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St. Petersburg Times Mail and early voting surging ahead of Nov. 4 election

In Pinellas County, 52 percent of the approximately 269,000 ballots mailed to voters were returned by Friday afternoon.

St. Petersburg Times Republicans eye supermajority in the Florida House

TALLAHASSEE — For Republicans in the Florida House, five is the magic number.

St. Petersburg Times Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as part of Republican AG coalition, active in faraway court fights

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St. Petersburg Times In North Florida, a barn-burner of a race for Congress

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St. Petersburg Times Campaign jabs aside, Pinellas commission candidates differ on key issues

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.

St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact: Republicans ads attack Democrats for voting with Obama

In many races this election season, the favorite Republican talking point against Democratic incumbents is how often they voted with President Barack Obama.

St. Petersburg Times Gov. Rick Scott won't show for deposition but will attend fundraiser instead

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.

St. Petersburg Times Political makeover can't hide the facts about Blaise Ingoglia

If you've seen his mailed-out advertisements, you've seen the new Blaise Ingoglia.

St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact Florida: Could Charlie Crist have expanded Medicaid in Florida?

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.

St. Petersburg Times Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants.

St. Petersburg Times Hillsborough early voting starts Thursday

TAMPA — Eleven days of early voting for Hillsborough County's general election begin at 15 locations Thursday morning.

St. Petersburg Times Poll: Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are deadlocked

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.

St. Petersburg Times District 2 Hernando commission race a referendum on the incumbent<br /><br />

District 2: Do voters want the incumbent or is change necessary?

St. Petersburg Times Philosophical differences highlighted in District 4 race for Hernando commission

District 4: Voters can choose to retain cuts or restore services.

St. Petersburg Times Final Florida governor's debate nasty, unsubstantive

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.

St. Petersburg Times Florida GOP pioneer Tom Slade dies at 78

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.

St. Petersburg Times Columbia/HCA legacy follows Florida Gov. Rick Scott

From his poor poll numbers to his formidable fortune, Rick Scott's political standing revolves around Columbia/HCA.

St. Petersburg Times Early voting opens in Pinellas with Charlie Crist casting ballot

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.

St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact Florida: Previewing the third governor's debate between Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

CNN is hosting the third and final debate of the governor's race Tuesday night and the network has been clear: No fans.

St. Petersburg Times Early voting begins Monday in Pinellas

Early voting begins Monday for those registered in Pinellas County and will run through November 2.

St. Petersburg Times Phony early morning robo calls made on behalf of Rep. Kathleen Peters anger voters

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.

St. Petersburg Times State House District 70 race pits incumbent against newcomer

Incumbent Darryl Rouson faces newcomer Philip Garrett in House District 70 race.

St. Petersburg Times PunditFact fact-checks the Oct. 19 news shows

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.

St. Petersburg Times PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the tax swap for Greenlight Pinellas

When it comes to discussing the Greenlight Pinellas mass transit initiative, two things are certain: Taxes and citizens complaining about taxes.

St. Petersburg Times Romano: Don't be fooled by anti-Amendment 2 hysteria

If you trust the polls, medical marijuana in Florida is losing. Or, to put it another way, hysteria is winning.

St. Petersburg Times Buzz: Jeb Bush genuinely undecided and genuinely considering 2016 presidential run

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?

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.