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Senate not-so-hopeful Nina Hayden blocks me from following her on Twitter

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Senate candidate Nina Hayden has made the second biggest mistake of her campaign (other than the mistake of giving up a safe seat on the School Board to run against Jack Latvala): she has blocked me from following her on Twitter.  The last candidate to make this same kind of mistake was Scott Wagman — and we know how that worked out for Wagman. I understand why Hayden doesn’t want to read my blog.  Because I write what EVERYONE else…

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Bill McCollum’s campaign lays into…Bud Chiles

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Kevin Derby blogs: Despite conventional wisdom holding that new independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles would hurt the Democratic nominee more than the Republican one, GOP candidate Bill McCollum’s camp is tearing into Chiles. Bud Chiles may be running with no party affiliation, but he is still a lifelong Democrat with incredibly high name identification among Florida voters,” said Matt Williams, McCollum‘s campaign manager. “When Floridians have an opportunity to hear more from Mr. Chiles about his candidacy and vision for the…

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Bill McCollum’s campaign lays into…Bud Chiles

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Kevin Derby blogs: Despite conventional wisdom holding that new independent gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles would hurt the Democratic nominee than the Republican one, GOP candidate Bill McCollum’s camp is tearing into Chiles. Bud Chiles may be running with no party affiliation, but he is still a lifelong Democrat with incredibly high name identification among Florida voters,” said Matt Williams, McCollum‘s campaign manager. “When Floridians have an opportunity to hear more from Mr. Chiles about his candidacy and vision for the…

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NYT: We can help Nate Silver take FiveThirtyEight to a new level

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“There’s a real startup quality to FiveThirtyEight,” Times digital editor Jim Roberts tells Megan Garber. “And we’ve got a giant infrastructure here of graphics editors, multimedia producers, interactive technologists — a lot of people who are big fans of Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight, who are really eager to work with him. They’ll make his blog better.” Continue reading here.

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne talks about why he is suing Charlie Crist

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David Byrne explains in his blog why he is bringing a lawsuit against the Governor of Florida. A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate. Well, using a recording of a song, or even just using that song and not the original recording, in an advertisement without permission is illegal, unless the composition has gone into the…

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Talking Heads’ David Byrne talks about why he is suing Charlie Crist

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David Byrne explains in his blog why he is bringing a lawsuit against the Governor of Florida. A while back a friend told me that the Republican Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, was using the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” in a campaign ad. He’s running for Senate. Well, using a recording of a song, or even just using that song and not the original recording, in an advertisement without permission is illegal, unless the composition has gone into the…

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Ethics complaint filed against John Thrasher

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Straight from Abel Harding, whose stuff you better be reading: An ethics complaint has been filed against State Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, according toTangerineFL, a blog covering Florida politics. The blog included a copy of the complaint, filed by Todd W. Byars as a result of news stories that appeared in the Times-Union and its sister paper, The St. Augustine Record. Byars, a Tallahassee resident and a former Leon County Teacher of the Year, alleges Thrasher violated the public…

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