Election 2014


  1. Studying Gov. Rick Scott's style, from Columbia/HCA to governor

    State Roundup

    From his poor poll numbers to his formidable fortune, Rick Scott's political standing revolves around Columbia/HCA.

    At Columbia/HCA, Rick Scott claimed he had no idea the company was, in the words of the federal government, committing "systemic" fraud in the chain of 340 hospitals and 550 home-health agencies. [The Tennesseean]
  2. On the issues, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist offer major differences

    State Roundup

    Florida's race for governor may be one of the nastiest on record as candidates shout out in more than $83 million in television ads, but beneath the rhetoric is a record of real differences between Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican, and his predecessor and challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, the Democrat.

  3. Early voting opens in Pinellas as both parties ramp up get-out-the-vote efforts

    Legislature

    TALLAHASSEE — Early voting got under way in 30 counties across Florida on Monday, including Pinellas, Miami-Dade and Broward, as both parties ramped up their get-out-the-vote efforts in the final two weeks of the race for governor.

    Florida Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist examines a portable hand fan given to him before he voted early Monday in St. Petersburg. "It's nice to be cool." he said. [SCOTT KEELER   |   TIimes]
  4. PolitiFact Florida: Previewing 3rd debate between Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

    State Roundup

    CNN is hosting the third and final debate of the governor's race tonight and the network has been clear: No fans.

    Democrat Charlie Crist, left, and Republican incumbent Rick Scott have started to repeat themselves on many issues.
  5. PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the tax swap for Greenlight Pinellas

    Local

    When it comes to discussing the Greenlight Pinellas mass transit initiative, two things are certain: Taxes and citizens complaining about taxes.

    Greenlight Pinellas aims to expand bus service by adding routes and extending hours, but also would add a 24-mile light-rail line between St. Petersburg and Clearwater. [LARA CERRI | Times]
  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.