It sounds like something Republican Gov. Rick Scott would ask of Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist: “How can the people of Florida trust your recent conversion?”
At least six Democrats have filed paperwork this week to run for Florida House seats currently held by Miami-Dade County Republicans, according to the state Division of Elections website.
A run for Congress is not in the cards for former state CFO Alex Sink. On Tuesday, the Democrat said in a statement that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly.
While he hasn’t declared that he’s in the running, Florida’s Republican see Charlie Crist as a threat to Gov. Rick Scott in next year’s election.
Florida House Democrats are employing a little used procedural rule to bring legislative business to a crawl as they try to get Republicans in the lower chamber to expand health care coverage.
Former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing more than $125,000 in party funds.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once a Republican, gave one of his first speeches as a Democrat Friday night.
Gov. Rick Scott is hanging his hat on Florida’s improving economy as he looks toward next year’s election.
After more than two years of fighting the federal health overhaul, Florida Republican leaders say they need to prepare to carry out the law.
The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida is making charged accusations against his prior employer, claiming state party officials are intentionally trying to keep minority voters away from the polls.