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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Ken Starr: Trump firing Mueller would be a ‘grievous error’
 WEST PALM BEACH -- Former independent counsel Ken Starr praised special counsel Robert Mueller as a "man of integrity" and told a sold-out Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch Monday that it would be a "grievous error" for President Donald Trump to have him fired. Starr, whose investigation of former President Bill Clinton...

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WEST PALM BEACH -- Former independent counsel Ken Starr praised special counsel Robert Mueller as a "man of integrity" and told a sold-out Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch Monday that it would be a "grievous error" for President Donald Trump to have him fired. Starr, whose investigation of former President Bill Clinton...
N.Y. mayor Bill de Blasio hails Andrew Gillum on Florida campaign stop
 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on Saturday as a key national figure in efforts to move the Democratic Party to the left and dismissed Gillum’s Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, as a “wholly owned subsidiary” of President Donald Trump. With Tallahassee Mayor Gillum...

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on Saturday as a key national figure in efforts to move the Democratic Party to the left and dismissed Gillum’s Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, as a “wholly owned subsidiary” of President Donald Trump. With Tallahassee Mayor Gillum...
Ken Starr to be in West Palm; will talk Clinton impeachment, Mueller
 Twenty years after Ken Starr’s investigation of then-President Bill Clinton led to Clinton’s impeachment, Starr will appear at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Monday to discuss that drama and undoubtedly field questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of President Donald Trump. Starr’s appearance...

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Twenty years after Ken Starr’s investigation of then-President Bill Clinton led to Clinton’s impeachment, Starr will appear at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch on Monday to discuss that drama and undoubtedly field questions about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of President Donald Trump. Starr’s appearance...
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to campaign for Andrew Gillum in Palm Beach County
 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be in South Florida on behalf of Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum. New York Mayor 
               Bill de Blasio
             — occasionally mentioned in 2020 Democratic presidential chatter — will be in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties
            on Saturday...

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be in South Florida on behalf of Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio  — occasionally mentioned in 2020 Democratic presidential chatter — will be in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties on Saturday...
Florida could set vote-by-mail record this election
 Top row: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum (left) and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis. Bottom row:
               Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson (left) and Republican Gov. Rick Scott. (Photos by George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With national attention focused on the Florida governor’s race between Democrat...

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Top row: Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum (left) and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis. Bottom row: Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson (left) and Republican Gov. Rick Scott. (Photos by George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With national attention focused on the Florida governor’s race between Democrat...
Trump to visit Orlando; which Republicans will be there?
 President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in February a few days after the Parkland
               massacre. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) President 
               Donald Trump
             will visit Orlando on Monday to speak to the 
            annual convention of the International...

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President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in February a few days after the Parkland massacre. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump will visit Orlando on Monday to speak to the annual convention of the International...
Pollster sees Kavanaugh factor in Florida’s Nelson-Scott Senate race
 Republican Gov. Rick Scott (left) and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson are virtually tied in a new Mason-Dixon poll. (Photos by
               George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) A new Mason-Dixon poll shows Democratic Sen. 
            Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. 
            Rick Scott in a virtual tie in their nationally watched U.S. Senate...

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Republican Gov. Rick Scott (left) and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson are virtually tied in a new Mason-Dixon poll. (Photos by George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) A new Mason-Dixon poll shows Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a virtual tie in their nationally watched U.S. Senate...
Police union backs DeSantis over Gillum in Florida governor race
 Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis picked up the endorsement of Florida’s largest police union on Wednesday and accused Democratic rival Andrew Gillum of being aligned with a “radical, anti-law enforcement” group and presiding over high crime as mayor of Tallahassee. “The men and women of law enforcement...

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis picked up the endorsement of Florida’s largest police union on Wednesday and accused Democratic rival Andrew Gillum of being aligned with a “radical, anti-law enforcement” group and presiding over high crime as mayor of Tallahassee. “The men and women of law enforcement...
2020 watch: Michael Bloomberg to visit Broward, West Palm Beach
 Michael Bloomberg during a 2008 visit to West Boca. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Chris Matula) Potential 2020 presidential candidate
            Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire gun-control activist and former New York mayor, is making at least two appearances in South Florida this
            week. Check out the latest Inside Florida...

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Michael Bloomberg during a 2008 visit to West Boca. (Palm Beach Post staff photo by Chris Matula) Potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire gun-control activist and former New York mayor, is making at least two appearances in South Florida this week. Check out the latest Inside Florida...
Nelson, Scott clash on Kavanaugh, red tide, guns in Senate debate
 Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly accused three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of being a do-nothing incumbent while Nelson repeatedly accused Scott of dishonesty during the first face-to-face debate in their nationally watched U.S. Senate race. They clashed on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the toxic...

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Republican Gov. Rick Scott repeatedly accused three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of being a do-nothing incumbent while Nelson repeatedly accused Scott of dishonesty during the first face-to-face debate in their nationally watched U.S. Senate race. They clashed on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, the toxic...
Koch brothers step up help for DeSantis against Soros- and Steyer-backed Gillum
 Republican Ron DeSantis at his campaign launch in Boca Raton in January. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With liberal billionaires 
            George Soros and
             Tom Steyer supplying at least $2.5 million so far to help Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee 
            Andrew Gillum, a group linked to the conservative...

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Republican Ron DeSantis at his campaign launch in Boca Raton in January. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With liberal billionaires  George Soros and Tom Steyer supplying at least $2.5 million so far to help Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum, a group linked to the conservative...