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The News Herald
April 4, 2018
In 2006, Nelson and then-Republican Sen. Mel Martinez got Congress to approve legislation that currently bans oil drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast through June 2022, with Nelson filing legislation last year to extend the ban an additional five years to 2027, the statement from his office read. “We're going outÃâÃÂ ...
April 3, 2018
Scott is widely expected to announce a run for U.S. Senate this month against Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Frank Torres, a spokesman for Miller's ... Mel Martinez and George LeMieux, and former U.S. Marine Patrick Weingart are also running in the Aug. 28 GOP primary. U.S. Rep. Murphy, D-WinterÃâÃÂ ...
March 6, 2018
On Tuesday, Weinberg withdrew from the race — less than a month after her Feb. 9 entry into the race for the District 5 seat. District 5 includes the Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral area and parts of Merritt Island. The seat currently is held by Weinberg's husband, Tom Weinberg, who on Feb. 2 announced thatÃâÃÂ ...
February 1, 2018
When former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) decided to retire, leaving an open seat, Crist appointed his longtime adviser and campaign “maestro,” George LeMieux, to keep the seat warm so he could run for it himself in 2010. Crist was immediately branded the front-runner. Unfortunately for him, a thorn in hisÃâÃÂ ...
January 17, 2018
WASHINGTON – Sen. Bill Nelson can rightfully claim he's fought to keep oil drilling away ... saw firsthand why drilling closer to Florida isn't a good idea." Nelson teamed up with then Republican Sen. Mel Martinez in 2006 to pass legislation that's led to a moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf until 2022.
Florida Politics (blog)
September 26, 2017
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sens. Mel Martinez and Connie Mack III, and former Lt Gov. Toni Jennings headline a long host list for a congressional campaign fundraiser for state Rep. Mike Miller of Winter Park this week. The Thursday evening, $500 per person fundraiser at the Country Club ofÃâÃÂ ...
Florida Politics (blog)
September 20, 2017
Former U.S. Sen. and former Orange County Chairman Mel Martinez has endorsed state Rep. Mike Miller of Winter Park in the battle for Florida's 7th Congressional District, Miller's campaign announced Wednesday. “Mike Miller knows that a strong America is a prosperous America and I'm proud to supportÃâÃÂ ...
June 16, 2017
MSNBC anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi confronted former Florida Senator Mel Martinez over his support of President Trump's intent to revise U.S. policy towards Cuba. According to reports, Trump will announce new restrictions on travel to Cuba, after they were loosened by former PresidentÃâÃÂ ...
June 29, 2016
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to media outside his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Former Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio announced he will run for re-election to the Senate from Florida, reversing his retirement plans under pressure from GOP leadersÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
August 7, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senator Mel Martinez, Republican of Florida, abruptly announced his resignation on Friday, saying he would step down as soon as Gov. Charlie Crist named a replacement, presumably before Congress returns from its summer recess after Labor Day. Mr. Martinez, a secretary of housingÃâÃÂ ...
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