A new poll finds Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist in a dead heat and, with more than 10 percent of voters undecided, sets the stage for an already-brutal campaign expected to get uglier over the next seven months.
With less than seven months to elections, former governor Charlie Crist has joined Governor Rick Scott in targeting the Hispanic vote.
The volume on the fourth floor outside the House and Senate chambers is reaching a crescendo. Lobbyists are jockeying for positions in front of the chamber doors as lawmakers emerge for quick pow-wows. It’s all part of the last-minute frenzy as, in the words of powerful Sen. John Thrasher, “bills are dying.”
Gov. Rick Scott demanded Tuesday that the Senate vote on allowing some undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state tuition at Florida universities, shortly after a late push to get the issue onto the floor stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Florida’s former governor Charlie Crist, despite persistent criticism, isn’t backing away from his support of the nation’s new health insurance system.
An awkward political moment between state Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and former governor Charlie Crist was caught on camera.
In his fight for a second chance at the office, former Governor Charlie Crist blasted his successor Monday during a speaking engagement in West Palm Beach.
Carlos Lopez-Cantera was a state representative for eight years before he was elected to be Miami-Dade’s property appraiser. Then, a little more than two months ago Governor Rick Scott tapped him to be lieutenant governor, replacing Jennifer Carroll who resigned. Lopez-Cantera has been working to bridge the divide between the legislature and the governor’s office and he is expected to be a key figure on the campaign trail, especially when it comes to courting Hispanic voters, as Scott tries to win a second term. Lopez-Cantera sits down for an extensive one-on-one with Jim.
New campaign finance reports, filed this week, show that millions flowed into the campaign accounts of Florida’s two main political parties during the first three months of 2014.
The former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty, Friday, to charges of violating federal campaign finance laws.