More Rick Scott Articles

  • VIDEO: Gubernatorial races set in Florida, Arizona

    Florida and Arizona were among the states who held primary elections Tuesday and the races are now set in both states' gubernatorial races.

  • Republicans outvote Democrats in Florida primary, but that may not matter

    The body of party registrants is not necessarily identical to the body of its current supporters.

  • Charlie Crist wins Florida primary to face Gov. Rick Scott

    The former Republican governor of Florida easily won a Democratic primary Tuesday to take on his GOP successor, in one of the more tangled political face-offs in recent memory.

  • 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...

  • Fla. gov. race: Crist continuing to lose ground to Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Expected to win his party’s nomination Tuesday, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, will be trailing current GOP Gov. Rick Scott heading into the general election, a new poll suggests. A Saturday SurveyUSA poll shows that...

  • Gov. Scott promises to raise school funding again

    MIAMI (AP) — Hammered by his chief rival over cuts to school budgets, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday made an election-year promise to boost money for public schools if he's re-elected. Scott vowed to recommend a roughly $700 million increase to public schools for 2015 — which would push...

  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott huddles with climate scientists

    After catching heat on the campaign trail for avoiding questions about his stance on climate change, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with climate scientists to learn why the planet is warming.

  • Scientists meet with Gov. Scott on climate change

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Five scientists who met with Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday are convinced that climate change is real, but what they are less sure about is whether the governor believes them. The scientists had 30 minutes to make a presentation in Scott's office and the first seven minutes...

  • Scott won't reinstate acquitted Miami Lakes mayor

    MIAMI (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott says he won't reinstate Michael Pizzi as mayor of Miami Lakes despite his acquittal on federal corruption charges because the office is already occupied. Miami Lakes voters elected Wayne Slaton mayor in an October 2013 special election held after Pizzi was indicted...

  • Florida Gov. Scott approves new congressional map

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed off on new maps that will alter several congressional districts in the state, but it doesn't appear the changes will end the legal tussle over them. Scott approved a new map that was agreed to just two days earlier by the...

  • Judge rules against Scott in records lawsuit

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Wednesday ruled against Gov. Rick Scott in an ongoing lawsuit over whether his administration flouted the state's public records law. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis granted a request from a frequent critic of the Republican governor to subpoena...

  • Governor's race will also shape Fla. Supreme Court

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is elected governor as a Democrat in November, all seven state Supreme Court justices might be his appointments. If Republican Gov. Rick Scott is re-elected, he could completely reshape the court that has frustrated him and other...

  • Crist gets campaign boost with public money

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Gov. Charlie Crist is getting some help for his campaign from taxpayers. Crist on Friday received nearly $616,000 in public matching funds. Former state senator Nan Rich has also received matching money. Both Crist and Rich are Democrats. Candidates running for...

  • Fla. governor race: Raising minimum wage part of Crist’s job creation plan

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – By raising minimum wage and pumping more money into education, Charlie Crist, the Democratic candidate for Florida governor, believes he can create more jobs. The former Republican governor, Crist, who will face current Republican Gov. Rick Scott, announced...

  • Charlie Crist needs help to 'quite literally' pay the rent

    Is Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist having a harder time fundraising than generally understood?



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