LeMieux’s Got Conflicts

Before he was appointed to the U.S. Senate, George LeMieux benefited from a contract awarded in December 2007 by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to his law firm, Gunster Yoakley & Stewart, to advise the state on the purchase of right of way on the tracks of the Florida East Coast Railroad. Gunster Yoakley […]

Will Cronyism Take Down Charlie Crist?

n November of 2008, I posed a question: will Jim Greer take down Charlie Crist? With Governor Crist’s once seemingly inevitable Senate bid in dire straits and the the Republican Party of Florida publicly imploding before our eyes, it is time to revise and revisit this question. Will cronyism take down Charlie Crist’s Senate campaign? The Orlando Sentinel reported […]

Meek and Ferre Battle for Headlines

Florida Democratic Senate candidates are finding that grabbing attention opposite the hottest political race of the primary season is no easy feat. The high-profile contest between moderate Gov. Charlie Crist and former State House Speaker and conservative poster-boy Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate has obscured the primary race between U.S. Rep. […]

Bill McCollum: M.I.A. on RPOF

As the Republican Party of Florida implodes over new allegations of profligate spending, first revealed at The New Argument in November of 2008, Attorney General Bill McCollum is M.I.A. Despite evidence that at least three party leaders – Chairman Jim Greer, his deputy Delmar Johnson, and former House Speaker Ray Sansom – abused their RPOF American Express […]