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GOP’s Jolly Beats Sink in Congressional Election That Augurs Trouble for Democrats’ Midterms

| March 11, 2014

Both parties viewed the special election to replace Rep Bill Young as a critical test of their chances for success in the mid-term elections in November. The result spells trouble for Democrats, who are expected to lose seats in the House–amplifying the Republican majority–and possibly lose the Senate, which they’ve held since 2006.

Gubernatorial Crist-al Clearing: There Will Be No Sink-Scott Rematch

| September 22, 2013

Ending months of speculation, former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Friday she will not run for governor against incumbent Republican Rick Scott in 2014, further fueling “will he or won’t he” chatter about Democrat Charlie Crist.

Scott Makes Up Some Ground Against Crist and Improves Favorability to Still-Low 40%

| June 18, 2013

Some 40 percent of respondents now view Scott favorably, up from 33 percent last March, with 42 percent seeing him negatively. But his best showing since becoming governor is still well below what he needs to overcome deficits against either Charlie Crist or Bill nelson in gubernatorial matchups, while only 35 percent of Floridians overall say Scott deserve a second term.

Second Poll in 2 Days Shows Crist Routing Scott as Governor’s Low Approval Drags Down GOP

| March 20, 2013

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Crist beating Scott by 16 points and other Republicans losing as well as Scott’s unpopularity appears to be dragging down the GOP brand.

Bill McBride, Centrist Democrat Who Challenged Jeb Bush in 2002, Is Dead at 67

| December 24, 2012

Bill McBride, a powerful lawyer who unsuccessfully tried to unseat then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2002 and later watched his wife, Alex Sink, also run for governor, has died. He was 67.

Charlie Crist’s Evolution Is Complete. He’s a Democrat. Now What?

| December 8, 2012

Crist’s move to the Democratic Party heightens talk of a run against Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. No clear Democratic front-runner has emerged, though Alex Sink, could run again.

In Florida, Endangered Democrats Will Approach Extinction Status on Election Day

| November 1, 2010

The map is set to go redder in Florida Tuesday evening as one-term Democrats like Kosmas and Grayson lose and the Legislature edges further right. Sink-Scott is the only drama.

Governing Divide: Nurses Are for Sink, Doctors Are for Scott, Voters Still on Mars

| October 14, 2010

The GOP’s Rick Scott snubbed the Florida Nurses Association, Democrat Sink visited in person. For doctors, Scott would take a hatchet to malpractice lawsuits–doctors’ overriding wish.

The Live Wire, Oct. 6: Ormond’s Bikini Grab, Sink and Scott Neck, Grayson’s Times

| October 6, 2010

Ormond Beach annexes the Cheaters’ strip club property, suspended for being black in middle school, oil drilling ban may make it to the 2012 ballot, and more.

Live Wire Weekend: Jimmy Flynt’s Ex-Cop Friends, Flagler Beach’s Bad Cop, Sink Sinks

| October 1, 2010

Why Bunnell is stuck in the 1950s, an ex-cop in Flagler Beach is on probation, Scott overtakes Sink, undocumented immigrants leave, Heidegger returns, and more.

The Live Wire Weekend: Kent Sharples’ Latest Folly, Scott Sinking and Panthers Rising

| September 24, 2010

Kent Sharples raids Daytona College fund to pay rock stars, Alex Sink is beating Scott, Obama is not as anti-business as he appears, Dali on “What’s My Line,” and much more.

The Live Wire, Sept. 20: The Chamber of Commerce’s Ricky Scotty Hypocrisy

| September 20, 2010

The Chamber of Commerce’s Scotty hypocrisy, Rick Scott’s fraudulent math, over 50 and facing permanent unemployment, madness at the Orlando Magic’s new arena, India’s prostitutes of god, and more.

Alex Sink and Rick Scott on Health Care: Sharp Clash of Opposites in Race for Governor

| September 12, 2010

On health care, there are no blurry lines between Florida Gubernatorial candidates Alex Sink and Rick Scott. It’s a story of opposites.

Ten Things You Should Know About the $70.4 Billion Budget Crist Is About To Sign

| May 28, 2010

Undermining Bright Futures, imposing ultrasounds on pregnant women, studying school funding, favoring bikers, and more curiosities from the state budget.

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