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  • Race for Florida governor hit by fan interference

    Florida, the state of the hanging chad, once again has something new for the political world — a race for governor that may be determined by fan interference. That would be an electric fan, dark brown plastic, less than a foot across. On Wednesday...
  • Mayo: Ill wind blows for Gov. Scott after Fangate

    Mayo: Ill wind blows for Gov. Scott after Fangate
    On the morning after, I stepped out my door and hollered across the street to my neighbor. "Hey Earl, did you see that? What'dya think?" Earl had no idea what I was talking about. Earl, bless his heart, is Everyman. He is 68, a Louisianian turned...
  • Thursday: Did Rick Scott lose the election with fangate?

    Thursday: Did Rick Scott lose the election with fangate?
          Political debates don’t usually settle anything. They definitely don’t decide elections. Candidates dance around questions, give evasive answers, and return to their typical talking points no matter what is asked. And let&...
  • 'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate

    'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate
    After a jaw-dropping beginning where Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to set foot on the stage for statewide, televised debate, Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got down to business — attacking the other guy. On Twitter, the...
  • GOP worries that fan fallout might put Gov. Scott in no-wind situation

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida Gov. Rick Scott's sudden absence at the start of a statewide TV debate reshaped the governor's race Thursday as event sponsors accused Charlie Crist of breaking the rules and Scott's side fretted over whether he damaged his re-...
  • How rich: Government exec with $266k salary gripes about government waste

    How rich: Government exec with $266k salary gripes about government waste
    A few weeks ago, the Sanford Airport decided to kick the TSA out of its complex. Out go the government friskers. In come private friskers. Taxpayers will pay a private company from Virginia $24 million over the next five years to do the same thing the...
  • Governor's debate in Florida stalls over a fan

    Governor's debate in Florida stalls over a fan
    In the long, and often weird, history of political debates, this may have been a first: A gubernatorial debate stalled for six minutes because of a fight over whether one candidate could bring a fan. No, not the cheering kind of fan -- although both...
  • Ann McFeatters: Truth-o-meter gets real workout from mid-term political ads

    WASHINGTON There is so little interest in the upcoming mid-term elections Nov. 4, when 36 governors, all of the House and one-third of the Senate will be elected, a lot of people may be surprised that somebody named Ebola is not on the ballot. That's...
  • Mayo: Forget issues, Crist-Scott now all about the fan

    Mayo: Forget issues, Crist-Scott now all about the fan
    This was the night when issues were supposed to come to the fore in the Florida governor's race. No negative ads. No 30-second caricatures. Finally, a substantive one-hour talk about where we're headed, and where Rick Scott and Charlie Crist want to...
  • Five things for Thursday, Oct. 16

    Five things for Thursday, Oct. 16
    Five things for today in Orlando: Fangate disrupts Governor's race debate; Florida hospitals prepare for Ebola; fired Animal Services director fires back; and more. 1. The biggest news to come out of the debate last night between Gov. Rick Scott and...
  • Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient

    Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the CDC to contact all passengers who traveled on the same Frontier Airlines plane as the Texas health-care worker who is now the second person to be infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient. The plane made...