Politics

Politics
6:37 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Florida AG Race: Bondi's First Ad, Sheldon Reaches Out To GOP Voters

Democratic candidate for Attorney General George Sheldon (left) and Republican incumbent Pam Bondi (right) square off in the November election, along with Libertarian Candidate Bill Wohlsifer.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has released her first ad in her re-election bid, and at least one of her opponents is weighing in on the ad.

Bondi's First Ad

On Tuesday, Bondi’s ad was released statewide, promoting her efforts on cracking down on prescription drug abuse in Florida.

Below is a transcript of the ad:

Read more
Politics
5:55 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Why Securing Both Gov., Attorney General Wins Could Be Big For Florida Democrats

Democratic nominee for Attorney General George Sheldon (left) campaigning with Charlie Crist (right) in Plant City on Labor Day.
Charlie Crist's twitter

A win by Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist would not only make state history, it would be big for Democrats, who haven’t had a member of their own party serve in the gubernatorial seat since the late 1990s. So, what would an Attorney General win mean for the party and the Crist ticket?

Back during the 2000 election, Florida still elected state education commissioners. Then, Republican Charlie Crist ran against Democrat George Sheldon for the job. The following is one of the ads approved by Crist during the campaign.

Read more
Politics
3:02 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Florida Officials Announce Appeal To Judge's Gay Marriage Ruling

A court ruling against Florida's gay marriage ban was stalled in anticipation of appeals.
Credit MGN Online

Florida officials have announced plans to file an appeal to a federal judge’s ruling finding Florida’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

Department of Health head John Armstrong, Secretary of Management Services Craig Nichols, and Washington County Clerk of Court Harold Bazzell made the appeal through Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office Thursday.

Read more
Politics
2:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Leon Votes! WFSU's 2014 Primary Election Live Blog

Nick Evans

Update 3:22 p.m.: Heading in to the final hours of the 2014 primary and local candidates make their last pitches to Leon voters.

-

Update 3:25 p.m.: Via the Tampa Bay Times

Read more
Politics
7:10 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Judge Rules New Map Constitutional, But 2014 Elections To Proceed With Old Unconstitutional Borders

League of Women Voters attorney David King arguing at Wednesday's hearing. The League vows to continue its fight.
Credit Nick Evans

Lawmakers, lawyers and the League of Women voters converged on a Leon County Courtroom this week to argue the merits of Florida’s newly revised congressional districts.  The judge has upheld the new map, but the fight seems likely to continue.

Read more

Pages