6:38 PM, Dec 18, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bill Nelson, a Democratic senator from Florida, would not offer a detailed comment in response to a question from THE WEEKLY STANDARD about Chuck Hagel’s 2008 comments that the “Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people” in Washington. But he had his own comment to make about the "Jewish lobby."
“I won’t comment on that, but I’ll comment on [this],” Nelson said Tuesday afternoon. “I have a great many friends in the Jewish lobby.”
Nelson did not name names.
Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who is widely rumored to be the leading candidated as the next secretary of defense, has a history of controversial statements about Israel and America’s alliance with the Jewish state. Democrats and Republicans alike have criticized his statement about the Jewish lobby.
12:48 PM, Jul 9, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama just announced from the White House a plan to maintain current tax rates for the middle class, while hiking the tax rates for those earning above $250,000 per year. And while Republicans have already voiced opposition to the president's plan, Democrats are now beginning to express their dissatisfaction.
1:51 PM, Jun 21, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll from Quinnipiac shows incumbent Democratic senator Bill Nelson of Florida maintaining a slight lead over his likely Republican challenger, Congressman Connie Mack. The poll shows Nelson with 43 percent support from registered voters in Florida, with Mack receiving 39 percent. This margin has remained mostly constant, although Mack actually had a one-point lead over Nelson in Quinnipiac's May poll of the race.
11:12 AM, Jun 20, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former Florida senator George LeMieux has dropped his bid for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic senator Bill Nelson. Congressman Connie Mack, who has lead in the GOP primary since entering the race last fall, remains the frontrunner, with former congressman Dave Weldon also running for the nomination.
3:54 PM, May 16, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mitt Romney has endorsed Florida congressman Connie Mack for Senate, according to a campaign statement.
11:23 AM, Nov 11, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Florida congressman Connie Mack IV is now the front runner in the Republican Senate primary race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Mack, who has not yet officially announced his candidacy, leads all other Republicans vying for the spot, including former U.S. senator George LeMieux, who was appointed by then governor Charlie Crist to succeed Mel Martinez. Thirty-two percent of the poll's respondents indicated they would vote for Mack.
11:08 AM, Jul 18, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Mike Haridopolos, the Republican president of the Florida state senate, announced this morning that he is dropping out of the race for the United States Senate. In a press release, Haridopolos says he wants to focus solely on his current job:
Today, I am announcing that I will no longer be a candidate for the United States Senate, nor will I seek any other office this year or next. Instead, I am re-dedicating myself to finishing the job you sent me to do here in Florida.
4:47 PM, May 17, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
After much fanfare about a coming bipartisan budget agreement in the Senate, it looks as though rumors that the so-called Gang of Six had fallen apart may be true. Bloomberg reports:
A bipartisan “Gang of Six” senators is unlikely to reach agreement on a proposal to reduce the government’s long-term budget deficits, Senator Tom Coburn said today.
‹‹ More Recent