Florida

Florida’s Pam Bondi: One AG Who Stands For The Law

Despite the angry protests and venom spewed at her from her detractors — Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi has been true to her oath and right on the issues; that’s why we endorse Pam Bondi for reelection as Florida’s Attorney General.

If Your Child Is In A Portable Classroom Thank An Illegal Alien

American taxpayers and neighborhoods will keep footing the bill for the lawless immigration policies of Democrats like President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown through higher taxes and a lower quality of life for as long as voters allow these policies to continue. Sign our petitions to stop new federal spending on illegal children and to defend America's borders.

Endangered Governors List: GOP Edition

Brandon Finnigan, The Federalist

While the Senate looks to be breaking in one direction, gubernatorial mansions across the country appear poised to swap parties. Republicans have a batch of vulnerable governors, but none are as embattled as those in Pennsylvania, Maine, and Florida. 

Illegal Alien Disaster Awaiting Your School District

Obama's open borders policy could cause a disaster when school starts. Local officials are not being told how many illegal alien children are being released in their school districts. No one knows whether these children have had any immunizations, how old they are, or how long they will stay.

FL County TEA Party Endorses Incumbents in Local Races

Sara Kennedy, Bradenton Herald

Tea Party Manatee, a FL county organization, has issued endorsements for the Aug. 26 primary election, choosing Republican Gov. Rick Scott to head its slate, and also recommending Manatee County Commissioners Michael Gallen and Robin DiSabatino.

New Law Bans Abortions If Docs Determine Baby Can Survive

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

FL Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill into law that moves the Sunshine State into the forefront of states protecting the unborn by banning abortion in cases where a doctor determines a baby can survive outside the mother’s womb. 

We Love Rand Paul, But… UPDATED With Statement from Senator Paul's Office

UPDATED ARTICLE: We said Senator Rand Paul missed the boat when he made comments in opposition to voter ID laws because those laws are "offending people," now his office has sent us a clarification putting his remarks in the full context that The New York Times left out. 

Teacher Bans Bible From Class, Humiliates Christian Student

The Right Scoop Staff

A boneheaded teacher callde a Christian student's parents in front of the entire class to tell them his Bible was not allowed in class. The Liberty Institute is now representing the Rubeo family. They are demanding that the student be allowed to read his Bible during free reading time.

FLORIDA SENATE CLEARS WAY FOR DREAM ACT

Tony Lee, Breitbart

The Repub.-controlled FL Senate passed Florida's version of the DREAM Act (HB 851), giving in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants who've completed 3 years of school in Florida. Gov.

Rubio: Won’t Seek Reelection if I Run for Prez in '16

Burgess Everett, Politico

Marco Rubio said that if he runs for president in 2016 he will'not pursue reelection to the Senate and supports the Florida law that prohibits running for two offices at once. He said that he'd decide whether to run for president by the spring of 2015.

Outsider Curt Clawson Is the CHQ Pick In FL-19

Outsider Curt Clawson, a former Purdue University basketball standout and corporate CEO, who is strong on life and is an inspired advocate of a Ronald Reagan – Jack Kemp-style of growth-oriented conservatism is our choice in the FL-19 Special Election. Learn more about Curt Clawson or to volunteer or donate to his campaign HERE.

Levin: Clean Out GOP Establishment

Greg Richter, NewsMax

"If we don't get new Repub. leadership in Wash., clean out these consultants, and put in some fresh people who are really concerned about the country, this is the sort of sleazy crap that's going to go on." Levin says he wants the truth told about how David Jolly had to fight party leaders to get elected.

Rubio Aims for Comeback w/ Conservatives

Manu Raju, Politico

Rubio’s foray into the Deep South shows how quickly he has tried to put the bitter immigration fight behind him as he positions himself for a likely presidential bid in '16. He's now raising his profile by demanding a more aggressive U.S. response in the Ukraine crisis. 

FL Bill Would Protect Gun Owners From Insurance Discrimination

William Patrick, Watchdog.org

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, offers gun owners the same protections afforded to those who suffer more widely recognized discriminatory abuses. If passed, gun owners would have a clear path to sue if they're denied coverage or their premium rates are unfairly raised. 

Rep. Trey Radel to Resign

Jake Sherman, Politico

Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) will resign from Congress over being caught buying cocaine in '13. It’s up to FL Repub. Gov. Rick Scott to schedule a special election for Radel’s seat. His southwest Florida district is solidly red.

GOP Cracking Down on Primary Calendar (Watch Out FL)

Beth Reinhard, National Journal

The RNC is expected to stiffen penalties against states that schedule early primaries (excluding Iowa, New Hampshire, S. Carolina, or Nevada). Florida, this means you.

Rebranding Common Core To Sell The Lie

Once you control the curriculum in the schools, then you can dictate what students are supposed to think and feel, and how they are supposed to look at the world.

DNC Chair Caught Lying on Iran Sanctions

Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told the FL press she's for sanctions, but told the DC press she's for Obama.

Why I’m Standing By Congressman Trey Radel

Unlike the hyper-partisans at the Democratic National Committee and most of the media who have been calling for Congressman Trey Radel’s head, as a resident of Florida and a voter in Congressional District 19, I can vote for or against Trey Radel. As things stand now, despite his conviction and now-acknowledged problems with drugs and alcohol, if Congressman Trey Radel chooses to run for re-election, I plan to vote for him again.