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Reubin Askew served as governor from 1971 to 1979; the Democrat championed racial equality and many government reforms. (Credit: Florida Governor's Mansion)

Former Governor Reubin Askew Dies At 85

Family says over the past three months he suffered from pneumonia, hip surgery and a stroke.

CBS Tampa–03/13/2014

File photo of a woman in the Democratic National convention

Florida Democrats To Elect New Party Chairman

Florida Democrats will elect a new chairman Saturday as former Sen. Rod Smith steps down from the position after the party’s most successful election cycles in years.

01/25/2013

File photo of voters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Rick Scott Rejects Calls To Extend Early-Voting Hours

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday rejected calls to extend early-voting hours through Sunday despite reports of record turnouts and long lines of voters at poll sites statewide.

11/01/2012

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