Monday Jul 21
The Orlando Sentinel
Best person, not party, should get votes: My Word
In the Sentinel's June 28 article "Partisan Orange races? Voters will decide," Orange County Republican Chairman Lew Oliver's comments stood out: "One-party political entities, at any level, are all but universally less responsive, less efficient and more corrupt than entities with real competition."
Monday Jul 21
More fuel on the fire
Crist accepting excessive contributions in the form of compensation for actual work performed between his campaign launching in November 2013 up to now "Records show that Crist, who is based in Morgan & Morgan's St. Petersburg office, hasn't been the named attorney on any cases in Hillsborough or Pinellas counties since joining the firm" ... (more)
National Review Online
The real views of many in Obama administration were laid bare by a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit, who reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Carl Hiaasen - From political puppy to campaign attack dog
The Jekyll-to-Hyde transformation of U.S. Senate candidate Mel Martinez is now complete.
Bairds hang a shingle - Verizon's conflicted consulting roster - ...
BAIRDS HANG A SHINGLE: Former Heritage Action for America strategist Tripp Baird and former Hill staffer Jennifer Baird have launched Off Hill Strategies , a lobbying and consulting shop that promises "a different view and path for navigating inside and outside of Washington."
Michael Grindstaff named managing partner of Shutts & Bowen
Orlando attorney Michael J. "Micky" Grindstaff, a longtime Shutts & Bowen partner in real estate and land use law, has been named managing partner of the firm.
Sunshine State News
Bill McCollum Endorses Old Rival Rick Scott
Gov. Rick Scott won the backing of an old rival on Tuesday, leading the Florida Democratic Party to go on the attack.