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  • 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,...
  • Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service

    Friends and colleagues remember Ted Kennedy's life of service
    Praise for Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the Senate, rolled...
  • Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator

    Gov. Crist picks George LeMieux to replace Mel Martinez as Florida's senator
    TALLAHASSEE -- Broward County native George LeMieux will be the newest United States senator, Gov. Charlie Crist announced today. In naming Lemieux, 40, for the rare Senate appointment, Crist chose his closest and most loyal adviser and political guru....
  • Florida's new U.S. senator eager to begin serving

    WASHINGTON The nation's newest and youngest senator-to-be came to the Capitol this week determined "to fight for the people of Florida." Sen. George LeMieux will represent the state on some of the biggest issues of our time. He said he is elated to be...
  • Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets

    Mel Martinez's Senate swan song: Pride, regrets
    WASHINGTON — In a sedate farewell address, Mel Martinez ended his truncated Senate career Wednesday with a pitch for immigration reform and a tribute to Cuban-Americans across the country. Martinez in effect handed over his seat to fellow...