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  • 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...
  • 2010 elections will still be about the economy.

    What fun! Republican civil war: Elephants dissipating their political capital! Lately, the buzz has been all about the Crist-Rubio rivalry to replace Sen. Mel Martinez. The governor announced his candidacy to a chorus of high-profile endorsements,...
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
  • 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...
  • Mel Martinez leaves legacy of a quitter

    My daughter was practicing her violin last week and getting frustrated. Her bow was wobbling off the A string, occasionally scratching the high-pitched E. And "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" was a bit flat. She sounded exactly like what she is —...
  • Bill McCollum: Familiar face angling for big breakthrough

    TALLAHASSEE — He's virtually a household name in Florida politics. Attorney General Bill McCollum's current stint as Florida's top lawyer is the latest stop in a three-decade political career that began with his 1980 election to Congress from...
  • Crist expected to run for Senate next year

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Charlie Crist played coy Monday about his possible candidacy for U.S. Senate even as speculation swirled that he would jump into the race today. "I don't know," the governor told reporters after touring a retirement community in...