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Politics
4:37 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

AG Democratic Candidate Sheldon Fends Off Residency, Bar Membership Challenges

Sheldon
Credit Matthew Stolpe / WFSU News

Democratic Attorney General Candidate George Sheldon is trying to fend off challenges to his eligibility. Complaints say Sheldon, who most recently served in the Obama Administration, can’t claim Florida residency.

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Politics
4:53 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

What's In A Name? Graham Campaign Hopes A Spot In Congress

From left to right: Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, (center) Gwen Graham, (left) Adele Graham
LHatter WFSU News

One of the hottest races in the country during the 2014 election cycle is shaping up to be North Florida’s Second Congressional district. The district stretches from Taylor County west to Bay County and Panama City and is largely rural. It’s here, where the current incumbent and Tea-Party backed Republican Congressman is being challenged by an upstart Democrat with a powerful family name.

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Politics
7:03 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Three Candidates Vie To Challenge Attorney General Bondi But Only One, A Libertarian, Is Guaranteed

Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer is running as the Libertarian Party of Florida candidate for Attorney General. Wohlsifer is challenging incumbent AG Pam Bondi (R).
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian candidate for state attorney general, wants to make sure voters understand his positions don’t amount to eliminating government control, just limiting it. That goes for everything from his support for gay marriage, to his lack of enthusiasm for Amendment Two: a proposed constitutional amendment to bring medical marijuana to Florida.

“I support medical marijuana in Florida, but I don’t think it goes far enough.”

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Politics
5:21 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

With Showing In Polls, Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Says He's 'In It To Win It'

Adrian Wyllie in Tallahassee January 2014.
Credit Steve Cannon / Associated Press

A new poll released Wednesday on the upcoming 2014 gubernatorial race shows the path to Florida’s governor’s mansion is a lot less certain for most of the candidates than it was a few months ago.  The Libertarian candidate for governor is making inroads with voters—at the expense of Democratic hopeful Charlie Crist.

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Politics
12:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Gov. Scott Signs Immigrant Tuition Bill, Plans To Tout Bill In Week-Long Tour

Credit MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott has signed the so-called Immigrant Tuition bill, the first of the 105 bills sent to his desk last week. But, some say it’s all just a re-election ploy.

Florida Democratic Party Vice Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein says while she’d like to see the measure do more, she’s happy Scott signed the bill granting in-state tuition rates to undocumented students.

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