Friday Aug 15
The Bradenton Times
Candidate Profile: Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist is the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for Governor. After serving one term in the position as a Republican, Crist will seek to oust his former party - and Rick Scott - from the Governor's Mansion if he defeats Nan Rich in the Democratic primary.
Cerabino: Martinez' migrant saga is example America should strive for
The so-called "crisis" of migrant children at the Mexican border got me thinking about Mel Martinez and the women he considers his three mothers.
National Review Online
A state lawmaker says Gov. Charlie Crist is picking his former chief of staff George LeMieux to replace Republican Sen. Mel Martinez, who is resigning.
The Orlando Sentinel
Best person, not party, should get votes: My Word
In the Sentinel's June 28 article "Partisan Orange races? Voters will decide," Orange County Republican Chairman Lew Oliver's comments stood out: "One-party political entities, at any level, are all but universally less responsive, less efficient and more corrupt than entities with real competition."
More fuel on the fire
Crist accepting excessive contributions in the form of compensation for actual work performed between his campaign launching in November 2013 up to now "Records show that Crist, who is based in Morgan & Morgan's St. Petersburg office, hasn't been the named attorney on any cases in Hillsborough or Pinellas counties since joining the firm" ... (more)