With a little over a week to go until midterm elections, early voting happening in California and more than 30 other states, is causing both Republicans and Democrats to shift their campaign strategies. Continue reading
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Florida governor’s race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances.
With a resounding Democratic primary victory and a critical party switch, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist moved a step closer to winning back his old job. His Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, scored his own big win. The Sunshine State matchup is expected to be one of the most expensive and negative of the cycle. Adam Smith of The Tampa Bay Times joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the race. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the White House’s decision to suspend plans for offshore drilling expansion in the wake of the Gulf disaster and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s announcement he will break from the GOP to run for Senate as an independent. Continue reading
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to announce Thursday afternoon that he will run as an independent in the race to fill an open Senate seat. How would Sunshine State voters react to a three-way race? We ask two political watchers. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, debate began on a financial reform bill in the Senate after Republicans allowed the measure to move forward, and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced he will leave the Republican Party to run for the Senate as an independent. Continue reading
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including the competitive GOP Senate primary in Florida, whether anyone will run as a moderate this year and the outcome of the Washington nuclear summit. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff wraps up a week of reporting from Tampa on public views of government with a look at the rise of the political right in Florida and an unexpectedly competitive race for a U.S. Senate seat. Continue reading