Welcome to the Bizarro World of Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement dispatched an agent to investigate a blogger who had used Beatles lyrics to poke fun at the governor.
As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will begin releasing masses of data and their predictions of who will control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and statehouses across the country. We’ll put those predictions in focus and provide a brief summary of key polls. Here’s our roundup from the week […]
Rick Scott is our own man of mystery, Austin Powers without the hair mop and dance moves. No Florida governor has ever operated with such jet-setting stealth, concealing so many details of his daily travels and contacts. He says he’s out working nonstop for the citizens of his adopted state, yet his official schedule is […]
WASHINGTON — The short-term future of politics in the nation’s capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the long-term future of politics in the country as a whole, watch the governors’ races. The question to ask: Do voters begin to […]
By Aaron Deslatte and Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Charlie Crist’s transformation from Republican governor to Democratic nominee was cemented Tuesday as he easily cruised to the nomination for his old job by his new party. Now voters and donors will be bracing themselves as Crist and GOP Governor Rick Scott wage one […]
To become the next governor of Florida, Charlie Crist needs to do everything he can to convince Democrats that he’s truly one of them, while reassuring Republicans that he’s still the same moderate he’s always been. That’s just politics. But no matter how persuasive he is, Crist can’t totally hide from his Republican past. A […]
By Patricia Mazzei, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida said Wednesday he is confident he can excite Democratic voters — though some are upset that he won’t debate his primary opponent. “I think they understand, frankly, what I’m up against and what the real challenge is here, and that […]
Back when he first ran for governor of Florida as a self-styled outsider, Rick Scott lambasted his opponent in the Republican primary for taking campaign money from U.S. Sugar, one of the worst corporate polluters of the Everglades. Scott indignantly squeaked that Bill McCollum had been “bought and paid for” by U.S. Sugar. He said […]