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A Florida Politics Blog

Made fresh, never frozen, here's the juice on local and state politics from the staff of The Tampa Tribune, The St. Petersburg Tribune and the Tribune/Scripps Capital Bureau.

More endorsements announced in HD 61 race


The battle of endorsements between the two leading candidates in the Florida House District 61 Democratic primary keeps getting hotter.

Dems hit Scott on Solantic litigation

Published:   |   Updated: July 24, 2014 at 05:52 PM

Florida Democrats are raising anew an issue from the 2010 election by demanding Gov. Rick Scott release a deposition in a lawsuit in which a walk-in clinic company he ran was accused of fraud....

Clinton tops Florida 2016 landscape

Published:   |   Updated: July 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM

President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings remain mired in the 40’s, while Hillary Clinton handily leads all likely 2016 Republican challengers in a new Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters released today....

Group now seeking sponsors to erect miniature billboards on state trails

Published:   |   Updated: July 23, 2014 at 05:21 PM

It’s unclear what companies, if any, are willing to shell out cash for miniature billboards on state trails.

Congresswoman Castor announces creation of Medicaid expansion caucus

Published:   |   Updated: July 23, 2014 at 02:35 PM

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., won’t give up on the issue of Medicaid expansion.

Group opposing casinos in Fla. releases list of candidates taking its anti-gambling pledges


The Orlando-based No Casinos in Florida group on Wednesday released the list of candidates running for the Florida Legislature who took their anti-gambling pledges.

Fla. Chamber of Commerce announces picks for House, Senate races in Tampa Bay


The pro-business Florida Chamber of Commerce has endorsed six Tampa Bay-area candidates for the state Legislature, including a Democrat vying to replace term-limited state Rep. Betty Reed.

Q Poll: Crist narrowly up on Scott

Published:   |   Updated: July 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM

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.

SurveyUSA now shows Crist up

Published:   |   Updated: July 22, 2014 at 08:36 PM

In a reversal from a poll two weeks ago, a SurveyUSA poll now shows likely Democratic nominee Charlie Crist leading Gov. Rick Scott in the Florida governor’s race....

Completion of cross-state trail underway, Gov. Scott says


Gov. Rick Scott on Monday announced the individual projects funded as part of the long-awaited Coast to Coast Connector, Florida’s cross-state hiking and biking trail.