Wednesday, January 10, 2007

FL-13 Update: No, it's still not over!

We had hoped to be done with this by now, but, sadly, we have more to report - some good news and some bad news.

First, the good news:

Buchanan gets his commitee assignments (from Sarasota Herald-Trib)

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, finally got his committee assignments

Buchanan has been named to the Transportation Committee and to the
Small Business committee.

Buchanan has been talking about getting on the Transportation Committee, hoping he can change federal funding formulas for highway money. For every dollar Florida sends to Washington, it only gets back 87 cents in funding for roads.

Buchanan signs onto first bill

Buchanan has signed onto his first piece of legislation, a bill sponsored by fellow FL Republican Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (Crystal River). The bill is calls for the creation of federal reinsurance catostrophic fund to assist citizens victimized by natural disasters. (read more)

Now, the bad news:
The ACLU is sticking its nose in the FL-13 mess

Voters represented by the ACLU added their support to Democrat Christine
Jennings' cause this week -- asking an appeals court to allow Jennings to look
at the programming code in the electronic voting machines used in the disputed
congressional election in Sarasota County. A lower court already ruled against
Jennings. (read more at the Buzz) . . .

The ACLU Foundation of Florida, VoterAction, People for the American Way Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are representing 11 Sarasota voters. The coalition wants a revote and a thorough investigation of the voting machines.

I guess it was onlt a matter of time before the ACLU moonbats began poking around. If nothing else, it should give us something to poke fun at. Stay tuned.

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