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Bill McCollum

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    March 28, 2013

    Would You Vote in a Second Primary to Ensure Florida Got Fewer Crazy Politicians?

    Ever wonder why over the past decade Florida's elected officials seem to have become increasingly partisan? It might just be a general change in mood of politics across the nation. It might be gerrymandering that renders so many state legislative districts uncompetitive. Or it might be par ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Florida Judge Worried Obama Might Make Us All Buy Broccoli

    via​A federal judge today began hearing arguments in outgoing Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's lawsuit against the Federal Government, which alleges that forcing citizens to buy health insurance is unconstitutional. The trial is expected to be an in-depth, mature and scholarly proceeding. ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Charlie Crist May Finally Pardon Jim Morrison

    ​Back in 1969, The Doors came to the Dinner Key theater in Miami and gave one of the more infamous concerts in Rock'n'Roll history. Lead singer Jim Morrison ended up getting arrested for allegedly whipping out his peen, shouting obscenities, performing a simulated beej on a bandmate, and bein ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Gay Adoption Ban Dead: Bill McCollum Will Not Appeal Ruling

    Martin Gill and his sons are now legally a familyAn appellate court's decision that Florida's ban on gay adoption will stand, meaning potential gay parents through out the state will be able to adopt. Attorney General Bill McCollum's office had until 5 pm today to decide whether or not to ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Meet Jennifer Carroll: Even Rick Scott's Likely Running Mate Didn't Think He Should Be Governor

    ​According to several sources, Rick Scott is expected to announce state Rep. Jennifer Carroll as his running mate today. Looking just at her identity and life story, she's an explosive pick: the first African American woman elected to the state legislature as a Republican, an immigrant from Trinid ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    Mario Diaz-Balart Lies About Alex Sink's Stance on Arizona Immigration Laws

    ​Rick Scott, now the official Republican nominee for Governor, has made Arizona-style immigration laws a main issue in the election. The controversial laws are none-too-popular amongst Hispanic voters (in fact, some are theorizing that Bill McCollum's hard right flip-flop in favor of them may have ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Ukrainian Strippers, Cults, and Mike Tyson: Top Five Ways to Completely Blow an Election

    ​It's August 24, and you've woken up sweating profusely, feeling vaguely nauseated, and recoiling in horror at the first sight of a campaign ad. The diagnosis? Primary fever! (Or it might be Cat Scratch Fever. Or dengue. But let's go with Primary Fever). Even for Florida, this has been a primary ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Election Day Races to Keep an Eye On

    Will Bill McCollum and Kendrick Meek hold back the two millionaire candidates? Will Miami ​Mayor Tomas Regalado's blossoming political machine get his daughter a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board? Will Dorrin Rolle survive his scandalous year to win another term to the county commission? Wi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    If Republicans Lose Both Governor and Senate Races, Is the Tea Party to Blame?

    via OnePennySheet​Back in early 2009 it seemed that Charlie Crist was a guarantee to win the Senate race as a Republican, and Bill McCollum had the edge in the Governors race. Now the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP candidates are trailing in both the Senate and Governors race. What happened ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Scott Sends Out Rekers Flyer Attacking McCollum, Fails to Properly Credit New Times

    ​With some polls showing Rick Scott now more than ten points behind Bill McCollum in the Republican primary, the billionaire candidate has decided to pull out all the stops in the final days before the election. He has sent out an ad attacking McCollum for hiring now-disgraced George Rekers to tes ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Ronald Reagan's Ghost Son Endorses McCollum, While Sarah Palin Makes a Florida Endorsement of Her Own

    ​Short of hiring a medium to contact the ghost of Ronald Reagan for an endorsement, the best thing Republicans can get in the ways of a Reagan endorsement is getting the Gipper's adopted son to back a candidate while raising his father's specter another way. Lucky Bill McCollum.&nbs ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Governor Poll: McCollum Back on Top in Republican Primary, But Sink Leads in General

