Monday, February 23, 2015

Our digest of, and commentary on today's Florida political news and punditry.

Rubio to New Hampshire

"U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is heading to New Hampshire to interact directly with voters who will help determine his presidential fate." "Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to Meet With New Hampshire Voters."

Meanwhile, "Rubio heckled at Florida book signing."

Clown car comes to Florida

"Ted Cruz came to Jacksonville Friday night and called out Jeb Bush on Common Core. More so than most of the other Republicans testing the waters for 2016, Cruz has taken shots at Bush over Common Core. But this time Cruz fired away at Bush in his own backyard." "Ted Cruz Comes to Florida to Attack Jeb Bush on Common Core."

Early voting trends in Tampa

"Election officials expect this year’s election will continue a trend that began in 2012 of more votes being cast before Election Day." "Early voting for Tampa elections begins today."

Entrepreneurs in action

"Ripping off your refunds: One little number fuels South Florida’s tax-fraud explosion." You can check out "a ZIP Code to see how many electronic filing identification numbers were issued by the IRS, and whether your neighborhood may fall into a hot spot for tax fraud." "Investigate Florida's tax fraud hot spots by ZIP Code."

Jeb's family tree

Huffington Post is "ranking the branches of an old family tree according to their respective helpfulness for the 2016 election." "Trail To The Chief: Bush Family, Ranked Edition."