cbs4 My 33 Header Logo

Charlie Crist

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Poll Shows Crist And Scott In Dead Heat

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.

7 hours ago

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 14:  Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches held in the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The former governor is showing a slight edge in the polls over Rick Scott as the campaign starts to heat up for the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election that will take place on November 4, 2014.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Charlie Crist Launches Spanish Language Website

With less than seven months to elections, former governor Charlie Crist has joined Governor Rick Scott in targeting the Hispanic vote.

04/23/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Pot, Stadiums, Trauma All Trade Bait?

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.”

04/23/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott Calls For Senate Vote On Immigrant Tuition

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.

04/22/2014

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 14:  Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches held in the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The former governor is showing a slight edge in the polls over Rick Scott as the campaign starts to heat up for the 2014 Florida gubernatorial election that will take place on November 4, 2014.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crist Not Backing Down From Health Care Law Support

Florida’s former governor Charlie Crist, despite persistent criticism, isn’t backing away from his support of the nation’s new health insurance system.

04/22/2014

An awkward political moment between state Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and former governor Charlie Crist was caught on camera. (Source: Palm Beach Post)

Awkward Moment Between Lt. Governor, Charlie Crist

An awkward political moment between state Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and former governor Charlie Crist was caught on camera.

04/15/2014

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Crist Blasts Scott In Palm Beach Speech

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.

04/14/2014

Jim DeFede (right) and Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

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.

CBS4–04/14/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Florida GOP Rakes In Money From Major Companies

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.

04/11/2014

Scott Rothstein (Source: CBS4)

Rothstein Partner Pleads Guilty To Charges Connected To Ponzi Scheme

The former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty, Friday, to charges of violating federal campaign finance laws.

04/04/2014

more