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Bud Chiles Tries to Walk in his Father's Footsteps

June 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

A week after announcing that he was planning to run for governor, independent candidate Bud Chiles, son of Florida political icon and long-time U.S. senator and governor Lawton Chiles, kicks off his campaign Saturday morning in Lakeland -- with his fathers legacy front and center.

Rick Scott Crushing McCollum, Jeff Greene Catching Meek

June 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

According to a poll Quinnipiac University released on Thursday morning, two outsiders with backgrounds in business instead of politics have shaken up Floridas political landscape.

Hard-Charging Rick Scott Looking Strong in GOP Gubernatorial Race

June 8, 2010 - 6:00pm

Two polls released Wednesday on the Florida gubernatorial race show that health care executive Rick Scott is now posting larger numbers than fellow Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum against state CFO Alex Sink, the leading Democrat running for governor.

Crist, Rubio Neck-and-Neck in Senate Race

June 8, 2010 - 6:00pm

Two new polls taken during the first week of June show that independent Gov. Charlie Crist is engaged in a close battle with Republican former House Speaker Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Mel Martinez. Either of the two leading Democratic candidates place a distant third, according to the polls.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll taken June 7 and released Wednesday had Rubio and Crist tied with 37 percent of the vote, while Democratic hopeful Kendrick Meek trails with 15 percent.

Pataki Backs McCollum's Suit Against Obama Health Plan

June 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

Attorney General Bill McCollums lawsuit against the federal government for new health care laws backed by President Barack Obama is getting the support of former New York Gov. George Pataki who has been active in the political fight of repealing the new laws.

Political Bits and Pieces

June 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

Floridas newest gubernatorial candidate hit Pensacola on Tuesday to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf.

Possible 2012 Candidates Line Up Behind Rubio, Florida GOP

June 6, 2010 - 6:00pm

Past and potentially future presidential candidates are gearing up to head to the Sunshine State to help Florida Republicans -- and perhaps their own prospects for 2012.

On Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 presidential candidate who has moved to Florida and become active backing Republicans across the Sunshine State, endorsed three more Florida Republicans in the 2010 elections. With these endorsements, Huckabee has now endorsed seven Republicans in Florida.

Money Flows into House Race in Miami-Dade

June 6, 2010 - 6:00pm

With Rep. J.C. Planas, R-Miami, retiring from the House because of term limits, a fight is shaping up to replace him with three candidates who have hit the ground running. Two Republicans and a Democrat sparring in the 115th House District have posted impressive -- even jaw-dropping -- fund-raising figures at the end of the first quarter of 2010.

Florida Tea Party Challenges Dems, GOP on Government, Taxes

June 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

A new third party with a familiar name calling for scaling back the size and cost of government has emerged in Florida hoping to take advantage of voter discontent. The Florida Tea Party is fielding three congressional candidates across Florida in the 2010 election cycle and hopes to have as many as 20 candidates running for seats in the Legislature.

Mike Huckabee Gets Active with Florida Republicans

June 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

Theres a new powerbroker behind Florida Republicans -- former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. Huckabee has moved to Florida and is playing an increasingly prominent role in the Sunshine States politics.

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