U.S. Republican Party Politics

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Miami-Dade Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Do you feel that excitement? The excitement only a midterm primary election can bring? OK, sure, both of the top-of-the-ticket races for each party's gubernatorial nominee may be foregone conclusions, but there were lots of interesting races going on elsewhere on the ballot in Miami-Dade. That incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    SNL Imagines Jeb Bush at Coachella

    Pundits, Republican insiders, and pollsters all seem to think former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning on making a presidential run in 2016, but you're not a real presidential contender until you're properly parodied on Saturday Night Live. Well, on Saturday the show brought out new cast member Beck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Jeb Bush Will Decide on Presidential Run By the End of the Year

    Miami is looking ever more likely to be the gravitational center of the GOP battle for 2016's Presidential race. Locally grown Sen. Marco Rubio has already promised to make a call within the next year about whether to toss his hat into the wide-open Republican field and now the man that may well be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Jeb Bush Changes Mind on Presidential Run. Can He Beat Hillary?

    The word hit the street yesterday: Jeb Bush, who not long ago seemed out of the presidential race, has a 30 percent chance of running. A key question is whether moderate Chris Christie can lose 50 pounds falters. Politico reported yesterday morning that Wall Street insiders were talking about Bush ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Florida Rep. Trey Radel Thinks Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" Is a Conservative Anthem

    Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" may have been one of those politically radical songs to crack the American mainstream, but apparently Rep. Trey Radel (R-Naples) thinks that, "really, if you really get down to it, in many ways reflects the conservative message." Yes, Radel has decided to join Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Florida's Republican Director of Hispanic Outreach Is Now a Democrat

    How badly are Republican's efforts to win over Hispanic voters in Florida going? Well, the man once in charge of the effort announced that he's quit the party and is now a registered Democrat. Pablo Pantoja, the former State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Jim Greer, Former RPOF Chair, Gets 18 Months in Prison

    Jim Greer used to be the top Republican in Florida. Now he'll find himself at the bottom of the prison food chain.The former Republican Party of Florida chair was sentenced to 18 months in prison today.See also:- Jim Greer: Racism and Dead Bodies Ahead

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Florida Republicans Rolling Eyes at National GOP's Plan To Rig Electoral College

    Mitt Romney's loss left Republicans with a lot of soul searching to do. Rather than reevaluating their message, voter outreach or image, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has endorsed a bizarre plan that would make one of the oddest elements of American democracy -- the Electora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Poll: Rick Scott's Approval Rating Is "Awful," Charlie Crist Has Best Chance To Beat Him

    Maybe it was the bungled Election Day, or the Stand Your Ground backlash, or the drug testing programs gone awry, or just the fact that he still looks like a cyborg sent from the future to slash entitlement programs. Either way, Gov. Rick Scott continues posting historically bad poll numbers.A new Q ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2012
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    September 6, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Former Rick Scott Spokeswoman Posing as Dissatisfied Obama Voter in National Republican Ad

    In the worst acted anti-Obama ad released, well, since this little homophobic ditty that came out earlier this week, a new National Republican Committee ad features a pretty, young woman pretending to be a dissatisfied former Obama voter who decides to "break up" with the president. Except the woman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    LeMieux: Now You're Not The Charlie Crist That I Used to Know

    Charlie Crist is getting awfully cozy to the Democratic party by endorsing Obama and planning to speak at their convention. It's been awfully uncomfortable for George LeMieux. Crist employed LeMieux as his campaign manager and chief of staff, and then appointed him to the Senate.Now, LeMieux has spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Five RNC Contingency Plans If Tropical Storm Isaac Ruins The GOP Party

    Is tropical storm Isaac God's way of smiting Tod Akin for saying stupid sh*t? Is it a coincidence that the squall is set to touch down at the very moment that Rick Scott takes to the podium in Tampa? Does Jesus just hate the GOP?Get a hold of yourself, man! Rule No. 1 in an emergency like this: don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Websites "Casa de las Putas" and "Sex Guide Online" Owned by GOP Congressional Candidate Trey Radel

    Rep. Connie Mack IV is abandoning his southwest Florida congressional seat to run for Senate, and he's endorsed Tea Party favorite Henry "Trey" Radel III to succeed him. Oddly, Radel has a history of owning such fine websites as,, and

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Poll: Charlie Crist Would Beat Rick Scott 48-34 in Hypothetical 2014 Governor Race

