Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

stimulus package

Jeb Bush: My kids don’t speak for me

in Statewide by

This is a huge but fascinating chunk from Jeb Bush’s interview with Neil Cavuto yesterday. Cavuto presses the hardest on Jeb’s silence over Crist vs. Rubio that I’ve heard. Also, note that Charlie Crist came out today to say he supports Florida AG Bill McCollum’s lawsuit over the individual mandate provision in the health care legislation. One more thing: Jeb clears up the idea that his sons sometimes speak for him. He says George supported Fred Thompson and Jeb Jr.…

Keep Reading

Jeb Bush: My kids don’t speak for me

in Statewide by

This is a huge but fascinating chunk from Jeb Bush’s interview with Neil Cavuto yesterday. Cavuto presses the hardest on Jeb’s silence over Crist vs. Rubio that I’ve heard. Also, note that Charlie Crist came out today to say he supports Florida AG Bill McCollum’s lawsuit over the individual mandate provision in the health care legislation. One more thing: Jeb clears up the idea that his sons sometimes speak for him. He says George supported Fred Thompson and Jeb Jr.…

Keep Reading

Poll: Charlie Crist losing to Marco Rubio

in Statewide by

For the first time, a new poll shows that Gov. Charlie Crist is losing to former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in Florida’s nationally watched Republican U.S. Senate race. Rubio leads by just 3 percentage points — 47-44 — and is well within the error margin of the Quinnipiac University poll. Yet the trend of Rubio’s rise and Crist’s fall is stark. In October, Crist led 50 – 35 percent. In August, Crist’s lead was even bigger (55 – 26)…

Keep Reading

SPT’s Tim Nickens takes it to Charlie Crist

in Statewide by

Tim Nickens has written a column blasting Charlie Crist. Here’s an early preview: Gov. Charlie Crist’s political radar went haywire last week when he decided to become the governor who killed growth management in Florida… But the governor’s political instincts failed him last week when he signed into law a bill that guts growth management and sets this state back decades. Judging from letters to the editor and political blogs, it’s not just environmental groups and local governments that are…

Keep Reading

Time: 2-Min-Bio on Charlie Crist

in Statewide by

Time Magazine offers this 2 Min-Bio on Charlie Crist: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s May 12 announcement that he will run for Senate instead of reelection in 2010 was rare good news for the flailing GOP. The first-term governor, who is seeking the seat held by retiring Republican Sen. Mel Martinez, has consistently boasted approval ratings in the high 60s since taking office despite economic dark days in the Sunshine State. An adroit campaigner who addresses every citizen he meets as…

Keep Reading

The Sudoku Senate race

in Statewide by

Not only is it light years away from November 2010, but the prospect of another grueling campaign in Florida, this time to replace Mel Martinez in the U.S. Senate, has yet to excite me. I’m obviously not alone in this feeling either as the leading candidates for both parties, Jeb Bush and Alex Sink, have decided not to run for the seat. – That leaves both sides of the aisle with candidates for whom the word senatorial does not immediately…

Keep Reading

Go to Top