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It's All Politics
3:16 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

A Guide To Third-Party Candidates

Florida Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie told the Miami Herald, "I'm a middle-class guy. I face the same problems that Floridians are facing. I'm not living in an ivory castle like Rick Scott and Charlie Crist."
Brendan Farrington AP

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 8:29 pm

Third-party candidates are often written off as long shots or unrealistic. But this November, observers are expecting them to do better than usual.

Polls show voters are tired of both parties. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, that could be creating an opening for third-party candidates in statewide elections.

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Newscast
6:23 am
Fri October 17, 2014

October 17, 2014: Fallout Over FanGate Continues, Anthony Bosch Pleads Guilty

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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The Governor's Race
3:47 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Florida Governor Candidates Disagree About Changing Stand Your Ground Law

Democrat Charlie Crist says he wants to change Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law. Republican Gov. Rick Scott would leave it be.
Credit Michael Laughlin / South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist disagree on a controversial self-defense law that allows Floridians to kill if they feel their lives are threatened.

When asked if justice was done in the 2012 shooting death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, Crist, a Democrat, referred to his days as a prosecutor.

"I understand that judging from afar is not a very good idea," Crist said. "What I do know though, is this Stand Your Ground law needs to be fixed.”

Crist said the law allows someone to instigate a confrontation, then kill the other person and be exonerated.

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Newscast
6:24 am
Thu October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014: FanGate Dominates Second Charlie Crist-Rick Scott Debate

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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Newscast
6:46 am
Wed October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014: Rick Scott And Charlie Crist Prepare For Second Gubernatorial Debate

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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Latin America Report
7:41 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

What The Non-Cuban Latino Vote Means For Florida Politicians

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (center) and running mate Annette Taddeo-Goldstein (right) talk with Hector Parra (left) and his daugher Marcela Parra.
Credit Charlie Crist campaign

Latinos, as if you needed more media reminding, are America’s largest minority today. Winning their swing vote matters more than ever – even if means politicians making speeches in really bad Spanish.

In Florida, that exercise used to be a day at the beach. Or rather, an hour at Miami’s Versailles restaurant. Drink a café cubano. Declare your hatred for Fidel Castro. Head to the next campaign stop.

But that was back when Latino in Florida meant almost exclusively Cuban. And Cuban meant Republican.

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Politics
6:19 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Why Education Is A Top Issue In The Governor's Race

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist are making education a top issue during the campaign.
Credit John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

Polls show Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist are polarizing. Voters are as likely to dislike the candidates as they are to approve of them.

So both candidates are talking about schools, colleges and scholarships -- to motivate their supporters.

“Education is an issue that is helping to appeal to the base," says Sean Foreman, a Barry University political science professor and chairman of the education committee for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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Politics
6:22 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida (left), and Rick Scott, the current Republican governor of Florida, listen to the moderators during a gubernatorial debate on Friday. The two are facing off in a tight race that's fueling a barrage of negative campaign ads.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 9:42 am

Florida is home to the most expensive race in the country this midterm election — one of the nation's closest and nastiest gubernatorial contests.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Scott and Crist Using the Same Ponzi Scammer in Commercials: A PolitiFact-Check

Originally published on Sat September 13, 2014 12:30 pm

The battle for the Florida governor's office is fully engaged now.  

And, oddly, both Republican Governor Rick Scott and his challenger, Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, appear to be using some of the same ammunition.

Both the Republican Party of Florida and the Crist campaign have recently cited convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein in ads slamming their opponent.

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The Florida Roundup
3:43 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Florida Roundup: Poll Shows Gubernatorial Race Is A Close Call

Credit FlickR/Gage Skidmore

On the Florida Roundup: the close race between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, and what the price tag is for each candidate's campaign.

Also, about three dozen guards were fired by the Florida Department of Corrections, accused of misconduct in the deaths of inmates.

Miami Vice, the popular '80s cop show, turns 30 this year. Host Tom Hudson is joined by journalists Gary Fineout, Jim Turner, Julie Brown, Tim Padgett and Howard Cohen. 

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Newscast
6:22 am
Thu September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014: New Poll Gives Gov. Rick Scott A Slight Lead Over Charlie Crist

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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On The Campaign Trail
11:18 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott Promises Big Tax Cuts

Gov. Scott had support from The Guayabera Lady owner Berta Bravo, who praised his backing of small businesses.
Credit Diego Saldaña-Rojas / WLRN

Cuban music, pastelitos and guayaberas greeted Governor Rick Scott in Miami.

Scott spoke to a crowd of supporters and press at The Guayabera Lady, a store dedicated to selling the traditional Cuban garments.

The governor addressed and thanked his supporters in a combination of English and Spanish.

He noted the accomplishments of the county's school system, spoke about his upbringing, and then went against his adversary Charlie Crist. Scott said under Crist, Florida lost 832,000 jobs, saw reduced education funding and had its taxes raised by $2.2 billion.

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Newscast
6:26 am
Thu September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014: Charlie Crist Brings His Campaign For Governor To Boca Raton

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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Governor's Race
4:11 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Clinton Stumps For Crist, Hopes To Get Voters To Polls

Former President Bill Clinton talked to a crowed of Crist supporters about the need to get out the vote if a Democrat is to take the governor's office.
Credit MiamiHerald.com

Last Friday, former President Bill Clinton acknowledged to a crowd of Charlie Crist supporters a major challenge: to get voters, specifically in South Florida, out for the non-presidential election this Nov. 4.

Clinton was speaking at a downtown Miami hotel. He talked about the need for a Florida governor who will support key Democrat issues -- expanding Medicaid, preparing for rising seas and increasing the minimum wage -- but stressed the public's role in the election.

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Newscast
6:13 am
Mon September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014: More Big Names To Campaign For Charlie Crist In South Florida

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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