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Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

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Florida's increasingly bitter and expensive campaign for governor is kicking into gear with two months left before Election Day.Gov. Rick Scott began a two-week bus tour along the crucial Interstate 4 corridor, where he railed against former Gov. Charlie Crist as someone who is just like President Barack Obama. More>>

Candidates for governor tour Tampa Bay

Gov. Scott on the tax cut bus tour Gov. Scott on the tax cut bus tour
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Florida's leading gubernatorial candidates are both making a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Labor Day.  More>>

Motor vehicle fee reduction effective Sept. 1

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Reductions in Florida's motor vehicle registration fees are set to take effect on September 1.
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Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising more tax cuts if he wins a second term. More>>

Jameis Winston’s theft of crab legs, incident report woes

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The incident report filled out by deputies regarding Jameis Winston’s theft of crab legs doesn’t paint the picture of a forgetful shopper. An LCSO report seems to say the quarterback was evading defenders off the field. More>>

Florida's gubernatorial race gets national attention

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Florida's gubernatorial race - now officially in the general election campaign phase - is already on the national radar as a race to watch."There's no question this race is important nationally, Florida's a bellwether state," said Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who attended Crist's primary night party in Fort Lauderdale. More>>

Crist becomes Democratic nominee, rallies with Nan Rich planned Video included

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Florida Democrats appeared poised Tuesday to select former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a nationally watched race that's part of an unlikely political comeback for Crist. More>>

Scott accepts GOP nomination for governor's race Video included

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Governor Rick Scott has been nominated as the GOP candidate for Florida's governor's race, according to the Associated Press.Governor Rick Scott has made the following statement regarding tonight's primary election results:“The next few months are about talk versus action. That means Florida will have a choice between a governor who sent our state into a tailspin and a governor who gets results. Charlie Crist failed as governor, lost 830,000 jobs, and tried to run off to Washington – and now ... More>>

Voters go to the polls for primary day in Florida Video included

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Florida's candidates for governor are on the road for the state's primary day.Democrat Charlie Crist is expected to greet supporters in Boynton Beach before heading to an election night party in Fort Lauderdale. He toured the state in Monday, making stops in Tampa and Jacksonville. More>>

Polls open today for FL primaries

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Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning for the primary races. People have already been voting in record numbers. More>>

Campaigns stop in Tampa in final push for votes Video included

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On a final push for votes and momentum before the primary election, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist made a quick stop in Tampa on Monday in a swing across the state. More>>

Crist makes stop in Tampa before primary

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Charlie Crist stopped by a Tampa field office Monday, greeting supporters on a final campaign swing around the state before Tuesday's primary election.Crist took photos with supporters and made a few calls to voters, joking with a volunteer who switched reading glasses with him so he could see the printout he was using.Crist is taking on former state Sen. Nan Rich in the Democratic primary. More>>

Governor proposes increase in education funding Video included

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Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that he will propose an increase in per-pupil funding for Florida students if he is elected to a second term. His proposal calls for a $232 boost in per-student spending to $7,126. Scott and potential political opponent Charlie Crist have traded barbs on education in recent weeks, with Crist launching a bus tour around the state he called “Restore the Cuts.”Scott's proposal tops the ... More>>

Tuesday primary election will determine some local races

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Tuesday's primary election will be the final decision on some races across the Tampa Bay region.Although primaries are often thought of as precursors to the general election, some contests won't make it that far. More>>

Crist Orlando bus tour behind the scenes

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With a toss of a football, Charlie Crist boarded the bus in Orlando. “On to victory,” Crist announced, as he headed to his seat. It's a campaign tour that might have seemed improbable just a few years ago. But the former governor is on the campaign trail again, trying to win over voters to win back his old job in Tallahassee. More>>

Political ads hit the web for Fla. governor's race

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Web ads can be cheaper, offer a way to link to a place to donate and give campaigns the opportunity to see who is watching and clicking on them. More>>

Rick Scott ahead in News Channel 8 governor's race poll Video included

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Gov. Rick Scott has a 3-point lead over Democrat Charlie Crist, heading into the week before the primary election, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. More>>

Voter confusion over Hernando website Video included

The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com. The VoteHernando.com website links voters to the Hernando County Supervisor of Elections website, which has a similar address: hernandovotes.com.
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A website is causing some confusion in Hernando County in the days leading up to the primary election. 
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Crist casts vote for himself in early voting Democratic primary for governor

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Arriving to newly-planted Crist campaign signs, former Gov. Charlie Crist and his wife voted Monday morning in downtown St. Petersburg, Crist's home town. More>>

