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25 min ago | Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Charlie Crist (R) Urges Lawmakers To Review "Stand-YouR Grand" & "10-20-Life" Gun Laws

Speaking at the annual convention of the Florida Press Association and the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, Crist said state lawmakers should reconsider the "stand your ground" law that allows someone to use deadly force if they believe their life is in jeopardy.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, 10-20, US News, Rick Scott

2 hrs ago | Hometown News

Ballot set for August primary election

The qualifying period for the Aug. 26 primary election has closed and political signs will begin to appear on street corners in greater numbers.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors

6 hrs ago | The Orlando Sentinel

Investment collapse is ancient history these days

Here's a rare bit of good news brought to you by your state government: remember nearly seven years ago when credit markets crashed, and Florida's investment fund for local governments nearly went belly-up? Well, stay calm and read on.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Rick Scott, US Governors

10 hrs ago | YourObserver

SARASOTA-Gruters files ethics complaint against Crist

The Florida gubernatorial race continues to heat up with an ethics complaint filed by Sarasota GOP Chairman Joe Gruters against candidate Charlie Crist.


Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, US Governors

13 hrs ago | Sunshine State News

Gubernatorial Campaigns Look to Woo Florida Hispanic Voters

The two major political parties unveiled new television ads aimed toward Hispanic voters this week as the gubernatorial race grows hotter than the Florida summer.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors, Rick Scott

Thu Jul 10, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Gov. Rick Scott draws complaint over on-duty officers at Tampa campaign event

A leader of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, an officers' union that backs Charlie Crist for governor, has filed an election complaint against Gov. Rick Scott, accusing his campaign of violating the law by having on-duty police officers at a campaign event.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Tampa, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

WAVE-TV Louisville

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

Officials say a gunman dressed as a parcel delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home and shot her dead, along with her husband and four of their children.


Related Topix: Fire, Family, Kids, Rick Scott, US Governors

CBS Local

Crist Says He Can't 'Take My Eye Off The Ball'

Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, speaks to the media after addressing the Miami-Dade Justice Association on May 28, 2014 in Miami, Florida.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors, Rick Scott, Miami, FL


15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at US armory

Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.


Related Topix: Prison, Rick Scott, US Governors, Lobelville, TN

Daily Kos

FL-Gov: Charlie Crist (D) Slams Rick Scott (R) For Rejecting High-Speed Rail

For years now, we've been asking why on Earth Rick Scott would turn down $2.4 billion in high-speed rail.


Related Topix: US Governors, California High-Speed Rail, Florida, Florida Government, US News, Liberal Political News

ABC 33/40

Police arrest man accused of kicking police horse

A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.


Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Gay/Lesbian, Rick Scott, US Governors

The Washington Post

The history of the great and terrible power of the Obama handshake

Here we see Texas Gov. Rick Perry, preparing for the most difficult moment of his entire career.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

Creative Loafing Tampa

Mitch Perry Report 7.10.14: Why Medicaid expansion will continue to...

A number of groups, and not just Democrats, have been lobbying the Florida Legislature to reconsider its refusal to support expanding Medicaid here, which would provide health care to an additional 800,000-900,000 people in the Sunshine State.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Immigration Reform, US News, US Governors, Rick Scott

The Wall Street Journal

Why Senators Avoid Obama but Governors Don't

Yet Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper , a fellow Democrat, hosted the president for a pool game at a bar he once owned Tuesday night.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Senator Mark Begich

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Florida's population growth has election-year overtones

The governor's race is being waged through television ads, campaign appearances and even in dueling complaints filed by supporters of Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist with the state's Commission on Ethics.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

Digital Domain's John Textor to Be Sued by Florida Governor Rick Scott

Digital Domain CEO John Textor's legal woes continue with Florida governor Rick Scott announcing Wednesday that he was hiring outside counsel to sue Digital Domain and "other parties" involved in a failed $20 million tax-incentive deal.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors

Creative Loafing Tampa

In Tampa appearance Carlos Lopez-Cantera compares Charlie Crist's ...

Although Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera's appearance at the J.C. Newman Cigar Factory in Tampa today was billed as a non-political event, Rick Scott's running mate made sure to use the occasion to disparage Charlie Crist and Barack Obama when discussing new FDA regulations that the cigar store's owners say ... (more)


Related Topix: US Governors, Tampa, FL, Rick Scott, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

Palm Beach Post

Sarasota GOP chairman files ethics complaint against Crist over financial disclosure

If you're keeping score, Republicans have now filed four ethics complaints this year against Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Charlie Crist.


Related Topix: US Governors, Real Estate, St Joe, Rick Scott


In FL, Steady As She Goes: Scott 2 Atop Crist for Gov; For POTUS in...

In FL, Steady As She Goes: Scott 2 Atop Crist for Gov; For POTUS in 2016, FL Stays Blue if Clinton Runs; FL Turns Red if Biden Runs With July 4 in the rear-view mirror, Republican Rick Scott finds himself a nominal 2 points atop Democrat Charlie Crist in the contest for Florida Governor, according to the latest WFLA-TV tracking poll .


Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott, Florida, Florida Government

Sunshine State News

Florida's Lottery Habit Spikes Above $5.3 Billion

Even without a massive Powerball or Mega Millions rollover jackpot to spur sales, the Florida Lottery reported $5.36 billion in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30. The record-setting mark, up from just over $5 billion a year earlier, comes as state lawmakers have deferred action on questions about the future of gambling -- such as whether ... (more)


Related Topix: Lottery, Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors