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Florida Democrat Alex Sink declines rematch with Rep. David Jolly, winner of special election

Florida Democrat Alex Sink declines rematch with Rep. David Jolly, winner of special election

TAMPA, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- Alex Sink, the Democrat who lost a close race for Florida governor in 2010, said she does not plan a rematch of last month's special election for Congress.
Frances Burns
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge violated federal law, court rules

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's voter purge violated federal law, court rules

April 2 (UPI) -- A federal court of appeals found Gov. Scott's administration violated federal law that prohibits systematic removal of voters 90 days prior to an election.
JC Sevcik
Rick Scott snubs protesters, did not even slow SUV

Rick Scott snubs protesters, did not even slow SUV

March 21 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) was at a fundraiser Friday when he ignored angry protesters and kept his motorcade going down the street.
Aileen Graef
Florida Gov. Rick Scott accused of breaking campaign finance laws, may be fined $82M

Florida Gov. Rick Scott accused of breaking campaign finance laws, may be fined $82M

March 18 (UPI) -- Florida Governor Rick Scott could face $82 million fine if Democratic Chair Allison Tant's allegation that his campaign violated finance laws proves true.
JC Sevcik
Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

Republican David Jolly wins Florida House seat

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- Republican David Jolly won a closely fought battle against Democrat Alex Sink to win Florida's 13th District, winning by a narrow margin of 3,400 votes.
Ananth Baliga

Mayor of Florida town resigns from jail

March 11 (UPI) -- Hampton, Fla., Mayor Barry Layne Moore resigned from position after months in jail on drug charges.
Danielle Haynes

NextGen Climate Action plans $100 million spending in 2014 elections

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Retired investor Tom Steyer's political organization, NextGen Climate Action, is preparing to spend more than $100 million during the 2014 election, he said.

Fla. Gov. Scott signs death warrant for 1987 killer Robert Henry

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant for convicted killer Robert Lavern Henry the day after the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez. his office said.

Florida TV station labels Republicans as 'Reprehensive Party'

MIAMI, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Miami television station airing a Republican attack video aimed at former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist identified the source as the "Reprehensive Party."

Fla. Supreme Court allows medical marijuana on ballot

MIAMI, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Florida Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that a medical marijuana initiative should be on the ballot in November.

Rep. Trey Radel of Florida resigns his House seat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and underwent rehabilitation, has resigned from Congress.

Fla. House candidate: Comment that Obama should be hanged not a threat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A candidate in a Florida House race says he won't abandon his bid even after Secret Service agents visited him for tweeting President Obama should be hanged.

Child rapist-murderer Juan Carlos Chavez to be executed in February

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Florida farm worker convicted of raping, murdering and dismembering a 9-year-old boy will be executed in February, the governor's office said.

Florida executes triple killer Thomas Knight

STARKE, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Thomas Knight, convicted of murdering a prison guard and a Miami-area couple, was put to death in Florida Tuesday night, officials said.

Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted in 1995 killing, to be executed Feb. 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The man convicted in the 1995 rape, murder and dismemberment of a boy, 9, will be executed Feb. 12, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced.

Judge strikes down Fla. law requiring drug tests for welfare

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling a state law requiring drug testing for welfare recipients is unconstitutional.

Florida parade mocks Rob Ford, Miley Cyrus

MIAMI, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The 32nd annual King Mango Strut, a tongue-in-cheek Florida holiday parade, featured a Toronto Mayor Rob Ford impersonator as grand marshal.

Michigan law would ban insurance plans from covering abortions

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Michigan Legislature has approved legislation that would require women who want abortion coverage to purchase riders to their health insurance.

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., finds sympathy for plight over cocaine bust

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Despite calls for him to resign after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., says people in both parties say they wish him well.
Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

Crist kicks off Florida gubernatorial bid as Democrat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist held his first gubernatorial campaign event as a Democrat Monday where he was embraced by his new party colleagues.

Charlie Crist running for Florida governor as Democrat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Charlie Crist made it official Friday afternoon, submitting paperwork to make another run for governor of Florida, this time as a Democrat.

Florida death row inmate Thomas Knight to be executed Dec. 3

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Thomas Knight, on Florida's death row since 1975, will be executed Dec. 3, the governor's office said in a statement.

Florida death row inmate has execution date set

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A Florida death row inmate will be executed next month after Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant, the Florida Supreme Court said.

Florida to execute convicted murderer Marshall Lee Gore

MIAMI, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Florida execution of 49-year-old convicted killer Marshall Lee Gore has been set for Tuesday.

Political fundraiser delays murderer's execution a third time

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott has delayed the execution of a death row inmate because it conflicts with a fundraiser for the state's attorney general, officials say.
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