(CNN) - The husband of former Florida congresswoman and Secretary of State Katherine Harris was found dead Tuesday morning, apparently by his own hand, Sarasota police and the family's pastor said.
Anders Ebbesen, 68, had been ill, "but it is unknown if that is why he took his own life," Pastor William Hild, of the First Baptist Church of Sarasota, said in a statement released by Sarasota police. "The family is asking for privacy, prayers, thoughts and love from the community."FULL STORY
(CNN) – Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is running for the office he once held. But this time he's running as a Democrat.
In formally announcing his bid Monday at a rally in his hometown of St. Petersburg, Crist highlighted a Democratic style platform that included increased spending for education and infrastructure, and an increase in investment in renewable energy programs.
Washington (CNN) - After weeks of partisan rankling in Washington, there was a rare, albeit somber, moment of bipartisan agreement Friday as many in Washington paid tribute to Rep. Bill Young, the longest serving House Republican.
Young died Friday night after 43 years in the House of Representatives. He was 82 years old.
(CNN) - Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the longest-serving Republican member of the House, died Friday evening, his chief of staff said.
Harry Glenn said that C.W. Bill Young was surrounded by family when he died at 6:50 p.m. at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the longest-serving Republican member of the House, is "gravely ill," his family said in a statement Wednesday.
"[Young's] condition turned for the worse over night and he is gravely ill. His doctors say his prognosis is guarded," the statement read.
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the longest-serving Republican member of the House, will not run for re-election in 2014, Harry Glenn, Young's chief of staff, told CNN.
The Tampa Bay Times was the first to report Young's retirement after the longtime congressman told his local paper that his family, the job and his health were all factors in his retirement.
(CNN) - Florida legislators won't hold a special session to take another look at the state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
While 47 state lawmakers voted in favor of holding a special session to discuss the law, 108 voted against it, Secretary of State Ken Detzner said in a letter Tuesday.FULL STORY
Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - For the third time in two days, President Obama left Washington on Thursday to deliver the message that it's time for politicians to refocus on economic policies that help the middle class.
Promising to deliver more speeches throughout the fall on issues like home ownership and education, the president criticized his opponents in congress for trying to defund his domestic priorities.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Saying "emotions are running high," Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida formally called for a "Statewide Day of Prayer for Unity," following last week's verdict in the George Zimmerman trail that's sparked large protests in the Sunshine State.
The day of prayer is set for Sunday.
Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that while he mourns with the parents of Trayvon Martin after their son's death, he had no plans to amend his state's controversial "stand your ground" law.
"I put together a task force of 19 individuals, bipartisan. They traveled the state. They listened to ordinary citizens. They listened to experts, and they concluded that we didn't need to make a change in the law, and I agree with their conclusion," he said.FULL STORY