    ​With millions of his own dollars at his disposal and an aggressive campaign, political outsider Rick Scott seemed he might take the Republican primary for governor over career politician Bill McCollum. Well, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll, McCollum is back on top, but Democrat Alex Sink now ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Despite FCAT Worries, McCollum and Scott Still Pushing Senate Bill 6

    Standardized tests: Fair assessments or four hours of soul-killing stress?​When Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed "Teacher Tenure" Senate Bill 6 in April, teachers prayed the legislation was gone for good. Not so fast.SB 6 is back ahead of schedule, becoming a central talking point for Bill McCollum ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Bill McCollum Supporters to Protest Rick Scott's Mexican "Porn"

    ​Anything related to the Republican primary for Governor has long since stopped making sense. Bill McCollum supporters are now set to hold a protest out side of a social networking website Rick Scott once invested in. The site, QuePasa.com, has a business relation with Playboy Mexico, which the Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    McCollum: Rekers Was "The Best Expert"

    ​Surprise! Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum still opposes gay adoption -- notwithstanding the spectacular downfall of his hand-picked anti-gay expert, George Alan Rekers. "I don't believe the gay family model is good for kids," McCollum said this week to the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Rick Scott and Bill McCollum Are Florida's Grand Wizards

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke claims Democrats are missing in action in the governor's race.The Democratic Party is out of sight and out of mind in the ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    President Obama Coming to Fontainebleau Next Month for Fundraiser With Alex Sink

    ​Democrats love partying at the Fontainebleau. Bill Clinton held a fundraiser at the hotel's club LIV earlier this summer, and President Obama, who's no stranger to the megaresort, will return to town August 18. He'll be on hand to raise funds for the Florida Democratic Party a ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Miami Activists Deliver Letter to Bill McCollum: Florida Doesn't Need Arizona's SB 1070

    ​At 10:30 this morning, twenty local activists will descend on Attorney General Bill McCollum's Miami office on Brickell Avenue bearing a letter with a simple message: Back off Arizona's SB 1070. McCollum, the brilliant legal mind who spent six figures of your tax dollars to hire Rent Boy ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Alex Sink Leads Bill McCollum in Poll for First Time in Months; Too Bad She Still Trails Behind Rick Scott

    ​As Rick Scott and Bill McCollum battle for the Republican nomination in the gubernatorial race, is Democrat Alex Sink silently waiting to pounce? New poll numbers suggest she's increasingly viable again as the Republicans duke it out and potential independent spoiler Bud Chiles gains steam. The s ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Bill McCollum Has Only $800,000 Left; Rick Scott Has Spent $21 Million

    McCollum needs some dollar, dollar Bills. ​Bill McCollum can't catch a break. He has twice run for senator, both times unsuccessfully. Finally found himself in the Attorney General's chair, and is now running for Governor. He was ahead in the polls, too, until billionaire Rick Scott started attack ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Bill McCollum Is Outraged That Rick Scott Lets Homosexuals Use the Internet

    Gays on the internet! Oh my!​The Republican primary for the governor's chair is quickly heading toward full-out insanity. Yesterday, billionaire "conservative outsider" Rick Scott attacked his rival, Attorney General Bill McCollum, for supporting "pro-homosexual" Rudy Giuliani. ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Rick Scott Attacks Bill McCollum For Supporting "Pro-Abortion and Pro-Gay Rights" Rudy Giuliani

    Giuliani in drag​When Bill McCollum ran in the 2004 Senate Primary, Republican opponent and eventual victor Mel Martinez sent out a campaign flyer calling him the "new darling of the homosexual extremists. Now insurgent billionaire candidate Rick Scott is attacking McCollum for supporting supposed ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Charlie Crist Holds 11-Point Lead in Senate Race

