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Rick Scott Dogged Over Unfair Debt Collection Practices

Bloomberg | Toluse Olorunnipa | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

More than 10 U.S. states have reduced unemployment benefits since 2011, and Republican Governor Rick Scott has made Florida’s program the least gene...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs 'Pop-Tart' Gun Bill Into Law

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics

On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill that prohibits schools from disciplining students who play with simulated weapons, The Miami Hera...

Rick Scott Won't Say If He Believes In Man-Made Climate Change: 'I'm Not A Scientist'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to say whether he believes man-made global warming is real Tuesday, despite having said in the past that he doesn'...

Florida Gets Rid Of The Common Core...Kinda

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 12 (Reuters) - Three education bills designed to push back against what conservative Republic...

Charlie Crist Goes After 'Fraud' Rick Scott

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG ��-- Completing a weekend that kicked off the governor's race in the crucial Tampa Bay area, former Gov. Charlie Crist roused a cro...

Dem Senator Doesn't Like Florida's Direction Under Rick Scott

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has repeatedly said he wouldn't jump into the race to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R). But that doesn't mean Nelson isn't...

Appeals Court Rules Against Rick Scott's Voter Purge

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) effort to purge the state's voter rolls was illegal due to its close proximit...

Rick Scott Dogged By Campaign Turmoil

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

DAVIE -- -- Gov. Rick Scott had a lousy week, and it didn't get much better Friday. He couldn't even get a TGIF moment from a ceremonial ribbon-cutti...

Top Rick Scott Fundraiser Quits Campaign Post

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is losing a key member of his campaign team in a sudden shakeup. The Miami Herald reported Friday that Scott's campaign...

Rick Scott's SUV Snubs Angry Protesters

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) attended a Thursday fundraiser, but not before some apparent drama with a group of protesters hoping for his attention. ...

Andrew Perez

Gov. Rick Scott Casts Himself As Medicare Defender

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) last week made protecting Medicare for seniors a top focus of his reelection campaign, despite having served as CEO of the...

Florida Governor's Race Virtually Tied

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

If Florida's gubernatorial election were held today, voters would barely pick former governor and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist over curren...

Charlie Crist Is Not the First Politician to Ideologically Reinvent Himself

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Changing positions is not always the death knell in American politics. The fact that a candidate is ideologically malleable can actually work to a candidate's advantage.

Top Dem Rips Rick Scott 'Chaos'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) ripped Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in an op-ed published in the Sun Sentine...

Dems Pin 'Darkness & Despair' On Rick Scott

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott was described at a Florida Democratic Party dinner Saturday as an embarrassment and extremist, and someone who has brought "darkness a...

Scott Seeks Supreme Court Review Of Worker Drug Tests

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) plans to take his fight to randomly drug test state employees to the Supreme Court. According to the AP, Scott was told...

Rick Scott's Campaign Cancels Controversial Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) appears to have changed course on holding a gator hunt fundraiser later this year. The Tampa Bay Times reported Tuesda...

Scott Plans To Resume Voter Purge Effort

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

MIAMI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott is planning a new effort to purge non-U.S. citizens from the state's voter rolls, a move that l...

Scott Draws Criticism Over 'Tainted' Contribution

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A liberal veterans group called on Gov. Rick Scott to return a $500,000 campaign check from St. Petersburg mogul (and Vietnam veteran) Bill Edwards, s...

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...

Jason Linkins

Rick Scott Will Have His Revenge On Wildflowers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Lord knows I should expect no end of perplexing behavior from Florida's fraud-tastic supervillain governor Rick Scott, but I am truly perplexed by one...

Gov. Scott's Veto Leaves Many Confused

Ediberto Roman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

While our federal leaders correctly understand immigrant youth to be success stories, our governor has made a less than clear statement.

Vulnerable Scott Faces Big Uncertainty

AP | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

Democrats consider Republican Gov. Rick Scott to be one of the most vulnerable incumbent governors facing re-election next year, which gives them hope...

Rick Scott Faces Stark Choice Amid GOP Tension

Miami Herald | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

The Florida Legislature’s hard work is over and Gov. Rick Scott’s is just beginning....

Many Florida Teachers May Soon Get A Bigger Paycheck

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.02.2013 | Miami

The Florida legislature reached a revised budget deal Wednesday that would offer pay hikes for qualifying teachers and school employees as early as Se...