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Bill Nelson vows to block Senate bill allowing oil drilling off Florida Gulf Coast

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson pledged to use “every possible procedural move” to prevent legislation opening areas off the Florida Gulf Coast to offshore drilling. In a letter to Senate leadership on Thursday, the Florida Democrat voiced his opposition to a vote by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which narrowly approved a GOP-backed offshore oil drilling measure. The brief letter went to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, and Minority Leader Harry Reid, the Senate’s leading Democrat. The committee…

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Billionaire @Greene4Florida touts his outsider status

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene had just finished a meeting on the Space Coast, when he was stopped by a reporter. The governor was calling for a special session to ban offshore oil drilling, and Greene was asked if he supported a constitutional prohibition of the practice. Greene said he opposed drilling, but he wouldn’t address the constitutional question. Then he said he hadn’t given it much thought. Then he said, “I can’t see why I’d be against it.” Greene…

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Jeff Greene questions whether Kendrick Meek is a ‘real’ Democrat

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This weekend, Democrats from across Florida will unite for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to discuss the core issues and priorities as a party. At the Dinner, Jeff Greene will address attendees and will convey his vision and plans to make the Sunshine State bright again for all residents. However, the Kendrick Meek campaign continues to question whether Jeff Greene is a real Democrat. But the question is what makes Kendrick Meek think he’s a real Democrat? Does a “Real Democrat” oppose reducing Medicare costs while receiving…

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Jeff Greene questions whether Kendrick Meek is a ‘real’ Democrat

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This weekend, Democrats from across Florida will unite for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to discuss the core issues and priorities as a Party. At the Dinner, Jeff Greene will address attendees and will convey his vision and plans to make the Sunshine State bright again for all residents. However, the Kendrick Meek campaign continues to question whether Jeff Greene is a real Democrat. But the question is, what makes Kendrick Meek think he’s a real Democrat? Does a “Real Democrat” oppose reducing Medicare costs while receiving…

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PolitiFact: Kendrick Meek’s position on offshore oil drilling remains mostly consistent

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From PolitiFact: With the Gulf oil spill threatening Florida’s pristine beaches and public support for offshore oil drilling waning, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek of Miami has accused his rivals of backing oil drilling at one time or another, and says he’s the only candidate to consistently oppose expanded offshore exploration. He made the argument on his campaign website, where he encouraged people to sign a petition against offshore oil drilling. This is what he wrote: “The recent disaster in…

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PolitiFact: Kendrick Meek’s position on offshore oil drilling remains mostly consistent

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From PolitiFact: With the Gulf oil spill threatening Florida’s pristine beaches and public support for offshore oil drilling waning, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek of Miami has accused his rivals of backing oil drilling at one time or another, and says he’s the only candidate to consistently oppose expanded offshore exploration. He made the argument on his campaign website, where he encouraged people to sign a petition against offshore oil drilling. This is what he wrote: “The recent disaster in…

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Charlie Crist to veto all special projects in state budget

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From Steve Bousquet: Charlie Crist has already alienated the Republican-controlled Legislature on three fronts, and a fourth emerged Thursday when he said he’s likely to veto dozens of special projects in lawmakers’ districts as part of the $70.4 billion budget. The growing resentment between Crist and lawmakers began when he vetoed a bill re-creating so-called leadership funds — major fundraising machines under the control of a few legislators. Then, driven by strong public opposition, Crist vetoed a teacher tenure and…

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