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Gov. Rick Scott, center, greets house members in a recess during session on May 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

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Gov. Rick Scott, center, greets house members in a recess during session on May 2, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Re-Branding GOP: Florida-Style — Scott’s ‘Deathbed Conversion?’

  A state Legislature this week voted to: – Legalize some medical marijuana use, – Approve in-state tuition rates for undocumented immigrants, – Reject a top priority of the gun lobby, – Reject a school-choice voucher bill, – And protect...

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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist, who is currently the leading Democrat trying to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott, greets people as he visits the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches on April 14, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Crist Surviving Scott’s Ad Assault — Poll Shows Florida Challenger Leading

Updated at 9:10 am EDT After spending more than $10 million on campaign ads in the last two months, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida continues to trail his predecessor and potential opponent by 10 percentage points, according to a poll...

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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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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton, New Jersey.

Christie’s Florida Welcome: ‘Scandal’

Where Chris Christie goes, the Democrats will follow. The Republican governor of New Jersey is bound for Florida as the headliner for fundraisers for the Republican governor there seeking reelection this year. Christie’s forays for Gov. Rick Scott mark the start...

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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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Law enforcement officers line up on the lawn on the east side of the U.S. Capitol during the 32nd annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

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Law enforcement officers line up on the lawn on the east side of the U.S. Capitol during the 32nd annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

Congressional Power Upset Unlikely: Cook’s Wasserman and Duffy

The way things stand, don’t look for an upset of congressional control next year. That’s the  way some of the most expert readers of the district-by-district and state-by-state tea leaves see it. Jennifer Duffy and David Wasserman of the Cook...

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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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