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Naked Politics Rick Scott/Fabrizio poll: Crist trails governor by 4% in crowded race, 5% head-to-head

@MarcACaputo

Normally, you can readily dismiss a campaign's polling memo because it's so self-serving.So read the following internal memo from Gov. Rick Scott's pollster, Tony Fabrizio, with caution.

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Legislative director leaves

A longtime presence in state government, Darrick McGhee has left his job as director of legislative affairs for Gov. Rick Scott, and will be starting a new position as vice president of government relations for the lobbying firm, Johnson & Blanton, on Aug. 4th.

Florida Politics Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back the election.

OS Political Pulse Fair Districts group proposes to break up Corrine Brown's district, threatens further legal action

TALLAHASSEE -- On the eve of a hearing in which a judge is set to decide whether to allow congressional elections with unconstitutional maps to go forward this year, the groups that sued to block the plan are asking him to re-draw the maps and push back the election.

Naked Politics Nan Rich faces Truth-O-Meter on economy, taxes

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked two claims by Nan Rich, a Democratic candidate for governor, from statements she made to the Florida Press Association July 11.

Rich said, "tourism and retirees are the dominant economic engines in our state."

OS Political Pulse Write-in to withdraw, Mayor Jacobs wins re-election

The sole write-in opposition that Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs faced on Nov.

Florida Politics Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose. Or can they?

Florida Politics New Crist ad, same misleading education claims

Democrat Charlie Crist has a new ad that continues the misleading mudslinging both he and Republican Gov.

OS Political Pulse New Crist ad, same misleading education claims

Naked Politics Charlie Crist announces 2nd TV spot, attacks Scott on school spending

@MarcACaputo

A day after the Republican Party released a Spanish-language ad boosting Gov. Rick Scott's school spending, Democrat Charlie Crist hit back by announcing his second English-language spot that draws attention to the education budget on Scott's watch.

Naked Politics DOH schedules second workshop on medical pot rules

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The second workshop on the state's proposed rule to implement new medical marijuana laws will be held Aug. 1.

OS Political Pulse Q-Poll: Voters turned off by negative ad blitz

TALLAHASSEE -- Too bad they both can't lose.

Naked Politics Q-Poll: Crist over Scott 39-37%; Libertarian Wyllie has big 9% impact

@MarcACaputo

From a Quinnipiac University press release:

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott trails former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, by a narrow 45 – 40 percent margin in a two-way race. When Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is added to the mix, the race is too close to call, with 39 percent for Crist, 37 percent for Scott and 9 percent for Wyllie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Naked Politics SurveyUSA/WFLA poll: Charlie Crist pulls ahead of Rick Scott 46-40%

@MarcACaputo

Democrat Charlie Crist has jumped ahead of Gov. Rick Scott, leading the Republican 46-40 percent among likely voters in the SurveyUSA latests governor's race tracking poll conducted for WFLA.

Naked Politics Rick Scott agency sues Digital Domain in $20 million deal linked to Charlie Crist

Associated Press:

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit seeking to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars provided to the failed Digital Domain film visual effects company.

Naked Politics To close cash-gap with Scott, Crist to rely on $1m -- and counting -- from taxpayers

@stevebousquet

Democrat Charlie Crist says he can't raise nearly as much money as Republican Gov. Rick Scott, but he can close the gap thanks to a big subsidy from Florida taxpayers.

Crist soon will get his first infusion of millions in campaign cash under the state's public campaign financing program, created to help low-budget candidates counter big-money opponents as long as they abide by a self-imposed spending cap of about $25 million.

OS Political Pulse Scott touts tax cuts, STEM funding at Orlando Science Center

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Naked Politics RPOF's new ad trifecta: Spanish-speaking women teachers praise Rick Scott over education

@MarcACaputo

The Republican Party of Florida announced another ad buy today, and this one walks right out of public-opinion polling heaven by featuring Spanish-speaking female teachers who laud Gov. Rick Scott's education record and the teacher raises he secured.

“Florida students are better off due to Scott,” says one of the women in the ad, identified only as a teacher named “Betty.”

Naked Politics Web ad smacks Scott on dodging questions

@AdamSmithTimes

This new web ad from the Florida Democratic party might inflict real damage on Rick Scott's re-election campaign if the party had enough money to air it on actual TV.

From the Democrats: "Scott’s failure to answer questions is shameful and disrespectful to voters trying to understand where their governor stands on the issues facing Florida. This is exactly why Floridians have never trusted Rick Scott, and why they will fire him in November.

OS Political Pulse Walton gets hoteliers backing in Orange race

Orange County Dist.

Naked Politics Scott's fundraiser comedy gold for HBO's John Oliver

@mikevansickler

Gov. Rick Scott tempted the comedy gods with his latest choice of fundraisers.

And, as Sunday night’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” proved, the comedy gods show no mercy.

Not with the material Scott gave them Monday night.

 

OS Political Pulse Chapin, Hood endorse Whittington in Orange race

Former mayors Linda Chapin and Glenda Hood endorsed Orange County District 6 candidate Virginia Whittington, her campaign announced Monday.

Naked Politics Rick Scott privately profited in FPL pipeline deal approved by governor's appointees

Upon his election in 2010, Gov. Rick Scott’s transition team included a Florida Power & Light executive who pitched his company’s plan to build a major natural gas pipeline in North Florida to fuel a new generation of gas-fired power plants in places like Port Everglades.

“The proposed project will need state regulatory and governmental agencies to understand and support this project,” said the proposal submitted by FPL vice president Sam Forrest.

OS Political Pulse Scott announces details about 'Coast to Coast' trail funding

TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed the state's $77 billion budget nearly two months ago.

Naked Politics 'Cuban' rivals featured in flier from candidate in Miami congressional race

@PatriciaMazzei

In case any voter in Florida’s 26th Congressional District thought candidate Ed MacDougall was of Cuban descent, one of his latest campaign advertisements should clear things up.

Naked Politics Rick Scott: "I would have voted for traditional marriage"

A few days after a Monroe County judge ruled that the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, Gov. Rick Scott continues to give evasive answers to questions about his views.

Naked Politics Scott makes new jobs promises at campaign event

Another week, another policy tour for Gov. Rick Scott with a focus on ... you guessed it ... jobs.

Scott’s campaign brought his “Jobs for the Next Generation” tour to Pompano Beach this morning at Hoerbiger Corp., which manufactures parts for compressors. The company is headquartered in Switzerland and employs about 350 people at the Pompano Beach site. 

Naked Politics South Florida prepares for (legal) new cash crop: marijuana

Before the sun set over the rows of palms and ferns and hibiscus that Thursday, Chuck Buster had heard from a half dozen friends, all calling to tell him that his next venture could be in Florida’s medical marijuana business.

Naked Politics FL CFO Jeff Atwater blasts NY Gov. Cuomo as 'huckster' over ad campaign

@MarcACaputo

Florida's top finance official, CFO Jeff Atwater, is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of running a deceptive TV ad campaign designed to lure businesses to the Empire State.

Naked Politics Stumbles aside, numerous numbers favor Rick Scott

@MarcACaputo

Charlie Crist had one of the best weeks of the governor’s race after picking a widely admired running mate, Annette Taddeo, Miami-Dade County’s Democratic leader.

And Gov. Rick Scott, called out by TV stations across Florida and the nation for serial non-answers and question-dodging, had one of the toughest stretches ever.

But don’t let the coverage fool you. Crist has serious trouble on his hands.