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Florida Ethics Commission Chairman Decries Vote to Eliminate Office of Congressional Ethics

| January 3, 2017

If the Florida Commission on Ethics did not exist, its chairman argues, thousands of ethical violations and trespasses of good government would occur, continuing to diminish what little trust the people have left in government.

U.S. Rep. John Mica’s Support of Trump Erodes Chance of Winning 14th Term as Murphy Gains

| October 24, 2016

U.S. Rep. John Mica, Flagler County’s best friend in the House, faces an opponent in Democrat Stephanie Murphy, an energetic businesswoman for whom U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has pledged to spend some $4 million.

Before You Celebrate Clinton’s Win: The Democrats’ Bad Downballot Map

| October 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton looks increasingly likely to win the White House, but her party faces a big obstacle to success in congressional races — Democrats are sorting themselves into geographic clusters where many of their votes have been rendered all but superfluous.

Dena Minning Grayson Hopes to Keep Alan’s Central Florida Congressional Seat In Family

| July 25, 2016

The marriage in late May between Alan Grayson and Dena Minning reshuffled a Democratic primary for a Central Florida congressional seat being vacated by Grayson, one of the party’s most progressive provocateurs.

Corrine Brown, Representing Northeast Florida in Congress for 23 Years, Indicted Over Sham Charity

| July 9, 2016

Longtime Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown was indicted Friday on charges that she and a top aide used a sham education charity to pay for personal expenses and luxurious events, allegations that pose the most serious challenge yet to her 23-year congressional career.

Rubio’s Re-Election Bid Remakes Senate Race as DeSantis Reverts to Congressional Run

| June 24, 2016

DeSantis is one of three Republicans who have qualified to run for the district that includes all of Flagler County, and which he’s represented since 2013. Four Democrats have qualified.

Road Clears for Charlie Crist’s Election to Congress as Opponent Drops Out for Another Race

| May 3, 2016

Eric Lynn, a former Pentagon official who was battling Crist in the Democratic primary in the newly redrawn Congressional District 13, issued a statement saying he will run for a legislative seat being vacated by state Rep. Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg.

A New Way to Keep an Eye on Who Represents You in Congress

| April 30, 2016

The project adds pages for each elected official, where you can find their latest votes, legislation they support and statistics about their voting. As we move forward we want to add much more data to help you understand how your elected officials represent you, the incentives that drive them and the issues they care about.

Congress Has Created An Average of 50 New Crimes Per Year for the Past Decade

| December 21, 2015

In just the five years Congress created 439 new criminal offenses for a of 4,889 federal crimes. That’s in addition to the growing number of state and local crimes for which Americans can be prosecuted.

Daytona Beach Democrat Dwayne Taylor Announces Run for DeSantis Congressional Seat

| October 15, 2015

Dwayne Taylor, the four-term member of the Florida House and a Daytona Beach Democrat, announced today his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District that includes all of Flagler County, a surprise announcement that gives the district its most politically seasoned Democrat in a generation.

Sen. Travis Hutson Joins Chorus of Opposition to New Congressional Map, Objecting to Split

| August 12, 2015

Sen. Travis Hutson opposes changes to the congressional district that include Flagler because they would split St. Johns, Hutson’s base, while taking in all of Volusia.

Charlie Crist Says He’ll Run for Congress If Redistricting Goes His Address’ Way

| July 20, 2015

The newly redrawn district is expected to include Crist’s home, fueling widespread speculation recently that the 58-year-old Crist would launch another political comeback.

Flagler’s Next Congressman? Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford Announces for DeSantis Seat

| May 20, 2015

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, term-limited after 12 years, will seek to replace Rep. Ron DeSantis in the 6th Congressional District, which includes all of Flagler County. The open seat is expected to draw numerous candidates.

Shutdown Hits Home: Castillo de San Marcos and Ft. Matanzas Among Parks Off Limits

| October 2, 2013

Starting Tuesday, the National Park Service closed all 401 national parks, including Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments in St. Augustine, affecting the local tourism economy. Potential foreign visitors’ visas are facing processing delays.

One Nation, Without a Clue

| March 21, 2013

If our generations had been around in the 1930s, we’d still be in the Great Depression with prominent lawmakers telling each other we need a smaller government, argues Donald Kaul.

Rep. DeSantis, Claiming to “Reject” Federal Pension Benefit, Misleads and Exaggerates

| January 29, 2013

It is illegal for members of Congress not to participate in the retirement system U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (who represents Flagler) said he was rejecting. He is, in fact, not rejecting it, but claims will decline cashing the checks if and when he becomes eligible for them. It is only one of several misleading statements in an announcement this week.

Bogus Democracy: How Dark Money Helped Republicans Hold the House and Hurt Voters

| December 23, 2012

A million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives than Republicans. That advantage did not result in control of the chamber. Redistricting and secret money were key to the disparity.

14 Days On, Allen West Concedes

| November 20, 2012

Thwarted in attempts to change the outcome of a razor thin race, U.S. Rep Allen West early Tuesday conceded to his Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. The concession increases Democratic pick-ups in the House to eight, for a total of 200 seats to the GOP’s 233.

The Ron DeSantis-Heather Beaven Debate: Little Substance, Many Lies and Inventions

| October 18, 2012

Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Heather Beaven, congressional candidates for District 6, which includes all of Flagler, squared off in an hour debate at DeLand High School Wednesday, revealing more flair for snark, falsehoods, mis-chracterizations and generalities than substantive ideas or solutions.

Tea Party Mojo: What Ted Yoho, Republican Who Defeated Cliff Stearns, Stands For

| August 17, 2012

Ted Yoho’s policy positions show him to be more than just a flame thrower with broad anti-government pronouncements. He unseated 12-term Congressman Cliff Stearns through a showman’s eye and the ability to use it to his campaign’s advantage.

GOP’s Congressional Candidates Vie to Out-Right Each Other In Their Flagler Coming Out

| April 3, 2012

The six Republican candidates for Flagler County’s newly drawn congressional district, in a joint appearance in Palm Coast Monday, could not distinguish themselves on issues, but did so in experience and style as they were hosted by the local chapter of the Ronald Reagan Republican Assemblies.

What Barack Obama Can Learn From Rick Scott

| August 19, 2011

With Rick Scott’s poll numbers in the 20s, the governor went for a cosmetology make-over. Barack Obama could do the same, in reverse: he needs to be liked less and to govern more.

Peter King’s Muslim McCarthyism

| March 11, 2011

U.S. Rep. Peter King’s homeland security hearings about Muslims and “radicalization” recall, beyond McCarthyism, a long American tradition of xenophobia and prejudice on the lunatic fringe. It’s not more broadly representative.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 8-hr 38mn Speech on Obama’s Deal With the GOP

| December 12, 2010

On Dec. 10, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, held the floor of the Senate for eight hours and 38 minutes in a remarkable filibuster-like speech opposing Obama’s tax deal with the GOP. Here’s the full speech.

Cash for Clunkers:
The Mica-Beaven Money Race

| April 26, 2010

Complete charts, graphs and analysis of campaign finance for incumbent John Mica and challenger Heather Beaven in their 7th Congressional District race.

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