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  1. Gov. Rick Scott, Charlie Crist deadlocked as election day nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WPBF

    Less than two weeks before Election Day, the fierce race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is a dead heat, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked, with each receiving 42 percent of the vote and Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie receiving 7 percent.


  2. Bob Buckhorn no fan of medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Creative Loafing Tampa

    There's no doubt that the liberalization of marijuana laws is spreading across the county, with Alaska and Oregon attempting to join Washington and Colorado as the only states to legalize the recreational consumption of pot next month.


  3. 'Big Three' Ignore Democrat's Debate No-Show But Promoted 'Fangate' ControversyRead the original story w/Photo

    12 min ago | NewsBusters.org

    Senator Kay Hagan and her Republican opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, are currently locked in a close Senate race, but with less than two weeks until Election Day Senator Hagan declined to participate in a debate Tuesday night. Despite Senator Hagan's absence, all three network morning shows ignored the story on their Wednesday morning broadcasts.


  4. Rachel Maddow Hits Democrats for Refusing to Debate GOP OpponentsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Mediaite.com

    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow pointed out a disturbing trend at the top of her show Tuesday night: Democrats, who are in tight midterm races just days before the election, are apparently refusing to show up for debates with their Republican opponents. But while Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley has reversed her initial decision to skip this week's debate with Republican Charlie Baker , Sen. Kay Hagan went through with her decision to skip out on her debate with GOP challenger Thom Tillis .


  5. Tea Party's Kawa: Scott Needs Message That Grabs FloridiansRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | News Max

    In order for Florida Gov. Rick Scott to win re-election, he needs a message that resonates with average Floridians, tea party activist Dr. Larry Kawa said Wednesday on Newsmax TV 's "America's Forum." "The ability to have great messaging, to connect with the average Joe six-pack, to explain that he feels the pain of the average Floridian, to articulate his messages, specifically how he's going to create more jobs, to have the ability to communicate that message in a manner that the average Floridian can really relate to and he can look them in the eye and say his plan has worked, his plan will continue to work and Crist lost 800,000 jobs and under his watch we gained 600,000 jobs," Kawa said.


  6. US Forest Service Proposes Requirements for Photography in Wilderness AreasRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | WRUF-AM Gainesville

    The observation tower at Paynes Prairie is currently closed for renovations. When open, the 50-feet high tower hosts nearly 250,000 guests each year, most of whom take photos or shoot video.


  7. Former School Superintendent Receives Dean's Lifetime Achievement Alumni AwardRead the original story

    29 min ago | Osprey Observer

    Former Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Earl Lennard is no stranger to recognition for his hard work over the years. His most recent award, however, stirs special memories for the founding graduate of the University of South Floirda's College of Education.


  8. Jeb Bush to stump for Gov. Haley on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Post and Courier

    Gov. Nikki Haley is continuing her pattern of getting campaigning help from Republican governors, including those with presidential aspirations, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush visiting on Thursday. Bush will visit Greenville and Lexington on Thursday with Haley for what are being described as meet-and-greets with supporters.


  9. South Florida 51st state: Split between north and south Florida? Secession talksRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago | Examiner.com

    Will South Florida become the 51st state sometime in the near future? Talks of actual secession are no joke among some city officials in Miami, who are in support of South Florida splitting from its northern half and becoming its very own state. United Press International News reports this Wednesday, October 22, 2014, that a variety of reasons are behind this potential break, but politics and environmentalist concerns seem to be primary issues at this point in time.


  10. FYI on the Broward Soil and Water Conservation DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Examiner.com

    Although the Broward Soil and Water Conservation District has five Supervisors, only one is up for election this year, according to EyesOnNews on Wednesday. A governmental subdivision of the state, most Floridians have no idea what this agency is about or the candidates seeking the role of supervisor.


  11. Rick Scott won't say if he knew execution delay was for a political fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | Daily Kos

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have had a death row inmate's execution delayed to accommodate a fundraiser for Attorney General Pam Bondi, but he'd really rather not talk about that right now, mmkay? Scott's in the middle of a close re-election campaign and this seems to be a topic he finds inconvenient, based on his evasion of Democratic opponent Charlie Crist's questions about it at Tuesday's debate. Scott deployed a series of evasive maneuvers to get out of answering whether he knew, when he delayed the execution of Marshall Lee Gore, that it was for a political fundraiser.


  12. I Can't Believe I Voted for Charlie CristRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Folio Weekly

    Former Florida Governor and challenger, Charlie Crist, appears alone for the first few minutes of a scheduled one hour debate, as Florida Governor Rick Scott delays taking the stage, during their gubernatorial debate in Davie, October 15, 2014.


  13. Poll: Scott, Crist deadlocked as election day nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Business Journal

    Now less than two weeks before Election Day, the fierce race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist is a dead heat, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Quinnipiac University poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked, with each receiving 42 percent of the vote and Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie receiving 7 percent.


  14. Advocates worry children's issues not part of campaignRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Financial News & Daily Record

    Florida children may not be able to vote for governor, but they still have a lot at stake in the race. And as the campaign hurtles to a close, advocates say they're frustrated that the future of the state's youngest residents hasn't played a larger role in the discussion.


  15. Rick Scott Refuses To Say If He Knowingly Delayed An Execution For A Political FundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ThinkProgress

    Gov. Rick Scott refused to say if he had knowingly granted a request to delay an execution so that Attorney General Pam Bondi could hold a political fundraiser, repeatedly saying "she apologized" instead. During a debate Tuesday night, the moderator asked Democratic nominee Charlie Crist if he believed that Scott did not take executions seriously.


  16. FL: Smart Fare Cards May be Coming to Manatee County Transit RidersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mass Transit

    Oct. 22--MANATEE -- One day, Manatee County bus riders may be able to pay their fares by flashing smart cards or their smart phones as they board, officials said Tuesday. Eventually, they may be able to ride transit vehicles across the eight counties of the Tampa Bay region, using a common payment card and fare system, officials told the Manatee County Commission.


  17. Florida, others test if tide has turned on potRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WPTV Local News

    Medical marijuana cigarettes are hand-rolled at the All American Cannabis Club, aka A2C2, a medical marijuana collective, in San Jose, Calif., on August 20, 2014. The Golden State, with its already outsize medical-pot market, could soon be entering a Golden Era of commercialized cannabis.


  18. This is Florida changing.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Florida Trend

    It took nearly 10 yeas of legal battles and three branches of government to clear Jose Godinez-Samperio's path to practice law. Godinez-Samperio, who on Nov. 20 will become the first undocumented immigrant admitted to the Florida Bar, entertained a crowd of 100 people at Eckerd College Tuesday night with the story of his journey.


  19. This story is part of a regional business news roundup.Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Florida Trend

    If construction schedules hold, more apartments will be built in downtown St. Petersburg this year than in the past five years combined. At least 850 new apartments are expected to open by year's end with another 706 apartments either under construction or permitted for construction, but not yet close to completion, the number of multifamily dwelling units downtown is poised to grow by more than 16%.


  20. Watch Two Candidates For Governor Actually Debate Who Grew...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | SFGate

    The two candidates running for governor in Florida faced off in another heated debate Tuesday night and it's clear they really don't like each other. There were no disputes over a fan this time, however, according to the Miami Herald , Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist took shot after shot at one another, displaying "their mutual contempt to a national TV audience in the home stretch of the costliest and meanest campaign in the country."