Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Jim Lange

Cameron Magnuson becomes fourth Democrat to challenge Dennis Ross in CD 15

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Dennis Ross has not faced a serious challenge since his election to Florida’s 15th Congressional District in 2010, but several Democrats want a piece of him next year — all of whom filed to run in the district before Ross voted for the American Health Care Act last week. Four Democrats are already running against the Polk County Republican in CD 15, while a fifth — Navy veteran Andrew Learned, is considering putting his hat into the ring. One of those candidates who officially filed is…

Keep Reading

Dennis Ross named to Trump transition team

in 2017 by

Lakeland GOP Congressman Dennis Ross, who was re-elected to the House of Representatives for a fourth time earlier this month, has been named to the Donald Trump transition team. “I am greatly honored to be named to the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team,” Ross said in a statement issued Wednesday morning. “The American People spoke on November 8th, and what they said is that they are fed up with the direction our country has taken for the past eight years. My position on this team will…

Keep Reading

Dennis Ross co-sponsors bill to prohibit ransom payments to Iran

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Last month, the Wall Street Journal first reported that the Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran. The money represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached with Iran over a long-held dispute over a failed arms deal just before the Shah of Iran lost power in 1979. After that news broke, White House spokesman Josh Earnest rejected suggestions the money transfer to…

Keep Reading

Dennis Ross returns to Washington after heart surgery rehab

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, who underwent heart surgery Aug. 9, is returning to Washington Monday to resume his congressional work. “We have votes at 6:30 p.m. (in full session) then it is business as usual Tuesday with a Financial Services Committee meeting,” the Lakeland Republican said. Ross, who turns 57 Oct. 18, has been recuperating from the surgery in Orlando to repair a heart defect he has had since birth. He missed the first week of Congress’ reconvening after its…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 8.17.16 – Impeachment memories

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Before Barack Obama was elected, a lot of political observers said that with such a divided nation, every president could face the potential of being impeached. I’m reminded of that today on the 18th year anniversary of Bill Clinton giving a prime-time address to the nation after seven months of silence on the Monica Lewinsky matter. “I know that my public comments and my silence about this matter gave a false impression. I misled people, including even my wife,” he said…

Keep Reading

Some of CD 15 candidate Jim Lange’s website language is very similar to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Democrat Jim Lange is in an uphill battle to defeat Republican incumbent Dennis Ross in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. Though there hasn’t been much public polling on the race, Ross defeated the last Democrat he faced, Alan Cohn, by nearly 20 percentage points in 2014. Lange is running as a progressive in the Polk/Hillsborough county-based district, and has been called by some supporters as being “in the mold of Bernie Sanders.” Some of the language listed on his website also appears to be in the mold –…

Keep Reading

Mitch Perry Report for 8.11.16 – Marco Rubio isn’t dominating Patrick Murphy or Alan Grayson in latest Q Senate poll

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Before we dig into the new poll on the Florida Senate race, can I reference the lead story in this morning’s Tampa Bay Times? Two men get into a road-rage argument on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Plant City. One guy pulls out a gun and shoots the other dead. He then “cooperates” with the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Dept., isn’t charged, and is free to go home, where he tells a reporter who confronts him that, “it’s been a very taxing day.”…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top