Monday, December 11, 2017

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The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Women in Florida politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire

Women in Florida politics fear #MeToo moment will backfire

As Florida's politically powerful men fear becoming targets of sexual harassment allegations, the new-found awareness of a male-dominated Legislature has come with a cost: women are collateral damage.Female staffers and lobbyists who returned to the ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Ashley Moody unveils powerhouse finance team in bid for AG

Ashley Moody unveils powerhouse finance team in bid for AG

Former Hillsborough Circuit Judge Ashley Moody got the support from incumbent Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before she even officially announced for the job.Even with three other Republicans in the race — Jay Fant, Ross Spano, Frank W...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Trump golfs with Lindsey Graham in Palm Beach

Trump golfs with Lindsey Graham in Palm Beach

President Donald Trump played golf Sunday with Sen. Lindsey Graham at Trump International Golf Club.They discussed "the tax cuts and reform legislation and the importance of fully funding our national security needs in upcoming government spending ne...
Published: 12/10/17
Democratic candidates for Governor react to the election of new state party chair Terrie Rizzo

Democratic candidates for Governor react to the election of new state party chair Terrie Rizzo

The Florida Democratic Party elected a new chair Saturday. Here's how the candidates vying for the party's 2018 nomination for governor reacted:Andrew Gillum:"Congratulations to Terrie Rizzo on her victory as the new Chair of the Florida De...
Published: 12/09/17
Updated: 12/10/17
Rizzo named new chair of Florida Democratic party

Rizzo named new chair of Florida Democratic party

ORLANDO, Fla. — The head of the Palm Beach Democratic Party has been elected as leader of the state party, less than a month after the former chairman resigned.Terrie Rizzo was elected as the new chair of the party during the group's state conf...
Published: 12/09/17
Project Veritas leader James O'Keefe barred from fundraising in Florida

Project Veritas leader James O'Keefe barred from fundraising in Florida

James O’Keefe, the conservative founder of a charity that specializes in undercover videos targeting journalists and liberals, has been personally barred from seeking donations in Florida due to his criminal record, officials said.The ban is pa...
Published: 12/09/17
Spotted at the White House Hanukkah party: Jill Kelley. Not spotted: congressional Democrats

Spotted at the White House Hanukkah party: Jill Kelley. Not spotted: congressional Democrats

The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump neglected to invite congressional Democrats to the White House Hanukkah celebration.Citing "congressional aides tracking the invites," Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Katie R...
Published: 12/08/17
Pensacola Trump fans will get reminder of Ivanka Trumpís Ďspecial place in hellí condemnation of Roy Moore

Pensacola Trump fans will get reminder of Ivanka Trumpís Ďspecial place in hellí condemnation of Roy Moore

Remember what Ivanka Trump said about Roy Moore? Thousands of people attending the President Trump rally tonight in Pensacola will get a vivid reminder."There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children," the president's daughter said i...
Published: 12/08/17
Ex-lawmaker Taylor sentenced to 13 months in prison

Ex-lawmaker Taylor sentenced to 13 months in prison

After being found guilty this year on charges related to the improper use of campaign funds, former state Rep. Dwayne Taylor was sentenced Friday to 13 months in federal prison, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on its website.Taylor, D-Daytona...
Published: 12/08/17
Trump promotes Moore in advance of Florida campaign rally

Trump promotes Moore in advance of Florida campaign rally

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate. He tweets, "VOTE ROY MOORE!"LAST thing the...
Published: 12/08/17