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Bill McCollum

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    October 9, 2014

    Rick Scott, Once Connected to Mexican Playboy, Criticizes Charlie Crist Over Strip Club Donations

    Charlie Crist took campaign donations from owners of a strip club, and Rick Scott's campaign is kicking up a fuss about it. Which is really actually funny because back in 2010 Rick Scott had to fend off criticism about his business connections to the Mexican edition of Playboy. What a strange bu ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Who Will Rick Scott Pick to Replace Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll?

    Jennifer Carroll resigned yesterday amid scandal. Gov. Rick Scott has announced he will hold off on choosing a replacement until after the current legislative session, at which point the Cardinals of the Republican Party of Florida will convene at the governor's mansion and meet in secret. Florida w ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Neither Gimenez nor Robaina Has Much Nice to Say About Rick Scott

    ​No matter who becomes Miami-Dade's next mayor, don't expect him to have the rosiest of relationships with deeply unpopular Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The race is nonpartisan, but both Carlos Gimenez and Julio Robaina are registered Republicans. However, at a debate this morning, both made it clear ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Rick Scott for President? It's Possibly the Stupidest Thing We've Heard All Month

    ​"Rick Scott for president? It's possible," blares a headline for a non-story in today's St. Petersburg Times. Oddly, the third sentence in the story is a quote from Scott saying, "I'm not running for president," yet the Times political editor Adam C. Smith manages to drag the story on for 832 wo ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    May 4, 2011

    Florida's Attempt at Arizona-Style Immigration Bill is Likely Dead

    ​It generated one of the most controversial and heated debates of the legislative session and is a key agenda item for Governor Rick Scott, but it seems likely that conservatives' efforts to pass an Arizona-style immigration bill in Florida is dead, despite the fact both houses are controlled by R ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    George Alan Rekers: Dirty Dozen 2010

    ​Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustra ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Christian Family Coalition Asks Rick Scott to Stop Selling Pornography to Latinos

    The Christian Family Coalition, a Miami-based group that hems way to the right on social issues, is calling Gov-elect Rick Scott to stop selling pornography to Latinos. So when reviewing Scott's business past they weren't, like every other sane person, so much concerned that he ran a company that wa ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Jim Morrison's Junk! Charlie Crist Confirms the Lizard Kings's Candidacy for Pardon

    Jimmy Mojo in Dade County Clink.​Really ... Why are boomers so obsessed with cleansing rock stars of their sins? Almost 42 years ago, chubby junkie, Doors mojo master, and FSU dropout Jim Morrison showed up in Coconut Grove's Dinner Key Auditorium, got extremely wasted, tried to sing " ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Charlie Crist Will Pardon Jim Morrison

    After the failed debacle of his Independent senate run Charlie Crist's legacy is in grave danger, so it's no surprise he's decided to become the "guy who finally pardoned Jim Morrison." After indicating he was open to pardoning The Doors frontman of indecency charges stemming from an infamous 1969 M ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Rev. O'Neal Dozier Protests Lifting Gay Adoption Ban: Fears Kids Will Be Forced to Be Gay

    Rev. O'Neal Dozier​Attorney General Bill McCollum has until October 22 to file an appeal in a case that overturned Florida's decades-old gay adoption ban. If he doesn't, all Floridians fit to parent will be able to adopt regardless of their sexual orientation.Unsurprisingly, some homophobes aren't ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    State Agency Will Not Appeal Ruling That Struck Down Gay Adoption Ban

    ​It's not clear whether or not Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead for good yet, but it seems the final clump of dirt has been shoveled on the grave of another bigoted, anti-homosexual government policy. The Florida Department of Children and Families has announced that they won't appeal a decision that ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Republican Sen. Alex Villalobos Endorses Alex Sink for Governor

    ​State Sen. Alex Villalobos, the former Republican majority leader of the Senate, has looked at the top of the Republican ticket in Florida this year and he doesn't like what he sees. He's already endorsed independent Charlie Crist in the Senate race and democrat Dan Gelber in the Attorney General ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Will Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado Endorse Democrat Alex Sink for Governor?

    Miami's large, GOP-leaning Cuban-American population is an important vote for Republicans running for statewide election, so it doesn't bode well for gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott that he has picked up few endorsements from the area. Despite the fact that Miami-Dade politics are nonpartisan, ne ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Florida Primary Election Results Live Blog

    ​Today Florida went to the polls for the 2010 primary election. While tonight's big theme involved controversial, self-funded billionaire outsiders taking on establishment career politicians in both the Republican primary for Governor and Democratic primary for Senate, there's still lots of ballot ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    State Reps Juan Zapata and Esteban Bovo Slam Arizona Immigration Law

    via myfloridahouse.govRep. Juan C. Zapata, the first Colombian-American in Tally, pledged to fight Arizona-style reform.​While Bill McCollum and Rick Scott tussle daily on the airwaves over who will be meaner to immigrants, a diverse group of state leaders -- including Tallahassee's first Colombia ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Obama Visits Miami Today to Stump for Sink, Snap $10,000 photos

