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  • As race heats up, campaigning Florida cabinet members spend more time on the road

    Three of Florida's four Cabinet members are spending more and more time away from their Capitol offices as they rush around the state to collect campaign checks at dinner soirees, fishing trips, coffees and private parties. The packed schedules reflect...
  • Public financing will level the playing field.

    In our last Duel, Kingsley and I took diametrically opposed positions on how to clean up the scum in political campaign financing. I argued for total public funding and strict controls on messages to counteract the libels and slanders that candidates...
  • How many more are innocent?

    Last weekend, we looked at the case of Bill Dillon, the Brevard County resident imprisoned for 27 years before DNA tests set him free. That, however, is only part of a bigger story of twisted justice in Central Florida -- an unsolved mystery that begs...
  • Wealthy donors help Crist build campaign war chest

    Gov. Charlie Crist has a lot of wealthy friends. And many of them, from plaintiff lawyers and corporate executives to New York socialites and Tallahassee lobbyists, have cut checks to his U.S. Senate bid for the full $4,800 they're allowed to give to a...
  • A quarter of Gov. Charlie Crist donors max out at $4,800

    Gov. Charlie Crist has a lot of wealthy friends. And many of them, from plaintiff lawyers and corporate executives to New York socialites and Tallahassee lobbyists, have cut checks to his U.S. Senate bid for the full $4,800 they're allowed to give to a...
  • Sen. Mel Martinez's exit kicks ball to Crist

    Sen. Mel Martinez's exit kicks ball to Crist
    U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez ended months of speculation that he wouldn't finish his term and abruptly announced his resignation Friday — opening the door for Gov. Charlie Crist to name a replacement to the seat he is seeking in 2010. "My priorities have...
  • Career makes campaign tricky for Alex Sink

    Alex Sink was preordained to run for higher office. Charlie Crist running for the U.S. Senate only makes things more convenient. Sink is a CEO by training and temperament, making her a better fit for the governor's office. There is no other Democrat...
  • Alex Sink is in: Dem will run for governor

    TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink jumped into the 2010 governor's race Wednesday, a day after Gov. Charlie Crist set off a cascade of political course corrections by announcing he would run for the U.S. Senate instead of re-election. Sink,...
  • BIll McCollum makes populist appeal

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum launched his bid for governor Monday in his hometown, pledging to keep the office in Republican hands by advancing a populist agenda centered on kitchen-table concerns and "inclusion." McCollum, 64, a staunch...
  • 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...