In exactly two months, Rick Scott will be sworn in as the 45th governor of Florida. On Thursday, he announced the people who will help him make that transition and a plan for filling the other seats in state government.
At 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, with 160,000 votes still to be counted in Palm Beach County and Republican outsider Rick Scott ahead of Democrat Alex Sink by 110,000 votes, Sunshine State News called the gubernatorial race for Scott.
According to Sunshine State News' nightly tracking poll, in the U.S. Senate race independent Charlie Crist has lost 2 percentage points since the surveys began Oct. 13. Meanwhile, Republican Marco Rubio has padded his lead by 4 points and Democrat Kendrick Meek has picked up a point.
After weeks of trying to get Alex Sink to answer questions about her own accountability in the much-ballyhooed Tallahassee Taj Mahal, Sink and her campaign finally allowed the question after a rally at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth.
Senate President Jeff Atwater has been blamed by his Democratic opponent Loranne Ausley for way-over-the-top spending on a lavish Tallahassee district courthouse. But Atwater claims the accusation is absurd, that the real responsibility lies with the CFO, the very job he's gunning for and the job currently held by gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink.
Gov. Charlie Crist was invited to be the Grand Marshall at Everglades High School's homecoming. And while he was in Miramar Friday in the role of governor, he took the opportunity to remind teachers to support him in his bid for U.S. senator.
Just four years ago, Associated Industries of Florida played a major role in getting Bill McCollum elected attorney general. But this year, they've made the unusual move of backing both McCollum and Rick Scott for governor.
With so many candidates and so many high-profile races, business leaders attending the annual Associated Industries of Florida conference in Orlando say they're having a hard time trying to decide who to spend their money on.