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  • 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...
  • Skepticism meets U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's potential bid for Senate

    WASHINGTON -- How serious is U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's bid for the U.S. Senate? Depends on whom you ask. The Jacksonville Democrat, whose district includes parts of Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties, announced this week an "exploratory committee" to...
  • Upstart Marco Rubio's run bucks GOP etiquette

    TALLAHASSEE -- It is hardly the path to the top of the ticket many envisioned for Marco Rubio just a few years ago. The West Miami lawyer, now 38, had a national profile even before he took the gavel as Florida House speaker in 2006. He held "100 Ideas"...
  • Crist adds ex-chief of staff to list for Senate

    Broward County's George Lemieux, former chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist (below), emerged Wednesday as a leading contender for the appointment to fill Mel Martinez's seat in the U.S. Senate. "George Lemieux is the kind of man, the kind of Floridian,...