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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.

For each story, column, article or editorial we deem significant, we post at least the headline and link to the piece; the linked headline always appears in quotes. We quote the headline for two reasons: first, to allow researchers looking for the cited piece to find it (if the link has expired) by searching for the original title/headline via a commercial research service. Second, quotation of the original headline permits readers to appreciate the spin from the original piece, as opposed to our spin.

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, January 30, 2006


    Nelson Votes for Cloture

    Links forthcoming. He has announced that he will vote "no" on confirmation.

    Castor Lookin' Good

    Internal Castor Poll

    "Castor begins with 46 percent of the vote to 29 percent for state Senate Democratic leader Les Miller. The remaining three candidates are virtually irrelevant as they divide 8 percent among them - Scott Farrell and Al Fox win 3 percent each with 2 percent for Michael Steinberg. In a head-to-head contest between Castor and Miller, Castor wins 50 percent to 35 percent for Miller."
    "Castor's Numbers".

    Gay Vote

    "With an estimated one million (overwhelmingly Democratic) gay Florida voters, Rod Smith and Jim Davis can't afford to take the gay vote for granted. On Saturday, both Democratic gubernatorial candidates will speak at the Florida Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual; $ Transgender Democratic caucus in Tampa, along with state Democratic chairwoman Karen Thurman." "The Gay Vote".

    The Buzz says Davis has the inside track.

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