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  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters. Scott, the Republican incumbent seeking a second term,...

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With...

  • Where candidates for governor stand on health care

    BOSTON (AP) — Improving the well-being of the state's health care system could be a difficult prescription to fill for the next governor, given Massachusetts' rocky effort to merge its 2006 health care law and President Barack Obama's 2010 federal law. That's not the only health care challenge...

  • President Bill Clinton to speak at Crist rally

    MIAMI (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is headed to Miami to stump at a campaign rally for Florida gubernatorial candidate Charile Crist. Crist's campaign announced the speech on Saturday. Clinton is scheduled to be at Crist's campaign rally Friday at Miami's J.W. Marriott Marquis. Crist...

  • Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday outlined proposed tax cuts he pledges to make if re-elected and said he will continue to promote them during a two-week campaign tour. Scott said he will try to push through more than $1 billion in tax cuts over the next two years....

  • Abbott backs out of televised debate with Davis

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Greg Abbott on Friday backed out of a statewide televised debate with Democrat Wendy Davis, leaving voters with just one chance to watch the gubernatorial hopefuls go head-to-head before the November election. Abbott balked at the roundtable format of the Sept....

  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner's plan to tax some services will help wealthy people like Rauner but hurt hardworking families, and the Republican businessman calling Quinn's efforts to...

  • Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster. In letters to television station managers in New Hampshire and across the border...

  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner's proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to 28,000 teacher layoffs, the rival campaign for Illinois governor said Wednesday. Paul Vallas, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's running...

  • NY voters could see 12 ballot lines for governor

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York voters could see as many as 12 parties putting up candidates for governor this fall, including the familiar major parties and some returning long-shots like the Rent is Too Damn High Party. Six independent parties filed petitions before last week's deadline to join...

  • Crist wins Florida Democratic primary for governor

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist won the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, marking another step in an unlikely political comeback four years after leaving the GOP. Crist defeated Nan Rich, a former Senate Democratic leader...

  • Sheldon wins Democratic primary for Florida AG

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — George Sheldon, a one-time top official in the Obama administration, easily defeated state Rep. Perry Thurston on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for attorney general. Sheldon moves on to the November ballot, where he will challenge Republican incumbent Pam Bondi and...

  • NY Times: No endorsement in Cuomo-Teachout race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Times editorial board announced Tuesday that it will not endorse a candidate in the Democratic Primary for governor but nonetheless delivered a stinging reproach to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In an opinion piece published online Tuesday the board said it could not...

  • FL-Uncontested

    By The Associated Press Here is a list of uncontested races in Florida.

  • George Sheldon wins Democratic primary for attorney general, will face Pam Bondi in November

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — George Sheldon wins Democratic primary for attorney general, will face Pam Bondi in November.



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