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Outsider Rick Scott Wins Fla. GOP Primary

Novice politician will face Alex Sink for governor

(Newser) - Political novice Rick Scott has narrowly defeated Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum—and the state's GOP establishment—to win the Republican nomination for governor. Scott, a former health care executive, poured $50 million of his own money into a bitterly fought campaign in which he painted his rival as a... More »

Huck: I Didn't Shake Down GOP Candidate

Denies he sought $250K for endorsement

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee's crew is moving swiftly to stamp out rumors that the onetime presidential candidate offered up his endorsement in Florida's gubernatorial primary—for the bargain-basement discount price of $250,000, according to Politico. A blogger reported yesterday than an unnamed source in Rick Scott's camp told him that Huck... More »

McCain, Old Pros Set to Win Big Tomorrow

Anti-establishment wave hits the rocks in Arizona, Florida

(Newser) - If the polls are to be believed, tomorrow will deal a big blow to the “anti-establishment” storyline swirling around the 2010 election. John McCain, who looked like he’d be on the ropes early on, now has a huge lead over tea party favorite JD Hayworth, the Washington Post... More »

Florida Tries to Outdo Arizona on Immigration

AG/gubernatorial candidate proposes even tougher law

(Newser) - Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has proposed a sweeping new immigration bill that makes Arizona’s look tame. The bill would require immigrants to carry documentation at all times, or risk 20 days in jail, and would allow judges to more harshly punish illegal immigrants accused of the same crimes... More »

Before Ink Dries, 14 States Sue Over Health Law

13 Republican AGs, 1 Dem charge health care reform is unconstitutional

(Newser) - The threatened lawsuits over the health care reform law started arriving at courthouses today shortly after President Obama signed the measure. Thirteen attorneys general headed by Bill McCollum of Florida—who is also a candidate for governor— sued the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services departments and their secretaries.... More »

Suddenly, Conservatives Are the Judicial Activists

Health reform challenge a political maneuver to rally base

(Newser) - For a group that has long derided liberals’ use of “activist judges,” conservatives seem to have no problem calling for a little bit of judicial activism when it comes to health care reform legislation, writes Gabriel Winant. Except now, instead of your “chardonnay-swilling Manhattanites” calling up “... More »

GOP AGs Will Sue to Overturn Health Reform

Eleven states plan to cite constitutionality of newly passed measure

(Newser) - Florida and nine other states—all of which have Republican attorneys general—will sue to overturn health care reform, arguing that it’s unconstitutional. Florida AG Bill McCollum, who is running for governor, said today he views the expansion of Medicaid as a violation of states' rights, and called the... More »

Fla. AG Probing 'Unconstitutional' Health Bill

McCollum says legislation interferes with Floridians' freedom

(Newser) - Florida's Bill McCollum has become the 11th and latest state attorney general to announce an investigation into the constitutionality of health care reform. McCollum, a Republican running for governor next year, says he has grave concerns about the legislation's requirement for all Americans to buy health insurance or pay a... More »

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