More Rick Scott Articles

  • 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,...

  • Scott to begin two-week bus tour on tax proposals

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is beginning a two-week, 28-city campaign bus tour to promote proposed tax cuts as part of his re-election campaign. The tour begins Monday. Scott announced the tax cut proposals last week. It includes the eventual elimination of the corporate...

  • How Democrats came to like Charlie Crist

    Democrats haven't won the governor's mansion in twenty years, but the DNC believes that Charlie Crist can change that.

  • 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....

  • 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...



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