Voices from Voters as They Cast Primary Ballots in 5 StatesVoters in five states are making their choices Tuesday in party primaries. Florida and Ohio are the big prizes sought by front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as they aim to prevent rivals from narrowing the delegate gap. Voters will also cast ballots in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina.
Florida Kicks Off Early Voting in Presidential PrimarySeveral counties are scheduled to open early voting sites on Monday. The mandatory early voting period runs starts Saturday through March 12, but the law now allows election supervisors to open polling places a few days earlier.
Crist: I Was On The Democrats' Side When I Was A RepublicanFormer 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.
Crist Wins Florida Democratic Primary For GovernorFormer 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.
Primary Will Test Crist's Support Among Democrats Arlene Ustin is a hardcore Democrat and she'd like nothing more than to see Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeated in November.
Final Ballots Being Cast In Early-Voting Period Early voting is wrapping up across the state this weekend in advance of next week's primary election.
Fla. Primary Lacks Excitement Of Statewide Battles Outside of some local, legislative and congressional races, Tuesday's primary election is a bit of a snoozer.
Economy Weighs Heavily on Florida Working ClassLAKE 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.
Gingrich to Meet with Voters in Miami, OrlandoMIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be stopping in Florida to meet with voters and open an Orlando campaign office.
RNC Hands Down Punishments To Florida For Early Primary Date, Starting 'Domino Effect'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.
Importance of Fla. primary brings Romney to state 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.

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