Election 2014


  1. Florida universities need $45M to offset changes to Bright Futures scholarship program

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — When Florida lawmakers made it harder to earn a Bright Futures scholarship, they celebrated the potential cost savings.

  2. Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme

    State Roundup

    With soft piano music in the background, an anonymous Republican in Gov. Rick Scott's latest attack ad levels an explosive claim about Democrat Charlie Crist and Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein.

  3. Bousquet column: Panhandle key to Rick Scott's re-election bid

    State Roundup

    The country song Where I Come From, an anthem of small-town pride, was blaring from speakers outside a Panama City Beach landmark Friday morning.

  4. Tampa Bay is ground zero as governor's race ad war hits $40 million

    State Roundup

    The race for Florida governor is about to be a $40 million affair. And, with about eight weeks to go, expect that amount to double — or perhaps triple.

    Like Gov. Rick Scott, left, most of Charlie Crist's TV ads are negative.
  5. Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointing fewer black judges than predecessors

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — After nearly four years, Gov. Rick Scott has appointed fewer African-Americans to Florida judgeships than either Charlie Crist or Jeb Bush did in the same period of time.

    James Perry was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court by then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist.
  1. Fender bender holds up Charlie Crist bus tour (w/video)

    Gubernatorial

    The yellow school bus carrying Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist was about to leave Orlando on Thursday — and then it got clipped by a gray Dodge.

    Nobody was injured.

    Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist and his running mate, Annette Taddeo, comfort Tina Pun after she clipped their campaign bus in Orlando on Thursday.
  2. Plan for Crist-sponsored race car at Daytona screeches to halt

    Gubernatorial

    The red flag has been waved on Charlie Crist at the Daytona International Speedway.

    NASCAR driver Josh Wise’s crew services his car during Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday. The Charlie Crist stickers have since been removed.
  3. Fox announces fourth Florida gubernatorial TV debate

    State Roundup

    Gov. Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger could be spending a lot of time under the TV lights in the fall.

    Gov. Rick Scott faces his first post-primary debate against a challenger Sept. 29.
  4. Charlie Crist blasts Rick Scott in speech as 'a disaster' for Florida

    Elections

    TALLAHASSEE — Facing a friendly Democratic crowd Tuesday, Charlie Crist called Gov. Rick Scott "a disaster" for Florida and predicted "the nightmare will be over" when he wins in November.

    Charlie Crist made the remarks at an event in Tallahassee.
  5. Immigrant tuition bill reopens rift in Florida Republican Party

    College

    Gov. Rick Scott was just about to kick his Hispanic outreach campaign into gear when two top Republicans in the Florida Senate complicated the effort by unexpectedly blocking a priority bill that would give in-state tuition rates to some undocumented immigrants.

  1. David Jolly isn't yet worrying about Beverly Young's 2016 challenge

    Blogs

    U.S. Rep. David Jolly expressed concern about plenty of issues during the Suncoast Tiger Bay political club luncheon in St. Petersburg on Monday, but the 2016 election wasn't one of them.

  2. U.S. Rep. David Jolly on his 'purple' Pinellas district

    Local

    Newly elected U.S. Rep. David Jolly sat down with Times staff writer Curtis Krueger this week, just prior to a scheduled news conference about Veterans Affairs issues. Jolly, R-Indian Shores, won a hard-fought and close election March 11 and now represents people in Pinellas County's District 13, which extends …

  3. Sunshine

    Blogs

    Good morning. It's Wednesday, May 14, 2014, and let's start with something you don't see every day -- this sentence: The governor made the correct decision.

    Meanwhile ...

  4. 'Democrat' and Libertarian file to run against Jolly in Pinellas congressional race

    Politics

    The Democratic Party's new candidate for Congress in Pinellas County is an unknown who lives in Tampa and — in what may be a first — can't actually run as a Democrat.

    Ed Jany
  5. Pinellas Democrat drops out of race; deadline is today

    Elections

    Eric Lynn, considered a possible Democratic candidate to run for Congress in Pinellas County, has decided not to enter the race.