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“Is that Charlie Crist?” Virginia McNair, a local retiree, whispered from a few rows back at this predominantly Black church. “My favorite.” A year ago, Crist’s entrance into the race was met with a sigh from many state Democrats ready for younger blood and fresh faces. But as mail ballots for the August 23 primary […]

Hello and welcome to Wednesday. Flying south— Well, look who’s headed to Florida — a blue-state governor who’s emerging as a potential presidential contender. Prime position — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, who is running for reelection this year, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Leadership Blue Gala that Florida Democrats will hold this […]

Placeholder while article actions load JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mark Schaefer is a moderate Republican who voted, reluctantly, for President Donald Trump in 2020. His wife, Deb Schaefer describes herself as a lifelong Democrat who supported President Biden. But when it comes to Florida politics, the couple is united in their excitement over Republican Gov. Ron […]

TALLAHASSEE — The caravan took off at dawn, more than a dozen cars . . .

Hello and welcome to Monday. And now the fallout begins. By the numbers — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday quickly signed into law the congressional map drawn by his own staff and passed by his allies in the Republican-controlled Legislature. It’s a map expected to boost the GOP’s current 16-11 advantage in this state to […]

The bills targeting Disney were passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature this week in a special session, taking aim at the company’s self-governing status around its Orlando-area theme parks and ending an exemption to state law regarding Big Tech censorship.The bill restricting how schools and businesses can talk about race and gender was

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of a legislative session, Jan. 11, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption toggle caption Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of a legislative session, Jan. 11, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP After months of back and forth, […]

Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis is openly trying to curtail Black political power in his state as he redraws its congressional districts to suggestively benefit Republicans. The Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider a proposal from DeSantis that would give Florida Republicans a 20-8 advantage over Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation. That’s […]

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis is brazenly trying to curtail Black political power in his state as he redraws its congressional districts to significantly benefit Republicans. The Florida legislature is meeting this week to consider a proposal from DeSantis that would give Florida Republicans a 20-8 advantage . . .

The Florida legislature will allow Governor Ron DeSantis to take the lead on redrawing the state’s 28 congressional districts, a highly unusual move that will probably diminish Black political power in the state and allow Republicans to further distort the state’s map to their advantage. State legislatures, including Florida’s, usually draw a proposal for a […]


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