Miami Herald First-time candidate challenges longtime Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto

First-time candidate Marina Meadows is taking on a 21-year incumbent.

Miami Herald Charlie Crist says he’s not worried Democratic voters might spurn him

The former governor seeking reelection — now as a Democrat — told the Miami Herald’s editorial board that he’s the anti-Rick Scott.

Miami Herald Crist lays out plan to aid middle class if elected

Former Gov. Charlie Crist laid out his plan Tuesday to boost the middle class, promising to raise the minimum wage, increase funding for public schools and expand Medicaid if he's elected.

Miami Herald Miami-Dade commission race between Lynda Bell and Daniella Levine Cava turns partisan

Commissioner Lynda Bell faces a tough challenge from first-time candidate Daniella Levine Cava to represent South Miami-Dade.

Miami Herald Poll: Obama health law is a tale of 2 Americas

President Barack Obama's health care law has become a tale of two Americas.

Miami Herald Gov. Scott’s environmental plan promises big bucks, lacks details

The governor pledged to spend $1 billion on restoring the Everglades, cleaning up the polluted Indian River Lagoon, saving the state’s declining springs and providing more water for the state’s continued growth.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Gov. Scott fills Broward County Court vacancies

Governor Rick Scott announced Monday the appointments of Kal Le Var Evans and Daniel Kanner to the Broward County Court.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward next up in same-sex marriage rulings

Broward County may be the third county in less than a month to rule against Florida's gay marriage ban.

Miami Herald Two Broward Republicans face off in longshot race to challenge Wasserman Schultz

Both candidates also sought the GOP nomination in 2012.

Miami Herald Marc Caputo: How Charlie Crist lost the summer

The Democrat started his campaign in the fall with a bang, a double-digit lead in some polls. That margin has whimpered into a tie with Gov. Rick Scott, a result of the Republican’s mammoth ad campaign ($20 million since spring!).

Miami Herald Florida first lady Ann Scott enters campaign fray

On the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Scott’s wife is making the hard sell for his reelection to women voters.

Miami Herald Frederica Wilson draws primary opponent who says he’s more liberal

The 31-year-old elected North Miami city clerk who is running against Frederica Wilson in the 24th congressional district says that his candidacy is about making a point: Wilson is not liberal enough.

Miami Herald Miami Republicans vie for chance to go up against Rep. Joe Garcia

The contest for the Kendall-to-Key West district features five candidates, including one on the ballot who claims to have stopped campaigning.

Miami Herald Billionaire climate-change supporter pledges to jump into Florida governor’s race

The billionaire is ready to take out Florida’s multi-millionaire governor.

Miami Herald Carlos Curbelo ‘opposes the repeal of Obamacare,’ says attack ad

PolitiFact found the ad left out key information about Republican Carlos Curbelo’s stance on the Affordable Care Act.

Miami Herald Feds to monitor Fla. election law changes

Gov. Rick Scott’s office and campaign are attacking as ‘blatantly political’ a letter from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announcing that the Justice Department is monitoring changes to Florida’s election laws.

Miami Herald Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Miami Herald Federal court case shows ex-Miami Rep. David Rivera is ‘co-conspirator’

New federal court documents show former U.S. Rep. David Rivera’s involvement in a 2012 campaign finance scandal.

Miami Herald Ethnic politics, ethics issues spill over into some judicial races in Miami-Dade

Four incumbents are fighting to hold onto their jobs on the bench in Miami-Dade County.

Miami Herald Fla. judge orders special session to redraw congressional map

A Florida judge is ordering legislators to hold a special session to draw up a new congressional map for the state.

Miami Herald Florida gay rights group raises profile, builds clout

A gay-rights group hopes to carry its newly found political clout into the November elections.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Former Rothstein fraud 'feeder' expected to plead guilty

A Broward County man who is accused of feeding millions of dollars to Scott Rothstein's $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme pleaded not guilty to the charge during his initial appearance Thursday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

Miami Herald Former Miami-Dade supervisor sentenced to five years for taking kick-backs

A former Miami-Dade County government employee who oversaw street lighting projects has been sentenced to five years in prison for accepting $150,000 in bribes from a contractor.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Lauderdale Lakes approves a second RaceTrac mega-station

RaceTrac gas stations are revving up in the city, with commissioners approving a second of the company's mega-stations.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel State ethics board dismisses complaint against Fort Lauderdale commissioner

The Florida Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint against Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis, finding "no probable cause" to believe allegations he misused his position regarding a proposed beach development.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Plan for Hollywood Boulevard roundabouts divides neighborhood

Commissioner plans meeting in October to hash out controversial plan

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Broward elections office corrects online sample ballot error

The Broward elections office on Tuesday removed an online "sample ballot" link on its website that was providing voters with bad information.

Miami Herald Marc Caputo: Dade Democratic dysfunction emerges in governor’s race

A governor’s race doesn’t seem to go by in Florida without Democrats ending up in a circular firing squad.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Spate of workplace deaths in Broward concerns area contractors

The number of people with jobs is not the only statistic on the rise in Broward. Also climbing: workplace fatalities.

Miami Herald Why won't Florida GOP leaders talk about trips to King Ranch in Texas?

The trips to historic King Ranch in Texas were financed all or in part with contributions from Florida’s sugar industry.