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Thanks for visiting. On a semi-daily basis we scan Florida's major daily newspapers for significant Florida political news and punditry. We also review the editorial pages and political columnists/pundits for Florida political commentary. The papers we review include: the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Naples News, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, and, occasionally, the Florida Times Union; we also review the political news blogs associated with these newspapers.

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Not that we don't provide spin; we do, and plenty of it. Our perspective appears in post headlines, the subtitles within the post (in bold), and the excerpts from the linked stories we select to quote; we also occasionally provide other links and commentary about certain stories. While our bias should be immediately apparent to any reader, we nevertheless attempt to link to every article, column or editorial about Florida politics in every major online Florida newspaper.


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The Blog for Monday, December 12, 2005

"New route to power"

    Florida Democrats,
    desperate for a win, left their state party convention Sunday with what they hope will serve as a road map to victory: depicting Republicans as beset with political scandals and an increasingly unpopular war.

    From their candidates for state Agriculture Commissioner to potential presidential candidates in 2008, Democrats meeting here over three days decried what they called a culture of corruption and cronyism in Washington, D.C. and Tallahassee. ...

    To be sure, the task is daunting for a state party that is at one of its weakest points in a century, having lost control of both legislative chambers, the governor's office and even the elected Cabinet.

    But without a Bush on the ballot -- for the first time in more than a decade -- Democrats say time and events may be on their side, even as they acknowledge the Republican party is all but certain to outraise them in campaign contributions.
    "Democrats seek new route to power". See also "Democrats are making trust an issue in 2006" ("After misleading the nation into war, an inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina, a skyrocketing deficit, ethics problems and intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, how can voters trust Republicans?")

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