campaign http://wlrn.org en "Nan Van" Follows Grassroots Gubernatorial Candidate http://wlrn.org/post/nan-van-follows-grassroots-gubernatorial-candidate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nan Rich is a long way from home.</span></p><p>In this ultraconservative city on the western edge of the Florida Panhandle, the Democratic candidate for governor is more than 650 miles from her base of support in left-leaning Broward County.</p><p>Any farther and she would be in Alabama.</p><p>Rich is keenly aware of the distance as she settles in for a meet and greet at a trendy restaurant that serves both sushi and Southern comfort food. Winning votes here is a long shot. But so is winning the governor’s mansion.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:41:55 +0000 Kathleen McGrory 34640 at http://wlrn.org "Nan Van" Follows Grassroots Gubernatorial Candidate Campaign Contributions Bill Touches A Nerve That Lawmakers Are Already Addressing http://wlrn.org/post/campaign-contributions-bill-touches-nerve-lawmakers-are-already-addressing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida House and Senate are taking ethics and elections seriously this year. Bills to widen voting opportunities by restoring pre-2011 early voting days and hours are making their way through both chambers.</p><p>But there's a bill in the House that would originally have increased campaign contribution limits from their current $500 to $10,000.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rick Stone 11042 at http://wlrn.org Campaign Contributions Bill Touches A Nerve That Lawmakers Are Already Addressing