For journalists, a politician in campaign mode can be a very tough interview. Disciplined candidates will stay on message, no matter what. Sometimes, you’ll expose a side of them that voters don’t get to see in their scripted appearances and campaign ads.
Governor Rick Scott made a stop in South Florida Wednesday for the ceremonial signing of the Aaron Cohen Protection Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Gov. Rick Scott tours the state this week honoring military veterans, he is marking the contributions of a bloc of voters that could help in his difficult re-election fight.
Gov. Rick Scott is set to travel around Florida this week to honor the state’s veterans.
Florida religious leaders are calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state officials to restore the civil rights of former felons.
Gov. Scott signed the last bill left over from the spring legislative session on Wednesday, leaving unscathed an almost historically high amount of the legislation approved this year.