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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 Friday, March 06, 2015

Florida's media darling trails Hill by 3 points in national poll

    "In a general election match-up, Clinton gets 45 percent to Bush's 42 percent." "March 5, 2015 - Walker, Bush In Tight Race Among U.S. Republicans, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Clinton Sweeps Dem Field, With Biden In The Wings."

    See also "Hillary Clinton Holds Commanding Lead Over 2016 Primary Rivals in Florida" and "Not-So-Favorite Son? Scott Walker Catches Jeb Bush in Florida in 2016 Poll."

    Jeb, the “headbanging” conservative

    "7 Things We Learned Writing a Cover Story About Jeb Bush."

    Email games

    "News that Hillary Clinton used a private email account during her time as Secretary of State draws contrasts and similarities to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and current Gov. Rick Scott, both of whom have drawn criticism for using private email." "Clinton email controversy raises questions about Jeb Bush, Rick Scott."

    More than that, Jeb Bush aides used private domain for public business.

    Runnin' Gub'mint like a bidness

    "Computer testing woes persist, but exam completion rate jumps."

    Jeb trails Walker by two points

    "Govs. Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are locked in a dead heat as the favorites for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll."

    With 18% and 16%, respectively, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Bush, the former governor of Florida, lead the pack of prospective Republican presidential candidates according to a nationwide Quinnipiac poll released Thursday of Republican and Republican-leaning voters. That's within the poll's 4.2 percentage point margin-of-error for the Republican side.
    "Jeb Bush has Big Lead Over Marco Rubio in the Money Chase."

    See also "Jeb Bush has Big Lead Over Marco Rubio in the Money Chase."

    "One Bush Too Many"

    "Jeb Bush May Be One Bush Too Many for Rank-and-File Iowa GOP."

    Bondi has solid lead in 2016 GOP Senate Primary

    "If U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., decides to run for the presidency in 2016 and not for a second term, out of the three officials in the state Cabinet, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi holds a solid lead over the other two Republicans in a potential 2016 primary." "Pam Bondi Ahead of Fellow Cabinet Members in 2016 GOP Senate Primary."

    Ethics fines for Rivera

    "The judge recommended to fine against the former Miami congressman for double-billing taxpayers and misreporting income while he was a Florida state lawmaker." "Judge recommends $58,000 in ethics fines for David Rivera."

    Scott stops pissing up a rope

    "Scott drops fight to drug-test welfare applicants."

    Jax runoff?

    "A new poll shows that Jacksonville voters casting their ballots later this month should expect a May runoff in the mayoral election." "Alvin Brown, Lenny Curry Headed to Runoff in Jacksonville, Poll Shows."

    Rubio proposes to cut corporate taxes

    "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah outlined details of a tax overhaul that would reduce the number of tax brackets for individuals and drop corporate tax rates, all in an attempt to boost economic growth." "Sens. Rubio, Lee float tax plan to cut corporate rates, individual brackets."

    Meanwhile, "Jeb Bush has Big Lead Over Marco Rubio in the Money Chase."

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