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Tallahassee residency case becomes statewide issue

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Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox lives in the City of Tallahassee. While that should not come as man-bites-dog news, it’s not that simple in Florida’s capital. The residency of the former Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Democratic Party Chair was challenged in court by Dr. Erwin Jackson, a frequent city government and Maddox critic. Maddox maintains two domiciles; a rented home within the city limits and another larger residence outside the city, which he owns. The home outside the city limits was…

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Critic hits Leon County’s Scott Maddox right where he lives

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Former Florida Democratic Party Chairman and statewide office candidate Scott Maddox is involved in another political fight this Thanksgiving season. Though elected to another term on the Tallahassee City Commission, he was blocked from taking the oath of office earlier this week. Maddox, who served as FDP Chairman from 2003-2006, is facing a legal challenge to his official residency. The question going back and forth through the Leon County courts and the First District Court of Appeal (DCA) is whether…

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After pointed Broward pull-out, Uber set to take ride-hailing fight to Tallahassee City Hall

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On the heels of Uber‘s announcement of its planned end to operations in Broward County effective July 31, the San Francisco-based firm is enlisting “ridesharing” fellow travelers to join them Wednesday night as Capital City commissioners debate an ordinance to regulate them in a manner similar to taxi companies. Just nine days ahead of the scheduled completion of a Broward County “TNC Implementation Plan” to end Uber’s current legal “gray area” status, Uber walked away from the negotiating table, opting to simply leave…

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Blaise Ingoglia delegates RPOF fundraising to Joe Gruters, Peter Feaman

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Republican Party of Florida Chairman — and state Rep.- – Blaise Ingoglia held a meeting Friday evening in which he divested himself of his fundraising duties and transferred them to party Vice Chairman Joe Gruters and Republican State Committeeman Peter Feaman for the duration of the 2015 legislative session. The move was made in order to remain in compliance with a state law that prohibits state lawmakers from raising funds during session, and will revert back to the status quo when the Legislature adjourns sine…

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Notes from the Florida Democrats Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

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Joy Reid, last night’s recipient of the award for Best National blog, covered all of the angles at the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.  It’s coverage like this that helped her win her award.  Her notes: Kendrick Meek brought a cheering section … Gelber and Aronberg played nice … and Alex Sink’s mike went rogue. And a good time was had by all at this year’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner. The Democratic faithful gathered at the Westin Diplomat hotel in Hallandale Beach…

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Charlie Crist lands speaking spot at AFL-CIO convention

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From the Palm Beach Post: The Florida AFL-CIO just announced the list of speakers for its convention this weekend in Jacksonville, where the state’s biggest labor movement will decide which candidates to endorse (and support financially) in the 2010 elections. Here’s the schedule of speakers: Ted Deutch, Friday, 2 p.m. Charlie Crist, Friday, 2:30 p.m. Scott Maddox, Saturday, 9 a.m. Kendrick Meek, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. That’s right, Charlie Crist. You’ve got to think that anything less than full support for…

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Going inside the Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll numbers on Florida’s Cabinet races and constitutional amendments

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A new statewide poll released by Ron Sachs Communications shows an open and competitive field in the state Cabinet races for Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer and Agriculture Commissioner, with most voters undecided. In a likely General Election match-up for Agriculture Commissioner, former Tallahassee mayor and past Democratic Party chairman Scott Maddox (D) and U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam (R) are neck-and-neck, with Maddox leading 31 percent to 30 percent, well within the 4 percent margin of error. Thirty-nine percent of…

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