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In Sarasota, Bachmann promises to lead repeal of ‘Obamacare’

By | 08.28.11 | 10:21 pm | More from The Florida Independent

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann concluded a weekend of Florida events with a Sarasota rally cosponsored by the local Republican Party and a handful of tea party and 912 groups, repeating her calls to eliminate both the EPA and the Department of Education and promising to lead the More…

New developments in case alleging Rep. Buchanan campaign violations

By | 04.29.11 | 4:40 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to a recently filed court document, donations made to the 2006 and 2008 campaigns of Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, were indeed reimbursed by funds from a Buchanan-owned car dealership, but were not intended to be back-door contributions. #


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CNN analysts: Farm-photo bans are unconstitutional, factory farm conditions are ‘America’s secret shame’

By | 04.19.11 | 5:24 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Pending legislation in several states — including Florida — that would criminalize the act of filming agricultural operations without the consent of the farm owner came up last week on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, with one analyst making the claim that conditions animals are subjected to by American industrial agriculture More…

Protestors flood Florida Capitol to decry budget cuts, actions against unions

By | 04.07.11 | 3:58 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The first floor of Florida’s Capitol was flooded with hundreds of protestors delivering pink slips to Gov. Rick Scott today. #


They chanted: “Pink slip Rick!” “Fire Tricky Ricky!” “Where are the jobs?” #


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Former Florida House majority leader warns of Sharia impact on American courts

By | 03.28.11 | 3:06 pm | More from The Florida Independent

In a YouTube clip posted on March 20 by the conservative blog Shark Tank, former Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, currently exploring a run for the U.S. Senate, can be heard warning about the dangers of Islamic law entering the American court system. #

Anti-Sharia group inaccurately applies Tampa judge’s decision in fear-mongering campaign

By | 03.24.11 | 1:01 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Image by: Matt MahurinIn an effort to support state Sen. Alan Hays’ and Rep. Larry Metz’s “Application of Foreign Law” bill, conservative commentators have recently been claiming that a Florida judge has subjected one of the parties involved in a civil law suit against the Islamic Education Center of Tampa to Sharia, Islamic law. More…

Florida Rep. Scott Plakon not alone in support for taxpayer-funded crisis pregnancy network

By | 03.16.11 | 3:00 pm | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, is not the only House member who vocally supports Florida’s controversial taxpayer-funded crisis pregnancy center network. State Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, serves as an “advocate” for the Pregnancy Care Center of Plant City, which receives state dollars. # More…

Save America Convention backed by John Birch Society, Personhood Florida

By | 03.16.11 | 9:46 am | More from The Florida Independent

“Save America.” That’s the goal of a right-wing convention starring Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano and former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., that kicks off in a Tampa hotel this Friday. #


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FEC calls for information on Vern Buchanan campaign contributions

Two months after filing suit over allegations of questionable contributions made to the 2006 and 2008 campaigns of Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, the Federal Election Commission has released three letters it sent to the Buchanan campaign asking for more details on the matter. More…

New CNN/Time Poll Gives Meek a Bump

By | 09.08.10 | 5:55 pm

Rep. Kendrick Meek’s (D-Fla.) campaign was relying on a bump in the polls following his victory over Jeff Greene in Florida’s Senate primary, and a new CNN/Time poll indicates that he may have gotten one. He still trails both former House Speaker Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Gov. Charlie More…