S. V. Date http://wkms.org en The Democrats' Final Four On Gay Marriage http://wkms.org/post/democrats-final-four-gay-marriage In the U.S. Senate, it's down to the Final Four versus the Dynamic Duo.<p>Only four Democratic senators remain who do not support same-sex marriage. Across the aisle, there are now two Republicans who have announced their support.<p>The new alignments mean that a majority — 53 senators — now support a concept that 85 senators voted to ban in 1996 with the Defense of Marriage Act.<p>Indiana's Joe Donnelly and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp on Friday became the latest Democrats to join what's now the dominant position in their party. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:15:00 +0000 S. V. Date 30221 at http://wkms.org Voter Cast Off Charlie Crist Tops Florida Governors's Race Poll http://wkms.org/post/voter-cast-charlie-crist-tops-florida-governorss-race-poll Democrats who haven't controlled the governor's mansion in Tallahassee in 14 years could have a good opportunity to win it back next November.<p>Thanks to Republican Gov. Rick Scott's continuing unpopularity, both of the leading Democratic candidates hold double-digit leads in hypothetical matchups in a new <a href="http://www.quinnipiac.edu/images/polling/fl/fl03202013.pdf/">Quinnipiac University poll</a>. Alex Sink, the former state treasurer who narrowly lost to Scott in 2010, leads him by 11 points, 45-34. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:47:00 +0000 S. V. Date 29541 at http://wkms.org In Florida, An Email Trail On Redistricting Raises Questions http://wkms.org/post/florida-email-trail-redistricting-raises-questions Florida voters in 2010 approved constitutional amendments by nearly 2-to-1 margins that forbade state legislators from coordinating with political parties or favoring incumbents when drawing new congressional districts.<p>So what did lawmakers in Tallahassee do? The Republican leaders in charge of drawing new maps coordinated with Republican Party consultants to protect Republican incumbents.<p>How do we know? Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:16:00 +0000 S. V. Date 27665 at http://wkms.org Rubio's New York Admirer Isn't Exactly Welcome http://wkms.org/post/rubios-new-york-admirer-isnt-exactly-welcome Anyone else noticing the love New York Senator Charles Schumer is showing for Marco Rubio? He's been calling Rubio courageous for pushing an immigration overhaul that many in his party's base despise. Wednesday morning he <a href="http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2013/01/mccain-schumer-heap-praise-on-rubio.html?hp=s3">likened</a> Rubio's appearance on conservative talk shows to "Daniel in the lion's den."<p>Rubio no doubt appreciates the kind words. Because that's really what a potential Republican presidential candidate wants, is the endorsement of a high-profile, New York liberal. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:16:00 +0000 S. V. Date 27421 at http://wkms.org