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 2018-12-09 21:14 

Tampa Bay Times

Winners and loser of the week in Florida politics...

Winner of the week 1: Carlos Lopez-Cantera. The lieutenant governor had the perfect response to outgoing Gov. Rick Scott's blatant and pointless snub Scott's decision not to step down a few days early to become U.S. Senator, which would have grant...

 2018-12-07 22:25 

News4Jax WJXT

DeSantis re-ups 2 Scott hires...

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is retaining Gov. Rick Scott's budget chief and rehiring a chief inspector general who served under both Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist....

 2018-12-07 12:00 

Sun Sentinel

Rick Scott gets a bargain (relatively) with $64 million he spent on Senate race...

Rick Scott pumped $63.6 million of his personal fortune into winning a U.S. Senate seat. That was a relative bargain, especially compared with Florida's other big spenders, the unsuccessful Democratic candidates for their party's gubernatorial nom...

 2018-12-07 11:12 

Tampa Bay Times

Author of Groveland Four book urges Scott and Clemency Board to pardon them...

The author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Groveland Four said Thursday that Rick Scott and his Clemency Board should pardon the men, who were falsely accused of rape in Florida in 1949 and then murdered or tortured....

 2018-12-06 23:32 

Miami Herald

Florida lawmakers want pardons for the 'Groveland 4.' Why hasn't it happened?...

The Groveland Four, the four black men wrongly accused of rape in 1949 and murdered, tortured or wrongly imprisoned, is one of the ugliest episodes of racism in Florida's history. ... Click to Continue...

 2018-12-06 22:07 

NY Post

Graham is pushing for regime change in Saudi Arabia and other commentary...

Political scribes: Democrats Have a Hispanic Problem Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott has spent years courting his state's Hispanic voters "as if his political career depended on it" — and it did, suggest Politico's Michael G...

 2018-12-06 21:11 

Tampa Bay Times

Brenda Snipes’ replacement greeted with scorn by Broward Democrats...

Pete Antonacci, the former general counsel to outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott, was sworn in as elections chief in Florida's most liberal county Thursday, beginning a shotgun marriage with Broward Democrats that could prove crucial during the 2020 ...

 2018-12-06 19:53 

Miami Herald

Broward County's own report on its election performance cites several problems...

The former Broward supervisor of elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, says she'll fight Gov. Rick Scott's suspension order after she announced her plans to resign, following a tumultuous 2018 election and ... Click to Continue...

 2018-12-06 19:49 

The Week

Rick Scott personally gave $64 million to a Senate race he almost didn't win...

It took $82 million for Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to just barely unseat incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) in 2018's midterm elections. But most of those millions didn't come from eager donors. They came from Scott's own pockets, Federal El...

 2018-12-06 19:25 

Orlando Sentinel

Rick Scott spent $64 million of his own money on U.S. Senate bid...

Gov. Rick Scott spent almost $64 million of his own money on his successful race for U.S. Senate, according to Thursday's latest campaign filing with the Federal Election Commission....

 2018-12-06 18:28 

Miami Herald

Broward Democrats roll out the unwelcome mat for Rick Scott's pick for elections chief...

Pete Antonacci, the former general counsel to outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott, was sworn in as elections chief in Florida's most liberal county Thursday, beginning a shotgun marriage with Broward ... Click to Continue...

 2018-12-06 17:11 

Tampa Bay Times

‘Not prepared’: Broward’s election self-analysis on what went wrong...

The former Broward supervisor of elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes, says she'll fight Gov. Rick Scott's suspension order after she announced her plans to resign, following a tumultuous 2018 election and three recounts that brought intense negative scru...

 2018-12-06 15:11 

Tampa Bay Times

Enterprise Florida names Mike Grissom interim leader (again)...

Florida's business-recruitment agency has once again named Mike Grissom as its interim leader, following the departure of Pete Antonacci, who recently was tapped by Gov. Rick Scott to take over as Broward County elections supervisor....

 2018-12-06 01:05 

News4Jax WJXT

Groveland Four will have to wait for pardon...

A scheduled meeting Wednesday of Florida's clemency board -- made up of Gov. Rick Scott and state Cabinet members -- was called off because of the death of former President George H.W. Bush and a memorial service in Washington, D.C....

 2018-12-05 23:31 

WFOR

[ CBS Miami ]

Lt. Gov.-Elect Nuñez: Law Requiring Long-Term Care Providers To Have Generators May Need To Be Re-Examined...

The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis may tinker with one of Gov. Rick Scott's signature acts, pushed in response to Hurricane Irma....

 2018-12-05 23:30 

News4Jax WJXT

Fried taps Nelson for honorary inaugural role...

