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Florida governor Rick Scott (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott And Crist Bash Each Other At Campaign Events

Florida’s increasingly bitter and expensive campaign for governor is kicking into gear with two months left before Election Day.

CBS Tampa–09/01/2014

File photo of Charlie Crist. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Expert: Florida Democrats ‘Grasping For Any Kind Of Formula To Win’

Now Democrats, desperate for relevancy again, are trying to stop the Republican agenda by defeating Gov. Rick Scott while essentially ignoring the rest of the ballot.

CBS Tampa–09/01/2014

This Oct. 21, 2013 photo shows the U.S. government Internet health insurance exchange Healthcare.gov. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Premiums Will Fall For Many In Fla.

The majority of Floridians who purchased health plans through the Affordable Care Act will actually see their out-of-pocket costs decrease, especially in big cities such as Miami and Orlando, according to senior White House officials. That’s the opposite of what state officials, under Republican Gov. Rick Scott, said earlier this week.

CBS Tampa–08/06/2014

When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Florida Democrats Look To Pick Up Cuban Voters

When Charlie Crist went to Miami’s Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba.

CBS Tampa–07/05/2014

Florida Senate  (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Ballot Measure On Court Appointments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This year’s gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Supreme Court appointments is also approved. The Senate voted 26-14 on Thursday to place a question […]

04/03/2014

File photo of the Florida House of Representatives. (photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. House Keeps Pushing Major Voucher Expansion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans in the Florida House are pushing ahead with a major expansion of a state-backed program that helps low-income children attend private schools. Just last week it appeared that private school […]

CBS Tampa–03/28/2014

The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010.      AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What Can Unite Liberals And Tea Partyers? The NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their “socialistic, Marxist, communist” ways. Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are “a bunch of people who probably need some mental […]

CBS Tampa–02/17/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

File photo of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fla. Republicans Blast Crist And Democrats

Florida Republicans are blasting former Gov. Charlie Crist and Democrats at a big fundraising dinner.

CBS Tampa–10/04/2013

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio’s Name Elicits Boos, Catcalls At Tea Party Rallies

On a recent swing through the most conservative parts of his state, Sen. Marco Rubio told a packed banquet hall at the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club that major policy issues were threatening the American dream: onerous taxes, burdensome regulations — and, above all, President Barack Obama’s health care law.

08/20/2013

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