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No Surprises in Governor’s race

No Surprises in Governor’s race

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Republican incumbent Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are headed for a November battle of the governors after both easily sailed through Tuesday's primary elections. The race between Scott and his predecessor Crist is already one of the nation's [...]

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On the campaign trail in South Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist blasted Gov. Rick Scott's administration Friday for using a lottery to select five organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijuana that purportedly does not [...]

Crist bans Tampa Bay Times reporter from campaign bus

Crist bans Tampa Bay Times reporter from campaign bus

Politicians and their staffs attacking and "punishing" reporters who are critical is not just a city of Pensacola phenomenon. The Crist campaign has decided not to allow Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith on a three-day bus tour. Smith, along with Times' writer Michael Kruse, published [...]

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Backroom Briefing: Looking for Charlie and taking out the cat boxes

Weekly political notes from The News Service of Florida By DARA KAM AND BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Politicos often refer to campaign time as the "silly season," hallmarked by numerous (sometimes frivolous) complaints of both the official and the [...]

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Jobs: Crist and Scott have different approaches

Governor Rick Scott continued his two-week “Jobs for the Next Generation” tour in Pensacola yesterday at Global Business Solutions, introducing his policies to make Florida the nation’s leader in growing emerging industries with good-paying jobs. The centerpiece of his plan, according to his [...]

Buzz: Crist will be in Pensacola this weekend

Buzz: Crist will be in Pensacola this weekend

Charlie Crist will be in the Pensacola area this weekend. Fred Levin is hosting a big fundraiser for him, and he will be tour area churches on Sunday.

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

Poll: Governor’s race still tight, Crist has five-point lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With the campaign dominated by a barrage of back-and-forth attacks, Democrat Charlie Crist's lead over Republican incumbent Rick Scott has narrowed in the race for Florida governor, a new poll shows. Crist leads Scott by a margin of 45 percent to [...]

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Charlie Crist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, today announced Miami businesswoman Annette Taddeo as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Taddeo is the working mother of a eight-year-old daughter and founded and runs her own small business in Miami. “Annette is a [...]

Scott plans lawsuit over failed Crist economic development investment

Scott plans lawsuit over failed Crist economic development investment

When Nan Rich visited the Inweekly offices last month, she said that if she ever got to debate Charlie Crist, her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, that she would bring up Digital Domain Group. Now Rick Scott appears to be ready to make it a campaign issue, too.The state is hiring [...]

Even Crist’s supporters are questioning his political future

Even Crist’s supporters are questioning his political future

Peter Schorsch runs the most influential political blog in the state of Florida, SaintPetersBlog.com. He also runs Context Florida, a web service that post ediorial opinions from writers from various parts of the state. Shannon Nickinson, Mark O'Brien and I write for Context regularly. Schorish is [...]

GOP strategist reviews book about Greer that skewers Crist

GOP strategist reviews book about Greer that skewers Crist

A frequent guest on the most recent version of IN Your Head Radio was GOP political strategist Rick Wilson. The owner of Florida-based political consulting firm Intrepid Media, Wilson is routinely called upon by major news networks and big name newspapers to weigh in on the political topics of the [...]

The Crist speech that the Council of 100 did not hear

The Crist speech that the Council of 100 did not hear

The Council of 100 rescinded an invitation for Charlie Crist to speak at its meeting in Orlando. The former GOP governor who is running for this old job as a Democrat was scheduled to speak at 11 a.m., three hours after Scott addressed the group. According to its website, the Florida Council of 100 [...]

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