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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

March, William

Tribune Staff

Crist, Scott win primaries, ready for costly, ugly battle

- Charlie Crist’s win over Nan Rich in the Democratic campaign for governor sets the stage for the most expensive governor’s race in Florida history — and one of the nastiest.

Scott proposes big hike in education funding

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­­— Gov. Rick Scott has announced he’ll ask for an increase in education spending next year that, if approved by the Legislature, would take per-pupil spending ...

Tampa grocer in Scott ad has human trafficking record

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­­— A Tampa grocer who starred in a campaign ad for Gov. Rick Scott was convicted of human smuggling on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten four years ago, a newspaper...

Scott promises election year education spending bump

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Gov. Rick Scott has announced he’ll ask for an increase in education spending next year that, if approved by the Legislature, would take per-pupil spending to a record level in Florida.

Scott avoids global warming stand but seeks solutions

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ญญ— After a meeting with climate scientists ...

Crist campaigned in real school bus despite state ban

- Charlie Crist’s School Bus Tour may violate state law on use of school buses.

Cohn blasts U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross for not having office in Hillsborough

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­­— Alan Cohn, a Democratic candidate challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, blasted Ross at a Tampa forum Friday for not having an adequate presence in Hillsb...

Cohn says Ross not representing Hillsborough

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Alan Cohn, underdog Democratic candidate challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, blasted Ross at a Tampa Tiger Bay Club meeting Friday for being “part of the group that is responsible for the political paral...

This one probably won’t decide the race, but ...

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Crist bashes Scott during Tampa school bus stop

- Former Gov. Charlie Crist brought his school bus tour to Tampa, blasting Gov. Rick Scott for cuts in public school funding as the two continued their battle over who has been more favorable as governor to education.

Sheldon ad embraces medical marijuana; Jeb Bush opposes it

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GOP, enviro group in fracas over ads

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swing wild again

Critics see politics in Bondi’s gay-marriage move

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­­— Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has run into criticism over he...

Medical marijuana backers say Judd using office for politics

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Republicans swing wild over Crist’s residence

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11th hour redistricting caps years of resistance

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­­— Almost four years ago, Florida voters passed the Fair Districts constitutional amendmen...

Study: Florida third most ‘gerrymandered’ large state

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­­— Florida is third most “gerrymandered” among the most populous states, according to

Ross declines Tiger Bay appearance with Cohn

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Ad Watch: Scott, Crist both cut education

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­­— Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are engaged in a major TV ad war over a deciding issue for many voters: Who’s the best candidate for Florida public school...

Judge orders congressional map redrawn

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A Florida judge on Friday ordered lawmakers to draw a new congressional district map for the state after ruling last month that the old one was illegally designed ...

Taddeo campaigns for Crist ticket in Hispanic Tampa

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­­— On her first Tampa campaign swing as running mate for Charlie Crist, Annette Taddeo worked crowds at Hispanic restaurants in West Tampa on Thursday and vowed to bo...

Crist says he’d start governor’s job with ‘Fairness Day’

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­­— On his first day as governor, Charlie Crist would issue executive orders raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for government contractors and demanding more openness ...

Scott chooses 3 debates, Crist holds out for more

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­­— Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he’s willing to participate in three debates with his Democratic opponent, but his likely challenger — former Gov. Charl...

State medical lobby ties support for Medicaid expansion to increased doctor pay

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In a significant sign of physician backing for expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the Florida Medical Association now says it favors the idea.

Gravis Marketing: Crist 68, Rich 20

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new poll by Gravis Marketing

Scott, Crist ads malign, mislead

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­­— Florida voters are being inundated by an unusually early and negati...

Ex-Sen Nan Rich stands between Crist and Scott

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The race for governor in Florida will begin in the primary Aug. 26 with an underdog challenge by former state Sen. Nan Rich against former Gov. Charlie Crist to pi...

Dems hit Scott on Solantic litigation

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release a deposition

Poll: Florida voters down on Obama, favor Clinton

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Clinton tops Florida 2016 landscape

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Q Poll: Despite lead, news not all good for Crist

- A second new poll now shows likely Democratic nominee Charlie Crist with a narrow lead over Gov. Rick Scott in the Florida governor’s race, but the good news for Crist is mixed.

Q Poll: Crist narrowly up on Scott

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SurveyUSA now shows Crist up

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a SurveyUSA poll

Crist announces Taddeo as running mate

- Annette Taddeo, who’s of Columbian and Italian extraction, brings an Hispanic flavor and women’s appeal to the ticket, as well as providing Charlie Crist with a South Florida ally.

Crist taps Goldstein as running mate

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Scott on police flap: ‘All Charlie Crist mudslinging’

- On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott refused to give a direct answer to questions about on-duty uniformed police officers who said they attended one of his campaign events in the belief it was an official governor’s office func...

Florida GOP: No appeal on map ruling, but put district changes on hold

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The Republican-led Legislature won’t appeal a ruling that found two newly drawn Florida congressional districts unconstitutional.

Scott dodges, then blames Crist, for on-duty cops at campaign event

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refused to give a direct answer

Otto has written about, made Tampa history

- Mayor Bob Buckhorn has declared today Steve Otto Day, and we celebrate his 45-year career with the Tribune as leaves as a full-time columnist and scales back to 1-2 columns a week.

Sheriffs back Scott

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Local law officers participate in Scott re-elect event

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­­— Several on-duty, uniformed law officers from agencies including the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office participated in a political campaign event Monday i...

Libertarian Wyllie denounces exclusion from candidate forum

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Scott flanked by officers at campaign stop

- On-duty law officers in uniform took part in a re-election event for Gov. Rick Scott despite laws saying public employees must avoid political activity during work hours.

Scott’s good will to vets challenged by Democrats

- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has mounted a sweeping campaign to honor one of the state’s most important voting groups: veterans.

Report: Rejecting Obamacare cost Fla. jobs

- A White House report says failure to expand Florida’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act will cost the state nearly 64,000 jobs in the 2014-16 period.

Liberal caucus favors Nan Rich over Crist on education

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­­— A group representing the liberal wing of the state Democratic Party has issued a report that compares Charlie Crist’s and Nan Rich’s stances on educa...

White House: Failure to expand Medicaid costs Florida 64,000 jobs

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A White House report says failure to expand Florida’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act will cost the...

Bitter primary now history, McCollum backs Scott re-election

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TALLAHASSEE — The 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary will be remembered, in part, for the way Rick Scott used $40 million of his personal wealth to rip power from a GOP establishment that opposed him.

TV reporter challenges U.S. rep

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ญญ— Alan Cohn has a better-known name and face than a typical political newcomer, thanks to three years as a local television investigative reporter whose career has included sig...