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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.
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
DANIA BEACH — Gov. Rick Scott criticized the federal government Friday for not doing more to help Florida prepare for a possible Ebola outbreak.
The incumbent attorney general's name recognition is a powerful factor.
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.
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 …
Florida House | District 63
Voters have four unique options in the House District 35 race.
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.
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.
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.
TALLAHASSEE — The fan. It's Charlie Crist's security blanket.
The numbers show approval of medical marijuana is doubtful.
ST. PETERSBURG — The backers of the Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum have hit their million-dollar goal.
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.
FIVE THINGS VOTERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NOV. 4 ELECTION:
First Lady Michelle Obama has turned to the Vine video app to push her "Let's Move'' healthy living campaign.
Rick Scott and Charlie Crist are tied weeks from Election Day.