| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:05 AM
If U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio decides to run for president and not for re-election, then Florida's Senate seat is up for grabs with no clear front-runners, a new poll from Public Policy Polling concludes.
The poll tested two potential Democrats: U.S. Rep....
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:45 AM
Florida voters are in line for an expensive, bruising contest for U.S. Senate in 2016 — with the outcome impossible to predict.
Poll results released Wednesday found that any of the most likely matchups between potential Democratic and Republican...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:54 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet rejected nominations of three Confederate soldiers for the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Tuesday after being told they weren't eligible because they didn't serve in the U.S. military.
| Mar 23, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Florida Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy announced on Monday his candidacy for Senate in what's expected to be an open seat in next year's general election. The Florida contest will be one of several key Senate races in 2016 as Democrats look to regain ...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON — Calling himself an "independent voice," Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, the youngest member of Congress, launched a campaign on Monday to win the U.S. Senate seat now held by conservative Republican Marco Rubio.
Murphy, 31, a...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 9:21 AM
Congressman Ted Deutch said Thursday he plans to seek re-election to his Broward-Palm Beach county congressional seat next year and forgo a bid for the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate.
Deutch's announcement is the third this week from a...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 11:35 PM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said Tuesday she won't be a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016.
Her moves leaves Democrats without their highest profile potential candidate for the seat...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Second in a series of opinion pieces to commemorate Sunshine Week and the importance of Florida’s open meetings and public records laws.
As Florida’s chief financial officer, it is my duty to be a watchdog for how our government...
| Mar 15, 2015
Public record requests sent to a half-dozen state agencies produced relevant documents in a reasonable time frame and generally free of charge, an audit performed as part of the Florida Society of News Editors annual Sunshine Week found.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race.
"Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 10:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE - A power struggle between Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Cabinet members played out Tuesday in a discussion of how to proceed in reviewing department heads.
Scott wants to get rid of three agency heads – Marshall Stranburg of the...