Monday, March 11, 2013
Former Gov. Charlie Crist will be at a Lakewood Ranch restaurant. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will be at a private gathering in downtown Sarasota 12 miles away.
Two titans of Florida politics will be attending fundraisers 12 miles apart Friday, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will be at the Polo Grill in Lakewood Ranch, raising money for the Manatee County Democratic Party, according to political reporter Jeremy Wallace writing for HT Politics. There is speculation that Crist will run for governor again. Tickets start at $75. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, will speak at the downtown penthouse home of entrepreneur Jesse Biter. Rubio, who is seen as a potential presidential candidate, is raising money for his PAC, Reclaim America, according to Wallace, writing for HT Politics. Tickets start at $500. The two men ran against each other in 2012 …
Monday, January 28, 2013
As President Barack Obama kicks off his second term in office, the often prickly issue of immigration reform has come to the forefront. We’d like to get your thoughts on America’s immigration policy and the need for reform, Tampa Bay!
After tackling health care in his first term, it looks like President Barack Obama has set his sights on waging another big battle in his second term in office – immigration reform. The president is expected to discuss his plans for reform on Tuesday during a trip to Nevada, but a bi-partisan group of Senators intends to beat him to the punch. The group of eight Senators includes Florida’s own Republican Marco Rubio, according to the Huffington Post. Their plan, which will be more fully announced today, Jan. 28, calls for a multifaceted approach to reform with such prongs as: The Senate group, however, wants to make sure the first two points are adequately addressed by the country before the pathway opens. "Once the enforcement measures …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Miami-born U.S. Senator had been seen as a possible running mate for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney, who instead tapped Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Florida's U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney Thursday, Aug. 30, to accept the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, GOP leaders said today. Rubio, once considered a contender as Romney's running mate, will rally delegates at the four-day convention. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Congressman, will share the GOP ticket with Romney. Florida is a battleground state in the presidential race. Rubio's support is seen as key in getting the Hispanic vote. In a written press release, RNC organizers noted that the introduction and speech will get huge viewership. Close to 39 million viewers watched Sen. John McCain's speech at the 2008 convention. "Marco Rubio symbolizes the greatness of the American dream…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Marco Rubio? Chris Christie? Bobby Jindal? Condoleezza Rice? Let us know your choice for Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012.
Who will be Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick? With Romney having emerged months ago as the likely Republican presidential candidate, his choice for VP is one of the reamining pieces of intrigue this election season. The New York Times breaks down some possible choices for Romney's running mate. Among them: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Flroida. Other speculation has focused on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who said last month it's "not in the cards," and ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Some have even suggested that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who stumped for Romney last week in South Tampa, would be a good choice. Former …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Local and state politicians react to today's Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Today the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act and its individual mandate, 5-4. Local and state officials were quick to offer a response to today's historic decision, using social media -- Facebook, Twitter -- and traditional media. Gov. Rick Scott: "The Justices have declared that the central provision of ObamaCare is a judicially mandated tax. A new tax pure and simple. This is just another burden the federal government has put on American families and small businesses, while the economy struggles to recover." See the Governor's full response to the decision in the attached video. Sen. Marco Rubio: "Now that we know #Obamacare is indeed a #jobkilling #Tax we should move to #RepealObamacare as soon as possible." …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Cast your vote, hit the books, see President Obama live in Tampa and more.
1. Have your say in choosing the best of Bradenton by making your nominations in the Readers' Choice 2012 awards. There are tons of categories, like Best Burger, Best Pest Control, Best Miniature Golf, Best Place to Walk and more. We'll be taking your nominations until July 8, and the voting begins July 23. 2. Want to hear President Barack Obama speak live in Tampa on Friday? Tickets are free, but required, and will be available Tuesday at 5 p.m. at these locations. The grassroots event will be held Friday at a yet-to-be determined time in the afternoon at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College. 3. If you're looking to score better on your SATs or want to learn how to write a winning college admissions essay, check out …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The U.S. senator from Florida pens an autobiography, but is he eying higher office? Gov. Rick Scott is the new greeter at the Tampa airport. Here are some headlines from 'Sunburned,' a newsletter about Florida politics.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's memoir "An American Son" will be released Tuesday, as speculation continues about whether the Florida politician is on the short list to be Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate in his GOP bid for the presidency. The Associated Press received an advance copy of the book, which reveals Rubio was close to dropping out of the 2010 Senate race. Jonathan Martin in the Wall Street Journal writes that the book does not "drop any political bombshells or even offer much in the way of news about a man regularly included on lists of Mitt Romney's potential running mates. The preferred euphemism among GOP insiders when it comes to Mr. Rubio's vice-presidential prospects is that his stock lately has been diminished by …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
GOP supporters bankroll Mitt Romney's Florida campaign efforts. Jeb Bush is coy about his political future. Here are headlines from 'Sunburned,' a newsletter about Florida politics.
"Raising more Florida money than President Obama and Newt Gingrich combined, Mitt Romney appears to hold a financial advantage heading into the fall election," writes Kenric Ward in Sunshine State News. ... (Romney) "drummed up $7,829,150 compared with Obama's $5,867,102. Add Gingrich's $1,44,912, and Romney is still the cash king." MARCO RUBIO: OBAMA POLICIE CRUSH HISPANICS' DREAMS Rubio: "No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Hispanic community. Unfortunately, President Obama's failed policies of new regulations, higher taxes, and Obamacare and his anti-business rhetoric have hit Hispanics especially hard. Big government really hurts those who are trying to make it. And with unemployment still abysmally…