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October 24, 2000 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman pounded away at policy differences with his Republican rivals Monday as he swept through South Florida in a campaign to energize Jewish, Cuban and African American voters. Speaking before an adoring crowd of about 1,000 people at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Lieberman danced through a list of issues in which he said Texas Gov. George W.
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November 1, 2004 | Peter Wallsten and John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writers
For four years Florida has symbolized President Bush's controversial ascent to power following an election fracas replete with hanging chads, butterfly ballots and legal fights all the way to the Supreme Court. Now this politically complex state -- a mosaic of cultures and ideologies -- is again a crucial battleground in the waning days of a presidential campaign. Bush enjoys some clear advantages in the fight for Florida's coveted 27 electoral votes. His brother, Gov.
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November 1, 1998 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Republicans have ignored the black voters of this state," GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeb Bush confessed during a recent televised debate. "And I was a part of that. It was wrong." Four years after losing the closest governor's race in Florida history, the younger son of former President George Bush has what looks like a commanding lead over his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay, in part because he is not making the same mistakes twice.
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August 23, 2003 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
From the helicopter flying at 500 feet, the intruder is soon visible: a fringe of cattails, undulating lazily in the hot breeze of a Florida summer's midday. For Gary Goforth, an environmental engineer on the chopper, the lush, densely packed plants stretching in a bright green smudge alongside the L-7 Borrow Canal are an unwelcome sight. They are a noxious force, as well as a warning that this expanse of Florida's vast, watery wilderness is ill.
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April 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Sen. Lawton Chiles, a fixture in Florida politics for three decades, shook up the state's gubernatorial race by entering the Democratic primary. Chiles, 60, formed a ticket with former Rep. Buddy MacKay as his lieutenant governor candidate--a pairing some Democrats immediately called the "dream team." Chiles retired from the Senate after the 1988 election. He served in the Florida Legislature from 1958 to 1970, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate.
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November 18, 1995 | MARIA L. LA GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The convention center is still under construction here, and so, as it happens, was the Florida Straw Poll--a self-proclaimed Republican bellwether reduced this Friday to just another hostage of the budget crisis in Washington. The delegates were certainly on hand to cast ballots for the conservative candidate of their choice: 3,393 of the most slogan-chanting, button-wearing, red-white-and-blue-swathed members of the Grand Old Party that you'd ever want to see.
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December 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
The year started with a pair of lawmakers holding a sit-in in his office suite and ended with an international horde of reporters and photographers camped on his doorstep. In the strange and eventful year 2000, things outside Gov. Jeb Bush's control often overshadowed his agenda. "There haven't been a whole lot of tranquil moments," he said last week. The unveiling of his budget was eclipsed by the sit-in. His State of the State address had to compete with a protest march.
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November 1, 2004 | Peter Wallsten and John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writers
For four years Florida has symbolized President Bush's controversial ascent to power following an election fracas replete with hanging chads, butterfly ballots and legal fights all the way to the Supreme Court. Now this politically complex state -- a mosaic of cultures and ideologies -- is again a crucial battleground in the waning days of a presidential campaign. Bush enjoys some clear advantages in the fight for Florida's coveted 27 electoral votes. His brother, Gov.
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August 23, 2003 | John-Thor Dahlburg, Times Staff Writer
From the helicopter flying at 500 feet, the intruder is soon visible: a fringe of cattails, undulating lazily in the hot breeze of a Florida summer's midday. For Gary Goforth, an environmental engineer on the chopper, the lush, densely packed plants stretching in a bright green smudge alongside the L-7 Borrow Canal are an unwelcome sight. They are a noxious force, as well as a warning that this expanse of Florida's vast, watery wilderness is ill.
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April 7, 2000 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Even in Florida, the politics surrounding Elian Gonzalez remains as treacherous as the waters between Miami and Cuba. Though several leading politicians--most prominently Vice President Al Gore and the state's two U.S. senators--back legislation to preempt the boy's deportation, other political leaders in Florida have held back.
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June 22, 2002 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 12, 2002 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 26, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 28, 2001 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Sonny Callahan (R-Ala.) was back in his home state with President Bush last week when the House voted to stop drilling off the coast of Florida for another year. It would be fair to say that it made him mad. This week, he fired back. No drilling off Florida's coast? No natural gas pipeline to Florida.
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June 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
Worried about Gov. Jeb Bush's reelection prospects next year, the Republican National Committee has hired veteran political consultant Randy Enwright to keep an eye on the state. "It's the first time one state has been given their own political person," RNC spokeswoman Jennifer Coxe said Thursday. "He has an intimate knowledge of the Florida political scene." Publicly, the governor welcomed the unprecedented move.
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June 6, 1990 | From Associated Press
A black political rival of seven black school desegregation advocates was arrested Tuesday for distributing "wanted" posters offering $10,000 for their deaths, authorities said. Ralph Leon Stephens, 47, was arrested for investigation of printing and posting the placards, Sheriff Jim McMillan said. "It appears to be a struggle in the black community," the sheriff told reporters.
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August 26, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 9, 2001 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that he will seek reelection next year, setting the stage for a political battle royal that likely will become a nationally watched referendum on his older brother's performance in the White House. Democrats inside and outside the state are eager to punish the governor for President Bush's narrow, and highly disputed, victory here last fall, which put him in the White House. Eight Democrats--including former Atty. Gen.
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June 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Jeb Bush lashed out at a report criticizing last year's presidential election process in Florida, saying the panel that produced it was partisan and politically motivated. Bush said the Democratic-led U.S. Commission on Civil Rights erred earlier this week in leaking its report without giving state officials or the Republican member of the panel a chance to respond.
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