26 Percent of Floridians Still Can't Decide Who's Slightly Less Horrible, Scott or Crist

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In a race between two known devils, Floridians can't seem to figure out which one is better.

A new poll from Gravis Marketing shows that Floridians are split dead even between who they'd prefer as governor. Rick Scott or Charlie Crist sit at exactly 37 percent each. Perhaps the bigger news is that 26 percent of Floridians still have not made up their mind either way.

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Florida Primary Voter Turnout Lowest Its Been in 16 Years

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... but apparently you didn't.
Just 17.5 percent of Florida's registered voters bothered to turn out for Florida's primary election on Tuesday. That's the lowest turnout in a state-wide election in the state in 16 years. The last time voter turnout was lower was when only 16.6 percent of Floridians bothered to turn out for the 1998 primary election.

Voter turn out was down from about 22 percent from 2010's midterm election primary.

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Miami-Dade Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

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Do you feel that excitement? The excitement only a midterm primary election can bring?

OK, sure, both of the top-of-the-ticket races for each party's gubernatorial nominee may be foregone conclusions, but there were lots of interesting races going on elsewhere on the ballot in Miami-Dade. That includes legislative primaries, the next mayor of North Miami, a decisive county commission race, and whether or not Miami voters will allow the construction of that giant hairpin-shaped observational tower.

Join us as we live blog the election results. For more prattling you can also follow us on Twitter at @MiamiNewTimes and @Munzenrieder.

RACES TO WATCH
Republican Governor Nominee:
Rick Scott
Democratic Governor Nominee: Charlie Crist

Democratic Attorney General Nominee: George Sheldon

Republican Congressional Primary, District 26: Carlos Curbelo (Will face Rep. Joe Garcia in Nov.)

Miami-Dade Commission - District 8: Daniella Levine Cava

North Miami Mayor: Runoff between Kevin Burns and Smith Josephy

Miami Bayside/SkyRise ballot question: Approved

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Democratic Senator Calls for Boycott of Burger King

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Burger King's merger with Canadian coffee join Tim Hortons is official. While the company will keep the burger chain's corporate headquarters right here in Miami, the corporation will become a corporate citizen of Canada. That means they'll be paying their corporate tax bill to our northern neighbor and not Uncle Sam.

Well, Ohio Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown is already calling for Americans to boycott the burger chain. Granted, it came with a home state-supporting catch.

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Jennifer Carroll Calls Rick Scott Inhuman and Incompetent in New Book

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With primaries out of the way, tomorrow will be the official start of the general election for Florida's next governor. It's also the day that Rick Scott's former lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, releases her autobiography, When You Get There.

Spoiler alert: She's not very nice to the guv in it.

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Pam Bondi on Keeping Gay Marriage Illegal: "I am Just Getting Started"

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Apparently there are some people out there who don't think Attorney General Pam Bondi is doing a good enough job defending Florida's ban on same-sex marriage, which a federal jude just ruled yesterday was unconstitutional and will be scene in the near future as "an obvious pretext for discrimination."

Well, just hours after the ruling, Bondi took a pledge before gay marriage opponents and promised that she's just getting started in her fight to upkeep the ban.

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Rick Scott Proposes Raising Education Spending to $232 Per Student

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Rick Scott announced plans this morning to raise per student spending on education in the state to its highest levels ever.

Interestingly, the announcement came just a week after likely Democratic challenger Charlie Crist criss-crossed the state in a yellow school bus reminding people how much Scott had slashed education spending in the first place.

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People Still Hate Marlins Park So Much It's Being Used to Smear a Commission Candidate

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More than five years after Miami-Dade County commissioners approved taxpayer funding for Marlins Park, the stadium is still so unpopular it's inspiring political attack ads.

Earlier this month, Miami-Dade residents began receiving colorful flyers plastered with images of the stadium and the smiling face of District 8 commission candidate Daniella Levine Cava, a former activist who was actually adamantly against the stadium.

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Rick Scott Met With Climate Change Scientists and Didn't Have Much to Say

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Global warming and rising sea levels could lead to some of Florida's biggest cities sitting under water. You'd think preparing for such a scenario would be at the top of the list of Florida leader's agenda.

Well, for the first time since taking off Gov. Rick Scott actually had a brief meeting with some of the state's leading climate change scientists yesterday. It lasted all of 30 minutes.

And all Scott really wanted to know is if the scientist's students had gotten jobs.

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David Rivera Finally Named a Co-Conspirator as "Conservative Bad Girl" Pleads Guilty

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The law came a little closer today to catching up with former congressman David Rivera.

Ana Sol Alliegro, Rivera's longtime confidante and self-described "conservative bad girl," has now decided to plead guilty to several charges to avoid trial next week. According to several reports, Alliegro and Rivera secretly conspired to fund and run a campaign for a ringer candidate, Justin Lamar Sternad, in the primary against Rivera's Democratic rival, Joe Garcia.

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