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7:10 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Crist Fundraises In Tallahassee, Blasts Rick Scott's Policies

Charlie Crist with Tallahassee Attorney Darry Parks, talks to reporters during a fundraiser at Parks and Crump Law Firm
LHatter WFSU News

Charlie Crist is campaigning across Florida to get his old job back. Crist, a former Republican-turned-Independent, is running for Governor as a Democrat. During a fundraising stop in Tallahassee Thursday, he tried to contrast his policies to those of Governor Rick Scott.

“I am excited about running for governor, uh really excited about it, overwhelmed by the support we’ve received so far,” Scott told reporters Thursday just before stepping into a campaign fundraiser at the Tallahassee law firm of Parks and Crump.

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State News
10:32 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Miami Property Appraiser Lopez-Cantera Is Fla.'s New Lieutenant Governor

Credit Wilfredo Lee / AP

Gov. Rick Scott announced his decision Tuesday, more than 10 months after former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll resigned.

Lopez-Cantera is a former state House Majority Leader and is also expected to be Scott's running mate during his 2014 re-election campaign.

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Politics
5:21 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Republicans Designate Gardiner Next Senate President

Sen. Gardiner and his family listen to a speaker during his designation ceremony
Credit The Florida Channel

The 2014 Florida legislative session is still two-and-a-half months away, but this week the majority Republican caucus officially chose who will be Senate President following elections next fall. Forty-four-year-old Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) says he’s planning to focus on the improving the economy, conserving natural resources and reforming education.

Gardiner has served a combined 13 years in the Florida Legislature, including time in both the House and Senate.

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Politics
4:09 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Fla. Womens' Group Endorses Nan Rich

Nan Rich served in the Florida Senate between 2004 and 2012
NanRich2014.com

The potential for Democratic candidate for Florida Governor Nan Rich besting newly minted Democrat Charlie Crist in a primary is slim. But, that’s not stopping one women’s group from throwing its weight behind the gubernatorial underdog.

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Politics
5:24 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Nan Who? Candidates Already In The Race Overshadowed By Crist Announcement

Florida Department of State

For months, pundits have been game planning the Charlie Crist-Rick Scott matchup – in fact, even before it officially existed.  But  a slew of other candidates have been in the race since long before either of the big name candidates, struggling all the while to make their campaigns relevant.

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