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.
June 28, 2001 |
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.
June 15, 2001 |
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.