By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Defying national party officials, a top Florida Republican said Wednesday that the Sunshine State is on the verge of jumping the line and holding its presidential primary Jan. 31, as states jockey to move up in the calendar to increase their influence and clout.
Rick Perry struggled to explain Texas offering in-state college tuition discounts to illegal immigrants.
Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles.
A criminal-defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to call to the stand some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.
"We had that debate here in Florida, and we strongly believe the last thing you want to do is subsidize illegal immigration, and I think that would be a drag on him," state Senate President Mike Haridopolos said.