Libertarian candidate for governor on 'brew tour'

Wyllie, 44, visited several small businesses recently as part of his craft brew tour. Wyllie, 44, visited several small businesses recently as part of his craft brew tour.
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If you stopped in a Tampa Bay brewery over the past week, you might have run into a Florida candidate for governor. Adrian Wyllie, a Libertarian, visited multiple breweries in the Bay area as part of his statewide craft brew tour. More>>

Crist campaign bus hit on way to Tampa

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Charlie Crist's campaign bus tour didn't go as planned on Thursday. More>>

Crist makes campaign stop in Orlando

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Charlie Crist arrived for a campaign stop in Orlando on Thursday in a yellow school bus to highlight his education plan and criticize Gov. Rick Scott's education funding during his time in office. More>>

Tampa mayor says he will not endorse in governor's race

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he will not endorse anyone in Florida's gubernatorial race.  More>>

Consumers contacted over 'income inconsistencies' Video included

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Some consumers who bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's Marketplace are now being asked to provide financial information because of “income inconsistencies” with data from the IRS. More>>

Gov. Scott promotes plan for Florida waters Video included

Let's Keep Florida Beautiful tour in Crystal Springs, Florida. Let's Keep Florida Beautiful tour in Crystal Springs, Florida.
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Gov. Rick Scott stopped in the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday as part of a campaign swing focusing on environmental issues. Scott calls the tour “Let's Keep Florida Beautiful.”He is proposing spending $1 billion on springs restoration and “alternative water supply.” More>>

Scott takes lead in exclusive News Channel 8 governor's race poll Video included

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Florida's gubernatorial race tightened and Democrat Charlie Crist lost his lead in the latest News Channel 8 poll.Gov. Rick Scott has a two-point lead in the latest poll released Tuesday, showing him up 45-43 over Crist. More>>

State attorney: former Lakeland PD chief's claim of extortion 'nonsense' Video included

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"I think that for whatever reason she wants to blame everything that's occurred in her life maybe on someone else," said State Attorney Jerry Hill.
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Crist retakes lead over Scott in WFLA TV governor's race poll Video included

Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Rick Scott. Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Rick Scott.
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Democrat Charlie Crist is back with a four-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the gubernatorial race, according to the latest News Channel 8 poll. More>>

More chronic pain patients say they're denied medication Video included

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An 8 On Your Side investigation into why legitimate patients can't get their mediation led dozens of other patients to step forward. More>>

Crackdown on pill mills has unintended side effect for legitimate patients Video included

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Chronic pain patients who really need the medicine often can't get it.
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Crist holds slight lead over Scott in governor's race poll Video included

Florida gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist (left) and Rick Scott (right). Florida gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist (left) and Rick Scott (right).
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Charlie Crist holds onto a narrow lead over Gov. Rick Scott in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new WFLA poll released on Tuesday. More>>

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  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:02:31 GMT
    Florida's increasingly bitter and expensive campaign for governor is kicking into gear with two months left before Election Day.Gov. Rick Scott began a two-week bus tour along the crucial Interstate 4 corridor, where he railed against former Gov. Charlie Crist as someone who is just like President Barack Obama.
    Florida's increasingly bitter and expensive campaign for governor is kicking into gear with two months left before Election Day.Gov. Rick Scott began a two-week bus tour along the crucial Interstate 4 corridor, where he railed against former Gov. Charlie Crist as someone who is just like President Barack Obama.
  • Candidates for governor tour Tampa Bay

    Candidates for governor tour Tampa Bay

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:05:00 GMT
    Gov. Scott on the tax cut bus tourGov. Scott on the tax cut bus tour
    Florida's leading gubernatorial candidates are both making a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Labor Day. 
    Florida's leading gubernatorial candidates are both making a stop in the Tampa Bay area on Labor Day. 
  • Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

    Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:16:03 GMT
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising more tax cuts if he wins a second term.
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising more tax cuts if he wins a second term.
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  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    US military targets extremists in Somalia

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:01:28 GMT
    The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.
    U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:41:06 GMT
    Activists say Syrian rebels are clashing with government troops in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week.
    Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.
  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:03:45 GMT
    President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the...
    President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for...
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  • Haves and have-nots as markets open

    Haves and have-nots as markets open

    Monday, September 23 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-09-23 22:46:08 GMT
    WASHINGTON - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under
    WASHINGTON - Having health insurance used to hinge on where you worked and what your medical history said. Soon that won't matter, with open-access markets for subsidized coverage coming Oct. 1 under
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