George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. In addition to his reporting duties, he writes a Monday politics column in the local news section and is a frequent contributor to the Post On Politics blog. He's a graduate of The George Washington University.   Read the Post on Politics blog

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Rick Scott takes a page from Charlie Crist in latest TV ad
 Charlie Crist depicted Democratic rival Jim Davis’s empty chair (left) in ads during the 2006 governor’s race; Republican
               Gov. Rick Scott is reviving the empty-chair theme this year in attacks on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Republican Florida Gov. 
            Rick Scott, trying to paint Democratic Sen. 
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Posted: 16 hours ago

Charlie Crist depicted Democratic rival Jim Davis’s empty chair (left) in ads during the 2006 governor’s race; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is reviving the empty-chair theme this year in attacks on Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott, trying to paint Democratic Sen. ...
‘I will never roll on Donald Trump,’ says Roger Stone in West Palm Beach
 Literally a circus atmosphere for Roger Stone’s speech to a pro-Donald Trump club in West Palm Beach. A camera from Showtime’s
               political documentary series “The Circus” records Stone’s remarks. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With prosecutors interviewing a dozen of his associates, 
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Posted: a day ago

Literally a circus atmosphere for Roger Stone’s speech to a pro-Donald Trump club in West Palm Beach. A camera from Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus” records Stone’s remarks. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With prosecutors interviewing a dozen of his associates, ...
Roger Stone in West Palm Beach: ‘I will never roll on Donald Trump’
 As special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be zeroing in on him, Roger Stone told hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump in West Palm Beach on Monday night that he’ll never turn against Trump, even if Mueller tries to “frame me for some extraneous crime.” The longtime Trump confidant spoke to the Club 45 PBC...

Posted: a day ago

As special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be zeroing in on him, Roger Stone told hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump in West Palm Beach on Monday night that he’ll never turn against Trump, even if Mueller tries to “frame me for some extraneous crime.” The longtime Trump confidant spoke to the Club 45 PBC...
Puerto Ricans to mark Hurricane Maria anniversary with Trump protest
 Puerto Rican protesters from around Florida plan to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Maria by driving past President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in a caravan next weekend, then gathering for a rally and vigil across the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach. Organizers have told local governments to expect about 30 vehicles...

Posted: 4 days ago

Puerto Rican protesters from around Florida plan to mark the anniversary of Hurricane Maria by driving past President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in a caravan next weekend, then gathering for a rally and vigil across the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach. Organizers have told local governments to expect about 30 vehicles...
DeSantis fundraising perks up but Gillum still holds 2-to-1 money edge
 Democrat Andrew Gillum (left) has an early money edge over Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race. After getting blown out by Democrat 
            Andrew Gillum in 
            fundraising immediately after Aug. 28 primaries, Republican 
            Ron DeSantis edged Gillum in money collected for the Florida governor&rsquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

Democrat Andrew Gillum (left) has an early money edge over Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida governor’s race. After getting blown out by Democrat Andrew Gillum in fundraising immediately after Aug. 28 primaries, Republican Ron DeSantis edged Gillum in money collected for the Florida governor&rsquo...
Florida Republicans Scott, Rubio, DeSantis dispute Trump on Puerto Rico deaths
 Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made seven trips to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Irma and had Puerto Rico Lt. Gov. and Secretary
               of State Luis Rivera-Marin (left) at the kickoff of his Senate campaign in April. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) As 
            Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas this morning, President...

Posted: 5 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has made seven trips to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Irma and had Puerto Rico Lt. Gov. and Secretary of State Luis Rivera-Marin (left) at the kickoff of his Senate campaign in April. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas this morning, President...
George W. Bush to raise money for Rick Scott in Palm Beach
 Florida Gov. Rick Scott will raise money for his U.S. Senate bid with a Republican president here, but it won’t be with Mar-a-Lago proprietor and current White House occupant Donald Trump. Instead, former President George W. Bush — the embodiment of a GOP establishment that Trump railed against in 2016 — will appear with...

Posted: 7 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will raise money for his U.S. Senate bid with a Republican president here, but it won’t be with Mar-a-Lago proprietor and current White House occupant Donald Trump. Instead, former President George W. Bush — the embodiment of a GOP establishment that Trump railed against in 2016 — will appear with...
Republican president coming to Palm Beach for Rick Scott
 Florida Gov. Rick Scott will raise money for his U.S. Senate bid with a Republican president in Palm Beach, but the headliner will not be part-time resident and current White House occupant Donald Trump. Instead, former President George W. Bush — the embodiment of a GOP that Trump campaigned against in 2016 — will appear with...

Posted: 7 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will raise money for his U.S. Senate bid with a Republican president in Palm Beach, but the headliner will not be part-time resident and current White House occupant Donald Trump. Instead, former President George W. Bush — the embodiment of a GOP that Trump campaigned against in 2016 — will appear with...
A different Republican president is coming to Palm Beach for Rick Scott
 Former President George W. Bush during a 2006 visit to Palm Beach County. He’ll be back Friday to raise money for Gov. Rick
               Scott’s U.S. Senate bid. (Bob Shanley/The Palm Beach Post) Florida Gov. 
            Rick Scott will raise money for his U.S. Senate bid with a Republican president in Palm Beach, but the headliner...

Posted: 7 days ago

Former President George W. Bush during a 2006 visit to Palm Beach County. He’ll be back Friday to raise money for Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate bid. (Bob Shanley/The Palm Beach Post) Florida Gov. Rick Scott will raise money for his U.S. Senate bid with a Republican president in Palm Beach, but the headliner...