    A young Charlie Crist being awarded his guarantee as Florida's next senator way back in Nineteen Seventy-Something. It has been fated.​When Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for Senate, everyone kind of threw up their hands and thought, Well, guess ol' Charlie is gonna be our next senator. But ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Bill McCollum Hired George Rekers Despite Strong Warnings From Staff

    McCollum (L) paid Rekers (R) $120,000 to testify against gay adoption.​Attorney General Bill McCollum, who is running for Governor as a Republican, has tried to distance himself from anti-gay activist George Rekers, but recently released emails show that McCollum hired Rekers as an expert witness ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Dems Ask Bill McCollum to Pay Back $120K He Paid to George Rekers

    McCollum paid Rekers six figure to testify against gay adoption​The dominoes continue to fall after New Times exposed anti-gay activist and "researcher" Geroge Rekers's ten-day trip to Europe with a twinky, young male escort he met through RentBoy.com. The blow back has reached Attorney General Bi ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Governor Race: McCollum Leads Sink by 10 Points

    ​Hot on the heels of his announcement that he'd file a lawsuit if any health care legislation passes in Washington that would force people to buy insurance, Attorney General Bill McCollum finds himself with a 10 point lead in the Governor's race.According to a new poll from Quinnipiac, R ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Bill McCollum Was Against MLK Day Before He Was for It

    Before those two failed Senate runs and his stint as attorney general, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum was a congressman for 20 years. During his freshman term in the House, a young McCollum had a dream. A dream that one day, there would never be a national holiday celebrating the l ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Who is Paula Dockery and Why is She Running for Governor?

    After a few months of publicly flirting with the idea, Republican State Senator Paula Dockery of Lakeland officially announced today that she will run for Governor, and challenge Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican Primary. So, who is this lady and why is she doing it? Sh ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    A county program that helped low-income people pay their utility bills will be shut down because the county was overwhelmed by the amount of applications that came in. [CBS4]Whiney Fidel Castro says America is infecting Cuba with swine flu, but not intentionally. [CBS4]For the 21st time this year, a ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    News Roundup

    Attorney General Bill McCollum thinks this idea of sex offenders living under a bridge is just a horrible thing that he'd like to change. [Herald]Doctors who've defected from Cuba seem to be filling the primary-care void in Miami. [WSJ]If you are a true Florida patriot, you will eat an iguana. [NBCM ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez might have to increase property taxes to bolster the county's budget. [CBS4]Swine flu claimed a sixth life in Miami-Dade, a 53-year-old woman. There are now 716 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the county. [NBCMiami]Jim DeFede is none too pleased with Cindy Lederm ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Hey, Here's Another Poll: McCollum Still Leading

    Ron Sachs Communication commissioned Mason-Dixon to do another one of those polls y'all love. Nothing all that exciting, so let's deal it out down and dirty: Gov: Bill McCollum is still leading Alex Sink 41%-35%. At this point, the advantage might be owed to the fact that McCollum, thanks to his ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Attorney General McCollum Works About 22 Hours a Week

    The Palm Beach Post decided to check the time sheets of Governor candidates and current cabinet members Republican Bill McCollum and Democrat Alex Sink. Turns out, in the past two months neither has been working that hard. McCollum averages about 22 hours of work a week as attorney ge ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    McCollum Has Eight-Point Advantage Over Sink; Crist Still on Top

    Last time we checked in on the polling digits, Quinnipiac claimed Democratic CFO Alex Sink had a four-point lead over Republican AG Bill McCollum, but the latest poll from Rasmussen shows quite a different race. Its numbers show McCollum leading Sink 42-34 percent, with 18 percent still un ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalOnce-great writer visits once-great newsroom. [Herald]The death of two infants in March at Miami Children's Hospital is being blamed on bad plumbing that spread a virus. [NBCMiami]More poll numbers confirm what everyone knows: There is a snowball's chance in Hell that Marco Rubio is going to wi ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Anitere Flores in the Mix as Potential Lt. Gov.

