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Progress Florida unveils SpillBabySpill.com

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Progress Florida today launched a new website: www.SpillBabySpill.com.  The site serves as a one-stop clearinghouse of real-time information and action taking related to offshore drilling policy, with an emphasis on the ongoing BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf. Included among the site’s features are: The “BP BFF of the Week,” a regular feature highlighting public figures firmly aligned with Big Oil’s “Drill Baby Drill” agenda — the debut BP BFF is longtime drilling advocate Marco Rubio; Opportunities to take…

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Massive local government and business opposition to oil drilling demonstrated on new Internet map

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View Resolved Against Drilling in a larger map Progress Florida today unveiled the “Resolved Against Drilling” map, a powerful illustration and visual reminder to lawmakers of the overwhelming opposition to legislation (SB 2622) that would end Florida’s ban on oil drilling in state waters. The map shows that at least 55 cities, counties, chambers of commerce, and local agencies around the state have passed resolutions opposing Speaker-Designate Dean Cannon’s (R-Winter Park) and Senate-President Designate Mike Haridopolos’s (R-Melbourne) effort to sell…

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Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Attorney General Race

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Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their Internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Holly Benson-R: Fundraising: $219,095 (all 4th quarter) raised; $192,959 COH Facebook: 846 supporters Twitter: 130 followers (Tweeter Meter: 1) YouTube: 1 subscriber, 304 upload views Campaign website: http://www.hollybenson.com/ Pam Bondi-R: Fundraising: $198,755 (all 4th quarter) raised; $197,115 COH Facebook: 295 supporters…

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Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Senate race

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Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their Internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Charlie Crist-R: Fundraising: $8.7 million ($2 million in 4th Q) raised for 2009; $7.5 m COH Facebook: 7,873 supporters Twitter: 3,796 followers (Tweeter Meter: 5) YouTube: 37 subscribers, 3,759 upload views Campaign website: http://charliecrist.com/ Marco Rubio-R: Fundraising: $3.4 million ($1.75 million…

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Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Governor’s race

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Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their Internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Gubernatorial race Paula Dockery-R: Fundraising: $191,734 ($191,734 in 4th quarter of 2009) raised; $199,595 cash on hand (includes $100,000 loan) Facebook: 3,273 supporters (3,522 friends) Twitter: 512 followers (Tweeter Meter: 2) YouTube (also here): 2 (0) subscribers, 257 (27) upload views…

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Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Governor’s race

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Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Gubernatorial race Paula Dockery-R: Fundraising: $191,734 ($191,734 in 4th quarter of 2009) raised; $199,595 cash on hand (includes $100,000 loan) Facebook: 3,273 supporters (3,522 friends) Twitter: 512 followers (Tweeter Meter: 2) YouTube (also here): 2 (0) subscribers, 257 (27) upload views…

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2009 Netroots Awards: The Good, the Bad and the Undeserved

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The 2009 Florida Netroots Awards winners were announced this afternoon in Orlando at the Florida Democratic Party convention. Finalists previously had been revealed on the Florida Progressive Coalition blog. There were a record 645 voters this year, shattering last year’s record and dwarfing the 100 or so who voted in the inaugural Awards competition in 2007. (Update: The Reid Report shares some of my opinion that Kendrick Meek did not deserve all of the hardware he won.) Without further ado,…

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