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Attack Ads Flying in Gubernatorial Race

August 16, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Florida Politicians Pile on in Ground-Zero Mosque Debate

August 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Political Bits and Pieces

August 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Race for the House

August 13, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Political Bits and Pieces

August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

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

In Dem AG Race, Aronberg, Gelber Get Down and Dirty on 527s

August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Bill McCollum and Rick Scott Pound the Drums -- and Each Other -- on Immigration

August 10, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Dems Jeff Greene, Kendrick Meek: Too Much Attack, Too Little Debate

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Rick Scott Strikes Back

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

Dem CFO Candidate Loranne Ausley Pounds 'Culture of Corruption in Tallahassee'

August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

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.

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