Tag Archives: U.S. Senate races

Today’s Herald column: run, Allen, run

Allen West said he has “cracked the door open” on a U.S. Senate run. I say “go for it.”

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Florida follies: Rick Scott’s default fail, A.G. fires attorneys who went after bad banks, second coming of Crist?

Rick Scott, the deeply unpopular Florida governor, takes a “what, me worry?” approach to the debt ceiling crisis in Washington …

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Nelson sitting pretty on fundraising

It wasn’t even close.

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Here comes Hasner: WaPo floats the ‘new Rubio’ meme

It’s no secret that the right wing blogosphere, and the tea party goonies, can’t stand would-be U.S. Senator Mike Haridopolos, who currently presides over the Florida Senate. Who do they love? Adam Hasner. And so he is the new El … Continue reading

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Haridopolos’ vouchercare torment just won’t end

Mike Haridopolos just can’t get the vouchercare monkey off his back.

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**UPDATE: The Hair out of place: Mike Haridopolos all over the place on Ryan’s voucher plan

U.S. Senate wannabe Mike Haridopolos already has the tea party on his back for not pushing through anti-illegal immigrant legislation during the just-completed session. Now he’s got new drama: in the form of vouchercare.

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Warning sign? Haridopolos gets no love at tea party event

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos is hoping to have the tea party movement on his side as he runs for the U.S. Senate. But a failed immigration bill may be dragging him down.

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Dems get their man: Sanchez to run in Texas

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, who led the war in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 and then became a key critic of the Bush administration’s war strategy after the Abu Ghraib scandal, is expected to announce he’ll run for the U.S. … Continue reading

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The survivor: how Harry Reid (and Jon Ralston) beat the pundits

In an otherwise dismal night for Democrats, Harry Reid’s improbable win in Nevada offered a moment of good news (followed by a flood of grim resignation that he will still be the majority leader, rather than a less vulnerable, tougher … Continue reading

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The Age of Orange

Republicans are poised to go from a 77 seat minority in the U.S. House of Representatives to a 37-seat majority in what is looking like the slowest wave in recorded history. Behold, the Age of Orange.

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