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In Pinellas County, 52 percent of the approximately 269,000 ballots mailed to voters were returned by Friday afternoon.
TALLAHASSEE — For Republicans in the Florida House, five is the magic number.
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Ugly and expensive. The race for the Pinellas County Commission's countywide District 2 seat has been both. For months, Largo Mayor Pat Gerard and state Rep. Ed Hooper have hurled accusations at one another and spent tens of thousands of dollars on attack ads and direct mail pieces.
In many races this election season, the favorite Republican talking point against Democratic incumbents is how often they voted with President Barack Obama.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott is planning not to appear Friday for a deposition in a lawsuit he filed in California to block the release of information about Google email accounts used by him and his executive staff.
If you've seen his mailed-out advertisements, you've seen the new Blaise Ingoglia.
To hear Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist tell it, the 2014 gubernatorial campaign isn't about policy positions, but more about which candidate did less as governor.
TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants.
TAMPA — Eleven days of early voting for Hillsborough County's general election begin at 15 locations Thursday morning.
The mean and personal Florida governor's race remains deadlocked with Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist each getting just 42 percent of the vote in the latest survey from Quinnipiac University.
District 2: Do voters want the incumbent or is change necessary?
District 4: Voters can choose to retain cuts or restore services.
JACKSONVILLE — Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist defended his party switch during his final debate with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, saying Republicans have been kidnapped by the tea party.
Tom Slade, one of the smartest, funniest, and most consequential political operators in modern Florida history, died Monday afternoon at age 78, his sister confirms.
From his poor poll numbers to his formidable fortune, Rick Scott's political standing revolves around Columbia/HCA.
TALLAHASSEE — Early voting got underway in 30 counties across Florida on Monday as both parties ramped up their get-out-the-vote efforts in the final two weeks of the race for governor.
CNN is hosting the third and final debate of the governor's race Tuesday night and the network has been clear: No fans.
Early voting begins Monday for those registered in Pinellas County and will run through November 2.
ST. PETERSBURG — Dozens of people across the state woke up grumpy Sunday after getting roused from their slumber in the middle of the night by automated political calls.
Incumbent Darryl Rouson faces newcomer Philip Garrett in House District 70 race.
Talk show host Tavis Smiley bemoaned politicians and the media for Ebola fear-mongering on ABC's This Week Sunday, saying things aren't as bad as people are claiming.
When it comes to discussing the Greenlight Pinellas mass transit initiative, two things are certain: Taxes and citizens complaining about taxes.
If you trust the polls, medical marijuana in Florida is losing. Or, to put it another way, hysteria is winning.
Political junkies in Florida don't have to worry about the drama ending Nov. 4, because once the governor's race wraps up, another huge political question emerges: Will Jeb run in 2016?
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.
The federal Centers for Disease Control agreed Saturday to some, but not all, of Gov. Rick Scott's Ebola-related requests.
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.
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.