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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Governor Charlie Crist Switches To Democrat

After months of speculation, former Florida Gov. Charlie Christ ended it all Friday night by tweeting, “Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President @BarackObama!”

CBS4–12/08/2012

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PAC Aligned With Scott Raising Millions

It’s still more than two years away from another gubernatorial election, but a political action committee closely aligned with Governor Rick Scott is already raking in the cash, according to the News Service of Florida.

CBS Miami–07/10/2012

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Poll: Scott Approval Rating Falls To 31%

Florida Governor Rick Scott didn’t win a majority of the popular vote when he was elected and his approval ratings have been among the worst in the country. A new poll found Scott’s approval rating once again struggling and that wasn’t even the worst news.

CBS4–06/09/2012

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Gov. Scott, GOP Focusing On 2014 Election

Looking toward the 2014 election, the Republican Party is gearing up ad campaign in an effort to keep Rick Scott in office.

CBS4–05/20/2012

Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich

Democratic Sen. Leader Nan Rich Planning 2014 Gubernatorial Run

A Democrat from Weston is declaring herself the first person to challenge Governor Rick Scott in the 2014 gubernatorial race.

CBS4–04/18/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Senate Considers Options For Redistricting Maps

State Senators are back at work in a special session trying to come up with a way to fix their redistricting map so it meets the approval of Florida’s Supreme Court which threw out their first version.

CBS4–03/15/2012

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Democrats Close To Killing “Failing School” Bill

An education bill which Democrats view as a giveaway to the charter school industry at the expense of public schools is one vote away from being killed in the Florida Senate.

CBS4–03/08/2012

Florida Capitol

Deep Health Care Cuts Included In State Budget Proposal

With eyes on the proverbial clock, Florida lawmakers agreed on Sunday night to deep cuts to hospitals and other health care programs as part of their effort to reach a deal on a new state budget.

CBS4–03/05/2012

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Critics Claim State Senate’s New Map Favors Incumbents

Plans to redraw the political boundaries of the state Senate and Florida’s congressional delegations passed the upper chamber by broad margin even as opponents bitterly argued the maps are aimed at protecting political incumbents.

CBS4–01/18/2012

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Senate Casino Plan Will See Some Revisions

A Senate bill that would clear the way for resort casinos in Florida will be revamped, after lawmakers raised a flurry of questions Wednesday about issues such as the impact on longstanding pari-mutuel facilities.

CBS4–12/08/2011

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