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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a ‘Conversation with the Candidates’, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a ‘Conversation with the Candidates’, on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

Florida Contest Closing With Appeals to the Middle: Jolly vs. Sink

As David Jolly campaigned for the Republican nomination in a vacant Florida congressional district earlier this year, one of his television ads touted Jolly as “a conservative” in the mold of Republican Bill Young, who died in October after more...

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

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John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, center, mingles with guests during the official state dinner in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2014.

Kerry, Cruz, Crist: Gridiron Collision

Put John Kerry on stage with one of the three senators who opposed his confirmation as secretary of state and an erstwhile Republican famous for hugging President Barack Obama, and you have Gridiron, an evening of  pointed humor at the...

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

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Senator Marco Rubio during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Rubio’s World View: New Leadership Critical to the American Economy

There is the funny in politics, and there is the serious. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, was thriving on the funny bones of the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference today. Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida,...

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announces that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announces that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Crist Checks Reid’s Box with Cash

Charlie Crist has been busy lately. He’s running to unseat Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and promoting a just-released book chronicling his odyssey from lifelong Republican to independent to Democrat. He’s also been cutting a lot of campaign checks to...

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President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo.  Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

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President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo. Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

Crist Holds Lead Over Gov. Scott — Floridians Don’t See Second Term

Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott has spent the past week unveiling his 2014 budget piece-by-piece, traveling around the state to announce $600 million in new tax cuts and boosts in spending for popular programs and social services. The public relations...

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist waves to the crowd before announcing that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist waves to the crowd before announcing that he will run for Governor as a Democrat on Nov. 4, 2013 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Crist vs. Cruz: Gridiron Smackdown

In the days when Charlie Crist was a rising Republican in Florida, he once faced the Capital Press Corps on stage at its annual dinner of satire and song asking him a question to the tune of a popular musical:...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on Jan. 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on Jan. 9, 2014 in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Christie’s Sunshine Tour ‘Bridge Too Far,’ Florida Democrats Say

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bridge scandal blew wide open less than two months after he was named chairman of the Republican Governors Association — a post that will require him to travel around the country raising money for other...

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

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Fast-food workers and supporters rally for a raise in the minimum wage in Los Angeles, on Aug. 29, 2013

Minimum Wage: 2014 Mantra

You’ll be hearing a lot about the $7.25 an hour that federal law guarantees many workers in America this year. A lot about raising it, as many states already have done. And a lot of reasons why that’s a bad...

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during a meeting at PortMiami on Nov. 12, 2013 in Miami.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott during a meeting at PortMiami on Nov. 12, 2013 in Miami.

Florida’s Scott Endangered: 37% Say Republican Deserves Second Term

Rick Scott of Florida remains one of the nation’s most endangered governors heading into a re-election campaign next year, according to a survey released today by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Scott, 60, trails his predecessor and potential Democratic opponent...

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President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo.  Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

Photograph by Stephen Crowley/The New York Times via Redux

President Barack Obama speaks with then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida on Casino Beach in Pensacola, Fl. in this June 15, 2010 file photo. Crist later switched parties and appeared on stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention promoting Obama's re-election.

Crist’s Paperwork In: Governor

It’s official. Charlie Crist, elected as a state legislator, education commissioner, attorney general and governor of Florida as a Republican and failing at his bid for Senate as first a Republican and later an independent… Is running for governor as...

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