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Overnight Surprise: Rick Scott and Bill Nelson Head Towards a Recount

November 7, 2018 - 7:00am
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson

Apparently the race to claim a U.S. Senate seat isn't over in Florida. 

November Surprise! Ron DeSantis Is Florida's 46th Governor

November 6, 2018 - 11:45pm
Ron and Jeanette DeSantis and family

Few beyond the Republican Party of Florida believed former congressman Ron DeSantis could overcome the raucous Democratic and media stampede or the millions of out-of-state dollars behind it. But by 9:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, when the numbers no longer added up -- when there were fewer than 120,000 ballots uncounted in the state's blue counties -- it was over.

All But One Constitutional Amendment Passes

November 6, 2018 - 11:00pm

In the end, "bundling" amendments -- that is, lumping more than one issue into a single ballot measure, didn't turn voters off, because 11 of the 12 amendments passed handily, with more than the required 60 percent of the vote. 

In Walton County, Desperation Leads to Serious Political Missteps

November 3, 2018 - 6:00am
Playing politics with CU. Daniel Uhlfelder gave Andrew Gillum his CU sticker.

Walton County -- historically a quiet, dependable, conservative-leaning Panhandle hamlet -- keeps poking up in statewide news because of a contentious issue called “customary use” of the beaches. It’s dragged on for two years with no end in sight, because many folks expect appeals of whatever path is chosen.

How Was Bob Buckhorn Allowed Anywhere Near Tampa's Candlelight Vigil?

November 1, 2018 - 6:00am

There's a time and a place for everything, or so I've heard. But I'm pretty sure a candlelight vigil for murdered hate-crime victims isn't the time or the place for Bob Buckhorn.

How the intemperate mayor of Tampa got an invitation to be the featured speaker at Congregation Rodeph Sholom's vigil in memory of the 11 worshippers shot to death inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, I couldn't imagine ... until I watched the Monday night event live-streamed on Facebook.

Bartow Middle School Girls' Devil-Worship Plot to Kill Classmates Was Foiled at the 11th Hour

October 26, 2018 - 6:00am

Investigators in Bartow say a pair of local middle school girls plotted to kill fellow students, drink their blood and then kill themselves.

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Conservative DeSantis, Progressive Gillum Showcase Their Differences on National TV

October 22, 2018 - 11:30pm
Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum

There probably are few candidates for any office in America as diametrically opposed as former congressman Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the candidates running for governor of Florida.

Billionaire Tom Steyer Put Andrew Gillum on the Impeach-the-President Team

October 20, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Steyer

Andrew Gillum might have started out a money underdog in the race for the Florida governor's mansion, but the Tallahassee mayor has become the darling of progressive out-of-state billionaires and with less than three weeks in the campaign, has money to burn.

Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Bucs Fork Over $1 Million to Defeat Amendment 3

October 18, 2018 - 6:00am

Six months ago no National Football League team would be caught dead involving itself in a state election.  But now look: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins have sunk $500,000 apiece into a committee to defeat Amendment 3, the 2018 ballot measure that would give voters the power to reject any expansion of casino gambling.

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