"Least favorite son"
"In the lush countryside and teeming city neighborhoods where Senator Marco Rubio’s family cut sugar cane, toiled in tobacco mills and scraped by to make a better life for their children, the first Cuban-American to have a plausible chance to become president of the United States is the island’s least favorite son." "Marco Rubio Is Hardly a Hero in Cuba. He Likes That."
"Graham following in Murphy’s footsteps"
Jeff Henderson: "Gwen Graham is following in Patrick Murphy’s footsteps -- and, so far, it’s working to her advantage. Graham burst onto the political scene last year in a rare bright spot for Democrats, in a lousy election cycle for them." "Gwen Graham Follows Patrick Murphy's Playbook."
"Harsh language" for the Miami media
"The Catholic Church is defending Cardinal Jaime Ortega against accusations that he used harsh language to refer to the the Catholic Church is defending Cardinal Jaime Ortega against accusations that he used harsh language to refer to the Miami media.." "Cuban dissidents report being attacked by government security forces."
"A Very Useful Idiot"
Nancy Smith writes that "Republicans are regarded poorly enough among Hispanics as it is. Hispanics represent a growing demographic, yet the GOP is falling further behind in winning their vote." "In Donald Trump, Democrats Have 'a Very Useful Idiot'."
"A private company accused of violating the rights of poor, low-level criminal offenders is on the verge of winning a contract to supervise misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County." "Company leading bid process in Hillsborough a target of Georgia lawsuits."
To replace Murphy
"A proverbial clown car"
"Liberal U.S. Rep. and likely Democratic Senate candidate Alan Grayson says the 2016 Republican presidential field is 'a proverbial clown car,' though he says Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul doesn’t necessarily belong in grease paint and oversized shoes." "Grayson: GOP presidential field a ‘clown car'."