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Congratulations to The Buzz, winner of Best Blog from the Florida Society of News Editors

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Congratulations to Adam Smith and Co. at The Buzz, winner of Best Blog/Online Commentary from the Florida Society of News Editors.

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Skeletor’s, err, Rick Scott’s net worth: $218.6 million

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Rick Scott’s campaign manager Susie Wiles turned in her candidate’s financial disclosure and told the Buzz that Scott’s net worth is $218.6 million I’d be happy with just the .6 million!

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Skeletor’s, err, Rick Scott’s net worth: $218.6 million

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Rick Scott’s campaign manager Susie Wiles turned in her candidate’s financial disclosure and told the Buzz that Scott’s net worth is $218.6 million I’d be happy with just the .6 million!

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Former TV anchor challenging John Thrasher

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The Buzz reports: We hear veteran Jacksonville area TV anchor Deborah Gianoulis has filed to challenge state Sen. John Thrasher in the general election. It’s a heavily Republican district, but Gianoulis is well known in the district and was a prominent opponent of SB 6, the controversial merit pay bill pushed by Thrasher. Continue reading here.

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Why didn’t Pam Bondi answer questions today about 2008 Amendment 1 campaign? Because she didn’t bother to vote in that election

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At this afternoon’s Tiger Bay debate between the GOP aspirants for Attorney General, candidate Pam Bondi was asked directly by political consultant Dave Zachem about how she voted in January 2008 on the much-discussed Amendment 1 ballot initiative (which doubled the homestead exemption for almost all Florida homeowners). This initiative was championed by Governor Charlie Crist, who promised property taxes would “drop like a rock.”  With all of the money spent in support of Amendment 1, you would have had to been living…

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Why didn’t Pam Bondi answer questions today about 2008 Amendment 1 campaign? Because she didn’t bother to vote in that election

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At this afternoon’s Tiger Bay debate between the GOP aspirants for attorney general, candidate Pam Bondi was asked directly by political consultant Dave Zachem about how she voted in January 2008 on the much-discussed Amendment 1 ballot initiative (which doubled the homestead exemption for almost all Florida homeowners). This initiative was championed by Gov. Charlie Crist, who promised property taxes would “drop like a rock.”  With all of the money spent in support of Amendment 1, you would have had to been living…

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Inconceivable: Florida’s media’s view on Crist vs. Meek vs. Rubio or why Adam Smith isn’t always right

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Two weeks ago, I posted a story about the ongoing negotiations between New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advisors and Charlie Crist’s campaign about Hizzoner possibly endorsing the People’s Governor.  The story quickly went viral, making its way to Politico and the Washington Post, as well as the St. Petersburg Times, which dismissed the story out-of-hand based on the quote of Bloomberg advisor Howard Wolfson: After a St. Petersburg blogger reported a likely endorsement, we asked Deputy New York Mayor Howard Wolfson about…

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