Who Will Challenge Bill Nelson For US Senate?
I submit that the eventual Republican nominee to challenge Nelson has yet to enter the race. With nearly 14 mos. to go before the Republican primary, there’s still plenty of time for another entry. And with no clear signs that Washington, D.C. is serious about facing our challenges, even with a Republican controlled House, perhaps the missing element in the Senate race is a non politician. Someone with real world experience who has actually signed the front of a paycheck.
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Rick Scott; Live To Fight Another Day
With a decision on SunRail forthcoming any day now, Gov. Rick Scott finds himself in a very precarious position. He simply cannot please everyone and his decision, be it in favor of SunRail or opposed, is destined to upset an important bloc that will be critical to future successes. Yes, it goes with the territory, but if one could venture inside Scott’s head for a | Read More »
Twelve Simple Questions For Jacksonville Mayoral Candidate Alvin Brown
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Democrat Alvin Brown is in a runoff for mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. He’s been fortunate to gain the endorsement of the ever-shrinking Florida Times-Union, as well as a number of GOP donors. One endorsement Brown does not appear to have much interest in is from the tea party, having rejected the invitation from Billie Tucker and the First Coast | Read More »
2011 Florida Legislative Wins, Losses And WTF’s
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press The following is a list of some of the activity from the just completed 2011 Florida Legislative Session compiled from the St. Petersburg Times. All passed bills await Gov. Scott’s approval unless otherwise noted. I’ve categorized the list by Wins, Defeats and WTF’s from a tea party perspective. Asterisks are mine, indicating inclusion may be subject to interpretation. Final | Read More »
Sine Die; May It Come To A Merciful End
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press As the Florida Legislature winds down this year’s legislative session, for many it cannot end soon enough. It’s been a long 60 days of being told one thing and seeing another done. Sixty days of the House pointing a finger at the Senate and the Senate pointing back at the House. It was said of last year’s session that | Read More »
Florida On Illegal Immigration; We Are A Nation Of Men, Not Laws
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press It appears that The Florida Legislature will once again bend to the will of special interests when it comes to addressing the illegal immigration problem in this state. At a time when more and more states are finding the political courage to take on this unpopular issue, Florida continues to err on the side of money and power. Business | Read More »
Democrat Lawmaker Attacks Colleague On FL House Floor
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press A Democrat lawmaker lost it on the Florida House floor yesterday. Democratic state Rep. Scott Randolph completely lost his composure over a fellow Democrat’s support of an abortion bill. After Rep. Daphne Campbell voted in favor of the bill, Randolph flew into a fit of rage throwing papers at her and threatening her. Others present say Randolph said. | Read More »
Far Left Ambush Florida Congressman Dan Webster
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press So the radical Far Left have moved into Florida. Republican Congressman Dan Webster held a town hall yesterday in Orlando that quickly deteriorated into “bedlam”, as reported in the local paper. Far Left organizations MoveOn.org and Organize Now, among others, orchestrated a well planned ambush. There were about 300 people in attendance at this, the third town hall held | Read More »
2012; Can The Left ‘Out Tea Party’ The Tea Party?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press Things seem to be just a little too quiet… get the feeling this is the calm before the storm? Congress is in recess in Washington and the Florida Legislature has been off for a few days due to the Easter Holiday. Is it just me or is there not such an incredible feeling of relief in this country when | Read More »
Quid Pro Quo? Not In Politics…
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press “You have to pay your admission fee to the process.” The Orlando Sentinel reports that a political fund set up by House Speaker-designate Will Weatherford collected $50,000 from two unions — and another $25,000 from the Florida Chamber of Commerce — part of a stunning $459,000 he raised in less than two months before the March 8 start of | Read More »