buying an American car?
  • Quinnipiac: FL governor race getting tight (McCollum(R) 40%, Sink(D) 36%)

    04/19/2010 1:16:25 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 24 replies · 664+ views
    Quinnipiac Poll ^ | 04/19/10 | Quinnipiac staff
    Republican State Attorney General Bill McCollum holds a narrow 40 - 36 percent lead over Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democrat, in the race for Florida governor, while Floridians' view of President Barack Obama is up from a 45 - 49 percent negative in January to 50 - 45 percent positive today, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters say 54 - 40 percent that it's a "bad idea" for McCollum to file a lawsuit challenging the federal health care overhaul. Voters say 38 - 28 percent, including 41 - 27 percent among independent voters, that...
  • McCollum leads Sink by 15 points in governor’s race (Florida Loathes ObamaCare)

    03/29/2010 10:00:28 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 22 replies · 834+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-29-2010 | Aaron Deslatte
    TALLAHASSEE — Republican Bill McCollum's relentless criticism of a federal health-care reform bill and his willingness to sue to block it appear to be paying dividends with Florida voters. The attorney general and leading GOP candidate for governor has moved out to a double-digit advantage over Democrat Alex Sink since last June, garnering an edge of 49 percentage points to 34 percentage points in the latest Mason-Dixon poll released Monday
  • Sink getting steamrolled by McCollum health care push (Dem getting crushed due to Obamacare)

    03/29/2010 5:10:34 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 15 replies · 715+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3-29-2010 | Editors
    TALLAHASSEE – Republican Bill McCollum’s trigger-happiness to sue over the federal health care overhaul appear to be paying dividends with Florida voters. The attorney general and leading GOP candidate has swelled his advantage to double-digits over Democrat Alex Sink since early summer, garnering a 49-percent to 34-percent edge in the latest Mason-Dixon poll released Monday. Last June, McCollum, a 20-year congressman and three-time statewide candidate with far higher name-recognition than the relatively novice Sink, nonetheless held just a 6 percentage-point lead, fanning Democratic exuberance that the party had its best shot at re-taking the Governor’s Mansion in decades. Since then,...
  • McCollum hires lobbyist pal to sue over ObamaCare

    03/26/2010 10:35:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies · 396+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 23rd | Drive Bys
    Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum said yesterday that his lawsuit to block Congressional health reform has been handled in house. But now it looks like he has hired an old friend to help out, David Rivkin. A former Reagan-era Department of Justice lawyer, Rivkin's not just a co-author of an early anti-health reform article (more here). He's a lawyer at the firm of Baker & Hostetler, which hired McCollum for the few years in between his politician jobs as Congressman and state Attorney General. McCollum and Rivkin appeared to have lobbied together before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the...
  • The "Conservatives / republicans will take your healthcare!" fearmongering has begun

    03/26/2010 4:13:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 596+ views
    "When a state official can deploy not only the vast resources of his office, but hire outside counsel at taxpayer expense to try and block millions of Floridians from finally getting access to health care, it's time to stop and demand some accountability," Senate Democratic Leader Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, said at a press conference this afternoon.
  • Poll to Freep: McCollum sues to stop federal health-care bill

    03/24/2010 2:55:52 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 35 replies · 986+ views
    Please vote for freedom! Our future depends on it.
  • Bill McCollum On Greta "We Believe The Court Would Knock Down The Whole Bill"

    03/23/2010 10:03:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 96 replies · 2,462+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-24-10 | self
    I just saw Fla. AG Bill McCollum on Greta tonight. I taped it and then transcribed it roughly: Greta: "If the court were to agree that the mandate were unconstitutional, would it knock out the entire health care bill or just that one particular provision being tossed out?" McCollum: "WELL, WE THINK THAT IS THE CORE OF THE WHOLE BILL AND I BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD KNOCK OUT THE WHOLE BILL, BUT THE REALITY IS, IT IS A HOUSE OF CARDS, BECAUSE, IT IS ALL PREDICATED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT YOU REQUIRE PEOPLE TO BE INSURED; AND IF YOU CAN'T...
  • Video: Florida AG Confident ObamaCare Will Be Declared Unconstitutional

    03/23/2010 4:35:43 PM PDT · by careyb · 6 replies · 720+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/10 | Bill McCollum
  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will challenge health care legislation as unconstitutional

    03/22/2010 5:46:36 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 36 replies · 1,130+ views
    San Antonio Headlines Examiner ^ | March 22, 2010 | Jack Dennis
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced on March 22, 2010, the State will be joining other states in challenging the health-care reform legislation that passed in the U.S. House last night 219-212. "The federal health care legislation passed tonight violates the United States Constitution and unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans' individual liberties," said Abbott. "To protect all Texans' constitutional rights, preserve the constitutional framework intended by our nation's founders, and defend our state from further infringement by the federal government, the State of Texas and other states will legally challenge the federal health care legislation," Abbott announced. Virginia's Attorney General Ken...
  • SC's Attorney General Will Challenge Health Care Bill (Health Care Bill Unconstitutional)

    03/22/2010 5:02:26 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 45 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | March 22, 2010 | Continuous News Desk
    After the U.S. House's historic vote Sunday night passing the health care reform bill, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster issued the following statement: "The health care legislation Congress passed tonight is an assault against the Constitution of the United States. It contains various provisions and federal mandates that are clearly unconstitutional and must not be allowed to stand. A legal challenge by the States appears to be the only hope of protecting the American people from this unprecedented attack on our system of government. The key question involved is whether personal freedom, state sovereignty and constitutional law will survive...
  • McCollum to file lawsuit against health care bill

    03/21/2010 9:30:36 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 251 replies · 9,113+ views
    Abcactionnews ^ | 3/21/10 | Chad Cookler
    ORLANDO, FL -- Moments after Congress voted to approve President Obama's health care legislation, Florida's Attorney General announced he will file a lawsuit to declare the bill unconstitutional. Bill McCollum will join Attorneys General from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota to file a lawsuit against the federal government. "The health care reform legislation passed by the U. S. House of Representatives this evening clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," McCollum said in a statement distributed late Sunday night. "If the President signs this bill into law, we will...

