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Governor’s Race Will Also Shape Fla. Supreme Court

Floridians voting in November’s gubernatorial election will also be deciding the direction of the state Supreme Court for years to come.

CBS Tampa–08/12/2014

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Crist Picks Local Chair Of Dems As Running Mate

Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist chose Miami-Dade County Democratic Party Chairwoman Annette Taddeo as his running mate Thursday, a pick that could help him ease any doubts among the important South Florida party base that his political conversion is for real.

CBS Tampa–07/17/2014

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Casino Head Spends Millions Against Pot Amendment

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is helping a group that wants to defeat a constitutional amendment that would allow the use of medical marijuana.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

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Fla. Gov. In tough Re-Election Fight Gets Help

Confronting a tough re-election fight Gov. Rick Scott came into his fourth legislative session as governor with a focused, but yet limited agenda that dealt primarily on tax cuts and spending priorities.

05/04/2014

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Senate Revives In-State Tuition Break For Graduates Living In The Country Illegally

The Florida Senate is reviving a tuition break for some Florida high school graduates who are living in the country illegally.

04/29/2014

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Republican Curt Clawson Wins Special GOP Primary

The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company won a Republican primary Tuesday in a special election for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine.

CBS Tampa–04/22/2014

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Crist Delivers Blistering Attack Of Scott

Former Gov. Charlie Crist is delivering a blistering attack on his successor as he aims to reclaim his former office.

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

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Florida Overcomes GOP Barriers To Enroll Uninsured

Florida’s Republican leaders have fought the Affordable Care Act at every turn, banning navigators from county health departments, offering no state dollars to boost outreach efforts to 3.5 million uninsured and leading the fight to repeal the law. Yet the state has emerged as a tale of what went right with President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2014

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Crist Wages Populist Campaign For Fla. Governor

MIAMI (AP) — When former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist announced he’d run for his old job as a Democrat in 2014, party leaders rejoiced at the prospect of a pragmatic candidate able to win back […]

CBS Tampa–02/08/2014

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Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist Attacks Rivals In Book

A memoir by former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist defends his evolution from a Republican to Democrat, while taking swipes at such rivals as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott.

01/08/2014

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