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Alex Sink

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    February 25, 2014

    David Jolly, Republican Candidate in Heated Special Election, Once Killed a Man

    The special election to replace deceased Florida Congressman Bill Young up in Florida's 13th congressional election is getting more national coverage than your average house race. As one of Florida's few true swing districts the outcome of the race between Republican David Jolly and former Democrati ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Poll: Only a Third of Floridians Think Rick Scott Deserves to Be Reelected

    Another day, another poll with bad news for Florida Governor Rick Scott. This time it's from Quinnipiac.The poll seems to show a case of too little too late for Scott. While Floridians largely agree with Scott's latest high profile decision to expand Medicare, less than one-third feels he deserves t ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    New Poll: Charlie Crist Leading Rick Scott by 12 Points in Gov Race

    Last month saw surprisingly good polling news for Rick Scott. Though it came from a lesser-known polling firm that "leaked" the results after conducting it for a private client, a Hamilton Consulting poll showed that Scott was tied with Charlie Crist in a hypothetical match-up.Well, Public Polling P ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Manny Diaz Might Run for Governor of Florida

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz's name has long been thrown around when it comes to possible Democratic candidates for statewide office, but it appears he may finally be preparing to run for Governor. He hasn't said anything publicly, but Naked Politics reports that there are plenty of signs that a ca ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Charlie Crist Officially Became a Democrat Today in Full Out Media Spectacle

    Charlie Crist was officially wed to the Democratic party today in a quiet ceremony attended only be close friends and family. The pair had announced their engagement over the weekend at a White House Christmas party.Just kidding. The former Republican governor turned a Pinellas County elections offi ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    September 12, 2012

    Sorry Charlie: Alex Sink Actually Democrat's Favorite In 2014 Gov Race, According to Poll

    Earlier this week, we brought to your attention to an odd poll that claimed 61 percent of Democratic voters wanted former Republican Charlie Crist to be the Dem's gubernatorial candidate in 2014. The numbers seemed way off, and now a new poll is out showing that actually Alex Sink, who ran for gover ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    A Huge Majority Of Dems Want Crist As Gov., According to Poll No One is Sure Whether to Trust

    Should Charlie Crist return to politics as a Democrat his biggest roadblock may be, well, Democratic voters. After all, one would figure that a man who has a pretty solid Republican political history (despite what Tea Partiers might have had you believed) would have a hard time winning in a Democrat ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Jimmy Morales, Former County Commissioner, Considering Run For Governor Against Rick Scott

    With Rick Scott's dismal approval ratings, Democrats from all corners of the state are salivating over the chance to take him on in 2014. Jimmy Morales, the former chairmen of the Miami-Dade County Commission and the man who lost the mayoral race to Carlos Alvarez in 2004, has announced he's mulling ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    UM Study: Voters Prefer Candidates With Deeper Voices

    ​Did Obama coast to victory just because he had a deeper voice than John McCain? Did Alex Sink lose to Rick Scott in the Florida governor's race because of her high-pitched southern twang? New research by a University of Miami political science professor suggests it may be part of the electoral eq ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Rick Scott Won't Be Paying for All of His Re-Election Campaign This Time

    ​Florida Governor Rick Scott sunk about $70 million of his own money in his successful bid for election in 2010. He won't be up for election again for more than two years, but he's already gearing up his campaign. However, this go-around he won't be paying for it all out of his own pocket. A polit ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Charlie Crist Would Crush Rick Scott If He Ran As a Democrat in 2014

    ​We don't believe a guy as politically ambitious as Charlie Crist would be happy for long at an ambulance-chasing law firm. Though, now that he's left the Republican party there are few clear paths for him to get back into any office. Unless, of course, he becomes a full-fledged Democrat. A new Pu ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Could Charlie Crist Take on Rick Scott in 2014 As a Democrat?

    ​Gov. Rick Scott's leadership hasn't given Floridians much to celebrate. He's the most unpopular governor in America, and his poll numbers don't appear to be getting any better. But Democrats see a silver lining in the dark cloud. Scott's deep unpopularity gives them renewed electoral hope. I ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Rising Star Andrew Gillum, 31, Enters Race for Florida Democratic Chair

    ​Florida Democrats desperately need a Marco Rubio of their own, and 31-year-old Andrew Gillum, a commissioner for the City of Tallahassee may be the answer. He's not running for statewide elected office (yet, anyway), but has entered the race to replace Karen Thurman as the chair of the Florida De ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Alex Sink Concedes to Rick Scott

    In almost any other year Alex Sink probably would have scrubbed the floor with Rick Scott. Instead this morning she issued her concession speech. With a margin currently less than 80,000 votes it appears that Rick Scott, the man who ran a company convicted of defrauding Medicare, is set to take over ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    What the Hell is Wrong with the Florida Democratic Party?

