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State Capital Briefs: Pot Cash Infusion, Crist tops 9M, Jimmy Buffet endorses

State Capital Briefs: Pot Cash Infusion, Crist tops 9M, Jimmy Buffet endorses

MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROUP GETS CASH INFUSION Amid signs that public support could be fading, a political committee seeking to legalize medical marijuana received a fundraising boost early this month, a new finance report shows. The committee, known as "People United for Medical Marijuana," raised [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

More on Fan Debate from Crist campaign

More on Fan Debate from Crist campaign

From Senator Dan Gelber: This venue is newly remodeled. I spoke to debate hosts who indicated during an inaugural event (Candy Crowley) last week it was uncomfortable on the stage. They said they would have fans available for both candidates, the hosts told me they tested fans, and had an outlet [...]

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Inweekly received this email from Matt Moon, Communications Director for Rick Scott for Florida: Melissa Sellers, Campaign Manager for Rick Scott for Florida: “Charlie Crist can bring his fan, microwave, and toaster to debates - none of that will cover up how sad his record as governor was [...]

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida After tens of millions of dollars worth of television commercials and the slinging of massive amounts of mud, could the Florida gubernatorial election come down to an electric fan? In the latest strange chapter in the always-fascinating [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott Campaign: Where's Barack Obama? Good morning, Vice President Biden campaigned with Charlie Crist this week and said that this is the “most important governor’s race in the United States of America.” This begs the question … why is the Vice President here instead of the [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Inweekly receives daily dozens of emails from both of the campaigns of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. Most ask for contributions, but a few focus on issues. From now until the election, we will share the highlights of what each is saying: Scott Campaign: New Poll Has Scott Ahead A new poll from [...]

Pot Amendment – For Debilitating Diseases or ‘Disingenuous’

Pot Amendment – For Debilitating Diseases or ‘Disingenuous’

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA For former House Speaker Jon Mills, crafting a constitutional amendment that would allow doctors to order pot for extremely ill patients was an opportunity for the onetime University of Florida law-school dean to flex his legal know-how. But the [...]

Experts weigh on social media in local political campaigns

Experts weigh on social media in local political campaigns

How are social media platforms used in local campaigns today? Experts say that it should be part of every campaign as a means to recruit volunteers and raise funds. They warned against posting negative messages on an opponent's social media pages because they risk harm to their candidate--"Even [...]

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents voice concerns: Economic health, Public Works and Communications

Pensacola residents are concerned about the economic health of their city and want more focus on Public Works, Housing Options, Communications and Public Safety, according to the soon-to-be-released 2014 Pensacola Community Survey. Mayor Ashton Hayward commissioned this past summer the Haas [...]

Best lines of the first gubernatorial debate

Best lines of the first gubernatorial debate

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist clashed over their records as governor and traded sometimes-personal barbs last Friday in the first of three debates in a close race for the state's highest office. RICK SCOTT Scott mocked the inaccurate "Charlie Facts" that he said Crist [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Weekend Buzz: Hayward has new idea

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced on Friday his first proactive initiative for 2014 -the creation of a lobbyist registry for those seeking an audience with the mayor, his staff or city council members. The details of the registry have yet to be posted on the city's website, but the mayor did [...]

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