Democrats http://wlrn.org en Wasserman Schultz: GOP Relying On "Distractions" In November http://wlrn.org/post/wasserman-schultz-gop-relying-distractions-november <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As chair of the Democratic National Committee,&nbsp;South Florida Congresswoman Debbie </span>Wasserman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Schultz faces a tough task in November: Keeping her party from losing its U.S. Senate majority and keeping the GOP from enlarging its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Polls so far indicate both could happen.</span></p><p>But in an interview with WLRN, Wasserman Schultz says she's convinced voters will ultimately reject Republican "extremism" and what she calls the GOP's "distractions" strategy.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:05:52 +0000 Tim Padgett 33660 at http://wlrn.org Wasserman Schultz: GOP Relying On "Distractions" In November Democrat: Republicans Waging Class Warfare On Average Floridians http://wlrn.org/post/democrat-republicans-waging-class-warfare-average-floridians <p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:08:26 +0000 Gina Jordan 28382 at http://wlrn.org Democrat: Republicans Waging Class Warfare On Average Floridians Democrats In Tallahassee Less Outnumbered Than They Used To Be http://wlrn.org/post/democrats-tallahassee-less-outnumbered-they-used-be <p></p><p>The election results and new leadership in the Florida legislature have made life a little easier for the state's elected Democrats.</p><p>Not that that there's been a substantial change in how the state's laws are made. The elections may have stripped House and Senate Republicans of their super-majorities, but Democrats remain profoundly outvoted and relatively powerless.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 10723 at http://wlrn.org Democrats In Tallahassee Less Outnumbered Than They Used To Be The Rise Of The Cuban-American Democrat http://wlrn.org/post/rise-cuban-american-democrat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Cuban-American Democrat.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is an unusual breed in Florida.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 7849 at http://wlrn.org The Rise Of The Cuban-American Democrat Outspoken Democrat Alan Grayson Of Florida Gets Another Chance As A Congressman http://wlrn.org/post/outspoken-democrat-alan-grayson-florida-gets-another-chance-congressman <p></p><p>Among the more than 80 House freshmen who were sworn in this week, there were several who had been there before — including Florida Democrat Alan Grayson.</p><p>After starting his first term four years ago, Grayson quickly made a name for himself with biting comments targeting Republicans — like when he said during the health care debate: "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly."</p><p>His national stature, however, didn't prevent him from being defeated in 2010. But now Grayson is back.</p><p><strong>'The People United'</strong></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Greg Allen 7258 at http://wlrn.org Outspoken Democrat Alan Grayson Of Florida Gets Another Chance As A Congressman Former Governor Candidate Bill McBride Dies http://wlrn.org/post/former-governor-candidate-bill-mcbride-dies <p></p><p>Bill McBride, a lawyer and affable family man who succeeded almost everywhere but politics, died suddenly Saturday during a family Christmas gathering in Mount Airy, N. C.</p><p>McBride ran for governor against Republican Jeb Bush in 2002 and lost by 14 points.</p><p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:48:52 +0000 Rick Stone 6760 at http://wlrn.org Former Governor Candidate Bill McBride Dies President Wants Wasserman Schultz To Stay On As DNC Chair http://wlrn.org/post/president-wants-wasserman-schultz-stay-dnc-chair <p></p><p>After&nbsp; helping direct a successful re-election campaign, a top Democratic official says President Obama wants South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as party chair.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:51:52 +0000 Phil Latzman 5645 at http://wlrn.org President Wants Wasserman Schultz To Stay On As DNC Chair