Tag: Harvey Weinstein

Lloyd DunkelbergerSeptember 30, 2018

While the nation was fixated on the drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Floridians were reminded this week that they have their own Supreme Court controversy in triplicate. Gov. Rick Scott reasserted his claim in court that he has the power, before he leaves office in January, to appoint replacements for […]

Mitch PerryNovember 17, 2017

Janet Cruz was one of the first Democrats to respond on Friday to a POLITICO Florida report that Florida Democratic Party chairman Stephen Bittel has created a hostile workplace environment for women through constant inappropriate comments and suggestions. “I’ve spent a lot of time with Stephen Bittel. He’s always been kind and respectful to me,” the Democratic House Minority […]

Peter SchorschOctober 30, 2017

Two female state senators Monday issued a powerful joint statement on sexual misconduct in the Capitol, the same day Senate President Joe Negron agreed to reconsider his new hard-line harassment reporting policy. Sens. Lizbeth Benacquisto, a Fort Myers Republican and Rules Committee chair, and Lauren Book, a Plantation Democrat and chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and […]

Peter SchorschOctober 27, 2017

Two weeks ago, I wrote that Tallahassee has a Harvey Weinstein problem. Obviously, I did not know then what I think I know now about Senator Jeff Clemens. Frankly, had I, I would not have been that circumspect. That was then. This is now. We know what we know today thanks to the dogged reporting […]

Peter SchorschOctober 27, 2017

This morning, POLITICO Florida reported that incoming Senate Democratic leader Jeff Clemens apologized for having an affair with a lobbyist during the last legislative session. “The affair between Clemens and lobbyist Devon West came to a head at the end of the regular spring lawmaking session, when West came into possession of Clemens’ Apple laptop, and […]


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