Republican Gov. Rick Scott eked out a victory over Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, to win the governor’s race for another four-year term on Tuesday.
From cutting higher education funding and gutting Bright Futures Scholarships, to refusing to support initiatives that promote economic opportunity and equality, to his anti-environmental policies—Rick Scott has failed young people, UCF students say.
Senator Geraldine Thompson, Representative Karen Castor Dentel, Anna Eskamani, Regional Manager at Florida Planned Parenthood PAC, Vivian Rodriguez, President of Florida Democratic Hispanic Caucus, held a press conference Monday, denouncing the Scott administration’s culture of injustice towards the women of Florida.
Known for implementing voter suppression tactics, particularly aimed at the minority vote, Orlando leaders joined local voter right’s advocates Wednesday, to echo U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s warning to Gov. Rick Scott, that efforts to disenfranchise Florida voters in the upcoming election, will not be tolerated.
Florida taxpayers will foot the bill for a special session of the House and Senate on Thursday, August 7, as work begins on redrawing Congressional District maps, found by a judge, to be illegally drawn by the GOP-led legislature and their political consultants.
The Democratic Black Caucus of Florida is calling on George Sheldon, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General, to step aside given the many questions being raised about his residency and bar license. Sheldon has given conflicting public written statement regarding his residency, which requires anyone running for the position of Attorney General to reside in Florida in the preceding seven years.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) held its 2014 Political Hob Nob on Wednesday, in which 45 national, state and local candidates participated. Nearly 400 attendees, composed mostly of HCCMO members as well as elected officials and community leaders, participated in the forum to connect with and learn about their local candidates. […]
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist now running as Democrat to retake his old job, has picked Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate.
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Florida) will force Republicans to go on record today, to vote on whether to support or oppose increasing the minimum wage for federal government workers.