Aug 29 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 29th, 2016

House District 48 is one of two districts in central Florida that are at least 50 percent Hispanic by population, and the only one in Orange County. The district achieves the high Hispanic percentage by being an odd “J” shaped district that goes from northeast of downtown Orlando down to the Osceola County line and then curves around the south side of Orlando and juts back up to the area south of downtown.

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Aug 23 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 23rd, 2016

If when you’re in Naples you head toward the Gulf, and go south on Gulf Shores Blvd., past the Naples Pier, down to where Gulf Shores ends, the peninsula that separates Naples Bay from the Gulf splits into several fingers of land to form a neighborhood called Port Royal.

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Aug 9 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 9th, 2016

“Democrats didn’t put up a candidate against Rep. Larry Metz, R-Yalaha, in 2014. Metz, an attorney, is probably best known in the House as one of the chamber’s top experts on tort reform. Metz pushed a bill changing the standards for admissibility of expert witness testimony in civil cases, for example, getting it through the House for two years before finally getting it through the Senate in 2013.”

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Aug 8 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 8th, 2016

“When Major William Lauderdale arrived along the New River to lead an effort to protect settlers from Seminole Indians, he encountered black people living in the area, mainly escaped slaves who lived among the Native Americans – and fought with the Seminoles against the white man’s army.”

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Aug 4 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 4th, 2016

“Dudley started out in politics as an aide in the Legislature right out of Florida State University’s law school, before returning home to St. Pete to work in the public defender’s office. After eight years doing that, he started a private law practice.”

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Aug 3 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 3rd, 2016

“A moderate-tinged Republicanism dominated suburban Pinellas County politics for years and the county continued to elect middle-of-the-road Republicans, including state legislators like Dennis Jones, Don Sullivan and Jack Latvala, toward the end of the 20th Century and into the 21st.”

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Aug 2 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – August 2nd, 2016

“Boca Grande once was home to year-round working class residents who worked at a port on the island through which phosphate was shipped. They shared the island with wealthy winter residents. The port’s now closed, and Boca Grande is an upscale vacation and retirement beach town, where many of the residents drive around on golf carts rather than in cars.”

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Jul 27 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 27th, 2016

“While the population of Sanford is 30 percent black, the influence of the area’s African-American community in the Legislature is diluted, split as it is into two districts. That gives District 28 a voting age population just under 10 percent black, and neighboring District 29 a similar percentage. House District 28 is about 70 percent non-Hispanic white and about 15 percent Latino, with Puerto Ricans being the largest single Hispanic group.”

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Jul 20 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 20th, 2016

“But the most interesting thing about the district may be the degree to which voters here voted for President Obama in 2012. While Republican Rick Scott defeated Democrat Alex Sink here by a comfortable 10 percentage points in 2010, just two years later in 2012, Obama narrowly defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the district, by about a percentage point. That’s a big shift from the first time Obama was on the ballot – in 2008 John McCain defeated Obama by nearly 10 points in those same precincts.”

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Jul 19 2016

2015-2016 Political Almanac of Florida Quote of the Day – July 19th, 2016

“Jones sought the votes of her Democratic House colleagues to be the party’s floor leader starting in 2014, but lost by one vote to Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Petersburg, who was himself later replaced by Rep. Mark Pafford before leading the caucus during a session.”

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