There was a hit piece on Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in The Washington Post on Friday. The writer took the time to research Rubio’s parents’ immigration papers.
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Newsmax ran a feature in the May, 2011 issue (print edition), ‘Who Will Be the Strongest GOP Candidate in 2012?’ The article was written by Doug Schoen, an analyst who is a Democrat. Four possible candidates’ photos are on the first page. They are all former governors: Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty and Mike Huckabee.
Other potential candidates like Congressman Ron Paul, former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump are mentioned in the article; photos of those potentials and others appear at the end of the article.
Oddly Herman Cain is not included. Schoen mentions Sen. Marco Rubio as a possible vice president.
Cain is very interesting because he has held positions at long-standing US companies—he has actually created private sector jobs. Cain has stumped around the country and garnered a lot of praise (and straw poll positives) from grassroots groups
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will keynote the annual Lincoln Day dinner on Sat., March 19, in Jacksonville, home of the Duval County Republican Party. The 2011 dinner is actually a combined celebration to benefit GOP local parties in Duval, Nassau, Baker, Clay and St. John’s Counties.
In a press release, Duval GOP chairman Lenny Curry said, “Republicans are demanding a sweeping victory in 2012 and working together with our donors and grassroots machine, the NE Florida party chairmen intend to provide it.”
Rubio could well be key to a "sweeping victory in 2012."
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined other Republican senators in co-sponsoring the REINS Act (S 3826) introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Rubio issued a statement that said The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2011 aims at better drafted and detailed legislation, an improved regulatory process and more accountability by the Legislative Branch. Although most Americans are clueless about the impact of regulatory fees on businesses and individuals, those fees can be hefty.
Andrew Nappi, director of the Florida Tenth Amendment Center, has issued a warning about water nutrient standards the Environmental Protection Agency aims to impose on The Sunshine State. In an official statement, Nappi asked state legislators and congressmen at the federal level to “stand up for Florida’s agriculture and sovereignty.”
Nappi said, “Everyone wants clean air and water.” But he said the Clean Air and Water Act is an “unfunded mandate imposed upon the sovereign states by the general government.” Nappi believes the act will “wreak destruction on Florida’s farmers.”
I have to confess the Midterm Elections pretty much worked out the way I thought they would. I did believe the GOP would take the US House. I did believe we would gain some seats in the US Senate.
I did not believe Democrat stalwarts like Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) would lose a seat, mainly because Frank is entrenched in a state that tends to stick with known brands no matter what they do when they're in a position of power. Frank hasn't had to answer for his actions, but if the voters in Mass. don't care, it's not much of my concern as long as he isn't all powerful. And with the shift in power, he won't quite have the run of the place as he did when he was helping inflate the taxpayer sinkholes we call Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
I do confess one of the best moments of my evening came when Marco Rubio won the US Senate seat for Florida.
We will also now have a new speaker of the House and for that I am truly grateful.
In my opinion we will have a more balanced Washington and it is my hope that some of the divisiveness we've seen will lessen.
If you've read my column before, you know how diligently I covered the legislation in this Congress. You also probably know I am a Republican. What you might not know is that I will continue to cover the legislation just as diligently. Our country is facing serious fiscal challenges--the more I dig into government records and information the more troublesome it is.
We can't go to sleep because we got what we wanted.
And I'd like to ask my fellow Republicans to be gracious in victory. I remember some of the commentary directed towards us after the losses in 2006 and 2008. It was pretty rough. I'd hope we can rise above that sort of thing and as Rick Scott says, "Get to work."
I was invited to many celebrations tonight. I love to be around people but I decided to stay home and cover the races from here. I posted updates in three previous columns and this is my last--it's already Wednesday and there is much to do once I get a few hours of sleep.
Congratulations to the candidates who won and to those who ran honorable races. It's a new morning in Florida already and in America as well. We must make the best of it. (Commentary by Kay B. Day/Nov. 3, 2010)
In the nation’s fourth largest state, we are beginning to see some types of oranges ripen. Those on my Satsuma are heavy with pulp and juice—I had to prop one limb on the bottom up to make sure the fruit didn’t rest on the ground. Hanging even lower than those small tasty fruits are a few select politicos.