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Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

Fresh Squeezed

A Florida Politics Blog

Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg Tribune and the Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau.

Tallahassee PR firm drops suit against former client Eric Brody

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A Tallahassee public-relations firm announced on its website it was dropping a $375,000 lawsuit against former client Eric Brody, a brain-damaged and paralyzed Broward County man.

Voting purge protester sentenced for letters to Republicans

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 05:23 PM

When James Webb Baker Jr. read about Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter registration roles of ineligible voters, he got mad.

Tallahassee’s Press Center no longer for sale

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The Florida Press Center – the capital’s home-away-from-home for many of the state’s newspapers, wire services and television and radio stations – is no longer for sale.

Crist give Florida Dems $2.5 million

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Charlie Crist’s independent committee, Charlie Crist for Florida, just dropped a $2.5 million donation to the Florida Democratic Party, following a $1.5 million donation a week ago....

Democratic AG candidate Sheldon announces support from moderate Republicans

Published:   |   Updated: September 9, 2014 at 04:45 PM

George Sheldon, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, Tuesday announced the formation of a bipartisan panel supporting him.

New Bondi ad focuses on her fight against drugs

Published:   |   Updated: September 8, 2014 at 04:26 PM

As a prosecutor, Pam Bondi saw crime and brutality fueled by drugs.

Tampa Bay legal aid group gets $500K to help domestic violence victims

Published:   |   Updated: September 8, 2014 at 03:51 PM

Bay Area Legal Services will receive nearly $500,000 under the STOP Violence Against Women grants initiative, Congresswoman Kathy Castor announced on Monday.

Mason-Dixon: Scott up 2 points

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Gov. Rick Scott leads former Gov. Charlie Crist 43-41 percent, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie drawing 4 percent, in a new poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.

Florida officials appeal gay marriage ruling

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Officials named as defendants in two federal lawsuits challenging Florida’s gay marriage ban are appealing a ruling last month that declared the ban unconstitutional.

Polls differ on Crist V. Scott, show support for medical marijuana

Published:   |   Updated: September 4, 2014 at 03:44 PM

Two new polls this week differ on the state of the governor’s race, one showing a tie and one showing Rick Scott with a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist.