For four years Charlie Crist gave me a reason to get up in the morning. I've been so down since he left my computer screen. Then, just when I thought that 6 a.m. bounce to the bathroom sink was over -- eureka! -- along comes Annette Taddeo.
Finishing our celebration of five years of covering Florida politics and business from a conservative perspective, Sunshine State News wants to mention the political figures who fell just short of our top 20 list of the state’s movers and shakers.
Over the last five years, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has risen from a former state legislative leader who was an underdog to win a U.S. Senate seat to a possible presidential contender, a phenomenal ascent over such a short period.