    03/21/2010 1:51:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies · 1,102+ views ^ | March 21, 2010 | Bill McCollum
    Alert: Bill McCollum to Discuss Health Care Reform Vote on FOX News Sunday, March 21st, 2010 ALERT: BILL MCCOLLUM TO DISCUSS HEALTH CARE REFORM VOTE ON FOX NEWS Tallahassee, FL – Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will discuss the constitutionality of the health care reform legislation the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on today, and his plans to legally challenge it if the bill becomes law, on the FOX News Channel. Information on both interviews scheduled for today is below. Bill McCollum on FOX NEWS’ Your World with Neil Cavuto 4:20 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2010 Bill McCollum on...
  • Republicans hoping to knock McCollum from 4th District seat

    03/21/2010 9:12:32 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies · 268+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 3-21-10 | billy sallisbury
    They are the longest of long shots, the darkest of dark horses. Since 1946, Republicans have lost 31 straight elections for Minnesota's 4th District congressional seat, and Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum has won her last four elections by lopsided margins. Nonetheless, Republicans are fired up about their chances of unseating her this year. Four candidates are competing for the party's endorsement:
  • (Florida) A.G. McCollum Set To Sue Over Health Care Reform (Many more states lining up)

    03/19/2010 1:45:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies · 1,104+ views
    CBS 4 Florida ^ | 3/19/2010 | cbs
    Florida Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum will join South Carolina Attorney General Henry Mcmaster to file a lawsuit against part of the health care reform bill that may become law if passed. Specifically, McCollum is against the provision in the health care reform bill that mandates residents to purchase health care insurance. According to Attorney General McMollum, "The U.S. Constitution grants no authority to Congress to compel citizens to purchase health insurance when those citizens choose not to enter the health care market." McCollum continued saying "Congress lacks Commerce Clause authority to enact the individual mandate." McCollum also...
  • Hamas' 54 Democratic Congressmen

    01/28/2010 4:33:09 PM PST · by Salem · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | 26 January, 2010 | Daniel Greenfield - Sultanknish
    Keith Ellison, widely hailed as America's first Muslim congressman, could more accurately be described as CAIR and Hamas' man in Congress. Congressman Ellison has been a regular presence at CAIR fundraisers and at pro-Hamas rallies in the United States. As a former member of Farrakhan's Nation of Islam , Ellison has enough anti-semitic and Islamist credentials to satisfy anyone, and had expressed openly anti-semitic beliefs in the past. Since Ellison got his start with CAIR , his attempt to provide support for Hamas is completely unsurprising. Both Hamas and CAIR are projects of the Muslim Brotherhood, which also helped...
  • Florida Republican (Atty General McCollum) May File Suit Over Health Bill

    12/31/2009 2:32:14 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 617+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2009 | Damien Cave
    Florida’s attorney general questioned the constitutionality of the federal health care bill on Tuesday, calling on states to study whether to file suit to kill a provision requiring that individuals buy health insurance or pay a fine. The attorney general, William McCollum, a Republican who is running for governor in 2010, said that the so-called mandate was “an affront to our country’s principles.” He added that the fine might be illegal because, in his view, it is disconnected from any commercial act. “It’s a tax on living,” Mr. McCollum said in a telephone conference call with reporters. “It’s a tax...
  • Dockery Will Reportedly Enter Florida Governor’s Race Next Week

    10/31/2009 6:07:51 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 673+ views
    The Jacksonville Observer ^ | Oct 31st, 2009 | News Service of Florida
    After months of thinking it over, Sen. Paula Dockery is poised to kick-off her candidacy for governor, party insiders told the News Service of Florida on Friday. The Lakeland Republican is expected to open a campaign account early next week – as a prelude to a formal campaign announcement the following Tuesday in her hometown. It would set the stage for a potentially combative Republican primary contest with Attorney General Bill McCollum, who had seemed on an unimpeded path to the nomination. Democrat Alex Sink, the state’s chief financial officer, doesn’t appear likely to face a serious primary challenge. For...
  • Longtime conservative McCollum drifts to middle

    06/14/2009 11:00:47 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 20 replies · 1,344+ views
    The Ocala Star Banner ^ | June 14,, 2009 | Joe Follick
    TALLAHASSEE - With a reputation as a conservative crusader during 20 years of voting in Congress for pro-life, gun rights and business issues, Bill McCollum is an unlikely candidate to follow the moderate political path set by the man he hopes to replace as governor, Charlie Crist.But McCollum has dropped the code words of bygone social battles as he prepares his campaign. Instead, the early front-runner for the GOP nomination is echoing Crist’s political tenor and wooing the governor’s base of moderate Republicans and Democrats.As happened with Crist, McCollum’s move to the middle has alienated some on the Republican right,...