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Taddeo campaigns for Crist ticket in Hispanic Tampa


­­— 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’


­­— 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


­­— 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


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


new poll by Gravis Marketing

Scott, Crist ads malign, mislead


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

Ex-Sen Nan Rich stands between Crist and Scott


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


release a deposition

Poll: Florida voters down on Obama, favor Clinton


Clinton tops Florida 2016 landscape


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


SurveyUSA now shows Crist up


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


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


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


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


Local law officers participate in Scott re-elect event


­­— 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


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


­­— 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


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


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


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...

Scott blames whistleblower case on Crist

- Gov. Rick Scott said Friday that a successful lawsuit against his administration is “nothing but Charlie Crist trying to come up with a way to complain.”

Crist files brief seeking to overturn Florida’s ban on gay marriage


­­— Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who once signed a petition to put a gay marriage ban in the Florida Constitution, has filed a brief in court seeking to overturn that ba...

Crist files brief in support of gay marriage lawsuit


Ad Watch: GOP cries foul, but anti-Scott ad based in fact



GOP complains about Dem ad on Scott pleading the 5th


Crist now says he has no time to visit Cuba

- Charlie Crist, who capped his change of heart over the Cuban embargo with the news last month that he would visit the Communist nation this summer, will not go there after all.

PBA backs Crist, Atwater, Bondi, Putnam


The Florida Police Benevolent Association has endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist in the Florida governor’s race, but is backing incumbent Republicans for the state’s three Cabinet seats -- Attorney General Pam...

Pollster says most Republicans back immigration reform


Scott campaign gets boost from wife

- Florida first lady Ann Scott, who says she was once afraid of public speaking, is taking a more active role in her husband’s re-election bid.

St. Leo poll: Gov race tied, Clinton leads GOP candidates by double digits


Scott, riding ad blitz, pulls even with Crist in polls


­­— Gov. Rick Scott appears to have pulled even in his re-election battle with likely Democratic challenger Charlie Crist with the help of some $13.5 million in ads co...

PPP poll shows Crist and Scott tied


Public Policy Polling survey

Dems may revive HCA fraud case against Scott


The Florida Democratic Party and likely Democratic nominee for governor Charlie Crist are seeking to revive the

Crist, Dems seek to revive Medicare fraud issue against Scott


massive Medic...

Ad Watch: Tuition heats up campaign

- A new TV ad for Gov. Rick Scott blames tuition cost increases on his predecessor and current rival Charlie Crist, but the truth is more complicated than that.

Morgan blasts top Democrat for opposing pot

- Top Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz drew an angry response from lawyer John Morgan over her opposition to medical marijuana.

N.C. Sen. Hagan fundraises in Tampa


­­— Alex Sink of Tampa and Sen. Bill Nelson will headline a fundraiser in Tampa Sunday for North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat facing a tough re-election challen...

After Dem criticism, Scott cancels funder hosted by convicted tax evader


Bondi on fighting gay marriage: ‘Voters had the right’

- In the face of criticism from gay rights activists and praise from the religious right, Attorney General Pam Bondi says she‘s defending the Florida constitution’s anti-gay marriage provision not because she beli...

Bondi and gay marriage: It’s complicated