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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

William March

Tribune Staff

Ad Watch: Crist, Scott overstate damage other did to economy

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Ad Watch: Scott falsely tars Crist over Rothstein scandal

- Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s close relationship with convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is creating a vulnerability for Crist in the Florida governor’s race, but ads by Gov. Rick Scott exploiting the issue a...

Cohn snares a Kennedy for funder

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Crist outlines small business plan

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Crist: Morgan “not interested” in judgeship

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In the aftermath of an embarrassing video of Orlando superlawyer and medical marijuana backer John Morgan making an extempore, profane and apparently somewhat inebriated speech in a Polk County bar, Republican critics ha...

Scott, losing with women voters, courts them in Tampa

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­­— Facing potential problems among women voters, Gov. Rick Scott held a campaign event in Tampa on Tuesday aimed squarely at women, particularly women business owners...

Crist talks of end-run for Medicaid expansion

- Charlie Crist says he believes a Florida governor could bypass the Legislature to expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, and he might do so if elected.

With early lead gone, Crist campaign tries to rebound

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­­— During the past 18 months, Charlie Crist has dropped from a

Scott’s Columbia/HCA case overshadowed TGH probe

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Rick Scott won the Florida governor’s office in 2010 despite his history as head of a hospital chain that paid the

Job concerns linger in Florida, USF survey finds

- Jobs and the economy remain the most important issues facing Florida, though they’re declining dramatically as the economy improves, according to a new survey of adults by the University of South Florida.

Ad Watch: Crist hits Scott on abortion, exposing his own shifting stand

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­­— Seeking to exploit his advantage over Gov. Rick Scott among women voters, Charlie Crist is launching a new ad...

Crist give Florida Dems $2.5 million

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$2.5 million donation

Mason-Dixon: Scott up 2 points

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Polls differ on Crist V. Scott, show support for medical marijuana

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Two new polls this week differ on the state of the governor’s race, one showing a tie and one showing Rick Scott with a 5-point lead over Charlie Crist.

Gov. Scott’s reboot caters less to tea party

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For four years, since he withdrew from the Republican Party and eventually became a Democrat, Charlie Crist has taken heat from Republicans as a political chameleo...

Rich backs Crist

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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...