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Mailpiece attacks Jeff Atwater on SB 6

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No Tallahassee Takeover sent out this mailer to keep pressure on Senate President Jeff Atwater, hoping to remind voters who is really behind this Tallahassee takeover of our schools.

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Champions and chumps of governmental transparency

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From the Tallahassee Democrat: A selection of legislators who have acted in the interest of Florida’s Sunshine Laws or who have sponsored bills that are contrary to them. Champions: •Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland. Dockery is Senate sponsor of a bill to enact the recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Open Government. She was a member of the commission. •Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota. House sponsor of a bill that would open the legislative process, particularly budget negotiations. •Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf…

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Senate candidate Jack Latvala to help lead grassroots opposition to offshore oil drilling

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A Panhandle restaurateur is asking thousands of Floridians to hit the beaches to fight offshore oil-drilling along the state’s Gulf coast. Dave Rauschkolb, owner of Bud and Alley’s and two other beachside restaurants in the town of Seaside, has launched an effort dubbed Hands Across the Sand, which is emerging as the first grassroots opposition to the oil-drilling effort led by Florida Energy Associates, a group of independent oil producers. Rauschkolb’s goal is to get Floridians to hold hands and…

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Interview with Mark Foley

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If you thought that former Congressman Mark Foley was going to disappear from the political landscape forever, think again. Foley is still popular and loved by many of his friends and supporters in his former Congressional District as well as throughout Palm Beach. Case in point– last Tuesday, following a fundraiser at the West Palm Beach hot spot Pistache, talk show heavyweight and lovable little fuzz-ball himself Rush ‘El Rushbo” Limbaugh identified Mark sitting down at a table, walked up…

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David McKalip’s list of contributions includes $500 to Democrat Janet Long

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David McKalip, the now disgraced doctor who sent out a racist email depicting President Obama as a tribal witch doctor, has an extensive record of contributions to Florida politicians and political causes. Why does this matter? Because you just know that this was not the first time McKalip’s real beliefs were shared with policy makers. How many meetings must he have had with elected officials during which his ignorance reared its ugly head? According to the Florida Divison of Elections…

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Blog: Where are all the white, Christian candidates in the Democratic Party?

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As it stands right now, the front runners in the Republican races are all straight, non-Hispanic white, Christian men. Democrats meanwhile have no straight, white, Christian men. Both lack any Hispanic presence.So after the NRSC endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the Republican Senate primary, a lot of people implied it was a snub to Hispanics. We thought this was silly. Crist has won three statewide campaigns in a row, is an extremely popular governor, and has a national…

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Frank Farkas: Senate Prez Fight Far From Over

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From the Buzz: State Rep. Frank Farkas, the St. Petersburg Republican vying with Kim Berfield for the Senate District 16 GOP nomination, taped a “Political Connections” interview yesterday that will air in Tampa Bay Sunday at 11 a.m. on Bay News 9. Afterward, we asked his take on the Alex Villalobos/Jeff Atwater battle over the Senate presidency in 2008. Farkas switched his pledge from Villalobos to Atwater (who has Berfield’s too), but said he couldn’t predict with certainty who would…

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