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Presidential primary date debate heats up
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2011

In 2007, the Florida Legislature moved up the date of the presidential preference primary from the second Tuesday in March to the last Tuesday in January


The Florida Supreme Court requests 80 additional judges
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court recommended the addition of 80 judges 26 circuit judges and 54 county judges


Latest polls give Marco Rubio a strong lead over Gov. Crist in the Republican U.S. Senate primary; Quinnipiac poll gives Gov. Crist a slight lead running as an independent
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2010

According to a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute poll of registered voters released on April 15, 2010, Mr. Rubio now leads Gov. Crist in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate by 56 percent to 33 percent, with 10 percent undecided


Latest polling shows a close contest for governor and a solid lead for Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate race
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

A poll of likely voters released by Rasmussen Reports on September 15, 2010 has the Republican candidate, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, maintaining his lead over Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running without party affiliation, and the Democratic candidate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek


2010 2012 House leadership begins to take shape
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

On September 15, 2010, House Speaker-Designate Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) designated two representatives to fill key leadership posts, presuming the Republicans maintain control of the chamber in the November elections


State constitution: Circuit Court allows class-size amendment to remain on November ballot
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 13 2010

On September 10, 2010, Leon County Circuit Court Chief Judge Charles Francis issued a ruling that allowed the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution to revise maximum class-size limits to remain on the November general election ballot


Mason-Dixon polls show tightening primary races; Rasmussen polls show a close race for governor regardless of who wins the Republican primary
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

A Mason-Dixon poll released by the Florida Press Association and Leadership Florida on August 5, 2010 indicates that the primary contests for the Republican nomination for governor and the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate


Two department secretaries resign
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2010

Two heads of state agencies have announced their decisions to resign


U.S. attorney files civil suit against political fundraiser Scott Rothstein, alleging massive Ponzi scheme
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida filed a civil complaint against Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, alleging that he was responsible for a massive Ponzi scheme in which he is alleged to have sold shares in fictitious structured settlements


Republican leaders raise grievances against state Republican Chair Jim Greer
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

In what has been described in the press as "a near-mutiny among party activists, elected officials, and fundraisers", a majority of the state Republican executive committee called for an "emergency closed meeting" with Republican Party of Florida Chair Jim Greer to air what appeared to be a growing list of grievances