With early voting already taking place and less than a week to go until the primary elections, candidates across the Sunshine State are taking part in a time-honored tradition of Floridas unique political culture -- and attacking each other.
It wasn't long after President Barack Obama expressed his support for the right to constructa mosque two blocks away from the now-eerie site of the World Trade Center that Florida politicians began piling on. And, when all was said and done, only one leader from the Sunshine State said he thinks the chief executive is right.
As the Republican gubernatorial primary enters the homestretch, health care executive Rick Scott will hit the campaign trail hard in the final days of his campaign against Attorney General Bill McCollum.
All 120 seats in the Florida House of Representatives will be up for grabs come November. With Republicans controlling 76 seats, it will take a near miracle for the Democrats to gain control of the House this election cycle.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is increasing its bet on Attorney General Bill McCollum in the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Having already spent $225,000 to run a television commercial praising McCollum, the chamber is now forking over another $660,000 to keep the ad on the air
The close contest between Sen. Dan Gelber of Miami Beach and Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres for the Democratic nomination for attorney general is growing increasingly contentious in the final two weeks before the Aug. 24 primary.
Attorney General Bill McCollum, locked in a bitter contest with health-care executive Rick Scott for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, focused on immigration Wednesday in Orlando, proposing a new law similar to one that passed in Arizona. The Scott campaign, meanwhile, fired back with a new commercial, quoting McCollum saying he supported bringing the Arizona law to Florida and then showing the attorney general saying just the opposite.
Even as polls continue to show a neck-and-neck sprint to the finish, personal attacks -- not an explanation of platforms -- dominated Tuesday night's debate between the two top Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek and billionaire financier Jeff Greene.
Health-care executive Rick Scott, the leading candidate in a contentious battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, struck back at primary opponent Bill McCollum Tuesday, accusing him of deliberately attempting to damage Solantic Urgent Care -- a business of which Scott is an investor.
Former Rep. Loranne Ausley, the Democratic candidate for state CFO, took aim at the leadership of the Legislature Tuesday -- namely her Republican opponent, Senate President Jeff Atwater of North Palm Beach.