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  • Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott

    Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Democratic candidate Charlie Crist made his bid to win his old job back official Monday, filing for governor and using the occasion to hold a round-table discussion with teachers who blasted incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. About a dozen...
  • After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances

    After blind trust brouhaha, Scott, Crist disclose finances
    TALLAHASSEE -- Following a lawsuit challenging a Florida law that lets politicians shield their investments from the public, Gov. Rick Scott and his main Democratic challenger both released financial records Monday detailing their investments and net...
  • Mitchell Berger invests to make climate change a political issue

    Mitchell Berger invests to make climate change a political issue
    Fort Lauderdale’s Mitchell Berger didn’t plan to become a point man in the effort to make climate change a 2014 campaign issue. But he’s there, thanks to a confluence of events. It started decades ago (more about that below)....
  • Despite all eyes on Crist, Broward's Nan Rich qualifies for Democratic gubernatorial primary

    Despite all eyes on Crist, Broward's Nan Rich qualifies for Democratic gubernatorial primary
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's gubernatorial showdown is already a two-horse race in the eyes of many. But Democratic former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston made it clear Tuesday she isn't giving Charlie Crist a free pass to her party's nomination. Rich filed...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • 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...
  • Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort

    Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort
    Hoping to energize voters concerned about access to abortion rights, Florida Planned Parenthood is launching a 2014 political effort. Called Women are Watching, it’s spearheaded by Florida Planned Parenthood’s political action committee. The...