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FL gov candidates trade barbs, share a gaffe listen

10/26/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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If you like the attack ads Rick Scott and Alex Sink have been exchanging over the airwaves, you’d probably love the debate that took place between the two in Tampa last night. Neither candidate is veering off message as election season hits the home stretch, and each has a solid base to show for it.

In the hours leading up to the final gubernatorial debate before next week’s election, supporters pack the sidewalk in front of the Marshall Center at USF’s Tampa campus. Sink supporters ...

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Sink wins Democratic primary, faces Scott in race for governor listen

08/25/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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State Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink easily won the Democratic bid for governor in yesterday’s primary. Now the big question is how she can do battle with a GOP opponent who has already poured nearly $40 million of his own money into his campaign. One thing Sink does have in common with Republican Rick Scott is the stated desire to clean house in Tallahassee.

The Democratic primary was called shortly after 8pm, but the Associated Press didn’t call that of the GOP until close to 11. ...

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Leading in GOP primary polls for Governor, McCollum hits Tampa listen

08/23/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday


Candidates facing statewide primaries are crisscrossing the state today in a mad dash to get their names out ahead of tomorrow’s primary. Attorney General Bill McCollum, a Republican running for governor, made a stop in Tampa today. He said he was pretty sure he’ll soon be focusing on presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Alex Sink.

Attorney General McCollum has gotten endorsements from top Republicans across the country, from Mitt Romney to Jeb Bush. In a crowded burger joint e...

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McCollum takes shots at Scott, jabs from St. Pete Dems listen

07/27/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tiger Bay Club meetings are not for faint-hearted politicians. Facing a tough crowd this afternoon at the swank Feather Sound County Club, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bill McCollum fielded questions from local movers and shakers, including some lawmakers. McCollum, the state’s attorney general, spent much of the time laying into Rick Scott, his opponent in next month’s GOP primary.

"He was responsible for the largest and most massive fraud against senior citizens in U.S. history....

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Economist runs for Democratic Party nomination for Governor

02/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest today is Dr. Farid Khavari, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

Dr. Khavari, an economist, is a Democratic candidate for the 2010 gubernatorial race in Florida. He has written nine books related to economics, energy, environment, healthcare and other economic-political subjects. His latest book, Towards a Zero-Cost Economy: A Blueprint to Create General Economic Security in a Carefree Economy, is receiving increasingly national and international attentio...


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