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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...
  • Crist visits Palm Beach, misses Rubio

    Gov. Charlie Crist blamed a busy schedule for missing an early U.S. Senate campaign showdown during his swing through Palm Beach County on Friday to appear at a journalism convention. Crist strolled into The Breakers in Palm Beach a few hours ahead of...
  • Senate Race Drawing Interest

    Senate Race Drawing Interest
    With U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) facing re-election next year, potential opponents are starting to seriously consider the race. Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco is working to find a viable Democratic candidate to oppose Vitter. She said...
  • Florida getting love

    It seems like just yesterday that Florida was being shunned by the national Democratic Party like someone with real bad hygiene problems. No candidates. No political advertising. No delegates. Definitely no love. Now, just months later, we have received...
  • Do records tie Orlando-Orange expressway authority director to political fundraising at agency?

    Newly obtained Orange County grand-jury records detail a sophisticated political-fundraising operation run out of Central Florida's toll-road authority and appear to place the agency's director in the middle of it — an allegation he flatly denies....
  • Florida ready for federal stimulus cash, officials tell Gov. Charlie Crist

    Florida has lists of "shovel ready" transportation and environmental projects that can swiftly put federal stimulus funds to work, state officials Monday told Gov. Charlie Crist. The governor urged his newly formed Federal Stimulus Working Group to...
  • Re-election liberation suits Martinez

    The jockeying to fill Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat is so intense that one might forget Martinez is still in it. Not only that: The Orlando Republican has nearly two years left. And now that he doesn't have to spend time running for re-election,...