Tag: Miami University

Jacob OglesAugust 14, 2018

A nationally-watched credential scandal apparently fast-tracked Republican Tommy Gregory as the winner of his party primary before a single vote gets counted. Now the Sarasota attorney says he spoke with Melissa Howard, who announced she was dropping out of the primary following the revelation she’d mocked up a fake college degree and distributed pictures on […]

Jacob OglesAugust 13, 2018

Revelations that Republican state House candidate Melissa Howard may have flown to Ohio for a picture with a fake college diploma quickly turned her from a strong political contender to the subject of national ridicule. But amid guffaws at the audacity of this alleged deception, party leaders are quietly wondering, what if Howard still wins […]

Jacob OglesAugust 12, 2018

Former Manatee County Commissioner Jonathan Bruce is calling on Republican state House candidate Melissa Howard to drop out of the running in District 73. The move was prompted by accusations Howard lied about graduating from Miami University in Ohio and then faked her diploma. “What a sad day for integrity in local politics,” Bruce said. […]

Jacob OglesAugust 11, 2018

Story updated at 2:17 p.m. Florida House candidate Melissa Howard’s husband, Ian, suffered a heart attack Friday, sources close to her campaign confirm. The development comes as the Manatee County Republican answers charges she lied about earning a college degree. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center confirms Ian Howard has since been released from the hospital. As for […]

Scott PowersApril 12, 2017

Economists from Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Florida International universities are among nearly 1,500 nationally that sent a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders Wednesday urging immigration reform and embrace of immigration. In addition to the Florida economists, the 1,470 signatories include six Nobel Laureates and members of the presidents Ronald Reagan, George […]


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