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Political Bits and Pieces

October 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

After debating Democratic rival Alex Sink, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott headed Thursday to Lakeland where he attended the Florida Phosphate Committee of Continuous Existences annual conference. Scotts running mate, Rep. Jennifer Carroll of Jacksonville, focused on the Tampa Bay region Thursday, attending events in Sarasota and Tampa ...

Rick Scott and Alex Sink Launch Broadsides at Debate

October 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

With two weeks to go and polls showing a tight race, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott and Democratic nominee Alex Sink attacked each other on the issues and on their records in a sometimes acrimonious TV debate Wednesday night.

With 2012 in Sight, George Pataki Continues Push to Repeal Health-Care Law

October 19, 2010 - 6:00pm

Through October, former New York Gov. George Pataki has taken to the airwaves and headed out on the campaign trail -- leading to more speculation that he intends to launch a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

Gloves Come Off in U.S. Senate Debate

October 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

With two weeks to go until the general election and early voting already started, Gov. Charlie Crist and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek went on the attack against Republican front-runner Marco Rubio -- and each other -- in a widely televised debate Tuesday night at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

Democrat Maurice Ferre Backs Rick Scott for Governor

October 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

Late Tuesday, former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, a Democrat, jumped party lines to back Republican candidate Rick Scott for governor over state CFO Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee.

Possible Presidential Candidate Tim Pawlenty Hits Florida

October 18, 2010 - 6:00pm

With buzz growing that he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota headed to the Sunshine State Tuesday to back GOP candidates in Novembers elections.

As His Term Winds Down, George LeMieux Focuses on Fiscal Discipline

October 14, 2010 - 6:00pm

With less than three weeks to go until the election to replace him in the U.S. Senate, Republican George LeMieux continued to weigh in on the issues as speculation continued to grow that he intends to launch a campaign to return to Washington in 2012 by challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

Gubernatorial Race Turns to Attacks Over Ethics

October 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

With less than three weeks to go in the close gubernatorial contest between Democratic candidate Alex Sink and Republican nominee Rick Scott, the two camps continue to attack each other, both citing ethical violations.

Businessman Herman Cain Lays Groundwork for Possible Republican Presidential Bid

October 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

While most of the potential Republican presidential candidates aiming at their partys nomination in 2012 have campaigned in Florida for U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio, Herman Cain has taken something of a slightly different tack with his PAC backing three congressional candidates in the Sunshine State.

Gary Bauer Goes to Bat for Marco Rubio

October 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

Ahead by double digits in the polls, former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race, is about to get some help from a prominent Washington conservative -- Gary Bauer, best known for his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 and for leading the Family Research Council during the 1990s.

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