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First Amendment Foundation asks candidates about their private email accounts and computers

First Amendment Foundation asks candidates about their private email accounts and computers

The First Amendment Foundation, the non-profit that promotes open government Florida, asked the two gubernatorial candidates. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, to answer a few questions regarding Florida's sunshine laws. Unfortunately one candidate replied. "Florida has a long and rich tradition of [...]

Poll: Independents give Crist light lead

Poll: Independents give Crist light lead

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to support from independent voters, a poll released Thursday gives Democrat Charlie Crist a slight edge over Republican Gov. Rick Scott as they head into the frantic final days of this year's campaign. Crist has the support of 43 percent [...]

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Navy Federal Credit Union create 5,000 more jobs in Escambia County

Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) will create 5,000 new jobs in Escambia County over then next 12 years. “Today’s announcement that Navy Federal will create 5,000 more jobs for Floridians is a huge win for the Florida families,” Scott said. “Because [...]

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Scott releases his 2020 plan

Gov. Rick Scott released this morning his 2020 plan ...two years longer than his second term, if he is re-elected. The plan calls for $1 billion in additional tax cuts for cell phones and business rental space, while increasing spending on higher education ($30M), K-2 education ($19.6B), [...]

Voter turnout may be key to Nov. 4 victory

Voter turnout may be key to Nov. 4 victory

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA One of the most closely watched governor's races in the country seems to be morphing back into a traditional political battle, based on a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist tied two weeks before [...]

Latest poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked

Latest poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked

Women and men are polar opposites in the Florida governor's race, as likely voters split 42 - 42 percent between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, with 7 percent for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll [...]

Final Scott vs. Crist debate contentious

Final Scott vs. Crist debate contentious

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In their final --- and most heated --- debate before the Nov. 4 election, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist came out swinging Tuesday night, excoriating each other's records as the state's chief executive and each painting [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Inweekly received this email from Matt Moon, Communications Director for Rick Scott for Florida: Melissa Sellers, Campaign Manager for Rick Scott for Florida: “Charlie Crist can bring his fan, microwave, and toaster to debates - none of that will cover up how sad his record as governor was [...]

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida After tens of millions of dollars worth of television commercials and the slinging of massive amounts of mud, could the Florida gubernatorial election come down to an electric fan? In the latest strange chapter in the always-fascinating [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott Campaign: Where's Barack Obama? Good morning, Vice President Biden campaigned with Charlie Crist this week and said that this is the “most important governor’s race in the United States of America.” This begs the question … why is the Vice President here instead of the [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 14: New poll, Private emails, Jeb Bush, Jobs

Inweekly receives daily dozens of emails from both of the campaigns of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist. Most ask for contributions, but a few focus on issues. From now until the election, we will share the highlights of what each is saying: Scott Campaign: New Poll Has Scott Ahead A new poll from [...]

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