Tag: RIch Nugent
Ron DeSantis accepts the Statesman of the Year award. Image via Jacob Ogles.

Mitch PerryJanuary 7, 2016

James Tracy was fired last month, though the Florida Atlantic University communications professor still can file a grievance to maintain his job. Although he would certainly dispute being labeled a conspiracy theorist, that’s essentially how I learned about him when I wrote a story about conspiracy theories in Creative Loafing. Tracy claimed the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 6, 2016

Immediately after Rich Nugent announced he would not run for re-election in Florida’s 11th Congressional District last year, his now former chief of staff, Justin Grabelle, immediately entered the race, and won the endorsement of the incumbent. But it hasn’t stopped other Republicans from entering the now-open seat, with Spring Hill-based minister Jack Martin being the […]

Mitch PerryDecember 7, 2015

Once upon a time, Florida’s 11th Congressional District – which now encompasses Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Marion counties – was held by a Democrat. Her name was Karen Thurman. Thurman lost to Republican Ginny Brown-Waite in 2002, and since that time, the seat has remained safely in GOP control, and that scenario doesn’t appear to be changing […]

Mitch PerryNovember 10, 2015

Justin Grabelle, former chief of staff to retiring U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent, revealed on Tuesday his campaign team for his Congressional District 11 run to get a jump on replacing Nugent, who won’t seek re-election next year. Here’s the lineup: Nick Catroppo, campaign manager: Most recently, Catroppo was deputy chief of staff for Nugent. Additionally, Catroppo […]

Mitch PerryNovember 3, 2015

Florida U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster is considering a run in the Congressional District 11 seat being vacated by Republican Rich Nugent. Webster has been in Congress since 2010 representing District 10, a slightly GOP -leaning Central Florida district that includes parts of western Orange County, most of Lake County, as well as a northern section of Polk […]

Bob SparksOctober 1, 2015

John Boehner sure knows how to make news. At least he waited until Pope Francis left Washington before he dropped his resignation bombshell last week. The soon-to-be-former Speaker set off a media and Capitol frenzy with his Friday announcement.  Boehner’s decision elicited respectful reflection from one side matched by jubilation from the conservative wing of the […]

Frank TorresSeptember 16, 2015

Spring Hill Congressman Rich Nugent endorsed Sandy Adams in the 6th Congressional District race on Wednesday, in her bid to return to Washington to represent the people in the seat that consists of parts of Volusia and St. Johns counties. In an open letter Nugent complimented Adams for her body of work. “Sandy has dedicated […]

Julie DelegalSeptember 1, 2015

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has filed a federal lawsuit opposing the reshaping of the district she represents, Florida’s CD 5. Her legal action has drawn the attention of voters’ groups including the League of Women Voters, the group that led the charge for voters to pass the state’s Fair Districts Amendments. Congresswoman Brown contends that […]

Mitch PerryAugust 18, 2015

The issue of denying citizenship for children born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants has always been considered somewhat of a fringe idea, even amongst some of the biggest hawks fighting illegal immigration. The issue has come to the forefront this week after GOP presidential contender Donald Trump unveiled his white paper on immigration on Sunday, […]


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