    via AnitereFlores.orgFlores with a voter. We figured the best solution to the Marco Rubio "situation" was for the GOP to tack him on as Bill McCollum's running mate to quell any anger amongst the conservative wing for the party bending over backwards for Charlie Crist in the senate primary.&nbs ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Hot Poll Action: Sink Leads McCollum

    Quinnipiac released a new poll! You know what that means? It's time for us to pluck out interesting bits and pieces. Until now, every poll we've seen on the Florida governor's race gives Republican Bill McCollum the advantage, but according to Q Democrat, Alex Sink has 38 percent and McCollum 34. ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Paula Dockery Looking into Governor's Race

    So much for the state Party's efforts to playdown the importance of primaries during the 2010 election cycle. Attorney General Bill McCollum is the establishment favor to take the Republican's nomination for the Governors race. So much so that it seems Agriculture Commissioner Charles ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Is Bill McCollum Too Boring to be Governor?

    Not exactly Mr. Charisma. If politics really does come down to which candidate you'd rather have a beer with, then Bill McCollum's candidacy might as well be dead on arrival. The guy has never really screamed excitement or personality, but that hasn't stopped him from seekin ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Man on Gas Pumps Will Not Run For Gov

    via Joakim Lind's flickrFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson will not run for Governor. Not that any one is that surprised, since the state party and major fundraisers were already congealing around Attorney General Bill McCollum. Bronson had earlier claimed that since his name was ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Gay Rights Leader Announced as Chair of McCollum Finance Committee; also includes Huizenga, Braman and Fanjul

    The Buzz has the full list of members on the Bill McCollum for governor finance committee. It is a massive thing full of the state's top Republican business men, lawyers, lobbyists and other assorted movers and shakers. Then again, what do you expect on a finance committee? Though, you might no ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Charlie Crist Expected To Announce Senate Bid Tomorrow

    In the past month the idea that Charlie Crist would run for Senate has gone from hot political rumor to almost foregone conclusion, and news broke this weekend that it is indeed fact. Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer told the Pensacola News Journal last night that Crist will annou ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Bill McCollum is a Pig in Lipstick Who Listens to Right Said Fred

    The current political scandal involving a Republican spending money on things involves Bill McCollum's anti-pedophile PSAs. Apparently the Attorney General spent $550 on makeup for the ad! Gasp! Here (via the Buzz) is "yuk yuk yuk"  YouTube video driving the point home. Men in makeup for the pu ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalsThis was a depressing weekend full of sad news and pure evil. Like this guy who killed his estranged wife and three others at a party, and then himself. [Herald]Donte Stallworth, an NFL player, hit and killed a construction worker on 195. [AP] Got an exotic pet laying around you don't need any ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Bill McCollum Bravely Keeps Us Safe From Misleading Enviga Claims

    State Attorney Generals love to get together and kick some class action ass over sort of inane things. It is the service they have been called too. Yesterday, it was announced that Florida and 25 other states have come to a settlement with Coke, Nestle and Beverage Partnership Worldwide , the make ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    McCollum or Boyd Won't Be Your Next Senator

    Both sides of the Senate 2010 fray just lost significant rumored candidates. Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democratic Congressmen Allen Boyd have both said they won't seek the open seat. McCollum has sought a Senate seat twice before. He claimed his party's nomination in 2000, but lo ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    News Roundup

    Two Miami Beach men who used to work at Lehman Brothers are being charged with insider trading. [Herald]Attorney General Bill McCollum would very much like to see the Seminole Tribe stop offering blackjack and other illegal card games at their casinos. [SunSent]60% of Floridians view Jeb Bush favora ... More >>

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    September 3, 2008

    Please Believe That Grouper is Grouper

    Kyle Munzenrieder What ends up on your plate won’t be a grab bag. Some people open their mouths and enjoy anything that goes in. But more discerning types worry that grouper advertised on the menu may actually be Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum announced today th ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Marijuana Goes Upstate

    Florida moves into the number two spot when it comes to grow houses

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