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Corrine Brown’s federal lawsuit “has very little chance of succeeding”

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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is pursuing a federal lawsuit, Brown v. Detzner, in the wake of the Florida Supreme Court’s approval of a redrawn congressional map for the state. Brown, along with the Congressional Black Caucus, argue that the change means “substantial retrogression” for African-American communities, along with significant dilution of the black vote in her district. The ruling changes Brown’s district considerably, reshaping it from one that snakes southward from Jacksonville down to Orlando, to an east-west configuration, going from…

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Chris Hand rebuffs possible Andrew Gillum Congress bid, calls Corrine Brown “miracle worker”

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In terms of Jacksonville politics, few have a résumé to match that of former Chief of Staff Chris Hand, who worked in the Alvin Brown administration for its entire four years, and before that was press secretary for then-Sen. Bob Graham and campaign manager for Alex Sink when she won as state CFO in 2006. Hand is working on a new edition of his book with Graham, “America, the Owner’s Manual: Making Government Work for You.” Hand knows the players and knows the…

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Florida Democrats to convene this weekend at Disney Resort

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The Florida Democratic Party will gather this weekend for their fall convention in Lake Buena Vista. The confab comes almost a full  year before the 2016 election, where in addition to trying to keep the state blue for the third straight time at the presidential level, the party is hoping to get one of their own to join Bill Nelson in the U.S. Senate. One of the highlights of the three-day event takes place Saturday night when Senate candidates Alan Grayson, Patrick…

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After pointed Broward pull-out, Uber set to take ride-hailing fight to Tallahassee City Hall

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On the heels of Uber‘s announcement of its planned end to operations in Broward County effective July 31, the San Francisco-based firm is enlisting “ridesharing” fellow travelers to join them Wednesday night as Capital City commissioners debate an ordinance to regulate them in a manner similar to taxi companies. Just nine days ahead of the scheduled completion of a Broward County “TNC Implementation Plan” to end Uber’s current legal “gray area” status, Uber walked away from the negotiating table, opting to simply leave…

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Rep. Alan Williams endorse Patrick Murphy for Senate

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At a joint press conference at Florida Democratic Party headquarters in Tallahassee, Mayor Andrew Gillum and Rep. Alan Williams both offered ebullient endorsements of Congressman Patrick Murphy‘s bid for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Marco Rubio. Evoking Murphy’s can-do brand of bipartisanship – as well as the “North Florida Way” emblematic of Congresswoman Gwen Graham, who is publicly friendly with all three aforementioned young Democratic pols – Gillum began with an old chestnut about the pragmatic task of…

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