March 12th, 2014
07:33 PM ET
5 months ago

What we learned from Florida-13

(CNN) - Here's something shocking.

Democrats and Republicans totally disagree about the significance of the GOP's victory in the first major competitive congressional ballot box test of 2014.

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Filed under: Florida
Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election
March 11th, 2014
07:53 PM ET
5 months ago

Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election

(CNN) – Republican David Jolly won Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District.

He will fill out the term of his former boss, longtime Republican Rep. Bill Young, who died in October.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
March 11th, 2014
03:08 PM ET
5 months ago

Jolly: 'This is going to be a 50-50 race'

(CNN) – As political observers keep a close eye on the U.S. House special election in Florida, the Republican nominee hoping to keep the district in GOP hands said people shouldn't draw too much from Tuesday night's results.

"This is a local race. There are local issues in this race, it comes down to local representation," David Jolly told CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

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Filed under: 2014 • Alex Sink • Florida
March 10th, 2014
09:16 AM ET
5 months ago

National parties test their pitches in Florida's 13th District special election

Clearwater, Florida (CNN) - It's for just one congressional seat for about eight months, but Tuesday's special election in Florida has taken on huge political significance.

National Republicans are framing Tuesday's special election as a referendum on Obamacare. But their message - plus a flood of outside spending by Democrats focused on the issue of Social Security - is drowning out other issues in the race, Republican candidate David Jolly says.

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Filed under: 2014 • Florida • House
March 9th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
5 months ago

Crist: Democrats ‘ought to strengthen up’ and support Obamacare

(CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s looking to get his old job back - this time as a Democrat - argued Sunday that Democrats need to “strengthen up” and own Obamacare in this year’s midterms.

On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Crist panned his former party, the GOP, but admitted that the Sunshine State’s economy has improved under Republican Gov. Rick Scott—though he argued it could be “a lot better.”

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Obamacare • Rick Scott • TV-State of the Union
Congressman denies accusation of assaulting wife
March 5th, 2014
10:40 AM ET
5 months ago

Congressman denies accusation of assaulting wife

(CNN) – Rep. Alan Grayson strongly denied an accusation that he assaulted and injured his wife, his office said in a statement.

"These allegations are absolutely false, completely unfounded, and clearly designed to vilify and harm Congressman Grayson," said Lauren Doney, a spokesperson for the Florida Democrat.
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Filed under: Alan Grayson • Florida
'Bowzer' to campaign for Democrat in Florida
March 4th, 2014
02:24 PM ET
5 months ago

'Bowzer' to campaign for Democrat in Florida

(CNN) – Another blast from the past in the campaign for a tightly contested House special election in Florida.

Now it's Democrat Alex Sink who is hoping for a nostalgia bounce, bringing in Jon "Bowzer" Bauman from Sha-Na-Na fame to campaign with her.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
March 2nd, 2014
09:05 AM ET
5 months ago

Inside Politics: Will CPAC be the launch of Cruz 2016?

Washington (CNN) – Some advice truly is timeless. Some elections are extra special. Jeb Bush is looking hard at 2016, but many close to him have doubts. If you keep saying something over and over again and you are Joe Biden, does that make it true? And can "severely conservative" be topped?

Here are five takeaways from this Sunday’s “Inside Politics:”

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Filed under: CPAC • Florida • Hillary Clinton • Jeb Bush • Joe Biden • Ted Cruz
More money headed to Florida race
February 25th, 2014
06:45 PM ET
5 months ago

More money headed to Florida race

Washington (CNN) – The Chamber of Commerce, which is vowing to be more aggressive this election year, is planning to buy more ads in next month's contentious special election in Florida, a source familiar with the Chamber's activities told CNN.

In a couple of days, the Chamber will air new ads with a message of checks and balances on behalf of Republican Dave Jolly. Jolly is facing Democrat Alex Sink, Florida's former chief financial officer and the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, in the March 11th election to fill the remainder of the term of Rep. Bill Young, who died last October.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida • Jeb Bush • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
February 11th, 2014
09:22 AM ET
6 months ago

Did Marco Rubio inhale?

(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio isn't saying whether he ever smoked marijuana.

Asked at an education forum at Miami-Dade College on Monday whether he ever smoked marijuana, Rubio answered: "If I tell you that I haven't, you won't believe me. And if I tell you that I did, then kids will look up to me and say, 'Well, I can smoke marijuana because look how he made it. He did alright so I guess I can do it too.'"

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Filed under: 2016 • Florida • Marco Rubio • Marijuana
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