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Bill McCollum

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  • Charles Bronson bows out of race for governor

    TALLAHASSEE -- Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson ended his brief flirtation with a 2010 gubernatorial bid Thursday, likely clearing the deck for Republicans to avert a costly primary fight. Bronson, born and raised in Osceola County, bowed out to...
  • GOP avoids primaries in gambit to survive

    It makes sense that top insiders in both of Florida's political parties want to avoid costly primaries at a time when the economy is in the toilet. But for Republicans, it may be a matter of sheer survival. That's why Attorney General Bill McCollum...
  • Here's why voters are victims as governor's race solidifies

    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist had barely announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate before insiders from both political parties decided to anoint their gubernatorial nominees -- Attorney General Bill McCollum for the Republicans and Chief Financial...
  • Democrat Alex Sink flies into controversy with extra plane stops

    Florida's chief financial officer may have made extra stops on the state plane to pick up or drop off family members while conducting state business, records show. Flight logs show that while Alex Sink and staff were traveling to the capital from West...
  • 'Paula-ticians' push Dockery to run for governor

    She's been labeled the "Queen of Evil" and "Bride of Satan" after some say she demonized Central Florida's SunRail. Sen. Paula Dockery pushed her way to the forefront this year after a successful defeat of the much-anticipated commuter-rail project....
  • Bank on it: Sink can't escape past

    It is time for Alex Sink to stand before the people of Florida, hold her head high and admit: "I was a b-b-ba-banker. "And I'd do it again." She wasn't just any banker. She was a bank president in charge of Bank of America's entire Florida operation....
  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist angles for D.C.

    TALLAHASSEE In jumping into the race for U.S. Senate, Gov. Charlie Crist is giving up the job of chief executive in the fourth-largest state for an arguably bigger prize: a powerful Washington perch that can last a lifetime. The decision comes down, in...
  • Businesses open wallets for 2010 political races

    We're still more than a year out from next year's race for governor and other key down ballot races — such as that of House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon of Winter Park — but the region's deep corporate pockets are already putting their...
  • Will Florida's growth-a-holic tendencies change with new reality?

    Will Florida's growth-a-holic tendencies change with new reality?
    In a state hooked on development, Flagler County became a junkie. Explosive growth was its crystal meth – a potent and relatively cheap path to revenue, plentiful jobs and a brief sense of economic euphoria. When the drug flowed freely, the county...
  • The good, the bad and the idiotic of 2009

    Before we dive into 2010, I thought we could take a few minutes to look back at some of the best — and worst — topics we covered in "Taking Names" during 2009. We witnessed some spectacular flubs, exposed some major hypocrites and covered all...
  • Replacing Greer leads to even more GOP infighting

    Embattled Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer may be on the way out, but that doesn't mean the folks who wanted him gone are entirely happy. A day after Greer announced his resignation — and blistered his GOP critics in the process — grass-...