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  • Charlie Crist seeking taxpayer financing for gubernatorial bid

    Charlie Crist seeking taxpayer financing for gubernatorial bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- When Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist launches ads later this summer, he'll be getting a helping hand from Florida taxpayers. Crist is opting into Florida's public campaign-finance system, a move that could net him...
  • Radio spot in Orlando accuses Crist of causing a 'lost generation of African-Americans'

    Radio spot in Orlando accuses Crist of causing a 'lost generation of African-Americans'
    TALLAHASSEE --  A shadowy political group called "Progressive Choice PAC" is airing a racially tinged ad on black radio stations in Orlando accusing former Gov. Charlie Crist of siding with the gun lobby and imposing sentencing and drug policies that...
  • Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race

    Things that don't change: Lawyers, businesses, giving big in Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – In the everlasting battle between trial lawyers and the business lobby, not even a corporate outsider in the Governor’s Mansion changes Florida politics. Florida’s gubernatorial race is already living up to the hype as...
  • Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery

    Mystery group compares 'Chain Gang Charlie' to slavery
    TALLAHASSEE – The mystery “Progressive Choice” group has a new radio ad blasting Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist for pushing a bill to bring back “chain gangs” as a legislator, likening it to slavery.   The $...
  • FDP ad: Rick Scott raised tuition rates, not our guy

    TALLAHASSEE -- In a new ad, the Florida Democratic Party is attacking Gov. Rick Scott for forcing tax cuts for businesses in exchange for budget cuts he enacted his first year in office that forced universities to raise tuition rates. The ad -- as...
  • Ferguson, Mo.: Microcosm of U.S.: Front & Center

    The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • New Republican ad makes fun of Crist's tan, fudges education numbers

    TALLAHASSEE -- A new Republican Party of Florida ad called "The Better Governor" was released Thursday, and this one pokes fun at former Gov. Charlie Crist's tan. But its architects may be asked to turn in their pocket protectors. The RPOF is playing...
  • Early voting starts Monday in some counties

    Early voting starts Monday in some counties
    Election supervisors, worried that the redistricting brouhaha will confuse voters, have this message: The Aug. 26 primary is still on, and early voting is set to begin in some Central Florida counties starting today. Voters can start casting ballots...
  • Crist launches 'restore the cuts' bus tour

    Crist launches 'restore the cuts' bus tour
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist kicked off a three-day, five-media market "Restore the Cuts" bus tour Wednesday featuring the former Republican governor literally riding a school bus across the state. Flanked by "Charlie!"...
  • Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate

    Democrat Charlie Crist turns to South Florida for a running mate
    TALLAHASSEE -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist turned to voter-rich South Florida Thursday to tap a running mate. Crist's campaign announced he had picked Annette Taddeo, a Colombian-American and chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party,...
  • FDP unveils Spanish-language ad attacking Rick Scott on education

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Democrats unveiled a Spanish-language TV ad Thursday that makes similar claims to its earlier English version about Gov. Rick Scott's education record: basically, that he cut classroom spending and scholarship dollars. The ad...