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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Elections

Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

Crist calls changes in position evolution, foes call them flipping

TAMPA ­­— It may be the most damaging rap against Charlie Crist: He’s a shape-shifter whose positions on issues change with the political wind.
Updated: 3 hours ago

Few millennials earn the ‘I voted’ sticker

SEMINOLE — Most of the students assembled in a St. Petersburg College classroom to watch the gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could see the connection between what goes on in Tallahassee and in their own lives, from th...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Steinberg takes on incumbent Grant for Florida House District 64 seat

Steinberg takes on incumbent Grant for Florida House District 64 seat

TALLAHASSEE — A legal dispute over a write-in candidate’s ouster continues to loom over the race for House District 64 between incumbent Jamie Grant and challenger Miriam Steinberg, both Republicans.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

Amendment 1: Saving state’s beauty or tying budget-makers’ hands?

TAMPA — Hillsborough River State Park, Fort DeSoto, the Babcock Ranch Preserve critical to Florida panthers in South Central Florida, first-magnitude springs that manatees call home.
Updated: 3 hours ago
Amendment 2 fight gets into rhetorical weeds

Amendment 2 fight gets into rhetorical weeds

TAMPA — On Nov. 4, voters will determine whether Florida becomes the 24th state and the first in the South to approve a comprehensive medical marijuana program.
Updated: 3 hours ago

GOP holds edge so far in absentee voting

Early absentee voting shows Republicans maintaining their lead over Democrats in some of Florida’s biggest swing areas, but the GOP advantage shrinks considerably in some of those closely contested districts in Tampa, Orlando and Miami, accord...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Incumbent, newcomers square off in Florida House District 70

Incumbent, newcomers square off in Florida House District 70

ST. PETERSBURG — One of the state’s squashed-bug-shaped legislative districts, Florida House District 70, lassos together parts of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Updated: 12 hours ago
Hillsborough County judicial candidates tout experience

Hillsborough County judicial candidates tout experience

TAMPA — Because they’re not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they’d rule on cases, candidates for judgeships generally have to try to distinguish themselves with voters by saying they have the most experienc...
Updated: 13 hours ago

DCCC outraises Senate rivals

WASHINGTON — Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began.
Updated: 16 hours ago
In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

CHICAGO — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn’t apply.
Updated: 16 hours ago