Florida politics http://wlrn.org en 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