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  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Alex Sink is in: Dem will run for governor

    TALLAHASSEE -- Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink jumped into the 2010 governor's race Wednesday, a day after Gov. Charlie Crist set off a cascade of political course corrections by announcing he would run for the U.S. Senate instead of re-election. Sink,...
  • Will Senator Martinez be replaced by another Martinez?

    Will Senator Martinez be replaced by another Martinez?
  • Ex-Speaker Marco Rubio to run for Senate on GOP core values

    TALLAHASSEE -- Former Republican House Speaker Marco Rubio entered the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, saying he wants to return the party to core principles on government taxing and spending. He acknowledges he will have a difficult campaign ahead of him,...
  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist angles for D.C.

    TALLAHASSEE In jumping into the race for U.S. Senate, Gov. Charlie Crist is giving up the job of chief executive in the fourth-largest state for an arguably bigger prize: a powerful Washington perch that can last a lifetime. The decision comes down, in...