A Political Storm? Or Shelter Under a Big Tent?...

Aug 23, 2012

With the Republican National Convention set to kick off in just a few days, the party faithful are flocking to Tampa in the hopes of rallying the base and getting a bounce in the...

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Breaking It Down

Aug 15, 2012

I’m very excited about a new opportunity that has come my way. Starting this week and lasting through the end of the 2012 election season, I will be joining the ABC Action News team...

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On Spotting Corruption, Who to Call?

Aug 9, 2012

During my time in the Florida Legislature, I have taken on a few issues that led to the discovery of state activities that were questionable at a minimum, and more likely unethical or illegal....

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Fox in the Henhouse

Jul 5, 2012

Last week I spent almost four hours gathering personal information to properly fill out my financial disclosure form. I’m happy to do this because I strongly believe the public has a right to know...

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Calendar of a “Part-Time” Legislator

Jun 28, 2012

While most folks who know me know that I am term-limited and therefore leaving the Florida Legislature, they seem unsure of when, many believing that since session has ended my work is done. The...

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Behind Mack’s Hubris

Jun 21, 2012

The last poll I saw showed 37 percent of Florida Republican voters undecided in the U.S. Senate primary. The top vote-getter, with 34 percent of the vote, was Connie Mack IV. Mack subsequently announced...

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Primary Voters, Not Establishment, Should Pick Nominees...

Jun 14, 2012

There was a time when political parties — at least the Republican Party, to which I’ve long proudly belonged — didn’t get involved in primary elections, except perhaps when a favored incumbent faced a...

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A Better Way To Ensure Accurate Voter Rolls...

Jun 7, 2012

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been asked to comment on the state’s efforts to purge the voter rolls, the methodology by which it came up with the initial and revised lists, and the...

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