Vote-by-mail ballots fix clears last committee

A bill that would let voters fix mismatching signatures on their vote-by-mail ballots so they can be counted has cleared

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Groundhog Day for Democrats: Selecting the Party chair

Democrats in Florida and at the national level have a similar problem. In both cases, there are more Democratic voters

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Charlie Crist named to influential House Science, Space committee; hires 2 constituent staffers

Charlie Crist announced Tuesday he would be serving on the influential House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Also, the

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Scott Arceneaux out as Florida Democrats’ chief

The first shoe has fallen in newly-elected chairman Stephen Bittel‘s reorganization of the Florida Democratic Party with executive director Scott

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Tale of 2 parties: Florida GOP high, Dems low ahead of 2018

The state Republican and Democratic parties met two miles from each other Saturday, their first meetings since Donald Trump carried

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Alan Clendenin wins appeal to seek Democrats’ state chair

Longtime Florida Democratic leader Alan Clendenin is back in the running for the party’s state chairmanship after winning an overwhelming

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Dwight Bullard talks of Democrats the party has ignored

Not counting the fact that he’s running from Gadsden County, little about Dwight Bullard is any mystery to many Florida Democrats

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Leah Carius seeking to be the local-control candidate for state Democrats

Leah Carius said she knows something about being in a medium- or small county and feeling largely ignored by Democratic

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Ben Pollara: Stephen Bittel only choice to lead Florida Dems out of desolation, irrelevancy

I won’t be in Orlando this weekend to vote for the next chair of the Florida Democratic Party. I’m not

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10 people to watch in 2017 in Jacksonville politics

Jacksonville politics is like a Southern family reunion: there are characters of all types. The 2017 list points out ten of

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Dwight Bullard elected in Gadsden County, back in state Dems race

Former state Sen. Dwight Bullard has gotten himself elected state committeeman from Gadsden County and is back in the running

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Stephen Bittel makes official his run for Florida Dems’ chair

Fresh off his step-three victory last week among Miami Democrats, Stephen Bittel has formally launched his candidacy to become chairman

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Alan Grayson: Florida Democrats need someone with a message

Imagine a populist Democrat who not only bucks the party but has to battle against it, funded only by small

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Carlos Nathan: An open letter to Florida Democrats

Carlos Nathan “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” That quote from “Cool Hand Luke” could be directed

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

Former Florida Democratic Party Chairman and statewide office candidate Scott Maddox is involved in another political fight this Thanksgiving season.

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Allison Tant won’t return as Florida Democratic Party chair

Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant announced Friday she will not run for another term as party chair in January.

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$8 million spent by outside groups in CD 7, mostly to help Stephanie Murphy upset John Mica

Outside groups spent $8 million in Florida’s 7th Congressional District, mostly to help Democrat Stephanie Murphy oust Republican U.S. Rep.

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Shawn Harrison holds on in rough-and-tumble HD 63 race

Republican Shawn Harrison held on in a rough-and-tumble race against challenger Lisa Montelione to represent House District 63. With all

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Optimism holds that 2012’s three-hour and longer voter lines will not reappear

The record voter turnouts being seen in Orange, Osceola, and many other counties for early- and mail-in voting is offering

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Optimism holds that 2012’s three-hour and longer voter lines will not reappear

The record voter turnouts being seen in Orange, Osceola, and many other counties for early- and mail-in voting is offering

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Florida GOP calls ad attacking Dana Young a ‘smear piece,’ calls for Florida Dems to pull it

The Republican Party of Florida is taking umbrage with attacks on Majority Leader Dana Young, even calling for federal elections

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Democrats take the lead in pre-Election Day votes

Florida Democrats have surpassed Republicans in pre-election totals, aided in large part by turnout during the early voting period. Data

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Democrats betting on gun control in new anti-Marco Rubio mailer

Democrats are investing heavily in the idea that Florida voters want to see some gun law changes, and the Democrats’

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Mayors take to the highway to boost Florida’s African American vote

A “Souls to the Polls Train” pulled into Tallahassee Saturday, bearing a predominantly African American collection of mayors to encourage

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No evidence Florida is slowing voter verification, judge says

A federal judge has rejected the Florida Democratic Party’s request to let people cast a ballot during early voting even

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Democrats want judge to put in new voting rules for Florida

Florida Democrats, expressing worries that voters could be disenfranchised, want a federal judge to impose new election rules some state

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Ken Detzner will comply with vote-by-mail ruling

Florida’s top election official is going to accept a ruling that says the state must give thousands of voters a

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John Mica: 1980 ‘spousal rape’ bill was flawed, and spousal rape is rape

U.S. Rep. John Mica is finding himself defending a no vote and comments he made 36 years ago in the

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Judge rebukes Florida’s top election official in ballot case

A federal judge on Saturday issued a scathing rebuke to Florida’s top election official in an order canceling a hearing

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Big spending for and by Rod Smith in competitive state Senate race

Both Republicans and Democrats have prioritized the race in the Gainesville-centric Senate District 8 race, and Democrat Rod Smith‘s latest campaign

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