Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP.
Arlene Ustin is a hardcore Democrat and she’d like nothing more than to see Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeated in November.
Early voting is wrapping up across the state this weekend in advance of next week’s primary election.
Outside of some local, legislative and congressional races, Tuesday’s primary election is a bit of a snoozer.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Clarito Macalalad knows what it’s like to support a family of four on a $12.08-an-hour wage. But the cook at a Disneyworld restaurant suspects that the Republican presidential candidates — and Mitt Romney in particular — don’t have any idea of what America’s working poor are going through. And, partly for that reason, Macalalad says he’ll probably vote for President Barack Obama in the fall.
MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be stopping in Florida to meet with voters and open an Orlando campaign office.
The Republican National Committee has elected to punish Florida, the very state holding its national convention later this year, for hosting its primary earlier than it was asked to do so.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If there’s any Republican presidential candidate who can afford to spend precious time and money focusing on winning in Florida, it’s the one who campaigned in the state Tuesday.