Scott Leads Crist by Six Points in Latest Poll

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Leave it to Florida Democrats to somehow screw up a race that less than a year ago seemed impossible to lose.

According to the latest poll released by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Rick Scott leads Charlie Crist by 3 points in a head-to-head match up. That lead increases to six points when Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is added to the mix.

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Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi Acquitted on Corruption Charges

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Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi has been acquitted by a federal jury on charges that he took a nearly $7,000 kickback for supporting a grant for his city.

See also: Feds case against Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi is Weak, Transcripts Suggest

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Rep. Joe Garcia Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Ever wanted to see a local politicians have ice cold water dumped on him? Well, today you're in luck.

In the midst of his reelection campaign, Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia decided to jump on the internet's coldest trend, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.


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Jeb Bush "Strongly Urges" Floridians to Vote Against Medical Marijuana

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No one really asked Jeb Bush, but it isn't much of a surprise he's not down with medical marijuana.

The former governor, along with the Florida Chamber, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida and the Florida Trucking Association, is the latest to join the anti-medical marijuana push.

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Rick Scott Will Finally Meet With Climate Change Scientists ... For 30 Minutes

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Climate change -- the accompanying rising sea levels -- is one of the biggest issues facing Florida's future. Yet, Governor Rick Scott has done very little to address it.

Well, he's finally decided to at least listen. His office announced today that he'll meet with climate change scientists later this month. They'll only get 30 minutes of his time, though.


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Rick Scott's Primary Challenger Wants to Smack Him With a Chancleta

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Despite running against incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in the Republican primary, Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder hasn't made many headlines. Scott's win is nearly guaranteed. Yet, Cuevas-Neunder has a strong message that will surely resonate with Florida's Latina moms.

She wants to smack Scott (and Charlie Crist) with her chancleta.

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Florida Medical Association Comes Out Against Medical Marijuana

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The Florida Medical Association, which represents about 20,000 physicians in the state of Florida, has come out strongly against a proposed amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Among the group's concerns are that medical professionals without proper training could end up handling medical marijuana.

We hate to break it to the group, but there are literally tens of thousands of people without any medical training whatsoever handling and distributing marijuana throughout Florida right now.

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You Can Get $10,000 For Exposing Voter Fraud

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Absentee ballots have been sent out for this year's primary, which means it's officially election season in Miami-Dade. Of course, every election season here ends up with someone getting busted for voter fraud.

Well, the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association is at least hoping to make someone a little richer off of all this corruption. The Dade PBA is offering $10,000 for tips that lead to voter fraud protection in an effort that they hope will make it easier to oust dirty political operates.

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Charlie Crist Breaks Emoji Barrier in Florida Politics

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Anyone unfortunate enough to be a political campaign's mailing list knows how weird the e-mail subject lines can be. Just check out Nancy Pelosi's latest string of really depressing subject lines as one example.

Yet, the subject line of an e-mail we got from the Charlie Crist campaign last night really made us do a double take. It had emojis, the favored communication language of tweens.

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Charlie Crist Lays Out His Very Liberal First-Day Plans

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A lack of enthusiasm from rank-and-file Democrats over former Republican Charlie Crist's gubernatorial campaign may be taking its toll in reason polls. So perhaps it's not a surprise that Crist has unveiled a list of liberal-pleasing first day promises he hopes to enact upon inauguration.

These are steps Crist would enact through executive order so they wouldn't need to pass the legislature, and they touch on everything from the minimum wage to gay rights.

See also: Is Charlie Crist Florida's Next Governor?

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