    It's actually kind of hilarious how far Republican candidates try to flee from any connection to Charlie Crist considering that the former Governor remains modestly popular among Floridians who are not true believers in the Conservative moment. In fact, he's a lot more popular than our current, stri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Mitt Romney Not Seriously Interested in Marco Rubio as Running Mate, Politico Says

    Speculation that Marco Rubio could be the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee dates back to pretty much his first day in office as senator, and even Mitt Romney has mentioned Rubio as a possible candidate. Politico, however, reports that Senator Rubio is not being seriously considered as a potentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Marco Rubio's Grandpa Was Nearly Deported, Book Reveals, Complicating Immigration Policy

    As if Marco Rubio's attempts to moderate the GOP's immigration stance weren't difficult enough: A Washington Post reporter has released part of a biography revealing that Rubio's grandfather ignored deportation orders from a Miami immigration court -- a detail that, combined with Rubio's own call fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Mitt Romney Gets Stuck With Rick Scott's Endorsement

    Congratulations, Mitt Romney! You've won the least sought-after endorsement in the Republican Party. Perennially unpopular Florida Gov. Rick Scott officially endorsed Romney today just hours after Rick Santorum announced he was suspending his campaign -- a move that finally leaves Romney a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Marco Rubio Is Getting Ready To Be Vice President While Denying He Wants to Be VP

    ​Get ready for a Romney-Rubio ticket, Florida. Even as Miami's favorite Tea Party son tells everyone who will listen that he has zero plans to run as vice president this year, the Tampa Bay Times reports that he's studiously following the textbook on how to prepare for a vice presidential run.He's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Marco Rubio Bitches About Obama and Senate Colleagues at CPAC

    ​Last year, while delivering the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference Florida Senator Marco Rubio talked about grand ideas. This year he was in total Mean Girls mode while speaking at the Conference this morning, and made digs at his veteran colleagues in the Senate, lib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Newt Gingrich Decides He's the Marco Rubio to Mitt Romney's Charlie Crist

    ​No former speaker of the House knows better how to turn the tides against a well-funded, establishment-backed governor in a Republican primary in Florida than Marco Rubio, so it's no surprise that Newt Gingrich is now publicly drawing parallels between his own campaign and Rubio's 2010 victory. G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Rick Scott Won't Offer Primary Endorsement: Both Newt and Mitt Breathe Sigh of Relief

    It's not exactly like anyone was chasing the big Rick Scott endorsement anyway, but today Florida's popularity challenged governor made it clear that he will not be endorsing anyone ahead of the state's Republican primary. We doubt either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney will lose much sleep over being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Herman Cain Back on Top in Florida Polls, Somehow

    ​So, you thought news of Herman Cain's alleged sexual harassment past and his campaign's subsequent bungling attempt to react to the news would doom the pizza man's chance of winning the GOP nomination? Yeah, well, not in Florida at least. A new Rasmussen poll taken just yesterday shows that Cain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Hillary Clinton is Pretty Much the Most Popular Politician in Florida

    ​Maybe it's because as secretary of state, she's not directly involved in DC's tense fight over economic policy. Maybe it's because people have a nostalgia for her husband's terms as president where our biggest national issue was a blowjob. Maybe Hillary Clinton is just a badass. Whatever the case ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Connie Mack To Enter Senate Race

    So far the Republican primary to decide who gets to take on incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012 has been a big, wet, cold heap of "ain't nobody care." Neither George LeMieux nor Adam Hasner have caught on with GOP voters, and pretty much every poll has shown that most are undecided. Well, Rep. Connie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Poll: Mitt Romney Leads Rick Perry in Florida

    ​Despite Michelle Bachmann's recent Iowa straw poll victory, don't be surprised if the GOP field eventually winnows to Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. If the latest Florida poll numbers from McLaughlin & Associates are any indication, the two are at the top of the pack. Plus, both are showing tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Allen West Considers Senate Run

    ​Though guys like George LeMieux and Adam Hasner have  for months been running for the GOP nomination to take on Senator Bill Nelson, no one has made much headway with voters. That leaves the field wide open for a potential late entrant. Rep. Adam West, Florida's most Tea-soaked new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Poll: Rick Perry Leads Florida GOP Primary, Even Though He's Not Running

    ​Florida Republicans don't seem to know what to make of the rag tag bunch seeking the Republican presidential nomination, so much so that a recent poll shows that the favorite nominee in the state is a guy that's not even running. Yep, apparently Florida GOPers can't get enough of various Governor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Now You Too Can Incorporate Your Uterus!

