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VP Biden or porn star lawyer for 2020 Democratic nominee? Michael Avenatti makes his case in Tampa

VP Biden or porn star lawyer for 2020 Democratic nominee? Michael Avenatti makes his case in Tampa

Probably it’s only natural that in today’s reality TV political culture, a media-savvy porn star lawyer and cable news fixture could be a plausible presidential candidate.And so it is that Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti on Saturda...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week. Tommy Gregory. The Sarasota Republican state House candidate no longer has a primary opponent. Rival Melissa Howard dropped out after finally  fessing up to lying about her university degree and even creating a fake diploma i...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Florida election officials seek info as support builds for Bill Nelson’s Russian-hack claim

Florida election officials seek info as support builds for Bill Nelson’s Russian-hack claim

As support mounted over the weekend for Sen. Bill Nelson's recent claims that Russian operatives have "penetrated" some county voter registration databases in Florida ahead of the 2018 elections, Florida elections officials said they are seeking more...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Bill Nelson: Claims that I divulged classified information are ‘ridiculous’

Bill Nelson: Claims that I divulged classified information are ‘ridiculous’

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is denying that he gave away classified information when he told reporters last week that Russians have "penetrated" Florida's election records."That's ridiculous," Nelson said, pointing to an NBC story that cited three un...
Updated: 11 hours ago
NRA: Florida legislators who voted against stand your ground special session will get a higher grade

NRA: Florida legislators who voted against stand your ground special session will get a higher grade

Democrats did Republicans a "great service" by calling for a special legislative session on stand your ground.That's according to National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer, who sent out a press release Saturday saying that lawmakers who ...
Published: 08/18/18
Optimistic about an anti-Trump wave, Democrats face serious challenges in Florida

Optimistic about an anti-Trump wave, Democrats face serious challenges in Florida

TAMPA — No wonder Florida Democrats are so optimistic about this election year.President Trump's upset election generated unprecedented progressive energy that has barely flickered through 18 months of his presidency, through the Parkland schoo...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Nelson declares vindication on Russia hacking claim

Nelson declares vindication on Russia hacking claim

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson declared vindication Friday over his still unsubstantiated claim that Russians hacked into some county election systems in Florida, pointing to a news report that stated there is a "classified basis for Nelson...
Published: 08/17/18
Updated: 08/18/18
Bernie Sanders: Andrew Gillum can politically transform Florida

Bernie Sanders: Andrew Gillum can politically transform Florida

TAMPA — The Bernie Sanders revolution came to Tampa Bay to help elect Andrew Gillum as the first unabashedly liberal governor in Florida history."Right here in Florida, you have the opportunity to not only transform this state politically by el...
Published: 08/17/18
Janet Cruz questions Hispanic group backing Dana Young in state Senate race

Janet Cruz questions Hispanic group backing Dana Young in state Senate race

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed state Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, who's being challenged for re-election by Rep. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa.But the Cruz campaign shot back that the chamber is actually "a front group" for special intere...
Published: 08/17/18
Bernie Sanders draws a crowd for Andrew Gillum in Tampa

Bernie Sanders draws a crowd for Andrew Gillum in Tampa

Lou Murray did not drive from Sarasota to Tampa's Andrew Gillum-Bernie Sanders rally to talk about Donald Trump.Like many Democratic voters at the Friday rally at the Armature Works event space, Murray opposes the president. But when asked why he sho...
Published: 08/17/18