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5:14 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Wyllie Effect On Scott, Crist Hard To Determine But One Will Go Down

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Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Challenger Charlie Crist are neck-in-neck in the polls. The race is so tight some are suggesting Libertarian Adrian Wyllie could be the deciding factor in who gets the Governors Mansion.

With only days left until voters decide who will be the next Governor of Florida Scott and Crist are in a tight race. The latest poll by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute shows the race is tied for the current and former governor.  Peter Brown, assistant director of the polling institute, says every single vote counts.

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Politics
7:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Wyllie Running Statewide Ads, But Is It Too Late?

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The Libertarian candidate for Governor is out with a new ad running statewide. Adrian Wyllie may not win the governor’s race, but experts say he could spoil the run for either Governor Rick Scott of Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

Adrian Wyllie has fought to be taken seriously in the 2014 gubernatorial race, and despite being excluded from most debates and voter guides, he’s polling between seven and 13 percent. Now Wyllie is out with a statewide ads promoting his candidacy.

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Politics
2:00 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Latest Q Poll: Florida Governor's Race Close As Can Be

Scott (left) and Crist (right) each have 42 percent support, which is statistically the same as the results of a September Q Poll.

The Florida governor’s race could not be any closer between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist. Today’s poll results from Quinnipiac University show the Republican and Democrat each with 42 percent support from likely voters.

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Politics
9:40 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Scott, Crist Issue Chilly Responses Toward Each Other During Third Debate

Fmr. Gov. Charlie Crist (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) during third gubernatorial debate hosted by WJXT-Jacksonville and CNN.
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Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Challenger Charlie Crist met Tuesday evening for the third time in a debate leading up to the November Fourth Election. There were no electric fans this time around, but the atmosphere between the two candidates was downright chilly.

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Politics
4:49 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Florida Faces Ridicule As 'FanGate' Jokes Go National

Democratic challenger for the Florida governorship Charlie Crist stands alone, save for his fan.
Credit Andrew Innerarity / Reuters

The second of three Florida gubernatorial debates happened this week, but most of the attention is being paid to a spat over an electric fan.  Some pundits are calling it one of the most bizarre moments in recent Florida political history.

It started off with these words:

“We have been told Governor Rick Scott will not be participating in this debate," said CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez, who attempted to viewers and listeners of the Florida Press Association/Leadership Florida debate why there was only one candidate onstage: Charlie Crist.

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