    ​Last week, Democrat state Rep. Scott Randolph made House Republicans uncomfortable when he dared to say the word uterus on the House floor. He suggested that his wife "incorporate" hers to get Republicans to stop mandating what she and other woman do with it. Although Florida Republicans are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Fifty-Five Percent of Floridians Don't Like Rick Scott

    ​After just a few months in office, Floridians have decided they aren't big fans of Rick Scott and his Tea Party-style politics. A new poll shows that 55 percent dislike the new governor, while only 32 percent like him. While Scott has never been Mr. Popular, those number have only worsened since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Remember When GOP Governors Were the Future of Their Party?

    The atmosphere at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Miami last November during the Republican Governor's Conference was hopeful. The GOP governors where the only national wing of the party to actually gain membership in the 2008 election, and the line was it was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Daily Kos Has Wet Dream About Charlie Crist Coming Out as a Democrat

    Markos 'Kos' Moulitsas of The Daily Kos has a dream that one day Charlie Crist will do some soul searching, look deep inside himself, and finally come out a Democrat. And it will all be Marco Rubio's fault. See, Marco Rubio is calling upon the dark forces of the right wing --the wingnut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Bold Names Line Up Behind Rubio, a.k.a. "The GOP's Barack Obama"

    Warning to anyone who wants to believe MSNBC reporter Carlos Watson's recent profile of Marco Rubio, in which the former House Speaker is praised as the "GOP's Barack Obama": It's a trap!  Watson, a Miami native, proclaims, "He's young. He's attractive. He easily c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Rumors on the Twitter-nets: Mel Martinez to Resign Early

    Here's a prediction by national Republican political operative Roger Stone via PoHo via the St. Pete Times' Adam Smith's Twitter: Roger Stone predicts; Mel Martinez resigns soon; Crist appoints caretaker - Jim Smith - and announces his candidacy for Sen.A prediction by one guy posted on another gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    As Predicted, Crist Loses CPAC Poll Horribly

    So maybe this took about as much insight as it would to predict that Rosie O'Donnell wouldn't win Ms. America, but it still feel good to be right. Friday we had this to say of Ol' Charles Crist's chances in the CPAC straw poll: "If Crist comes in anywhere else but near the bottom next to Giuliani an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Charlie Crist's Mug Suspiciously Missing On RGA's New Website

    Completely embarrassed by the state of the national party it seems that the Republican Governors Association are engineering a takeover of the Bland Ol' Party. They have a nice new website asking for your money called The GOP Comeback with lots of pretty glamour shots of your favorite Republica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Crist's Admirable Stim Support Makes 2012 Prez Run Unlikely

    The economic stimulus is likely to be one of the defining actions of President Obama's first term. If it's perceived to be successful by November 2012, we're more than likely looking at four more years. But if, even as Obama himself admitted last week in Fort Myers, it's not, we might just have ours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Crist-for-Senate Rumors Just Made 2010 a Lot More Confusing

    Up until yesterday, it seemed the full picture for the Senate election in 2010 would come into focus soon, when rumored candidates including Republicans Bill McCullom and Marco Rubio as well as Democrat Alex Sink made their intentions clear. Well, now with The Hill reporting that National Republica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Jeb Bush Should Just Run for RNC Chairman

    We imagine running the GOP looks exactly like this anyway: wearing a wizard's hat while leading a bunch of racially insensitive white people with children's brains. The Republican Party has become more or less a parody of itself. Chip Saltsman is running to chair that sinking ship, and as part of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008
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    October 24, 2008

    Pelosi Power

    It's getting serious in Miami. With Democratic challengers Joe Garcia, Raul Martinez, and Annette Taddeo closing in on their Republican opponents, the Democratic Party sent out its biggest gun (next to Barack Obama) to Little Havana to recruit elderly Cuban-American voters. House Speaker Nancy Pelos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Herald Called Out For Sipping on GOP Kool Aid

    Photo via Yesterday's Herald article covering Barack Obama's Tuesday speech at the VFW convention in Orlando claimed "the GOP criticized Obama, a member of the veterans services committee, for voting against $120 billion for the war last year." While it's totally true that the GOP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    Miami Immigration Judge a Would-Be Pol

    An article in Monday's Washington Post analyzed the appointment of immigration judges since 2004 and found that many of the 37 judges chosen under Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez had political ties to the Republican party. Their analysis also revealed that of the appointees with background in immi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2002
  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Waiting for Otto

    Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.

  • News

    August 31, 1994

    Antunez for President!

    Dade GOP officials have spoken, and Metro Commissioner Bruce Kaplan doesn't like what they said

  • News

    February 27, 1991
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