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Duval GOP in controversy over Obama/Hitler comparisons at Tea Party

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The Republican Party of Duval County is backing away from their promotion of an event that featured numerous controversial comparisons of President Barack Obama with German Dictator Adolf Hitler. The event, a Tea Party held at the Jacksonville Landing on July 2, was organized by the First Coast Tea Party. However, the Duval County Republican Party promoted the event with e-mails that stated “Paid by Republican Party of Duval County.” Duval Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry also broadcast live from…

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Sen. Jim King shows his soft side

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A must read from the Ledger: Senator Jim King, R-Jacksonville, is inarguably one of the Legislature’s most colorful and respected members. A 22-year veteran in the House and Senate, King’s legacy as a knowledgeable legislator skilled at winning support for, and against, proposed laws is secure. But King’s primary reputation has been as a classic carouser. With a physical stature and comedic timing evocative of the stout Jackie Gleason, many a night on the Senate floor was concluded with a…

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Sens. Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John McCain to raise money for Charlie Crist

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Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist is getting a big boost for his U.S. Senate bid from a bevy of GOP A-listers. Helping to raise money for Crist in Washington are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. The power trio will be on hand – along with yet other Republican luminaries – to help attract major donors at an event for Crist…

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