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1 hr ago | Sunshine State News

GOP Optimism Growing as Election Approaches

Visiting Florida for the state Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal gave a warning that would have seemed laughable just a few months ago. "This election is too important for the people of Florida, it is too important for our country, to take this for granted," Jindal told supporters of Gov. Rick Scott's re-election who gathered outside the Grand Floridian Resort before the 2014 Victory Dinner to greet Scott, Jindal and others who arrived by bus.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charlie Crist

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WDBO-AM Orlando

Fla. Gov. abandons tough talk from 2010 campaign

When Gov. Rick Scott surprisingly entered the Republican primary four years ago, he took a strong tea party stand on most issues. He vowed to cut government spending and debt.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Immigration Reform, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

The Miami Herald

DCF's failings

President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk that said, "The buck stops here." In his farewell address he said, "No one else can do the deciding for him.

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The Miami Herald

Florida activists: Let undocumented immigrants apply for driver's licenses

"> : KK Swimwear owner and designer Natalia Garcia, seated left, with three little fashionistas, Arianna Mejia, 3, left, Garcia's daughter Kassandra Garcia, 4, and Daila Beasley, 2, modeling her collection at her Hialeah Gardens headquarters. "> To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Florida, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Governors

North Denver News

Polling: Hick in trouble, Ray Rice should be banned

The focus has largely been on which party will control the U.S. Senate after Election Day. But 36 states are also electing governors this November, and quite a few of those races are unusually competitive.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Paul LePage, Susan Collins, Republican

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Critical funding helps close gaps in Florida's Coast to Coast Trail

If it's a romantic, relaxed bike trip you're looking for, the Pinellas Trail might be the thing for you. Cyclists came one step closer to achieving the dream of a paved trail from the east coast of Florida to the west coast when Florida Governor Rick Scott approved $15.9 million in funding for the project known as the Coast to Coast Connector for the 2014 - 2015 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, US Governors

Click Orlando

Fla. GOP makes final push for Gov. Scott

Buoyed by a significant cash advantage and polls that show Gov. Rick Scott either tied or leading, Florida Republicans on Saturday contended they are focused and ready for the November election. The Republican Party of Florida met at one of Walt Disney World's most expensive resorts for their annual fundraising dinner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives

St. Petersburg Times

EditorialsEditorial: Florida should boost legal aid for poor

The state Constitution guarantees lawyers for criminal defendants who cannot afford a lawyer. But poor civil litigants are on their own.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Florida, Florida Government, Immigration Reform, Foreclosures, US Governors, Opinion

WIOD-AM Miramar

Governor Christie Criticizes Charlie Crist

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in Florida doing what Republicans here have been doing for more than 2 years bashing Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist. Christie campaigned with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday at events in Panama City and Wakulla County just south of Tallahassee.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, US News, Charlie Crist

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

Gov. Scott, DeSantis visit Flagler County

Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis each paid a visit to Flagler County in the past week in an effort to solidify support for their respective campaigns. Scott's campaign bus rolled into Palm Coast early Tuesday and stopped at Grace's Place deli on Palm Coast Parkway where he was greeted by a throng of supporters chanting "four more years" and "let's keeping working."

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Related Topix: US Governors, Flagler County, FL, US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Palm Coast, FL

Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

State, districts, Volusia hope to raise more money for Indian River Lagoon with new group

A draft agreement creating a new independent organization to oversee the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and raise money for lagoon restoration could soon get its first airing in Volusia County. The agreement has already been endorsed by state officials who committed $1.25 million this week to help fund the new organization, which will restructure a group created in 1991 as an advisory board to the St. Johns River and South Florida water management districts.

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Related Topix: Volusia County, FL, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Tampa, FL, US Governors

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Brad Blog

Falling for the Isis PR Scam

Greenhouse gas emissions jump at record rate; Australia's emissions soar after carbon tax axed; Oceans acidifying at historic rate; PLUS: Some good news: Ozone Hole begone!... Will Alabama's wife-beating U.S. District Court Judge face impeachment? Plus: Callers, lots of 'em, on what to do about ISIS... America was outraged by the NFL superstar. So, what about Alabama's federal judge who beat his wife bloody and is now off scot-free?... Catastrophic floods in Pakistan; Historic flooding in Phoenix; Hillary says GW both crisis and opportunity; Rand Paul doesn't care; PLUS : A win for the Lobster Boat Blockade... Margaret Sullivan's no weasel .

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Alabama, Country, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Boat Disaster, US Governors

St. Petersburg Times

Editorial: Big Sugar aims for big payoff

U.S. Sugar and its allies are not just interested in influencing an upcoming water policy debate in Tallahassee. They are quietly pursuing big development plans on land the state has an option to buy to protect the Everglades.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, US Governors, Hendry County, FL, Okeechobee, FL, Opinion

The Washington Post

What jobs you should have if you want to be elected governor

From left, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer , New York Gov. Chris Cuomo , and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Super Bowl Hand Off ceremony in New York in February. This election cycle, governors across the country are more embattled than they have been in years, with at least half a dozen races once believed to be safe now tightly contested .

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jan Brewer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, New York, Chris Christie, Rick Snyder

Daily Kos

Democratic candidates see Medicaid expansion as key in governor races

Medicaid expansion is shaping up to be a key issue for Democrats hoping to regain the chief executive seat in states across the country. Those seats aren't the only thing at stake-expansion in the handful of states up for grab could mean 1.7 million people gaining coverage.

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Related Topix: US News, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Paul LePage, Scott Walker, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Capital Soup

Florida's Springs Receive $69 Million Boost

On Wednesday, the Joint Legislative Budget Commission approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's proposed $69 million in springs projects leveraged by the $30 million Governor Scott secured in the "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget." This approval brings the total investment in springs projects to more than $100 million in the last two years.

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Capital Soup

Gov. Scott and Lt. Gov. Lopez-Cantera Attend Dedication of Freedom Bell for Veterans Tribute Tower

Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera Attend the Dedication of the Freedom Bell for the Veterans Tribute Tower FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Today, Governor Rick Scott joined by Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Canter, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Senate President Don Gaetz, and Brigadier General David Harris remembered those who lost their lives on the attacks on September 11, 2001 and honored America's veterans during a dedication ceremony for the Freedom Bell that will hang at the Beal Memorial Cemetery.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Washington Examiner

Chris Christie stumps for Rick Scott in Florida

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to up his profile by stumping for GOP candidates, going to Florida on Friday to help Gov. Rick Scott . Scott will be joined by Christie in Panama City on Friday as part of Scott's "Let's Keep Working Tax Cuts Bus Tour," according to a Facebook event by Florida Rep. Jimmy Patronis.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Florida, Florida Government, Chris Christie, Charlie Crist

The Orlando Sentinel

Sick-time supporters rally against Rick Scott

Supporters of paid sick time gathered Thursday to call for a repeal of a state law that bans local sick-time measures. Activists also took aim at Gov. Rick Scott , who signed the bill into law last year.

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Slate

In Praise of Governors Who Are Having Trouble Winning Re-Election

Seth McLaughlin reports on the only 2014 elections that seem to be breaking narrowly for the Democrats - the gubernatorial races in swing states. Democrats are currently set to obliterate Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and in the hunt against Republican governors in Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas, and Maine.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Ohio, Scott Walker, Rick Snyder, US Politics, US News

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