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  • State economy improving, Gov. Crist tells Panhandle audience

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist told Panhandle residents on Tuesday that Florida's economy appears to be recovering. In a town hall-style meeting, Crist touted legislators' work on the state's $65 billion budget and their work to trim state...
  • 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...
  • Diaz-Balart brothers endorse Crist for Senate

    Gov. Charlie Crist has received two key Republican endorsements from Miami in his run for the U.S. Senate. U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart both announced Monday they are supporting Crist in next year's race to replace Sen. Mel...
  • Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate

    Crist names LeMieux to U.S. Senate
    Turning away more seasoned candidates, Gov. Charlie Crist took a political gamble Friday and named his closest confidant and self-described campaign "maestro" to the U.S. Senate: Fort Lauderdale native George LeMieux. The decision trigged charges of...
  • Report: Scott Rothstein’s chief operating officer to face charges

    Report: Scott Rothstein’s chief operating officer to face charges
    Scott Rothstein's right-hand woman at his Fort Lauderdale law firm -- chief operating officer Debra Villegas -- is expected to be charged with money-laundering conspiracy within the next week. That would make her the first alleged co-conspirator named...
  • U.S. Senate run by Florida Gov. Charlie Crist would set off a political scramble

    If Gov. Charlie Crist eschews a second term as the state's chief executive and decides instead to run for the U.S. Senate next year, he'll scramble politics and careers in both parties, ignite an ideological battle over the Republican Party's direction...
  • Gov. Crist opposes Sotomayor nomination

    The nation's business in Washington is already on the mind of Gov. Charlie Crist. The first-term Florida governor who is leaving that office to seek a vacant U.S. Senate seat said Tuesday he opposes the nomination of Sonya Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme...
  • Sen. Mel Martinez to resign early

    Sen. Mel Martinez to resign early
    U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez said Friday he was stepping aside to spend more time with his family, but he would stay involved in Republican politics and continue to be active in Cuban-American affairs. Martinez told reporters in a press conference at Orlando...
  • 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...
  • Florida's next senator

    The announcement Friday by Mel Martinez that he won't finish his Senate term has turned Florida politics on its head. But it can easily right itself — and, in the process, do right by the residents of Florida. Gov. Charlie Crist holds the cards...
  • Martinez, our accidental senator, wasn't cut out for D.C.

    I first met Mel Martinez in 1992 during a Little League draft. He was one of four coaches picking kids. In Little League, this can be as cutthroat as recruiting in the SEC. One of the coaches pulled a fast one, bringing the mother of a top prospect with...