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2:01 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

New Poll: Florida Governor's Race Too Close To Call

The poll shows the race is too close to declare any candidate a frontrunner.
Credit Erik Hersman / Flickr

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and gubernatorial opponent Democrat Charlie Crist are neck and neck according to the latest poll by Quinnipiac University. Voters remain divided between the two major party candidates.

The poll shows 44 percent of likely voters favor Scott, while 42 percent would pick Crist. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has support from 8 percent.

But Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll Peter Brown says he expects Wyllie’s 8 percent to fade come election day.

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Politics
5:08 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Scott, Crist Trade Barbs Over Education Policies, Funding

Governor Rick Scott (L) and former Governor Charlie Crist (R)

Governor Rick Scott and his Democratic Challenger, Charlie Crist, are sparring over their education records. When it comes to how both the current and former governors have handled education policies, there’s more fiction than truth behind the narratives.

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Politics
7:09 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

As Florida Attorney General Race Shapes Up, Is Libertarian Candidate Getting Left Out?

Bill Wohlsifer, Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General
Sascha Cordner WFSU-FM

The Attorney General Race is starting to shape up ahead of the November election. Republican incumbent Pam Bondi has released her first ad and Democratic nominee George Sheldon’s latest endorsement from some moderate GOP. But, is the Libertarian candidate getting left out of the race with two candidates from established parties?

A new ad promoting Attorney General Pam Bondi’s pill mill efforts just recently started circulating in major media markets across Florida. “Streets” is Bondi’s first ad, and it highlights her ongoing fight to combat prescription drug abuse.

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Politics
6:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Florida First Lady Ann Scott Reaches Out To Young Republican Voters

First Lady Ann Scott (middle) with members from the Tallahassee Capital Young Republicans. This is part of the meet-and-greet she had with them on Florida State University's campus Wednesday, before she made her final remarks.
Capital Young Republicans' facebook

Florida’s First Lady is appealing to a younger crowd of Republicans to encourage them to help get the vote out for her husband’s re-election bid. Ann Scott stumped for her husband on Florida State University’s campus Wednesday.

“It is now my great honor and privilege to introduce to you the First Lady and wife to our current and next Governor of the state of Florida, Ann Scott,” introduced Capital Young Republican President Celia Bass.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Southerland's Anti-EPA Bill Passes House, Underscores Campaign Platform

Southerland's bill made it through the House, but most likely won't go through the Senate.
Credit southerland.house.gov

Florida Congressman Steve Southerland’s bill restricting the power of the Environmental Protection Agency has cleared the U.S. House of Representatives. It’s unlikely the measure will get through the Senate.

Southerland’s bill aims to stop the EPA from clarifying which water bodies it regulates. The House has approved the bill on a vote of 261 to 152. It’s unlikely the bill will reach the Senate this Congressional session. Even if it does, it’s almost guaranteed not to pass.

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