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St. Petersburg Times For some, Greenlight debate is about getting to work, school

For many, the debate over Greenlight Pinellas isn't about taxes or light rail. It's about getting to work, classes, shops and, really, anywhere.

St. Petersburg Times CDC to host Ebola conference call with Florida health care workers Monday

The federal Centers for Disease Control agreed Saturday to some, but not all, of Gov. Rick Scott's Ebola-related requests.

St. Petersburg Times Michelle Obama rallies for Charlie Crist in Orlando, but no sign of president

ORLANDO — President Barack Obama is increasingly unpopular among Floridians, but that did not stop Charlie Crist from happily campaigning alongside First Lady Michelle Obama on Friday to boost his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

St. Petersburg Times Ads infinitum: Florida voters can't wait for it to stop

Night after night, like the guest who just won't leave, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott are in your living room, telling you how bad the other guy is. It's costly and nasty.

St. Petersburg Times Several Pinellas cities, towns seek charter changes on Nov. 4 ballot

A charter is like a constitution that governs the way a city or town is run. Several municipalities have proposed changes to their charters. St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg Times Florida Gov. Rick Scott says CDC's Ebola response lacking

DANIA BEACH — Gov. Rick Scott criticized the federal government Friday for not doing more to help Florida prepare for a possible Ebola outbreak.

St. Petersburg Times Times poll: Attorney General Pam Bondi leads George Sheldon, 41 percent to 31 percent

The incumbent attorney general's name recognition is a powerful factor.

St. Petersburg Times Gov. Rick Scott calls on CDC to help prevent Ebola in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday called on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reach out to passengers on a plane that apparently carried an Ebola patient the day before it stopped at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

St. Petersburg Times Two longtime commissioners square off to become Dunedin's new mayor

Dunedin mayor Voters in this race will decide between two longtime city commissioners who often disagree on policy issues. Julie Scales, on the panel since 2003, is touting her experience and track record while Julie Ward Bujalski, elected in 2006, is pushing her deep community roots. The victor will lead a new commission majority …

St. Petersburg Times Two former House reps square off in District 63 rematch

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St. Petersburg Times Four candidates vie for state House seat in Hernando

Voters have four unique options in the House District 35 race.

St. Petersburg Times Court ruling throws Tampa Bay House district election back up in the air

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida appeals court ruled Thursday that a write-in candidate was wrongly disqualified from running for a Tampa Bay state House seat, likely cancelling a primary for the second time.

St. Petersburg Times Debate organizers: Charlie Crist's fan was violation of rules

TALLAHASSEE — The organizers of Wednesday's statewide TV debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist released a statement Thursday saying that Crist's insistence on having a portable electric fan was a violation of debate rules.

St. Petersburg Times Lobbyist's dual roles concern commissioner

On Sept. 23, Shawn Foster of Southern Strategy Group stood in front of the Pasco County Commission and helped guide the discussion on county priorities for the 2015 session of the Florida Legislature. Foster, in this role, was acting as the commission's $50,000-per-year Tallahassee lobbyist.

St. Petersburg Times For Charlie Crist, the fan is a mainstay

TALLAHASSEE — The fan. It's Charlie Crist's security blanket.

St. Petersburg Times Times poll: Florida medical marijuana amendment in deep trouble

The numbers show approval of medical marijuana is doubtful.

St. Petersburg Times Greenlight Pinellas campaign surpasses $1 million fundraising mark

ST. PETERSBURG — The backers of the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum have hit their million-dollar goal.

St. Petersburg Times Three appeals court judges up for retention

Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to retain three judges on the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal. The court sits in Lakeland and hears appeals in criminal and civil cases from Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Polk and Sarasota counties.

St. Petersburg Times Five things for Pinellas voters to know about the Nov. 4 general election

FIVE THINGS VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NOV. 4 ELECTION:

St. Petersburg Times Watch First Lady Michelle Obama ask in video, 'Turnip for what'

First Lady Michelle Obama has turned to the Vine video app to push her "Let's Move'' healthy living campaign.

St. Petersburg Times Times poll: All tied up in Florida governor's race between Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are tied weeks from Election Day.

St. Petersburg Times Judge keeps Libertarian Wyllie out of debate

A federal judge Tuesday rejected arguments by Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie that he should be allowed to take part in a debate Wednesday night with Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

St. Petersburg Times Charlie Crist stakes election victory on Broward County turnout

FORT LAUDERDALE — Broward County is smack in the center of South Florida and is bigger than a dozen states, but most people couldn't find it on a map.

St. Petersburg Times Scott's lawyers ask California judge to rule on records after election

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's lawyers have asked a judge in California to wait until after the election to decide whether Google can release details about the Gmail accounts used by the governor and two former members of his staff.

St. Petersburg Times FDLE charges ex-GOP candidate Yinka Adeshina with 2 counts of fraud

TALLAHASSEE — Yinka Adeshina's invisible campaign for governor never did catch on with Florida voters, but it drew attention from state law enforcement agents.

St. Petersburg Times Romano: In governor's debate, the questions don't really matter

Scenes from third grade, circa 1961:

St. Petersburg Times Bousquet column: Adrian Wyllie deserves a forum

In the race for governor, Adrian Wyllie is the mandate-killer. That alone makes him too important to ignore.

St. Petersburg Times Scott, Crist split on Medicaid expansion

Whether to accept federal dollars to expand the program grows increasingly pertinent.

St. Petersburg Times Despite rhetoric in marijuana debate, Legislature controls its safety

Even if Amendment 2 passes, the Legislature gets to decide how and when it's implemented and has the power to overhaul rules.

St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking Charlie Crist's abortion attack ad against Rick Scott<br /><br />

Crist's TV spot blasts Scott on signing laws about ultrasounds and limiting access.