Politics & Law

Adam Putnam

An anomaly or a tide turning? Conventional wisdom shifting as primary election nears

Florida’s race for governor has shifted in the polls over the past few months, but a growing consensus has pointed to a matchup between...

Stop the lying: Verify academic credentials for all candidates

Many political junkies and non-junkies know by now that Florida state House candidate Melissa Howard went to great lengths – including displaying a fake...
Florida Supreme Court

Could GOP lawmakers push for bill banning judges from meddling in redistricting?

Three years ago, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the state Legislature’s redistricting of legislative and Congressional districts was unconstitutional -- ultimately allowing new...
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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Environment

Today on the Florida Phoenix, we start an election series where we ask three questions of the candidates for Florida governor, who face off...

Candidates for Florida’s top legal job suing each other

Although Hillsborough County-based attorney Ryan Torrens is a heavy underdog in the race for Florida Attorney General against his opponent Sean Shaw, he’s not...

Group plans voter registration drive at 43 college campuses

Progressive group NextGen Florida plans to register thousands of students during the next few weeks on 43 college campuses across the state – including...

From super rich to debt-ridden, FL candidates reveal net worth

The multi-millionaire political candidates usually have extensive real estate holdings, business interests, stocks, bonds and cash in the bank, among other assets. Then there are...

Lawsuit seeks to knock six amendments off November ballot

Two people, including former Florida Supreme Court justice Harry Lee Anstead, filed suit Tuesday at the Florida Supreme Court to knock six amendments submitted...

Rick Scott asks again why Bill Nelson revealed information about Russians hacking into Florida...

(Updated) Florida Governor Rick Scott charged on Tuesday that U.S. Senator Bill Nelson hasn’t been transparent about his recent statements that Russians have “penetrated” into...

Bill Nelson holds narrow lead over Rick Scott in poll of Florida Latino voters

A survey of 400 Latino voters in Florida conducted earlier this month shows Democrat Bill Nelson with a narrow, 44% to 41% lead over...

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