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Welcome To Florida Politics

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, November 09, 2015

"Rubio credit-card myths"

    "Five Rubio credit-card myths – Jeb’s turnaround time? – University of Southernmost Shadiness – No one tracks FL cop shootings – Bloomberg V. Bondi." "Florida Playbook."

    Sunshine Summit

    Kevin Derby: "With 2016 around the corner, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) will be hosting the Sunshine Summit in Orlando from Nov. 12-Nov. 14 and the stakes will be high.

    The presidential hopefuls will take most of the spotlight but there’s another important race already taking shape as Rubio has said he will not run for a second Senate term. Florida Republicans Ron DeSantis, David Jolly, Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Todd Wilcox are already off and running and they will be at the Sunshine Summit trying to win support for their Senate bids." "At Sunshine Summit, Marco Rubio Looks to Profit Off Jeb Bush's Stumbles."

    Even the Tampa Trib

    Even the usually anti-union Tampa Trib editors point out that raises for Florida's wildfire firefighters "were cut from the budget by Gov. Rick Scott, who balked at giving the blanket increases. The governor should reconsider that decision this year. The state pays starting firefighters just $24,000 a year and has awarded one pay raise over the past 10 years, contributing to high turnover." "State’s forestry firefighters deserving of raises."

    Who knew: "Florida firefighters face an average of more than 31 new wildfires every day." "Blue Ribbon Fire Takes Lives of Two Florida Firefighters."

    Weekly Roundup

    "Weekly Roundup: Third Time No Charm for Lawmakers."

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