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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Poll: Governor’s Race Gets Close Amid Attacks

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.

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Fla. Gov. Rick Scott, left, and former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist. (Source:  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

QPoll On Governor’s Race Coming Out Wednesday

The latest poll by Quinnipiac University is set to be released Wednesday, showing where each candidate stands in Florida’s gubernatorial race.

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State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Crist Chooses a Running Mate

Charlie Crist chooses the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor. What does the selection of Annette Taddeo add to the Crist ticket?

CBS4–07/21/2014

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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Morgan Says Big Money Lined Up For Pot Campaign

Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan said he has pledges of up to $6 million — not including his own substantial checkbook — to back a proposed constitutional amendment going before voters in November that would allow doctors to order marijuana for patients with debilitating illnesses.

07/14/2014

Nan Rich (Source: CBS4)

Rich Touts Record In Battle With Crist

Nan Rich is frustrated. That much is clear. But the lifelong Democrat and former Senate minority leader isn’t backing down. Rich told a gathering of news executives and editors Friday that she will continue battling for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and trying to draw distinctions with opponent Charlie Crist — despite many of the party’s fundraisers and leaders lining up behind the former Republican Crist.

CBS Miami–07/11/2014

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, speaks to the media after addressing the Miami-Dade Justice Association on May 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crist Says He Can’t ‘Take My Eye Off The Ball’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist tried to draw sharp contrasts Thursday with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on issues such as the environment, education and openness — while also seeking to defuse questions about why he won’t appear with Democratic opponent Nan Rich.

07/10/2014

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist watches play as the Tampa Bay Rays host  the New York Yankees on April 13, 2009 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Governor’s Group Gives Boost To Crist

With a $500,000 injection of money from the Democratic Governors Association, challenger Charlie Crist and a closely aligned political committee raised more cash from June 21 to June 27 than Republican Gov. Rick Scott and a Scott-tied committee.

07/07/2014

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Democrats Courting Florida’s Changing Cuban Voters

Democratic Candidate are courting a group which may not have favored them in the past.

07/05/2014

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, speaks to the media after addressing the Miami-Dade Justice Association on May 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Tax Returns An Issue In Florida Governor’s Race

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist released three years worth of tax returns the same day a new statewide ad criticized him for not releasing his wife’s tax returns.

06/25/2014

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