After being ousted from office by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, departing U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will have a hand in an upcoming inaugural in Tallahassee....

 2018-12-05 23:26 

News4Jax WJXT

Nuez: Nursing home, ALF backup power likely an 'ongoing discussion'...

The incoming administration of Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis may tinker with one of Gov. Rick Scott's signature acts, pushed in response to Hurricane Irma....

 2018-12-05 19:25 

Orlando Sentinel

As Rick Scott joins U.S. Senate, could a 2024 run for president be in store?...

The last eight years, Gov. Rick Scott has filled a role he's familiar with chief executive. It's a role that fit in with his background as the top executive of a hospital company. How will his authoritative style work in a chamber that relies on p...

 2018-12-05 19:11 

Tampa Bay Times

Joe Gruters likely next Florida GOP Chairman...

Sounds like state Sen. Joe Gruters, the outgoing Sarasota County Republican Party chairman, is poised to be the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Nothing is final yet and these party elections can be unpredictable, but Gruters has the supp...

 2018-12-05 18:13 

Law & Crime

Florida Republicans Dragging Feet on Restoring Voting Rights to Convicted Felons...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who just won the U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, is apparently exercising what's left of his gubernatorial authority....

 2018-12-05 16:49 

The Tampa Tribune

News at noon: What Rick Scott, others said about the Groveland Four (non) pardons; steal holiday decorations and you could wind up on Facebook; and more...

Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.WHAT RICK SCOTT, OTHERS SAID ABOUT THE GROVELAND FOUR (NON) PARDONSThe Groveland Four, the four black men wrongly accused of rape in 1949 and summarily murdered, tortured or wrongly impris...

 2018-12-05 14:53 

Roll Call

Florida's Rick Scott Won't Join the Senate Until Jan. 8...

Florida Sen.-elect Rick Scott has opted to remain governor of the Sunshine State until Republican Ron DeSantis takes over, delaying his swearing-in for the Senate to Jan. 8. His fellow senators-elect will join the chamber on Jan. 3 at the start of the 116...

 2018-12-05 11:10 

Tampa Bay Times

Here’s what Rick Scott and others said about the Groveland Four pardons yesterday...

The Groveland Four, the four black men wrongly accused of rape in 1949 and summarily murdered, tortured or wrongly imprisoned, is one of the ugliest episodes of racism in Florida's history....

 2018-12-05 11:00 

Miami Herald

In waning days as governor, 'red tide Rick' sets stage for a 2020 Trump win in Florida...

When he claimed victory over incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, the first person Rick Scott thanked was President Donald Trump. Now, the lame duck governor is spending his final days in ... Click to Continue...

 2018-12-04 22:06 

Herald Tribune

[ Sarasota, FL ]

Scott to remain as governor through full term...

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he will serve out his full second term under an arrangement that will lead to a five-day delay in the Republican joining the U.S. Senate next month.The 116th Congress, which includes the U.S. Hous...

 2018-12-04 21:44 

WFLA

Florida Gov. Scott won't resign early to join US Senate...

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott will delay his swearing in ceremony as a U.S. senator so he can complete his term....

 2018-12-04 21:36 

WPLG Local 10

[ Hollywood, FL ]

Florida Gov. Scott won't resign early to join US Senate...

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott will delay his swearing in ceremony as a U.S. senator so he can complete his term....

 2018-12-04 21:13 

News4Jax WJXT

Scott to say as governor through full term...

Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he will serve out his full second term under an arrangement that will lead to a five-day delay in the Republican joining the U.S. Senate next month....

 2018-12-04 21:10 

Tampa Bay Times

Blaise Ingoglia stepping down as Florida GOP Chairman...

Four years after he was elected Florida GOP chairman against the wishes of Gov. Rick Scott, State Rep. Blaise Ingoglia is stepping down in January....

 2018-12-04 21:10 

Tampa Bay Times

Rick Scott won’t become U.S. Senator until Jan. 8...

Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he will remain in his current role until governor-elect Ron DeSantis is sworn in. Scott, who has kept his plans secret for weeks, was scheduled to become a U.S. Senator five days before his term as governor would end...

 2018-12-04 20:46 

Washington Times

Florida Gov. Scott meets with Cabinet for final time...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott and two of the state's three independently elected Cabinet members met for the last time before leaving office. Tuesday's meeting was filled with tributes to veterans, entrepreneurs, teachers, polic...

 2018-12-04 20:46 

US News & World Report

Florida Gov. Scott Meets With Cabinet for Final Time...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and two of the state's three independently elected Cabinet members met for the last time before leaving office....

 2018-12-04 20:36 

WFOR

[ CBS Miami ]

Florida Governor Rick Scott To Stay As Governor Through Full Term...

Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he will serve out his full second term under an arrangement that will lead to a five-day delay in the Republican joining the U.S. Senate next month....

 2018-12-04 19:54 

Washington Examiner

Rick Scott to join Senate late while finishing term as Florida governor...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott intends to stay in office until the very last day of his term — even though his new job as senator is set to start five days earlier....

 2018-12-04 19:48 

The Hill

Rick Scott delays Senate swearing-in ceremony...

Sen.-elect Rick Scott (R-Fla.) won't leave the Florida governor's mansion early and will instead be sworn in as a senator when his term expires in early January, a spokesman for the governor said Tuesday....

 2018-12-04 19:29 

Washington Times

Florida Gov. Scott won't resign early to join US Senate...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott will delay his swearing in ceremony as a U.S. senator so he can complete his term. Scott's office said Tuesday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to hold Scott's cerem...

 2018-12-04 19:29 

US News & World Report

Florida Gov. Scott Won't Resign Early to Join US Senate...

Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott will delay his swearing in ceremony as a U.S. senator so he can complete his term....

 2018-12-04 19:25 

Orlando Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott won't resign early to take Senate seat...

Gov. Rick Scott, recently elected to the U.S. Senate, will not resign as governor five days before his term ends to be sworn in along with his fellow senators, his office said Tuesday. Scott's term as governor will end at midnight Jan. 7, five days af...

 2018-12-04 19:21 

Fox News

[ Politics ]

Florida Gov. Scott's fight with election chief Brenda Snipes heats up, as replacement installed...

The election may be decided, but the fight between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and ousted Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes appears to have only just begun....

 2018-12-04 18:49 

Washington Times

Man dies in West Virginia house fire...

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A fire official in West Virginia says a man has died in a house fire in Clarksburg. Clarksburg Fire Chief Rick Scott tells news outlets the man was found dead on the second floor of the home Tuesday. Another man and a woman were a...

 2018-12-04 18:03 

News4Jax WJXT

Scott, Cabinet members likely gather for final time...

Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet, which has seen only a single change in the past eight years, engaged in a little self-recognition as they wrapped up work Tuesday....

 2018-12-04 17:05 

Sun Sentinel

Broward may investigate governor's replacing of Brenda Snipes...

Broward Commissioner Steve Geller is asking commissioners Tuesday to have the county attorney's office make sure Gov. Rick Scott's action complies with applicable law....

 2018-12-04 16:09 

Inquisitr

Florida Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes Rescinds Resignation, Wants To Remain Through 2020...

Less than 24 hours after outgoing Gov. Rick Scott formally suspended her via executive order, embattled Broward County elections chief Brenda Snipes rescinded the resignation she had submitted prior to his decision. The New York Times reports that on Frid...

 2018-12-04 05:00 

Panama City News Herald

Florida Gov. Scott won't resign early to join US Senate...

TALLAHASSEE — Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott will delay his swearing in ceremony as a U.S. senator so he can complete his term.Scott's office...

 2018-12-04 03:40 

RT.com

'I UN-QUIT!' Florida elections supervisor who quit after messed-up midterms rescinds her resignation...

After an order from Florida Governor Rick Scott placed her sizeable pension in jeopardy, embattled Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes has rescinded her decision to resign, vowing to fight "til the very end."...

 2018-12-04 01:10 

Tampa Bay Times

Rick Scott to attend service for George H.W. Bush...

Gov. Rick Scott will attend the funeral service Wednesday for former President George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C., as the country continues to mourn the death of the father of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former President George W. Bush....

 2018-12-04 00:40 

Sun Sentinel

Gov. Scott appointee takes over Broward's elections office...

Monday was the first day on the job for Peter Antonacci, Broward County's new supervisor of elections who was picked by Gov. Rick Scott to head the office after he suspended former Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes on Nov. 30....

 2018-12-03 23:25 

Sun Sentinel

Gov. Rick Scott took low road in removing Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes | Editorial...

Broward Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes needs to go. But in one of his last acts as governor, Rick Scott has made Snipes a cause celebre, a black Democratic woman replaced by a white Republican man — Pete Antonacci — who doesn't even li...

 2018-12-03 23:08 

News4Jax WJXT

Advice from Florida's 3-day governor...

Gov. Rick Scott will be sworn in as a U.S. senator on Jan. 3, but Ron DeSantis will not be sworn as Florida's 46th governor until Jan. 8....

 2018-12-03 22:50 

Orlando Sentinel

Supervisora electoral de Florida pelear suspensin por gestin de comicios...

El gobernador de Florida, Rick Scott, suspendi a la supervisora electoral del condado de Broward (sureste de Florida) Brenda Snipes, criticada por su gestin en el proceso electoral del pasado 6 de noviembre y el posterior recuento de votos....

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