    Pete Souza, White House BlogObama just can't get enough of Florida. Must be the fumes coming off our nice, oily ocean.​A day after ex-prez Bill Clinton turned on the smiles for US Senate-hopeful Kendrick Meek, none other than President Obama himself is set to visit Miami today to stump for the Dem ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Bill McCollum: "I Really Do Not Think That We Should Have Homosexuals Guiding Our Children"

    That Bill McCollum is a real piece of work. He finds himself, yet again, on the losing end of a statewide Republican primary, and now he has spoken with the Florida Baptist News and veered harder to the right on pretty much every social issue available. Not only does he not believe in gay ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Governor Candidate 'Bud' Chiles Held Leadership Role in Church Accused of Being a Cult

    via walkwithbud.comChiles ran the non-profit wing of a church many critics assail as a harmful cult.As he campaigns for governor on an independent ticket, Lawton "Bud" Chiles III likes to trumpet his decade running HOPE Worldwide, a health-care charity. "We did immunization and health outreach for t ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    July 6, 2010

    Rick Scott Cannot Salsa: Is His Governor Candidacy Doomed?

    ​Billionaire Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott visited the Little Havana Activities Center today to schmooze with Miami's older Cuban-American constituency. He kept your abuelos entertained by playing dominoes, and he danced with your abuelas. Shockingly, though, Scott cannot dance. Hi ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Rick Scott Has Business Connection with Mexican Playboy

    Suddenly surging Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott has so, so much money we really can't expect him to know what he's done with it all. Though, surprisingly for a guy who's built a sizable portion of his platform around bringing Arizona's controversial immigration laws, that some see as ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Did Leading GOP Gov Candidate Rick Scott Invest in a Company That Helped Illegal Immigrants Send Money Back to Mexico?

    Billionaire businessman Rick Scott has come out of virtually nowhere to take an astounding double-digit lead in a recent poll against Attorney General Bill McCollum for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. This is thanks mainly to three things: (1) charisma-less career politician McCollum isn't ex ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Alex Sink Recruits BP Critic, Clinton Consultant James Carville For Governor Race

    Alex Sink is pulling out the big guns for her flailing gubernatorial campaign: swampthing James Carville. Sink campaign e-mail​While her campaign has seesawed from bad  to "who's that?" since it kicked off, things have recently taken a turn for the worse. In this month's Quinnipiac poll, she ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Lawton "Bud" Chiles III to Run for Governor as an Independent

    Three way action seems to be all the rage in Florida politics this year, and now the Governor's race is about to get a some-what high profile third wheel. Lawton "Bud" Chiles III, the son of former Democratic Governor and Senator Lawton Chiles says he plans to run for Governor with no party affiliat ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Polls: Rubio Regains Lead, Apparently Any Republican Can Beat Alex Sink

    Do you even recognize these candidates? ​Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your ma ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Lawton Chiles' Son Thinking About Entering Governor's Race

    ​Are you ready for Governor Lawton Chiles 2.0? Alex Sink sure isn't.Naked Politics reports that Lawton Chiles III is considering making a late entrance into the governor's race as a democrat. Alex Sink, the state's CFO, has been running for nearly a year now and was considered a lock to win the de ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Even Marco Rubio and Bill McCollum Don't Like Arizona's Immigration Laws

    ​Last night, The Daily Show pointed out that even Tom Tancredo, one of the most zealous anti-immigration politicians and the man who called Miami a "third-world" country, didn't approve of Arizona's harsh new immigration laws. Now two of Florida's own uber-conservatives, who happen to be the front ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Charlie Crist Chatter: He's Either Running Indie or Dropping Out

    ​Will Charlie Crist buck the two-party system and run as an independent in the face of declining poll numbers against Marco Rubio? Everyone seems to think so. Speculation is so rampant that President Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, was questioned about it this morning. (He sa ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Is Jeb Bush Still in Charge of Florida?

    ​Jeb Bush left office four years ago, but Associated Press writer Martin Merzer thinks he may still be in charge of the state -- or at the very least still the most influential voice in the governing Republican party."He's become a legislative Wizard of Oz -- thunder and lightning and pulling the ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Obama Critic Rick Scott to Run for Governor, and Boy, Does He Have an Interesting Past

    ​Richard L. Scott, a businessman who lives in Naples, has thrown his hat into the ring for the Republican's gubernatorial nomination against Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Sen. Paula Dockery. Don't know anything about him? Here's some fun facts:He hates President Obama's health care refo ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Alex Sink's Confusing Response to Health-Care Reform

    ​We've had a hard time figuring out where presumptive gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink lies on the Democratic Party's spectrum.Is she a dyed-in-the-wool, bleeding-heart liberal? Eh, probably not.Is she a staunch Blue Dog? Doesn't quite seem like it.Is she, like so many Florida politicians, a cautio ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    GOP's Devestating Ad: Democrat Alex Sink is a Democrat

    These "Web Ads" that both state parties occasionally put up are almost all uniformly horrible, but this new GOP attack ad on Alex Sink seems to be, well, pretty flimsy and stupid. The attack? The Democratic candidate for Governor has, whadaya know, donated to other Democrats before! Washi ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Zogby Poll: Crist Leads Rubio by 9 points; What Happened to that Tie?

