Florida politics http://wlrn.org en Crist Debuts First TV Ad In Gubernatorial Race http://wlrn.org/post/crist-debuts-first-tv-ad-gubernatorial-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, Democratic candidate Charlie </span>Crist's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;campaign debuted his first television ad in the heated gubernatorial race.</span></p><p>In the ad, Crist says that during his last stint as governor, from 2007 to 2011, he saved the jobs of 20,000 teachers and cut property taxes for middle class seniors. He also promises, if elected, to raise the minimum wage, demand equal pay for women and to restore school funding.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:12:37 +0000 Carla Javier 35256 at http://wlrn.org Crist Debuts First TV Ad In Gubernatorial Race How South Florida Voters Are Changing Political Culture http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-voters-are-changing-political-culture <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Political Almanac of Florida 2014 gives us a detailed look at the state’s House districts -- all 120 of them.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:54:19 +0000 Gina Jordan 32327 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Voters Are Changing Political Culture After Beating Allen West, House Freshman Faces New Fight http://wlrn.org/post/after-beating-allen-west-house-freshman-faces-new-fight Of the eight new seats that Democrats picked up in the House of Representatives in November, four of them come from Florida.<p>Democrats were aided by a big turnout for President Obama, plus new rules that helped erase a Republican advantage in how districts are drawn in the Sunshine State.<p>One of those new Democratic seats is held by Patrick Murphy, the House's youngest member. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:44:00 +0000 Greg Allen 6848 at http://wlrn.org After Beating Allen West, House Freshman Faces New Fight Post-Election, Pre-Session In Tallahassee http://wlrn.org/post/post-election-pre-session-tallahassee <p>Things are changing in Tallahassee, but how much?</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Republicans have lost their </span>supermajority<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> control of the Florida Legislature after Democrats made modest&nbsp;gains in both chambers in this month's elections.</span></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:52:26 +0000 Phil Latzman 5351 at http://wlrn.org Post-Election, Pre-Session In Tallahassee NEWSCAST: A Light At The End Of The Election http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-light-end-election <p></p><div>For those of you who are keeping track of when the rest of the country might quit talking about Florida and its voting delays.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It should be tomorrow afternoon - that's "should."</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>That's according to the Department of State.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>But notice when Chris Cate the spokesman &nbsp;speaks, he uses the "R" word.</div><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 23:33:30 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 4447 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: A Light At The End Of The Election NEWSCAST: Scouring through the mudslinging http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-scouring-through-mudslinging <p>If your final decision on who to vote for was based primarily on what one party accused the other of, break out those washcloths: Phil Latzman cleaned up and broke down those loaded political half-truths on the player above. Latzman sat down with Aaron Sharockman of <a href="http://www.polifacts.com/florida">PolitiFact Florida</a>&nbsp;to discuss the senatorial and presidential races, and uncover the other halves of the truths that Mack, Nelson, Obama and Romney may have conveniently left out.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 15:47:36 +0000 WLRN Staff 4174 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Scouring through the mudslinging