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  • Optimistic Florida Democrats gather

    Florida Democrats gather in Orlando this weekend feeling flush with cash, staring at a buffet of open legislative seats and unified behind their strongest gubernatorial candidate since 1998. For the first time, all four state Cabinet seats are coming...
  • Campaign contributions show Rubio picking up

    Gov. Charlie Crist hauled in $2.4 million in a summer fundraising blitz, his campaign for U.S. Senate announced Thursday, an impressive sum but likely not enough to quell talk that he has a real primary fight on his hands. Crist remained Florida's most...
  • Greer attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin my client

    Greer attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin my client
    A criminal defense attorney for former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer on Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful people in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John...
  • Audit: Florida GOP ex-Chairman Jim Greer had secret contract; state investigates

    Audit: Florida GOP ex-Chairman Jim Greer had secret contract; state investigates
    TALLAHASSEE – Ousted former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer is under criminal investigation over a secret fundraising contract he signed with then-executive director Delmar Johnson that paid their company at least $200,000. Newly...
  • Senator Crist? 'People's governor' pulls a fast one

    You can just imagine the campaign zingers coming soon from Charlie Crist's opponents: "When the going got tough, our governor got going." "In the middle of his first term and he wants to go to D.C.? This guy gives new meaning to the term 'federal...
  • Amid ethics inquiry, Lt. Gov. Kottkamp to seek attorney general post

    Amid ethics inquiry, Lt. Gov. Kottkamp to seek attorney general post
    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp filed paperwork Monday to run for attorney general in 2010, even as an ethics complaint over his use of state planes remains unresolved. Kottkamp, a trial attorney who has served as Florida's second-in-command since January 2007,...
  • Crist: Legal action, special session possible as Florida braces for oil slick

    Florida may file lawsuits as early as Monday against either BP or others associated with the massive leak still spewing oil into Gulf of Mexico waters less than 100 miles off the state's coast, Gov. Charlie Crist hinted. Crist also said Sunday it is...
  • Experts warn: When it comes to aiding Haiti, let the donor beware

    The impulse to give money or other donations is a natural reaction to the horrific images of suffering and destruction now coming out of Haiti. It is also a generous impulse that con artists, identity thieves and scammers are ready to exploit, just as...
  • South Florida team to tackle gangs

    For decades, gangs grew in Florida. They swelled to more than 1,500 with more than 65,000 members, state statistics show. Now, communities across Florida are joining together to stop gangs through an effort launched by the Attorney General's Office....
  • 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...