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Gingrich announces Florida campaign leaders, many close to Rubio

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today announced campaign chairs and co-chairs for all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Florida Family Research Council affiliate asks for help funding ‘aggressive’ 2012 plan

The leader of a politically influential Florida group that frequently advocates against LGBT and abortion rights has issued a new fundraising pitch to help gin up support for the work of its “Ignite an Enduring Cultural Transformation” campaign during the Sunshine State’s upcoming legislative session.

Invited to Awakening 2012: Perry, Bachman, Scott, West, Rubio

The Freedom Federation, a network of conservative faith-based organizations, will host its “Awakening 2012″ event in Orlando next year, featuring a long list of big conservative names as “invited speakers.”

Rubio affiliates now working for Gingrich indicates shift of support for the new front-runner

By | 12.13.11 | 10:08 am | More from The Florida Independent

GOP 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has hired people close to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to head his campaign in Florida.

Poll: Florida’s governor most unpopular in America

By | 12.06.11 | 4:15 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Public Policy Polling released a poll Tuesday showing that Gov. Rick Scott’s approval rate among Florida voters is at an all-time low.

Report: Two-thirds of undocumented immigrants have been living in U.S. for at least a decade

By | 12.05.11 | 11:30 am | More from The Florida Independent

About two thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants who currently live in the U.S. have lived here for at least 10 years, according to a report released early this month by the Pew Hispanic Center.

On World AIDS Day, Obama announces more funding to domestic AIDS programs

By | 12.01.11 | 2:49 pm | More from The Florida Independent

President Obama announced today that $50 million in additional funds will be going toward treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Obama said during “The Beginning of the End of AIDS,” an online conference organized by ONE International, “a grassroots advocacy and campaigning More…

VIDEO: HIV/AIDS advocates propose measures to boost prevention and treatment

By | 12.01.11 | 2:32 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Gov. Rick Scott extended(PDF) “greetings and best wishes to all those observing” World AIDS Day today, while organizations in Florida and the U.S. are calling for action against the problems people living with HIV/AIDS are facing.

Congressional hearing on ‘politicization of grants’ and Catholic Church scheduled for Thursday

By | 11.29.11 | 11:11 am | More from The Florida Independent

This week Congress will hold yet another hearing addressing a grievance from Catholic bishops, this time about a recent loss of federal funds.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on Thursday titled, “HHS and the Catholic Church: Examining the Politicization of Grants,” More…

GOP, presidential candidates attempt to soften immigration rhetoric for 2012

By | 11.29.11 | 10:28 am | More from The Florida Independent

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent call for a humane path to immigration enforcement makes him the most recent conservative voice calling for solutions that encompass something more than the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants.

Color Lines, a daily news site “in service to racial justice,” writes today that Gingrich’s”remarks More…