Connie Mack IV, FL’s not-so-inevitable Senate candidate

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog MIAMI — The past few months haven’t been kind to the fourth-generation Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy.  The four-term Fort Myers Republican congressman, better known as Connie Mack IV, was once considered the conservative favorite in the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. But fresh questions about the congressman’s […]

Analysis: Do changes in early voting laws affect minorities?

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA — The number 537 forever will be burned in the minds of Florida legislators.   After 35 days of fumbled recounts, disappearing ballots and deliberations by the U.S. Supreme Court, the weight of the 2000 presidential election came down to that tiny fraction of ballots — 537. With that legacy in mind, Florida lawmakers […]

Polls show Florida as key battleground state in 2012

By Yaël Ossowski | Florida Watchdog TAMPA — Following tradition, the Sunshine State is setting the stage for another unforgettable year of election politics. That’s according to the latest Fox News poll conducted April 15-17, sampling 757 Florida registered voters in a telephone survey. In the expected matchup between Democratic President Barack Obama and likely Republican nomineeMitt Romney, Obama leads by less than two points, […]

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