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Sparks Fly Between Bill McCollum and Rick Scott

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

Health-care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, the two leading candidates in a bitterly contested battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, probably did little to enlighten Florida voters during a Tampa-TV debate Thursday evening.

Florida Politicians Toe Party Lines on Elena Kagan Confirmation

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

On a 63-37 vote, the U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed the appointment of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States -- with Florida's delegation surprising no one when the vote was taken.

Who's More Conservative? I Am, Cries Rick Scott; I Am, Cries Bill McCollum

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

The backing of conservatives is crucial in the hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary between health-care executive Rick Scott and Attorney General Bill McCollum, as both candidates seek to brandish their appeal to right-of-center voters while painting their rival as a closet liberal.

Attacks Flying in Close Democratic AG Battle

August 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

With less than three weeks until the primary, the hotly contested battle for the Democratic attorney general nomination took a hard turn Thursday when Sen. Dave Aronberg of Greenacres ran the first television ad of the contest.

Poll: Rick Scott Keeps GOP in Governor's Mansion, Bill McCollum Delivers to Dems

August 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday shows the two leading Republicans running for governor fare very differently when pitted against Democratic front-runner Alex Sink, the state CFO -- with health-care executive Rick Scott leading Sink and Attorney General Bill McCollum trailing the Democrat.

Jeff Kottkamp Crosses the Boss: Supports Marco Rubio, Drops Charlie Crist

August 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

Even though Gov. Charlie Crist hand-picked him to serve as his running mate in 2006, Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp on Wednesday endorsed Crist's chief opponent in the U.S. Senate race, former House Speaker Marco Rubio.

Four AG Candidates at Forum Clash over Arizona Law and Health-Care Laws

August 2, 2010 - 6:00pm

With less than three weeks until the primaries, four of the six attorney general candidates compared their passion, defined their positions on immigration law and generally pitched their strengths to become the voice of the law in Florida for the next four years.

Nurse Practitioners Have Crucial Questions for Mike Haridopolos

August 2, 2010 - 6:00pm

Incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, will have company on his tour of medical facilities across Florida. A key legislative ally will accompany him at some of the events, but he will also have to face nurse practitioners who will ask challenging questions about why they can't write controlled prescriptions.

Political Bits and Pieces

August 2, 2010 - 6:00pm

While Democrats are continuing to defect to independent U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Charlie Crist, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is not one of them. Nelson said in an MSNBC interview Tuesday morning that he would back the Democratic nominee in the race, be it U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek or billionaire financier Jeff Greene

Trailing Rick Scott, Bill McCollum Reaches Out to Hispanic Voters

August 1, 2010 - 6:00pm

With three weeks to go until the primary, Attorney General Bill McCollum is looking to reach out to Hispanic voters in an effort to catch up with health-care executive Rick Scott, front-runner for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

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