June 22, 2002 |
He was born in Connecticut, grew up in Texas and lives in Washington, D.C., and his parents have a summer place in Maine. But these days, President Bush could call Florida his second home. He was here a month ago, promoting a hard-line approach to Fidel Castro's Cuba. He was back on Friday, this time telling senior citizens that they can benefit from physical exercise--and reminding the Republican Party faithful that his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, could benefit if they exercised their franchise.
April 12, 2002 |
Returning to the center of the storm, former Vice President Al Gore will address a convention of Florida Democrats on Saturday in his most visible political appearance since he conceded the state--and the presidency--to George W. Bush in December 2000. For Gore, the event is not only a homecoming but a test of strength: He will share a stage with several other Democrats exploring bids for the party's 2004 presidential nomination.
August 26, 2001 |
The well-known woman in the driver's seat has the air-conditioning in the red pickup cranked up to arctic. A true Florida native, she never uses her turn signal when she changes lanes. Janet Reno, the former U.S. attorney general, may not yet officially be running for Florida governor, but she sure is driving.
July 29, 2001 |
Former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, still weighing whether she'll run for governor, said Saturday she considers it important to improve the image of politics. Reno and four other potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates spoke at the Young Democrats Summer Convention as they test the waters to explore running to unseat Gov. Jeb Bush next year. Reno said she expects to decide in the next six weeks on whether to run for governor.
May 24, 2001 |
All of a sudden, the list of Democrats who could challenge Florida's GOP Gov. Jeb Bush next year is growing. At least 10 Democrats are said to be thinking about a candidacy, including former U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno. And former Rep. Pete Peterson said he was resigning as ambassador to Vietnam so he can return to Florida. Reno, who served in the Clinton administration, said last week that she was thinking about a run.
May 4, 2001 |
In the coming days, Gov. Jeb Bush will travel to ground zero of last year's disputed presidential election to sign a new state law that will banish punch card ballots in Florida and declare the death of the much-maligned hanging, dimpled and, yes, even pregnant chad. As legislators crafted the final pieces of a sweeping election reform package Thursday, the Florida governor stood outside the Capitol and crowed about legislation he said would serve as a national model.