A coalition of community mental- health clinics followed a playbook used by interest groups seeking U.S. government money: They created a trade association, doled out campaign contributions, and hired a former senator and Medicare administrator to lobby in Washington.
Four years ago, when Charlie Crist campaigned for governor in the gated villages of southeast Florida, he boasted that he expected to win two terms. By 2008, he was touring those retirement communities with Republican presidential candidate John McCain as a rising star in the party under consideration for a vice presidential bid.
A three-way race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Florida will test the ability of a popular governor running as an independent to overcome Republican and Democratic rivals in a campaign that will help determine which party controls the Senate.
U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek is heading for a three-way Senate race in Florida in November with Republican Marco Rubio and Governor Charlie Crist, who’s running as an independent. First, Democrat Meek has to get past a billionaire real estate investor in his party’s primary.
The three Florida candidates for the U.S. Senate, heading into the final week of the 2010 campaign, battled today over the merits of President Barack Obama ’s economic agenda and extending the tax cuts implemented under his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush .
Three candidates for the U.S. Senate from Florida entered the final week of the 2010 campaign battling over President Barack Obama ’s economic agenda and how to extend the tax cuts implemented under his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush .
Former hospital executive Rick Scott , who spent almost $40 million on his campaign for Florida governor, upset Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary and will face the state’s chief financial officer, Democrat Alex Sink , in the general election.