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Posts Tagged ‘Bill McCollum’

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

Florida political insiders favor Jolly and Murphy

The Tampa Bay Times polled 160 of the state's political insiders to determine the strongest Democratic and Republican candidates for Florida's U.S. Senate race In Republican U.S. Senate primary field: Rep. David Jolly 37 percent Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera 22 percent Rep. Ron DeSantis [...]

Scott upset his past is questioned

Millionaire Rick Scott is upset that his questionable business past has become an issue in his bid to buy the Republican nomination to be Florida's next governor. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Scott blasted rival Bill McCollum for engaging in a "smear campaign" and using his post as [...]

McCollum batters Scott in debate

Finally Attorney General Bill McCollum got to swing back at his opponent in the Florida governor's race, Rick Scott. After months of Scott buying television ads across the state that attacked McCollum for being a tax-and-spend Congressman and not a true conservative, McCollum made Scott have to [...]

McCollum gets in a few licks, but Scott survives debate

Today's Spanish-language debate between GOP governor candidates had a few jabs, but no knockout punches. Bill McCollum took a swipe at his opponent Rick Scott's shady history with Columbia/HCA: "'Rick, let's get serious. You said you took responsibility, but the only thing you took was $300 [...]

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered in Escambia County’s Emergency Operations Center [...]

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Crist withholds funds for Panhandle

Gov. Charlie Crist will be on Pensacola Beach tomorrow for an appearance on Fox & Friends around 7:15 a.m. Shortly after that national TV appearance, Crist will announce that none of the $25 million that BP is giving the state for tourism will come to Escambia County... unless the county matches [...]

Aronberg accuse McCollum of political grandstanding

The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing a lawsuit in Pensacola over the national healthcare [...]

McCollum Announces New Policy On Public Records

McCollum Announces New Policy On Public Records

Press Release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced a new policy championing open government and transparency. As of today, the Attorney General’s Office will treat Blackberry PIN messages and Blackberry text messages as public records by automatically retaining those messages that [...]

McCollum speech on violence in the black community

Attorney General Bill McCollum spoke today at the National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community that is being held in Jacksonville. Last year’s conference brought 1,600 participants. The conference is a collaborative effort sponsored by AG McCollum and Georgia Attorney General [...]

Bill McCollum will run

Bill McCollum will run

Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum will announce today in Orlando that he's going to run for governor instead of seeking a second term. I like Bill and have had the opportunity to interview him several times for both the paper and IN Your Head Radio. He has down a fine job as Attorney [...]

McCollum-early favorite for GOP race

Political analyst Roger Stone reports Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is the early favorite to be the Republican nominee for Governor if Charlie Crist choses to run for the U.S. Senate. A recent Fabrizio-McLaughlin poll of Republican primary voters showed the AG with about 30% of the vote [...]

Florida Political Buzz

The Sunday editions of the daily newspapers around the state are filled with political buzz. Sarasota Herald Tribune writes that many consider it a lock that Gov. Charlie Crist will run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. In Hot campaign brews in Florida, but not the one you think, it reports that [...]

Nobles-Wiggins lands state post

Ryan Nobles Wiggins has been named a deputy director of communication for Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. She is the daughter of former Councilman Jack Nobles, daughter-in-law of Mayor Mike Wiggins and once was an intern at the IN. The Pensacola native was working for Florida DOT. She [...]

Who will replace Mel Martinez

The biggest name being batted around is popular former Gov. Jeb Bush. However, I wouldn't rule out MSNBC host and former Congressman Joe Scarborough. Yes, he's moved to the Washington, D.C., but I don't think he's sold his Pensacola home yet. Joe did very well as political analyst during the [...]

More on Borrowers Betrayed

Last week I reported on the blog on the Miami Herald's special investigation - "Borrowers Betrayed" - that revealed how state regulators had allowed thousands of criminals to become loan originators allowing consumers to be bilked out of millions of dollars. I had Michael Sallah, Miami Herald's [...]

IN Your Head Radio 7.9

Today on In Your Head Radio at 12:00 noon: Attorney General Bill McCollum  who last week filed a lawsuit against Countrywide Financial, one of the nation’s largest mortgage companies, for allegedly engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices. I will also talk with Dr. Andrew Frank, inventor [...]

Bill McCollum to sue Countrywide

Press Release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Countrywide Financial, one of the nation’s largest mortgage companies, for allegedly engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices. The Attorney General’s lawsuit claims Countrywide [...]

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