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  • Florida ready for federal stimulus cash, officials tell Gov. Charlie Crist

    Florida has lists of "shovel ready" transportation and environmental projects that can swiftly put federal stimulus funds to work, state officials Monday told Gov. Charlie Crist. The governor urged his newly formed Federal Stimulus Working Group to...
  • Re-election liberation suits Martinez

    The jockeying to fill Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat is so intense that one might forget Martinez is still in it. Not only that: The Orlando Republican has nearly two years left. And now that he doesn't have to spend time running for re-election,...
  • Senate replacement pick imminent

    Florida's political universe is on tenterhooks, with a decision due within days on a summer cliffhanger: Who will Gov. Charlie Crist name to the U.S. Senate? No announcement is on Crist's schedule for today, but the governor said Tuesday he expects to...
  • Talking With ... Mel Martinez: Credit concerns continue for banks

    Talking With ... Mel Martinez: Credit concerns continue for banks
    Mel Martinez, 63, is JPMorgan Chase's chairman for Florida and Latin America. The former U.S. senator, who stepped down last fall and then served as an adviser to a Tampa law firm, took the job last month. He spoke with Sentinel staff writer Richard...
  • McCain vs. McCain: Oil taxes and drilling

     
    by Mark Silva First he was willing to "look" at a windfall oil profits tax. Now he is against it. First he was for a federal moratorium on off-shore oil-drilling. Now he is for easing it. Sen. John McCain, confronting......
  • Outsider Scott has lots of insider help

     
    By Kathleen Haughney  The News Service of Florida PANAMA CITY — Rick Scott, candidate for governor, is running as the consummate outsider in a year of outsiders. He’s never held office, and he hits the theme often – people are tired o...
  • Negative campaigning often works, but sometimes backfires

     
    Anyone who turns on a television, especially during a local news show, gets a dose of negative campaigning. With high stakes, the Jeff Greene-Kendrick Meek contest for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate and the Bill McCollum-Rick Scott contest for....
  • LeMieux to Crist: Return GOP contributions

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Florida U.S. Sen. George LeMieux implied on Tuesday that his old friend and confidant Charlie Crist should return campaign contributions to Republican donors who gave to him before he became an...
  • McCollum: I am staying out of governor’s race

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Bill McCollum told WESH-2 over the weekend that unlike when he held out an endorsement after losing his U.S. Senate primary to Mel Martinez in 2004, he won't be backing Republican gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott...
  • CNN poll: Florida Senate a toss-up, Sink leading Scott 49-42

     
    A new CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll is showing Florida's three-way U.S. Senate race a toss-up, while Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink sits with a slight, 49 percent-to-42 percent edge over Republican nominee Rick Scott. Republican...
  • Billy Collins, Terry Teachout kick of Winter Park Institute’s season

     
    The Winter Park Institute (WPI) kicks off its third season of seminars, lectures, readings, master classes, performances, open discussions and exhibits (whew!) on Sunday, Sept. 19. As usual, the event is  free and open to the public.  It takes plac...