Twin sisters Carrie Guise of Tampa, Fla., and Mindy Magrath of Raleigh, N.C., came to Key West to celebrate their birthday, not talk politics. But when #FLDispatches discovered the sisters had parted political paths, an impromptu debate was too good to pass up. Sisterly banter ensued and political persuasions were reassessed.
After her emotional speech Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, Ann Romney resumed the campaign today with a visit to St. Petersburg where she cut the ribbon to open a new physical therapy playground at All Childrenâ€™s Hospital.
During the event, she found some common ground with 11-year-old Seth Morano of Sarasota.
Seconds after the pieces of red ribbon had fluttered to the ground in the shady playground Seth leaned back in his wheelchair, tilted his head for maximum projection and shouted a short message.
Tuesdayâ€™s race for Miami-Dade County Mayor ended on odd terms.
Even though Mayor Carlos Gimenez won by a significant margin, his challenger refused to concede.
Mayor Gimenezâ€™s campaign spent hours at the Doubletree hotel near the airport waiting for his opponent to throw in the towel-- but that never happened.
Gimenez was leading in his reelection race by almost 25 percentage points all night and it was looking like the election was going to be called early for Gimenez, but challenger Joe Martinez told his supporters at the 94th Aerosquadron "this ain't over."
Hear Matt Laslo's radio story about how Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge has a hold on the GOP.
WASHINGTON - Grover Norquist may not be a household name. Heâ€™s never been elected to public office, just some conservative boards like the National Rifle Association and others.
But Norquist is viewed as a powerhouse in Washington. Heâ€™s gotten 238 House members and 41 senators to sign his pledge saying theyâ€™ll never raise taxes â€“ that includes virtually every single Republican member of Congress from Florida.
Only 13 Republicans in Congress have refused to sign his Taxpayer Protection Pledge.
Throughout every election cycle, itâ€™s fair to say that thereâ€™s more nail-biting in Palm Beach County than in any voting district in the country. For nearly 12 years, a reputation for botched elections has clung to the county like a hanging chad.
As Republican U.S. Representative Allen West is hoping to be elected in a new district, two candidates from way over on the other side of the aisle are each hoping to fill the congressional seat he leaves behind.Â
On a bright Saturday morning in a southeast Pompano Beach neighborhood, Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs -- all legs and sunglasses in a short green skirt and sleeveless blue t-shirt -- zips by at the controls of a two-wheeled Segway.
Luc Cohen's story on the Moise/Wilson race for the 24th District seat.
The upcoming Democratic primary for Floridaâ€™s 24th Congressional District pits relative political newcomer Dr. Rudolph Moise against longtime politician and current 17th Congressional District Rep. Frederica Wilson.
The 24th District â€“ new, from the 2012 redistricting â€“ stretches from downtown Miami through Overtown and Little Haiti all the way to Miramar. Itâ€™s roughly the same stretch that Wilson currently represents as the 17thÂ District.