    ​How is it that two generally respected political polling companies have come to such a different conclusion on the state of Florida's Republican Primary with numbers released with in a day of each other? Yesterday's Rasmussen poll found that Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist were in a tie, with 42 pe ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    Whoa: Rubio and Crist Now Tied in Primary, Sink Inching Closer to McCollum in Governor Polls

    Whoa, boy. Marco Rubio was once written off as a long shot in his race against Gov. Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination for Senate, but Rasmussen says the two are now neck-and-neck.They're tied at 43 percent -- in that poll anyway. Also according to Rasmussen, Democrat Alex Sink is ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Random Kennedy Clan Member Reportedly Eyeing Governor Race

    via Best Buddies​A Kennedy cousin is apparently mulling the idea of entering the family business by making a bid for Florida's Governor's mansion and challenging Florida CFO Alex Sink in the Democratic primary, according to Naked Politics. Anthony Shriver -- son of VP candidate Sergeant Shriv ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    Early turnout for local elections has been very light. [Herald]The fight to save Miami Marine Stadium after 17 years of neglect is still on. [CBS4]Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in Southwest Dade. [Herald]PoliticsState Sen. Paula ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    LeMieux Is the New Darling of the Homosexual Extremists

    I didn't want to put up another pix of LeMieux's face, so in its place is the greatest picture of all time. ​Remember when Mel Martinez deemed his primary opponent Bill McCollum as the "new darling of the homosexual extremists?" Well, now he's being replaced by the new new darling of the homosexua ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    News Roundup

    The woman who set herself on fire died from her injuries. [AP]Pitbull is getting the key to the City of Miami. [Herald]Alex Sink is trailing Bill McCollum by four points in the latest Q poll. [Herald]Hurricane Bill is a Category 4; thankfully it'll probably just wander around in the ocean before fiz ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp Finally Announces Run for Attorney General

    Mustached Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will file paperwork today to kick off his bid for attorney general, becoming the first high-profile Republican to do so. It seems likely, like many of the state races in 2010, the Republican establishment will rally around him, giving him a clear path through the p ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Anti-Alex Sink Ad Fails to Mention McCollum's Similar Indiscretions

    A new anti-Alex Sink political group -- cleverly named Don't Bank on Sink -- has hired the worst Robin Leach impersonator for a new YouTube ad that hits the state's CFO and Democratic candidate for governor for her questionable private plane use. The only thing funny about the ad: It fails to ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Will McCollum Get a Primary Challenge from the Right Too?

    'Tis the season for former speakers of the state house to run to the right of front runners in Republican primaries it seems. Marco Rubio is already in an uphill battle in the senate primary against Charlie Crist, and now March on Politics reports that former speaker and state Senator Dan Webster is ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    The Week That Was: We All Really Deserve a Three Day Weekend

    We are trying not to give up at 6:00pm on a Friday afternoon, but sorry this is the picture. A bunch of cats are being killed down there in South-Dade, but luckily are own Magic City Kitty has escaped the murder's open legs. John Wall went to Kentucky, while Robert Marve picked purdue.&nbs ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Crist Cruising Competition, McCollum Favored Over Sink

    via azwaldo's flickrPolls are very, very meaningful and exciting. The picture of the 2010 races aren't even in perfect focus yet, but that doesn't mean it's too early for a poll. Mason-Dixon unleashed their first poll post-Crist-for-Senate announcement, and things don't look too good ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Dilema de ADN

    Hace ocho años, alquien mató a Al Sicherer. Sigue la busqueda de su asesino.

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    December 15, 2008

    Toy Stores: Now with Less Lead Paint and Fewer Bratz

    If you're toy-giant Mattel, you win some and you lose some. After winning a legal battle that might see those icky little Bratz dolls (Barbie's number one competitor) permanently removed from toy-store shelves, the company and its subsidiary Fischer-Price are being fined for selling Chinese-mad ... More >>

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    August 10, 2007

    Florida Student Loan Subpoenas

    New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo expanded his investigation of student lenders and their relationship with universities recently by issuing subpoenas to 40 athletic departments across the nation. Florida is at the center of the new inquiries. In a statement issued by Cuomo on August 1, ... More >>

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    November 30, 2000

    The Untold Story

    Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.

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    April 22, 1999
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