Does Florida's campaign trail extend to Cuba?
May 7th, 2014
02:35 PM ET
4 months ago

Does Florida's campaign trail extend to Cuba?

(CNN) - Charlie Crist's bid to return to the Florida governor's office in Tallahassee may take him through Havana.

The former Republican governor of Florida, now running as a Democrat for his old office, is considering a trip to Cuba this summer, according to his campaign. Such a visit to the communist island nation, which is Florida's neighbor to the south, would have been unheard of by a statewide politician a few years ago.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Cuba • Florida • Rick Scott
Rick Scott would sign bill in favor of medical marijuana
May 2nd, 2014
10:49 AM ET
4 months ago

Rick Scott would sign bill in favor of medical marijuana

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said he would sign a bill that legalizes a limited strain of medical marijuana.

The state House passed the measure on Thursday, and the state Senate is expected to pass it on Friday, the last day of the legislative session. Both houses are controlled by Republicans.
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Filed under: Florida • Marijuana • Rick Scott
March 9th, 2014
11:30 AM ET
6 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
February 5th, 2014
11:07 PM ET
7 months ago

Charlie Crist invokes Jeb Bush on condition of GOP

(CNN) – Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP.

"I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live."

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Filed under: Charlie Crist • Florida • Jeb Bush • Rick Scott
Florida poll: Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott
January 30th, 2014
10:09 AM ET
7 months ago

Florida poll: Charlie Crist leads incumbent Gov. Rick Scott

(CNN) – Ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, vying to reclaim his former post, has a 46%-38% lead over incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in this year's governor's race, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday.

The poll shows that the Republican-turned Democrat is ahead of Scott on most issues, and a majority of registered voters don't think Scott deserves a second term.

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Polls • Rick Scott
Florida to vote on legalizing medical marijuana
January 27th, 2014
04:16 PM ET
7 months ago

Florida to vote on legalizing medical marijuana

(CNN) – Florida voters will get a chance to vote on legalizing marijuana in November.

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday approved wording that can appear as a ballot initiative during the midterm elections later this year.
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Filed under: Charlie Crist • Florida • Marijuana • Rick Scott
Christie skips town, leaving scandal behind and meeting potential donors in sunny Florida
January 18th, 2014
11:20 PM ET
7 months ago

Christie skips town, leaving scandal behind and meeting potential donors in sunny Florida

(CNN) - As scandal threatens to envelop Gov. Chris Christie back in New Jersey, he's spending the weekend in Florida, helping Republican Gov. Rick Scott fundraise around the state.

It’s been more than a week since allegations that a massive traffic jam in the town of Fort Lee was the result of road closures on George Washington Bridge as political retaliation from Christie's team against the town’s mayor.

Christie's weekend is packed with stops in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. But it will be hard to say whether the scandal has dampened his star power, as all the meetings are closed-door.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Florida • Rick Scott
Florida Poll: Scott trails Crist in key gubernatorial race
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
November 21st, 2013
08:21 AM ET
9 months ago

Florida Poll: Scott trails Crist in key gubernatorial race

(CNN) – A new poll in what may end up being the marquee gubernatorial battle of 2014 indicates Democratic challenger and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist with a single digit lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday, 47% of Sunshine State voters say they'd vote for Crist if the 2014 election were held today, with four in 10 saying they'd vote for Scott, who was elected governor in 2010.
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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Polls • Rick Scott
Florida governor sets 'day of prayer for unity'
July 19th, 2013
11:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Florida governor sets 'day of prayer for unity'

(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.
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Gov. Rick Scott meets with Florida protesters on 'stand your ground'
July 19th, 2013
07:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Gov. Rick Scott meets with Florida protesters on 'stand your ground'

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.

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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
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