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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

William March

Tribune Staff

Which Rick Scott will govern now, tea party or moderate?


­­— Since Rick Scott came out of nowhere in 2010 to win the Florida governor’s mansion, Floridians have seen two versions of him.

Buckhorn drops hints future could hold run for governor

- Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn won't say he'll run for the state's top post in 2018, but he thinks a big-city mayor could win.

Gov. Scott wins re-election in a squeaker over Crist

- Declaring victory over Charlie Crist, Rick Scott told supporters, “I will not let up” on his mission to create jobs in Florida, the theme of his governorship.

Early voting may signal ‘robust’ election turnout

- It’s Election Day, but 3 million Floridians have already had their say through early voting or absentee ballots. Experts say the governor’s race may have driven more voters to the polls.

Fla. governor’s race will top $150 million, costliest in U.S.

- Gov. Rick Scott has upped the financial stakes in what was already Florida’s most expensive political campaign ever by contributing $12.8 million of his own money toward his re-election.

Polls: Florida governor race remains a toss-up

- Two new polls out Thursday appeared to show the Florida governor’s race is still a toss-up.

Scott, Crist each see victory in record early vote

- Democratic strategists for Charlie Crist and Republican strategists for Gov. Rick Scott both say the early voting numbers favor their man.

Ad Watch: Scott, Crist ads feature records on women


­­— As the heated governor’s race draws to a close, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are fighting over votes with ads accusing each other of acting against the int...

Clinton visits Tampa for Crist; Christie stumps for Scott

- His voice hoarse from a day of campaigning in Florida, former President Bill Clinton, revered by Democrats as their elder statesman, roused a crowd of about 1,000 at an early voting rally for Charlie Crist in Tampa.

Crist wooing voters with a populist approach


­­— With the campaign for Florida governor entering its final days, Democratic candidate Charlie Crist is increasing his emphasis on issues of economic populism and i...

Sanctions at issue as Scott skips deposition in records suit


­­— On the same day Gov. Rick Scott declined to appear for a deposition in a legal case over his private email account, backers of Charlie Crist held a news conferenc...

Clinton coming to Tampa to campaign with Crist


Poll: Scott, Crist in dead heat in governor’s race


­­— The third new poll in two days shows a dead heat in the race for governor between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

Q poll shows Crist-Scott tie


The third new poll in two days shows a dead heat in the race for governor between incumbent Republican Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

Scott says he may spend his own money


Facing a deadlock in polls in the governor’s race after spending more than $60 million on television advertising, more than twice opponent Charlie Crist’s total, Gov. Rick Scott says he may put his own mone...

CNN’s Tapper seeks direct answers from Crist, Scott

- Jake Tapper, moderator of tonight’s final debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, says he hopes to “knock them off their talking points” and insist on direct answers to direct questions.

Tapper wants to press for direct answers in CNN debate


GOP women slam Crist for taking strip club money

- The women said little when asked about contributions made to Gov. Rick Scott by businesses linked to scamming consumers

Tom Slade in critical condition


Scott giving himself $20m?


Crist runs ad on Fangate


Debate sponsor: Crist's electric fan broke the rules

- The Charlie Crist campaign broke the agreed-upon rules of Wednesday night's debate with Gov. Rick Scott by putting a fan under Crist’s podium, according to the Florida Press Association.

Gelber: Debate sponsors agreed to the fan


AP: Jeb Bush says wife “supportive” of presidential run


More polls: A tie, Crist up 1.1%


Jeb cuts an ad for Scott, Fasano for Crist


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Scott accuses Crist of launching “brain drain” over Bright Futures


Polls: Scott edges up


Several new polls suggest Rick Scott may be edging up in the neck-and-neck race with Charlie Crist, but one shows Crist holding a narrow lead. The numbers:

Jill Biden, Crist running mate talk college affordability in Tampa

- Aiming his governor's campaign at young voters who helped elect Barack Obama, Charlie Crist campaigned with Vice President Joe Biden at a South Florida college while Biden's wife, Jill Biden, appeared with Annette Taddeo a...

Several polls show Crist edging ahead


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Unopposed in last election, Rep. Ross now faces former TV reporter


ญญ— U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, a fixture in Polk County Republican politics for nearly 30 years, has drawn a challenge from Democratic newcomer Alan Cohn, a fixture on local televisi...

Ross rakes in financial services money to top Cohn in fund raising

- In the competition to fund the U.S. House District 15 campaigns, Democrat Alan Cohn is a substantial underdog with less than a third as much money as Republican incumbent Dennis Ross.

Crist’s Kitchen Table Tour hits New Tampa


Annette Taddeo, Charlie Crist’s running mate in the Florida governor’s race, visited Kathy Wiley in New Tampa on Monday to talk about health care...

Schale says Crist regains momentum; GOP differs


Ad Watch: Party change doesn’t explain all Crist’s flips


­­— A new Republican Party ad challenges Democratic candidate for governor...

Castor asks federal investigation of Florida “bar” on rights restoration


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