| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:31 PM
While the latest polls in recent days may have the Scott-Crist gubernatorial campaigns pretty much at a dead heat, the straw poll voters at the Farm Credit/Florida Ag Institute’s Candidates Forum in Orlando, Thursday, went all in for Scott & Co.,...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:52 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Despite an electorate split down the middle that voted for Barack Obama for president twice, half of Florida's All-Republican state Cabinet is cruising toward re-election with only token Democratic resistance.
Chief Financial Officer...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Jeff Atwater is a banker, a former lawmaker and a leader among peers. He's done a good job as Florida's chief financial officer and he deserves to be re-elected.
The Republican CFO faces a Democratic challenger in William Rankin, 54, a businessman...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Jeff Atwater is already on the list for 2018.
He's widely expected to easily win re-election as Florida’s chief financial officer in November. And that makes hm a possible Republican candidate for governor in 2018.
He sought – mildly...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Jeff Atwater is a banker, a former lawmaker and a leader among peers. He's smart, personable and a manager who sweats the details.
He's done a good job as Florida's chief financial officer and he deserves to be re-elected.
The Republican CFO faces a...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:57 PM
The Florida governor's race could turn on the turnout of various pockets of voters. No bloc is going un-courted as the candidates pull out all the stops to eke out a few more votes from pivotal demographic groups.
"It's political life or death," said...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Yet another poll, this one from PPP, finds the governor's race close, showing Democrat Charlie Crist holding a 3 point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott, and the medical marijuana initiative floating just above the 60 percent level needed for...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:12 PM
THE VILLAGES — Char Zopfi choked up when she passed by the Field of Flags Memorial Display, above and below left, honoring those who died on 9-11.
"I felt like crying for the souls who perished that day," said Zopfi, 73, secretary of the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:16 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Wednesday he was hiring outside counsel to sue the failed Digital Domain special-effects company and "other parties" involved in a $20 million tax-incentive deal that tanked.
The move comes more than a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:08 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers:
Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.
Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi,
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Palm Beach County elected officials and business leaders converge on Tallahassee Tuesday and Wednesday to try to flex their political muscles at the start of state lawmakers’ two-month legislative session.
The annual “Palm Beach County Day&...