File photo of former Gov. Charlie Crist. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Crist: I Was On The Democrats’ Side When I Was A Republican

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.

CBS Tampa–08/27/2014

Crist Wins Florida Democratic Primary For Governor

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.

CBS Tampa–08/26/2014

File photo of Charlie Crist giving a speech. (credit: Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

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.


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

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.

CBS Tampa–08/23/2014

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.


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Economy Weighs Heavily on Florida Working Class

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.

CBS Tampa–01/30/2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addresses a town hall meeting at Pinkerton Academy January 8, 2012 in Derry, New Hampshire. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Gingrich to Meet with Voters in Miami, Orlando

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be stopping in Florida to meet with voters and open an Orlando campaign office.

CBS Tampa–01/13/2012

File photo from the 2008 Republican National Convention. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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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