Republicans http://wlrn.org en Conservatives: Support Immigration Reform, It Will Replenish The Workforce http://wlrn.org/post/conservatives-support-immigration-reform-it-will-replenish-workforce <p>Citing a more tolerant political atmosphere and a developing need for workers, leading Florida conservatives are calling on Congress to support and pass comprehensive immigration reform.</p><p>One good reason: &nbsp;It would renew the state's dwindling supply of warm bodies.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:15:29 +0000 Rick Stone 32411 at http://wlrn.org Conservatives: Support Immigration Reform, It Will Replenish The Workforce LISTEN: Rep. Gaetz On Marijuana, His Mugshot, And Political Culture In Tallahassee http://wlrn.org/post/listen-rep-gaetz-marijuana-his-mugshot-and-political-culture-tallahassee <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ft. Walton Beach Republican </span><a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/representatives/details.aspx?MemberId=4478" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Representative Matt Gaetz</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is helping carry on the family name in politics.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One week shy of 32 years old, he’s one of the state’s youngest lawmakers. He’s now running for the state Senate. His dad is Senate President Don </span>Gaetz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, also a Panhandle Republican.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:48:05 +0000 Gina Jordan 31596 at http://wlrn.org LISTEN: Rep. Gaetz On Marijuana, His Mugshot, And Political Culture In Tallahassee 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 The Reluctant Republican: My Fight for the Moderate Majority http://wlrn.org/post/reluctant-republican-my-fight-moderate-majority <p>06/05/13 - Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> is with lifelong moderate Republican attorney <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/Thereluctantrep">Barbara Olschner</a></strong>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">After a 28-year legal career, she decided to run for a U.S. Congressional seat in the ultra-conservative Florida panhandle.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She was swamped by tea party attacks, branded as an elitist, and finished dead last.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her book, </span><a href="http://amzn.to/15EU1mt"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">THE RELUCTANT REPUBLICAN</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, she details the harrowing experience.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents">Topical Currents</a>,&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">at&nbsp;1pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/WLRN" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD1</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;rebroadcast at 7pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD2</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and audio on-demand after the live program.&nbsp;</span><br> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15222 at http://wlrn.org The Reluctant Republican: My Fight for the Moderate Majority Republicans Like Their Chances In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/republicans-their-chances-florida <p></p><p>Reporters from Politico are among the media mob in Boca Raton, where President Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the last debate tonight at Lynn University, and what they have detected is a pronounced Republican swagger.</p><p>Why is the GOP so confident of its chances in the nation's largest swing state? Polling, mostly, among other persuasive reasons, plus the great gift of our state economy remaining in the tank. But the <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82695.html?hp=t1">Democrats are not wholly despondent, writes Politico:</a></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:05:59 +0000 Rick Stone 3311 at http://wlrn.org Republicans Like Their Chances In Florida Florida Investigates Possible Voter Registration Fraud By Republican Party Vendor http://wlrn.org/post/florida-investigates-possible-voter-registration-fraud-republican-party-vendor <p>The state is investigating a Virginia-based company for possible voter registration fraud in Florida.</p><p>Strategic Allied Consulting was hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters ahead of the November election.</p><p>The Florida Division of Elections is concerned about a series of suspicious registration forms submitted by Strategic Allied.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 20:45:32 +0000 Gina Jordan 2244 at http://wlrn.org Florida Investigates Possible Voter Registration Fraud By Republican Party Vendor Isaac Doesn't Drench Party Plans For Florida Delegates At RNC http://wlrn.org/post/isaac-doesnt-drench-party-plans-florida-delegates-rnc <p>Even as events were cancelled because of the weather, Florida’s delegates to the Republican National Convention managed to stay busy Monday.</p><p>The Florida delegation started the party Sunday night with a convention kickoff at Tropicana Field. Then, buses brought them back to their hotel for another reception.</p><p>Steve Zieman from Gulf Breeze in the Panhandle drank a beer and smiled after getting an update on Isaac. He almost didn’t make it.</p><p>“I had to decide whether or not the storm was really going to go on that course,” Zieman said. “But I wanted to support America.”</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Gina Jordan 1830 at http://wlrn.org Isaac Doesn't Drench Party Plans For Florida Delegates At RNC