    ​The Florida Democratic Party has nearly 600,000 more registered voters in the state than the Republicans, yet last night they failed miserably in delivering on a single important race. Their Governor candidate lost to a man who ran a company involved in the biggest Medicare fraud case in American ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    2010 Election Results Live Blog

    ​Will Florida gets its first female Governor? Will the country's first female Speaker of the House be forced to turn in her gavel? Will Kendrick Meek somehow shock the world by winning? Did anyone bother to get to know enough about the CFO race to bother voting? Join us tonight as we live blog the ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Farid Khavari, Iranian-Born Outsider Candidate, Calls Sink and Scott 'Economic Terrorists'

    The terrorist-samba in action.Farid Khavari would like to have a word with you over your radio airwaves. The outsider candidate for governor has bought some ad time to let you know that, while his name may lead the prejudiced and idiotic to believe he's an Osama-lovin' al Qaeda operative, he's reall ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Rick Scott is Worse at Testifying Under Oath than Bill Clinton

    Rick Scott under oath​It wasn't exactly a proud moment for our country when then President Bill Clinton famously quipped "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is," while under sworn testimony. If you look back at that episode and cringe, you'll probably be in horror watching video of Ri ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Rumblings: Bud Chiles to Exit Governor's Race

    via walkwithbud.comAs we put it last week "Lawton 'Bud' Chiles will run for governor until he realizes what everyone knows: he can't win." Now there's considerbale rumblings that the Independent candidate whose main qualification is that he shares a name with his late father, Gov. lawton Chiles, is ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Election Day Races to Keep an Eye On

    Will Bill McCollum and Kendrick Meek hold back the two millionaire candidates? Will Miami ​Mayor Tomas Regalado's blossoming political machine get his daughter a seat on the Miami-Dade School Board? Will Dorrin Rolle survive his scandalous year to win another term to the county commission? Wi ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Florida Primary Election Results Live Blog

    ​Today Florida went to the polls for the 2010 primary election. While tonight's big theme involved controversial, self-funded billionaire outsiders taking on establishment career politicians in both the Republican primary for Governor and Democratic primary for Senate, there's still lots of ballot ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    If Republicans Lose Both Governor and Senate Races, Is the Tea Party to Blame?

    via OnePennySheet​Back in early 2009 it seemed that Charlie Crist was a guarantee to win the Senate race as a Republican, and Bill McCollum had the edge in the Governors race. Now the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP candidates are trailing in both the Senate and Governors race. What happened ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Obama Visits Miami Today to Stump for Sink, Snap $10,000 photos

    Pete Souza, White House BlogObama just can't get enough of Florida. Must be the fumes coming off our nice, oily ocean.​A day after ex-prez Bill Clinton turned on the smiles for US Senate-hopeful Kendrick Meek, none other than President Obama himself is set to visit Miami today to stump for the Dem ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Governor Candidate 'Bud' Chiles Held Leadership Role in Church Accused of Being a Cult

    via walkwithbud.comChiles ran the non-profit wing of a church many critics assail as a harmful cult.As he campaigns for governor on an independent ticket, Lawton "Bud" Chiles III likes to trumpet his decade running HOPE Worldwide, a health-care charity. "We did immunization and health outreach for t ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    August 3, 2010

    Rick Scott and Bill McCollum Are Florida's Grand Wizards

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke claims Democrats are missing in action in the governor's race.The Democratic Party is out of sight and out of mind in the ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Charlie Crist Holds 11-Point Lead in Senate Race

    A young Charlie Crist being awarded his guarantee as Florida's next senator way back in Nineteen Seventy-Something. It has been fated.​When Charlie Crist announced his candidacy for Senate, everyone kind of threw up their hands and thought, Well, guess ol' Charlie is gonna be our next senator. But ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Polls: Rubio Regains Lead, Apparently Any Republican Can Beat Alex Sink

    Do you even recognize these candidates? ​Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your ma ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Alex Sink's Confusing Response to Health-Care Reform

    ​We've had a hard time figuring out where presumptive gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink lies on the Democratic Party's spectrum.Is she a dyed-in-the-wool, bleeding-heart liberal? Eh, probably not.Is she a staunch Blue Dog? Doesn't quite seem like it.Is she, like so many Florida politicians, a cautio ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    News Roundup: Manny Headed to Harvard; Voters Head to Polls

    It's Election Day! All over again! Voters in Districts 1 and 5 will head to the polls to replace Angel Gonzalez and maybe Michelle Spence-Jones. [CBS4]Former Mayor Manny Diaz is headed to Harvard to be a resident fellow at the JFK School of Government. Guess this means his name is complete ... More >>

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    December 15, 2009

    Charlie Crist Orders Investigation Into Wafflegate

    via Gif PartySometimes Bureaucrats really do just love breakfast food, sometimes they don't (Parks & Rec joke, woo!)​Every political reporter in the state of Florida might have to deal with strong cravings for IHOP for a while now, as the inexplicably stupid political scandal now known as Waff ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Miami-Dade Democratic Chairman Booted by State Party

    ​Just days after sending out a fiery letter calling for the resignation of Florida Democratic Party chair Karen Thurman -- a letter that made liberal use of his word processor's bold and underline features -- Miami-Dade Democratic chairman BJ Chiszar has been given the boot. Chiszar's le ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    The President of the United States was in town last night, here's what he did:Was greeted by both protesters and supporters... [SoFlTimes]...Including Kendrick Meek, Dan Gelber, Alex Sink and Manny Diaz. [NakedPolitics]Rallied the democratic base at a fundraiser. [Herald]And raised nearly $1.5 milli ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    News Roundup

