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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 Wednesday, March 16, 2016

So much for that "favorite son" malarkey

    "Trumped: Rubio bolts White House campaign after big Florida loss." See also "Trump Routs Rubio in Florida," "Clinton, Trump win big in Florida, Rubio bows out," "Marco Rubio drops out after Florida defeat at hands of Donald Trump," "How Marco Rubio’s campaign collapsed after never really taking off" and "Rubio Bows Out After Losing to Trump in Florida."

    The Miami Herald editors: "Campaign over, but Rubio’s job isn’t done."

    "Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee"

    "Sea-level rise, a problem exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions, could disrupt the lives of more than 13 million people in the United States, three times more than most current estimates, according to a study published Monday. . . . Of the projected population at risk, nearly 50 percent will be in Florida, and an additional twenty percent in other parts of the southeastern United States." "Sea rise could force millions in Florida to adapt or flee, study finds."

    "What's hot, crazy or shady about politics in the Sunshine State"

    Marc Caputo: "What’s next for Rubio after Florida thumping? – Florida makes Trump, Clinton de facto nominees – AutoNation CEO is Audi from GOP -- Gov. Scott unveils budget veto list – Hialeah cops’ flamingo folly." "Florida Playbook."

    Winners and Losers

    Kevin Derby: "Florida Primary Winners and Losers."

    Clinton rolls

    "Trump, Clinton run up score in Florida." See also "Clinton Easily Handles Sanders in Florida."

    "Not enough ballots were printed"

    "Voting hours will not be extended in six Orange County cities where not enough ballots were printed, a spokeswoman for Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles' office said." "No voting extension in Orange, despite ballot mistake."

    Meanwhile, "Florida election officials: Trump’s name not left off ballot."

    Budget blues

    "Gov. Rick Scott announces what he’s going to veto from Florida’s budget" and "Most Tampa-area projects spared Scott's veto, but Pasco college hit."

    Here we go again: open primaries

    Beth Kassab: "It's time for open primaries in Florida."

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