Elections

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

Fla. Gov. Vows GOP Will “Win Big” This Year In Elections

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is vowing a “big year” for Republicans during the crucial 2014 elections.

CBS Tampa–01/11/2014

File photo of former Gov. Charlie Crist. (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Crist Raises Nearly $900,000 In 2 Weeks

Former Gov. Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor is already pulling in large amounts of money.

11/15/2013

(photo credit: Florida House of Representatives)

(AUDIO) CBS WebExtra: St. Pete Mayoral Candidate Rick Kriseman Opposes The Lens, Proposes New Solution

CBS WebExtra: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Kriseman, a former State Representative and City Councilmember, today announced his opposition to the proposed Lens pier design that would replace the now-closed St. Petersburg Pier. At a […]

CBS Tampa–06/13/2013

File photo of a voting booth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill That Could Expand Early Voting

Early voting days and sites could be expanded under a bill passed by the Senate.

04/24/2013

File photo of people waiting in line to vote in Florida. (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Scott Says Fla. Needs To Look At Early Voting Days

Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida needs to look at more early voting days.

12/19/2012

File photo of a voting booth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In Fla., Not Every Precinct Is Created Equally

When it comes to voting in Florida, not every polling place is created equally.

11/16/2012

Early voting sign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Florida Currently Looking At Reports Of People Voting Twice

Florida law enforcement officials are reviewing whether or not two people may have broken the law by voting in two different states in a previous election.

10/18/2012

A woman votes in Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

Voters leaning towards Romney new poll shows.  (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Poll Shows Fla. Voters Moving Toward Romney

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new poll taken among likely Florida Republican voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney heading into Tuesday’s presidential preference primary in the Sunshine State with a 14-point lead over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2012

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