    The Miami-Dade government promised it would cut pay to several workers to balance the budget, but sure is taking its time doing so, which is costing millions every week. [Herald]Alex Sink, Democratic candidate for Governor, will headline the state's biggest gay rights group's annual gala in Ft. Laud ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    News Roundup

    The woman who set herself on fire died from her injuries. [AP]Pitbull is getting the key to the City of Miami. [Herald]Alex Sink is trailing Bill McCollum by four points in the latest Q poll. [Herald]Hurricane Bill is a Category 4; thankfully it'll probably just wander around in the ocean before fiz ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Attorney General McCollum Works About 22 Hours a Week

    The Palm Beach Post decided to check the time sheets of Governor candidates and current cabinet members Republican Bill McCollum and Democrat Alex Sink. Turns out, in the past two months neither has been working that hard. McCollum averages about 22 hours of work a week as attorney ge ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalAll 11 universities in the state are seeking to raise tuition by the highest allowable amount. [CBS4]Someone wrote some fan fiction about a manatee gang bang. Oh, wait, that actually happened? [Herald]Actual political joke Bob Smith is running for Senate. He used to represent New Hampshire in ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp Most Likely Running For Attorney General

    To most of Florida Lt. Gov Jeff Kottkamp is known for precisely two things: his string of travel scandals and his mustache. Now he'd like to be known as our Attorney General as well. The Republican from SW Florida was picked as Crist's running mate to bring a conservative balance to Crist' ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Report: Jeff Atwater To Announce CFO Bid Tuesday

    So the game of political musical chairs continues. The Orlando Sentinel says current senate President Jeff Atwater is going to throw his hat into the CFO ring on Tuesday. Atwater, a Republican from North Palm Beach, served in the state house from 2001-2003 and has been in the senate since then. ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    The Week That Was: A Sense of Belonging

    This was a week where people were just trying to figure out where they belong. It was an awkward thing to watch, like tweens on their first day of middle school figuring out which lunch table to sit at. Jason Taylor knew deep, deep down that his heart belonged to Miami, and he was willing to co ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Gov Race: Sink Expected to Announce This Week, McCullom Next

    Those who have been following Florida politics aren't in for any major surprise, but it is still exciting to see it play out nonetheless. Naked Politics reports that a source tells them CFO Alex Sink, a Democrat, is expected to announce her entrance into the now open Governor's race before a fundrai ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    Charlie Crist Expected To Announce Senate Bid Tomorrow

    In the past month the idea that Charlie Crist would run for Senate has gone from hot political rumor to almost foregone conclusion, and news broke this weekend that it is indeed fact. Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer told the Pensacola News Journal last night that Crist will annou ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    With Crist's Announcement Imminent, the Dominos Begin to Fall

    With the end of the legislative session in Tallahassee last week, and Charlie Crist widely expected to announce his Senate intention tomorrow the dominoes should quickly fall as down ticket politicos all over the state start positioning themselves for 2010. So far, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, who has bee ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Dear Politicians, Please Exploit Your Family Dogs

    The liberal, elitist media would like you to think that Barack Obama is the first ever dog-owning politician in history. Charles Beauregard "Bo" Hussein Kennedy-Obama (yes, we've made that joke today but we will continue to call him that until the Obama administration produces his birth certificate. ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Tampa Mayor Might Jump into Senate Race

    With 22 months left before the election, there are still plenty of surprises left in this Senate race. The latest of which is that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio told the Tampa Bay Tribune she's considering running in the Democratic primary:"It was not something I was considering when there was a possibilit ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    With Sink's Senate Hopes down the Drain, Gelber Gears Up

    Alex Sink's decision not to enter the Senate fray was big news, but not all that shocking. We wrote yesterday it seemed she was much more keen on staying in Tallahassee, possibly running for governor in either 2010 or 2014. What is shocking is that now both sides of the field are more or less wide ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Crist Hasn't Decided if You'll Be Paying for His Inauguration Trip

    Charlie Crist took a pretty public drubbing for his summer jaunt to Europe that ended up costing taxpayers $430,000. You'd think he'd have learned his lesson. Crist will be heading to D.C. to attend the Obama's inauguration and hasn't yet decided if taxpayers will be footing the bill. Meanwhile, ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    Mel Martinez Decides One Term is Enough, 2010 Senate Race Wide Open

    It's been our fear that something huge politic-wise would happen while we were away looking at pretty, little art things, and what do you know it happens on the first day. Sonofa. Senator Mel Martinez has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010. His Senate seat was generally seen ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    Looking Forward to 2010

    Is it too early to be thinking about this? Jeez, we just endured almost a solid year of heavy election coverage, shouldn't we get a break? Nope, let the speculation for 2010 begin. Charlie Crist is in a comfortable spot for re-election. Though, Florida's economy has further tanked during his term w ... More >>

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