Bill McCollum issues statement on Healthcare Reform constitutionality

Bill McCollum (also candidate for FL Governor) just issued a statement and sent a letter to other states’ AGs questioning the constitutionality of the use of the Commerce Clause to force an individual mandate for health insurance. He is also questioning the constitutionality of the ‘Nebraska compromise’ also known as the ‘Cornhusker Kickback‘.

The Palm Beach Post blog posting can be found here. And while there are links to McCollum’s statement and letter in the article – here are direct links to his statement and his letter.

Deadline approaching for District 19 Special Election Primary

If you reside in FL Congressional District 19 and want to vote in the Special Primary Election , you must be registered in either the Democratic Party or Republican Party to vote for the candidate of your choice in that specific party. Independents and non-affiliated cannot vote in the primary. We all know that. But it’s time for you to look at your voter registration card and make sure that you’re registered in the party of the candidate you want to vote for, and if you’ve recently moved, that you’ve updated your registration information!

Here are the voter-registration cut-off dates for both the Special Election Primary and the Special Election:

  • District 19 Special Primary Election on 02/02/2010 – voter registration must be in by 01/04/2010
  • District 19 Special Election on 04/13/2010 – voter registration must be in by 3/15/2010

Absentee Ballot Request forms here.   Early voting begins on 1/25/10.

Go to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website for more information. And if you’ve moved recently and don’t know if you’re in CD 19 check on the Precinct Finder.

Here comes Immigration Reform – HR 4321

As if there weren’t enough going on, HR 4321, Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act was submitted to the House on 12/15.   Summary of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act 2009  is a very detailed description by The Immigration Policy Center, a group that supports it.  I urge you to read the summary.  It is easier to read than the actual bill, which is 645 pages long!

HR 4321 has been posted on Thomas.  It is sponsored by 92 members and has been referred to several committees.   Go to the bill directly here for bill status over time , text and any actions that are taken.

Video of Allen West on Hannity – if you missed it!

Allen did a great job on Hannity, 12/15.  For once, the focus wasn’t on his past in the military, but about the video of him speaking at The Revolution a few months ago, and his values.

Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist tied in latest Rasmussen poll

Quoting from the article: “Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio are now tied in the 2010 race for the Republican Senate nomination in Florida. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each with 43% of the vote. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.”

Read the rest here.

Palm Beach County BCC approves Ethics Ordinances with vote 7/0

Update!!!!!!!!!!  History was made this morning when the Board of County Commissioners voted for the IG, Ethics Commission and Ethics ordinances as amended.  There were a few wrinkles when Commissioner Santamaria had an issue with the firing wording, Commissioner Aaronson had issues with treating non-profits/charities like everyone else and Commissioner Taylor had an issue with the IG’s ability to investigate – even without ’cause’.  So what we thought was going to be a quick vote ended up taking about 2 hours!

Read the full story in Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel and the South Florida 912 Project blog.

Inaugural Gathering of the RCPB Evening Group – January 27

Save the date and join us at 5:30pm at Duffy’s on Village Drive.  More details to come.

homework service

Event Tracking

You must be logged in to join the event.

Not a member? Join Here or Login Now

January RCPB Luncheon – Curt Kiser, Esq. – Jan. 27 – save the date!

Guest Speaker: S. Curtis Kiser, Esq., Committeeman

Topic:  Historical Perspective of the Republican Party in Florida

Bear Lakes Country Club – meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. – meeting begins at Noon.

Event Tracking

You must be logged in to join the event.

Not a member? Join Here or Login Now

RCPB January Leadership Meeting

Come join us at Bear Lakes CC – RSVP: 561-697-4911.  This is an opportunity for you to meet with our leadership team and discuss future events and directions for the club. 

Event Tracking

You must be logged in to join the event.

Not a member? Join Here or Login Now

December Club Meeting Special Tribute to Helen Wilkes

The December meeting of the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches was held at Bear Lakes Country Club on 12/9 and featured (as it has for several years now) the music of the King’s Academy Choir, directed by Mark Aliapoulios and Sonia Santiago.

Vice President Sid Lanier opened the meeting on the absence of President Joy Stone whose flight was delayed  from New York.   Florida House candidate (and club member) Tami Donnally then gave the invocation and led the pledge of allegiance, followed by the tribute to Helen Wilkes by Fran Hancock, State Committewoman for Palm Beach County.  Helen was Mayor of West Palm Beach and a major player in local Republican politics for many years.

Lunch was accompanied by the Choir, who performed a beautiful collection of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs.  The choir is made up of about 30 students from King’s Academy, all leaders in school sports, community and church activities, and academic achievements.  Dressed in tuxedos for the boys and matching holiday dresses with corsages for the girls and arrayed around a huge Christmas tree in the meeting room, the scene was reminiscent of  Norman Rockwell style Americana.

The new officers for 2010 were then installed and took the pledge administered by Fran Hancock.  These included President Melissa Andrews, 1st Vice President John Jamason, 2nd VP Anita Mitchell, Secretary/Treasurer Bette Anne Starkey, and Assistant SecTreas. Dorothy Harper.  The meeting ended with remarks from some of the candidates present including Francisco Rodrigez (running for FL 83), Tami Donnally (FL 85) and Edward Lynch (US House FL 19).

Pictures compliments of Shirley Schaff.

Next Page »