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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...

Rick Scott Subject Of Critical Florida Democrats' Video

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Florida Democrats released a web ad on Thursday linking Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) to the long voting lines encountered by voters in the state in 2012. ...

Rick Scott Plans Massive Spending In Reelection Effort

Politico | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Rick Scott is preparing to defend his Florida governorship with the most expensive reelection campaign in state history, drawing up plans for a battle...

Crist's Secrets Revealed

Miami New Times | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

Days before this past November's election at a cramped deli off Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura, a new yellow Camaro glided into the parking lot and hu...

Jeb Bush Foe Dies

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 02.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Bill McBride, the Florida Democrat who defeated Janet Reno for the party's gubernatorial nomination in 2002 but lost to Republican Gov. Jeb B...

Proud Democrat

AP | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat. Joined by a gaggle of news media, Crist on Th...

WHOOPS! Rick Scott's Latest Gaffe Shocks Callers

Posted 12.10.2012 | Miami

Someone's been a naughty boy! Florida governor Rick Scott accidentally sent constituents seeking information on a fungal meningitis outbreak to a ...

Rick Scott Cuts Funding, Vetoes Tuition Hike Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.01.2012 | College

After approving a $300 million cut to Florida's public universities in earlier April, thus cutting public higher education state funding for the fifth...