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Ethnic politics dominate Republican primary to replace Michael Bileca in Florida House | Naked Politics

Via @MartinDVassolo<p>“I am the domino,” proclaims a guayabera-clad Vance Aloupis, a Maine native, as he flashed a tile from the popular game in a …

Republican Primaries

A Republican politician in Florida dropped out of a state election after she was caught faking her degree

A Republican politician has pulled out of a state election in Florida after she admitted faking her degree certificate.<p>Melissa Howard, who was running in the GOP primary to contest a seat in the Florida House of Representatives, was called out for falsifying details of her time at college.<p>Local …

U.S. Politics

Florida House candidate drops campaign over college degree debacle

Florida state political candidate Melissa Howard has given up her campaign, barely one day after she vowed a controversy wouldn't force her to drop …

College & University

Clearwater Council asks Legislature to reconsider special session on stand your ground law

CLEARWATER -The City Council passed a resolution Tuesday asking lawmakers to reconsider holding a special session to clarify the controversial stand …

Stand Your Ground Law

CareSync shutdown haunts James Grant's reelection bid to Florida House

Less than three weeks before Florida's primary election, questions about CareSync are trailing Rep. James Grant's campaign for reelection - all the …

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Florida House candidate accused of lying about college degree apologizes for 'mistake'

Melissa Howard, the GOP candidate for a Florida state House seat who was accused of lying about her college degree and NRA rating apologized on Monday, pledging to stay in the race “and lead by example from now on.”<p>After questions arose about Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate …

U.S. Politics

Florida House Candidate Accused of Faking College Degree

Aug 13, 2018<p>A candidate for the Florida Legislature is being accused of lying about graduating from college and then producing a fake diploma after a …

College & University

Florida Candidate’s Diploma Photo Doesn’t Appear To Be Accurate, University Says

(Photo Credit: Hemera Technologies)<p>A Florida state house candidate’s college degree has been called into question, by the university that she claimed …

College & University

University says GOP Florida House candidate faked her diploma: report

School officials said a Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination in a Florida legislative seat lied about graduating from Miami University …

Florida

State Senate & House Races Up For Grabs In Broward

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b>MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Voters in Broward will head to the polls in early voting this month ahead of the November …

Elections

Florida Will Have New Attorney General In 2019; Meet The Primary Candidates

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b>MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With Election Day rapidly approaching, there are several important races inside the state of …

Government

Florida Primary For Agriculture Commissioner Features 7 Candidates

<b>Follow CBSMIAMI.COM:</b> <b>Facebook | Twitter</b>MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Election Day is right around the corner and voters are gathering information on several …

Florida

Florida Legislature won't meet on 'stand your ground' because of Republican opposition

Lawmakers won't hold a special session on the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law, as Republican opposition has made it impossible for …

Republicans

Florida Republican Caught on Tape Stealing His Opponent's Fliers

In “yes, people really are this ridiculous” news, a Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives was recently caught on video taking …

Liberal View

Florida Democrats fail in bid to repeal 'stand your ground'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Democratic lawmakers have failed to force the Republican-controlled Legislature to repeal the state's contentious "stand your ground law."<p>Democrats asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to poll legislators on whether they would support holding a special session to …

Florida

Democrat Franscine Mathis Challenges For Florida House District 1

There are five candidates vying for the open seat in the Florida House of Representatives District 1, encompassing the vast majority of Escambia …

Florida

Florida House candidate Anna Eskamani featured in the 'The Atlantic' magazine

Anna Eskamani, a local Planned Parenthood official and Democrat running for a Florida House seat in Orlando, was featured in <i>The Atlantic</i> today.…

Orlando

08/06/18 - Democratic Florida House candidates Cindy Polo (103) and Kubs Lalchandani (113)

Florida

Rick Wilson's best seller rips Matt Gaetz and highlights St Pete mayoral race

Congrats to Florida's most visible #NeverTrump Republican, longtime campaign strategist Rick Wilson, on the release of his new book,<i> Everything Trump</i> …

Politics

Florida House Candidate Goes All-In on Impeachment Message

David Richardson hopes to stand out against Donna Shalala in August primary<p>While national Democrats are urging candidates to steer clear of talking …

Government

Cubs' Joe Maddon discounts rumors, sticks to scouting report on Brandon Kintzler

Manager Joe Maddon didn’t feel the need to call former longtime aide Dave Martinez for a background check on newly acquired reliever Brandon Kintzler.<p>“I can tell you this,” Maddon said Wednesday in response to published allegations that Kintzler was a source for a story by Yahoo Sports that …

Joe Maddon

League of Women Voters' election guide goes live online

Confused about where to vote, when to vote and whom to vote for this campaign season?The League of Women Voters of Florida has a one-stop solution …

Florida

Rebekah Bydlak Makes Strong GOP Bid For Florida House District 1

The wide-open race for Florida House of Representatives District 1, which covers most of Escambia County, features two Democrats and three …

Florida

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<b>Candidate replies</b>The <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> offers candidates not recommended by the editorial board an opportunity to reply. Candidates for Florida House …

Tampa Bay

Times recommends: For the Florida House

Florida faces serious challenges ranging from demand for better access to affordable health care to parents' frustration with the emphasis on …

Tampa Bay

Election Spotlight: Florida House District 89, GOP Primary

3 hours ago<p>Palm Beach County has only two Republicans serving in the Florida House and both seats are up for grabs, including District 89 where …

Florida

Instructors, students rally for tuition-free college

Central Florida instructors, students and others are joining a statewide call for tuition-free college, something that is already available in …

Higher Education

Serena claims 'discrimination' over drug tests

PARIS -- Serena Williams claims she is the victim of "discrimination" by US doping chiefs who are testing her more than other players.<p>At Wimbledon, …

Tennis

Democrats want Florida to suspend all SunPass toll collections until the system is fixed

Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, and the Florida House Democrats will demand that Gov. Rick Scott address the statewide problems with the SunPass tolling …

Florida

Anna Eskamani's opponent Lou Forges just dropped out of the race for Florida House District 47

click to enlarge<p>Lou Forges, an Ocoee Democrat running against Anna Eskamani in House District 47, has dropped out of the race.<p>In an email to her …

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