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

Elections Panel Tosses Complaints About Crist, Scott

Allegations of financial misconduct by the states two leading candidates for governor have been tossed out by Florida’s election commission. Since March, supporters of both former Gov. Charlie Crist and Gov. Rick Scott have filed a long list of complaints which dealt with alleged election law violations.

07/21/2014

Charlie Crist in South Florida 5/5/14. (Source: CBS4)

Florida’s Largest Gay Rights Group Endorses Crist

Charlie Crist has been endorsed by Florida’s largest gay rights group in his run for Governor.

06/12/2014

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Governor Scott Trying To Win Over Hispanic Voters

Scott’s latest bid to redo his image came Monday when Florida joined more than three dozen other states in the nation that offer in-state tuition rates to high school students living in the country illegally.

06/09/2014

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Scott & Christie Pledge $1 Billion Toward Port Upgrades

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged Thursday to spend $1 billion upgrading the state’s ports over his two terms in office if he is re-elected.

05/22/2014

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Political Maps Trial Underway

The trial to determine whether state legislators broke the law while drawing-up new political maps got underway Monday.

05/19/2014

WOODBURY, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Boehner “Nudges” Jeb Bush To Run For President

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been given the “nudge” to run for president in 2016 by House Speaker John Boehner.

05/12/2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  (Source: CBS4)

Marco Rubio Not Endorsing Rivera In House Primary

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio does not plan to endorse David Rivera in the Republican primary. The Florida senator and Rivera, who is running for the 26th Congressional District seat, have been allies before.

05/08/2014

American Flag (Source: Darrell Ingham /Allsport)

Two Democratic Challengers For Congressional Seats Play Name Game

A pair of candidates for U.S. Congress are banking on name recognition to boost their campaigns. During a campaign stop at the Worm Gruntin’ Festival in the conservative panhandle, U.S. House candidate Gwen Graham listened to voter after voter recount fond memories of her father, Bob, who towered over Florida politics for more than a quarter-century as governor and U.S. senator.

05/04/2014

2014 Legislative Session came to an end just before 11 PM May 2nd. (Source: Tom Urban, NSF)

Lawmakers Approve Budget And Adjourn Session

Lawmakers passed an election-year budget of $77.1 billion — the largest state spending plan in history — before closing out the 2014 legislative session and heading home to campaign.

05/03/2014

(AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Private School Voucher Expansion Passes Senate, Headed To House

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would expand the private school voucher program to middle-income families.

05/02/2014

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