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Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

File photo of a voting booth. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Dems, GOP Testing National Strategies In Florida House Race

Voters in this stretch of beach towns and retirement communities provide the first 2014 campaign test of whether Democrats can counter GOP attacks on the president’s health care overhaul by accusing Republicans of threatening popular benefit programs for the elderly.

CBS Tampa–03/09/2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.      AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What Can Unite Liberals And Tea Partyers? The NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their “socialistic, Marxist, communist” ways. Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are “a bunch of people who probably need some mental […]

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former GOP Gov. Crist Plots Political Comeback As A Democrat

Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor’s mansion, Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida’s stranger-than-fiction standards.

CBS Tampa–10/26/2013

File photo of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fla. Republicans Blast Crist And Democrats

Florida Republicans are blasting former Gov. Charlie Crist and Democrats at a big fundraising dinner.

CBS Tampa–10/04/2013

File photo of Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL.  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Members In Congress Skeptical Of Syria Strike

President Barack Obama’s push for a limited military strike against Syria is being met with skepticism and opposition from many in Florida’s congressional delegation.

09/06/2013

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio’s Name Elicits Boos, Catcalls At Tea Party Rallies

On a recent swing through the most conservative parts of his state, Sen. Marco Rubio told a packed banquet hall at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club that major policy issues were threatening the American dream: onerous taxes, burdensome regulations — and, above all, President Barack Obama’s health care law.

08/20/2013

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Fla. Insurance Commissioner: ‘Obamacare’ To Raise Rates Up To 40 Percent In Individual Market

Florida residents are finally getting to see what so-called “Obamacare” means for them as state insurance officials released rate details late Wednesday showing how much some health plans may cost under the new federal health law and how many providers will be participating in the state exchange.

CBS Tampa–08/01/2013

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Dems Vow Medicaid Expansion Fight Is Not Over

Florida’s Democratic leaders are sending Gov. Rick Scott another demand for a special session to discuss expanding Medicaid coverage to 1.1 million residents.

06/26/2013

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