Saturday Morning Political Headlines: Eduardo “Eddie” Fernandez is the new Orange County Clerk of Court

Happy Saturday. Here we go!

Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Eduardo “Eddie” Fernandez to be the new Orange County Clerk of Courts. Fernandez replaces Lydia Gardner who passed away last year.

In a statement the Governor had this to say..

“I am excited today to announce Eddie as the next Clerk of Courts in Orange County. Eddie’s reputation as a problem solver and respected member of the Orlando community makes him a great fit to serve the families of Orange County. I look forward to working with him as we continue making Florida the best state in the nation to live and raise a family,”

This story sweeps your Saturday Morning Political Headlines. Have a great weekend.

WESH 2: Governor appoints Eddie Fernandez as new Orange County Clerk of Courts

WKMG Local 6: Gov. Scott appoints new Orange County clerk of courts

WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Gov. Scott appoints Eduardo Fernandez as Orange County Clerk of Courts

CF News 13: Gov. Scott appoints new Orange clerk of court

WOFL FOX 35: Gov. Rick Scott appoints Eduardo Fernandez as Orange County Clerk of Courts

Orlando Sentinel: Scott taps attorney Eddie Fernandez as Orange County’s new clerk of court

Scott has appointed Attorney Eddie Fernandez to be the next Orange County Clerk of Court

Scott has appointed Attorney Eddie Fernandez to be the next Orange County Clerk of Court

How it Played: Val Demings formally announces her OC Mayoral Bid

Yesterday afternoon, Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings formally announced her candidacy for Orange County Mayor after months of speculation over which political path she would take next after her Congressional run came up short in 2012. This presser set up what promises to be an exciting race between Demings and incumbent Teresa Jacobs who’s indicated early on, that she doesn’t believe Demings is qualified to hold the office.

Demings actually did a mini press tour talking to a few outlets before the announcement. I’ve included those and the answers she gave to questions during those hits are more valuable than what you’ll see from the presser footage.

Let’s have a look at the what the local media had to say…

WESH 2: Val Demings makes official Orange County mayoral announcement

Video:Full interview: Val Demings running for Orange County mayor

WKMG Local 6: Val Demings kicks off campaign for Orange County mayor
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WFTV 9 Eyewitness News : Val Demings announces candidacy for Orange County Mayor’s seat

WOFL FOX 35: Exclusive: Val Demings talks politics before her rally to run for Orange County mayor

FOX 35 News Orlando

FOX 35 News Orlando

Orlando Sentinel: Demings formally kicks off Orange mayoral campaign

So, how did it Play? Pretty Well. But man, that WESH exclusive

I saw a lot of the hits as they aired after the presser and the sound was dominated by the best parts of Demings’ speech. Despite the dreary conditions, it looked great with the supporters and union reps standing behind Chief with the fountain, for the most part, still in view.

What the average voter saw during their evening newscast was fine. However, that mini-press tour did give the opposition some talking points to use against her.

Florida Democratic Party already hurt her campaign by sending out a release that she cut millions from the police department budget, when it in fact increased under her watch according to that WESH 2 one on one. FDP needs to stay out of this race. Outside parties did plenty to hurt her campaign in 2012. She also called for her handler during the hit. There are quiet signals we use for that.

She was also less than excited about MLS Soccer when she spoke to WOFL FOX 35 during that one and one. City fans aren’t going to like that.

Keep the main footage. That was good stuff. Bury the one on ones. Those will come back to haunt her

Wednesday Morning Political Headlines: MLS Announcment Lights Up Downtown

It was a wild scene last night in Downtown Orlando.

About 1400 jammed into the Chayenne Saloon to usher in a new era for sports in region.

The Orlando City Soccer Club will become the 21st MLS franchise.

On hand last night was Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Among the MLS Officials were league President Don Garber, City Lions President Phil Rawlins, who was really what made this a reality, and future MLS owner of the Club Flavio De Augusta.

The Announcement ended what was a political battle that led the club all over the country, including an extensive legislative battle in Tallahassee with state lawmakers and right back down to Rosalind Ave, where the final obstacle included wrangling with Orange County Commissioners who had to green light a 94.5 million dollar venues package, that included funds for a new Soccer Stadium, a mandatory condition of MLS to grant the city a team.

This story sweeps your Wednesday Morning Political Headlines:

WESH 2: It’s official: Orlando City to become MLS team

WKMG Local 6: Orlando officially getting MLS team

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WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: Orlando City Soccer Club joins MLS

CF News 13: Orlando City joins Major League Soccer

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando MLS Soccer Franchise is proff that city has come together

WOFL FOX 35: Orlando City is newest MLS expansion team

Tuesday Morning Political Headlines: Orlando MLS Announcement Coming Today, Sebelius in Town

Big Tuesday coming up.

Today, the big announcement that Orlando will be the next home of a Major League Soccer franchise will happen at about 130 in front of what should be a wild crowd in Downtown Orlando.

We’ve also got Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius in town today to talk about ACA or “Obamacare” the massive legislation has been riddled with technology problems that has hurt enrollment and caused many Americans to lose coverage they were suppose to be able to keep.

I’ll have coverage on both. Have a great day!!!

WOFL FOX 35: Orlando City Soccer expected to announce new club, Osceola to give $1 million

FOX 35 News Orlando

WESH 2: Double Play!!!

Major League Soccer announcement expected in Orlando today

Fla. lawmakers push to split classrooms by gender

CF News 13: Double Play!!

Orlando City Soccer to make major announcement


Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in Orlando today

WKMG Local 6: Kathleen Sebelius visits Orlando to discuss health care website

WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: MLS to announce Orlando expansion team

Orlando Sentinel: Sebelius returns to Orlando to tout ACA

Thursday Morning Poltical Headlines: FLOTUS to Speak at Disney Today

Happy Thursday. Here we go.

First Lady Michelle Obama will be speaking at a Veterans event today at Disney. She will be the keynote speaker at conference that encourages private companies to hire Veterans. FLOTUS was a regular visitor to Central Florida when she was campaigning for her husband’s reelection campaign with stops at UCF and Osceola County.

The Mayor of Groveland Jim Gearhart will be resigning from his duties of the small town. He blames political games, and confusion as reasons why he’s leaving the post, we’ve got video on that.

These stories lead your Thursday Morning Political Headlines. Have a great day!!

CF News 13: First lady Michelle Obama to speak at Walt Disney World today

WFTV 9 Eyewitness News:

WOFL FOX 35: Michelle Obama to speak at Disney veterans’ event

WKMG Local 6: Senators to grill Janet Yellen

Orlando Sentinel: Michelle Obama comes to Disney to talk about veterans, jobs

WESH 2: Michelle Obama to speak at Disney veteran’s workshop