Monday political roundup

Start your week off with the NSF political roundup:

TOP POLITICAL STORIES THIS MORNING

Who is JD Alexander?

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/18/2648344/jd-alexander-respected-feared.html

Could the Tampa convention be more than a coronation?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73070.html

President’s re-elect staffing up

http://www2.tbo.com/news/politics/2012/feb/19/obama-campaign-amassing-troops-in-florida-ar-360422/

US Senate candidates spoke Sunday evening in Tallahassee in a forum

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/elections/pb-senate-forum-20120219,0,6903251.story

 

CONGRESSIONAL RACES

 

CD 6: Craig Miller has made some money hires. They’re so money, and they don’t even know it.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2012/02/miller-hires-two-professional-fundraisers-for-cd-6-run.html

 

CD 16: A race is emerging for CD 16 – Buchanan has a fundraising edge, though, the Sarasota H-T reports

http://htpolitics.com/2012/02/19/buchanan-holds-fund-rasising-edge-in-emerging-district-16-race/

 

CD 17: Allen West hiring Chris LaCivita

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/after-once-decrying-swift-boat-tactics-u-s-2186114.html

 

CD 22: Adam Hasner late last week picked up Jeb Bush’s endorsement in his congressional bid

http://atr.rollcall.com/florida-hasner-picks-up-jeb-bush-endorsement/

 

From the weekend:

Questions raised about how lines came to move in Congressional District 7 – good for Sandy Adams, notes John Mica.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/os-redistricting-sandy-adams-20120216,0,3902423.story

 

From Politico on Florida’s digs in NC vs. Tampa

“The Democratic National Committee is putting Florida at the Marriott City Center this summer, a prime spot for delegates from the key swing state that’s close to the heart of convention activity. The Republicans haven’t announced their hotel sites yet, but the Florida delegation is likely to be in far less optimal digs at the convention they are hosting in Tampa. The delegation is being punished by the committee for holding their primary in January. Here’s the official link to the DNC hotel list: http://bit.ly/zNeBwn. The Charlotte Observer has an interactive map of all the DNC hotels: http://bit.ly/x5uKah. As a point of reference for what could happen to the RNC, this is what happened to Florida in 2008 at the Denver convention: http://bit.ly/ApxDoV.

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