Democrats

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist. (Source: CBS4)

Ex-Republican Crist Is Florida Democrats Big Hope

Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor’s office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun laws, strip state workers of benefits, allow private school vouchers and enact a slew of other policy changes that Democrats opposed but could do nothing to stop.

09/01/2014

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 Wins Florida Democratic Primary For Governor

Former Governor Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination Tuesday against Nan Rich to seek his old job against Governor Rick Scott in the November elections.

08/26/2014

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State Senators Cruise In Primaries

Incumbent senators easily won primary contests Tuesday, dominating races that never seriously threatened their bids for re-election.

08/26/2014

Early voters in Doral on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Candidates Make Last-Minute Push For Primary Votes

Poll workers spent most of Monday getting ready for Tuesday’s primary election.

08/25/2014

Florida Money

State Parties Rake In Millions Ahead Of Elections

The Republican Party of Florida raised about $14.9 million in little less than five months, while the Florida Democratic Party collected $13.1 million, according to newly filed finance reports.

08/22/2014

Nan Rich  (Source: nanrich2014.com)

Nan Rich Counting On Hardcore Dems In Primary

Most Florida voters assume it will be a head to head match up of Rick Scott and Charlie Crist for the Governor’s job this November. But before former governor Crist takes on current Governor Scott, he has to get past former Sen. Nan Rich in the August primary

08/21/2014

Steve Perman (Source: believeinsteve.com) and Kristin Jacobs (Source: Broward.org) are battling for the House District 96 seat.

Battle Over Experience Dominates Broward Primary

Steve Perman is talking trash. And now he wants Broward County voters to smell what he means. The Coral Springs chiropractor this week unwrapped an odiferous “scratch-and-sniff” mailer — possibly the first of its kind in the Florida campaign world — to smoke out Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in the Democratic primary battle for House District 96.

08/20/2014

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Group Sues Over Re-Drawn Florida Congressional Map

A coalition issued a sharply-worded motion Monday which called the recently redrawn Florida congressional “brazenly partisan” and claimed it would not fix the problems that prompted a judge to declare the original map unconstitutional in the first place.

08/18/2014

Landon Peterson peeks out of the voting booth while his mother Meghan votes March 20, 2012 at Christian union Church in Metamora, Illinois. White House hopeful Mitt Romney eyed a big win in President Barack Obama's home state Tuesday as he sought to clinch the Republican nomination and focus on November's general election. Polls across Illinois opened for the state primary at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) with former Massachusetts governor Romney the odds-on favorite to win. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo By: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems Hold Voter Edge In Big Counties; GOP Elsewhere

Voter-registration numbers showed Democrats have more registered voters in Florida’s seven most populated counties but Republicans have a huge advantage in some mid-sized counties.

08/12/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Pledging Millions For Eco-Concerns If Re-Elected

Vote for for Gov. Rick Scott and save a tree. Caught in a tight campaign with former Gov. Charlie Crist, the current governor has pledged to spend millions more on environmental concerns if re-elected.

08/04/2014

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