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Florida Democrats Are Really Pushing Fan-gate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

Lest we forget the infamous "Fan-gate" incident of 2014, Florida Democrats are parlaying Gov. Rick Scott's (R) initial refusal to debate former Gov. C...

Kate Sheppard

Evangelicals Urge Rick Scott To Act On Climate Change As A 'Pro-Life' Issue | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

A group of evangelical Christians is taking to the airwaves in Florida to urge Republican Gov. Rick Scott to take action on climate change, arguing th...

Florida Democrats Rally Around Charlie Crist

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 28 (Reuters) - Florida Democrats launched a "unity tour" on Thursday to close ranks around Charlie Crist, a former Republican gov...

Both Sides Bending The Facts In Florida Governor Fight | Brooks Jackson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on A Florida ad attacking Republican Gov. Rick Scott has touched off claims of lying and illeg...

Jason Linkins

Human Charlie Crist Attacked By Robo-Charlie Crist In Clever Bit Of Political Chicanery | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist -- now running for governor again, because time is a flat circle -- was, for a long time, a Republican. Then, for a ...

GOP Challenger Wants To Spank Rick Scott With A Flip-Flop

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sail through the Florida Republican gubernatorial primary in August, but he might want to sleep with one eye ...

Crist Woos Crucial Voters In Race Against Rick Scott

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., July 30 (Reuters) - As the leading Democratic candidate for Florida governor, Charlie Crist would be exp...

Rick Scott Signs Harsh Abortion Bill Into Law

AP | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Under a new law, abortions will be illegal in Florida at any point in a woman's pregnancy if her doctor determines that the...

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Hits Rick Scott On Sexism

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Despite her loyalty to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (R) faced many challenges working as an African-American woman in his...

Rick Scott Is STILL Trying To Drug Test Poor People With Kids

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

His push to drug-test poor people with children has already been rejected by federal courts, but Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) isn't taking "No, tha...

Rick Scott Continues To Lag Behind Challenger In Florida Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) leads Gov. Rick Scott (R) 48 percent to 38 percent in this year's gubernatorial race, according to a Quinnipiac ...

Florida's Elusive Voucher Waitlist

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 06.01.2014 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

Does a controversial bill with a billion-dollar price tag hang on a wait list that might not even exist? I sincerely hope not.

Crist Edges Scott In Florida Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) has just a 1-point edge against incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R), according to a poll released Tuesday by the Unive...

Jon Ward

Govs. Paul LePage, Tom Corbett 'Too Clueless To Even Save Themselves,' Top Dem Says | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Governors' races are not part of a Rubik's Cube like those in the Senate, an ever-changing puzzle with one burning question: Which party...

Will Marijuana Decide the Florida Governor's Race?

Jag Davies | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Jag Davies

A medical marijuana victory at the ballot box in Florida would certainly be a breakthrough in the South, a breakthrough in one of the most populous states in the country, and a breakthrough in a bellwether state in American politics.

Chris Christie Headlining Event For Rick Scott Amid Bridge Scandal

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Despite revelations this week that members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) staff maneuvered a catastrophic traffic jam, the governor will head...

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' For 'Mistake' Of Opposing Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orla...

Jason Linkins

Charlie Crist Is Writing A Book Because He Is Likely Going To Run For Governor Of Florida | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that former Florida Gov. and one-time Senate aspirant Charlie Crist is writing a book. The book is called Th...

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott Gets Some Good News From Florida's 'Insiders' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Tampa Bay Times' Adam Smith has the details on the paper's latest "Florida Insiders Poll," which asks the state's political elites to share their ...

Jason Linkins

Former Dem Contender Calls Charlie Crist Gubernatorial Bid A 'Disaster' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The good news, if you are Florida Gov. and Plower of Flowers Rick Scott, is that the most recent Quinnipiac poll "found the Republican governor's job ...

Rick Scott Gets Glimmer Of Hope

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is trailing former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist by 10 points in his 2014 bid for reelection, according to a Quinnipiac Unive...

Florida GOP's Unusual Plan To 'Free' Rick Scott Opponent

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 08.13.2013 | Miami

Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry says he's so eager to see Democratic candidate for governor Nan Rich get her message out that he'll chec...

Expand Holder's IRS Investigation to All Voter Intimidation as Civil Rights' Violations

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The right-wing is screaming at Eric Holder to investigate potential civil rights' violations by IRS officials. He should take them up on their entreaties, and raise the ante by investigating all the voter suppression and intimidation during the 2012 election.

Why You Shouldn't Underestimate Rick Scott's Reelection Prospects

Tampa Bay Times | Adam C. Smith | Posted 07.13.2013 | Miami

It's way too early to count out Rick Scott for a second term. His poll numbers are stubbornly bleak -- only one in three voters say he deserves a seco...

'Would You Kill Me?'

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 06.30.2013 | Miami

If he could talk to Gov. Rick Scott, Seth Penalver would have one simple question. "Would you kill me?" Penalver, 40, was acquitted late last year o...