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Joe Newman, who's 101 years old, is running against four-term Republican Vern Buchanan in the 16th Congressional District race in Florida.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014
All Risk Insurance Group, Inc. Reports Flood Premiums May Triple This Year, Lock In Coverage Now.
U.S. lawmakers recently voted overwhelmingly to roll back flood insurance rates that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities across the Nation.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases
The deal, brokered by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., with a bipartisan coalition of coastal state lawmakers, sailed through the House, 306 to 91, despite protests from conservative Republicans that the changes would add to the national debt.
Sunshine State News
DCCC Not Inclined to Play Much in Florida in 2014
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee tipped its hand on Monday, showing little optimism that it will be looking to defeat Republican congressmen from Florida with the exception of Steve Southerland.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Letter: Florida citrus game has changed
I write to express deep appreciation to some extraordinary Floridians who have changed the game for Florida's most iconic product.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Local officials celebrate reprieve for Tallevast mail processing center
Local officials were still celebrating Monday after it was announced roughly 300 full- and part-time workers would remain at the U.S. Postal Service's Manasota Processing & Distribution Center.
At 101 years of age, a natural term limit exists.
Sarasota resident Joe Newman describes himself on his blog as "a 101 year old activist, a Great-Great Grandfather, and an Anthropological Progressive."
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Manatee lobbyists save 126 Tallevast postal jobs
MANATEE — Roughly 126 Manatee County jobs were saved Sunday when it was officially announced the U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center in Tallevast will remain open.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
New York Daily News
101 year old man runs for Congress in Florida
Joe Newman is running for Congress in Florida's 16th Congressional district at the age of 101.
Boehner virulently anti - "minimum wage hike
With the debate over raising the minimum wage firmly in the D.C. spotlight, the Hill reports House Speaker John Boehner once said he'd rather commit suicide than vote for a "clean" increase.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Vin's People: 'Moments in Black History' Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
A compelling story to share from 4-7 p.m. Saturday during "Moments in Black History," at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 525 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. E., Bradenton.
World's oldest freshman? 101-year-old seeks House seat
The Constitution mandates that the minimum age to serve in the U.S. House is 25. That won't be a problem for Joe Newman.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
101-Year-Old Runs for Congress
The 101-year-old Sarasota resident recently announced a bid for Congress, saying he will run as a write-in candidate against Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Still hope for flood insurance action in U.S. House
Legislation to protect homeowners from unreasonable premium increases for flood insurance gained traction in the U.S. House this week.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
House GOP leader says flood insurance rate delay bill to be considered this month
Backers of legislation that would gut a flood insurance law causing sharp rate increases announced Wednesday that they have secured enough support to pass the bill.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Sen. Marco Rubio mum on whether he ever smoked marijuana
Sen. Marco Rubio says he made some dumb decisions between the ages of 16 and 18, and "I didn't need the help of marijuana or alcohol to further that."