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  • Courthouse Security Being Questioned 1, August29, 2016
    The Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court has ordered a review of security at all 67 county courthouses and annexes in the state. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, the trigger for the review was the Pulse nightclub shootings. When Chief Justice Jorge Labarga learned the Orlando mass shooter cased the club before opening fire, […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Opt Out Movement Lives 1, August29, 2016
    A judge’s ruling last week that said schools weren’t following the law by not allowing some students to enter the fourth grade over a reading test could be just the tip of the iceberg for changes to Florida’s testing system. Our Matt Galka got reaction from testing opt out advocates. The department of education and […]
    Matt Galka
  • Tim Kaine Rallies Rattlers at FAMU 1, August26, 2016
    Florida will likely be front and center come election day with both major candidates vying for the state’s 29 electoral votes. As Matt Galka tells us, the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee made the first of two stops in the sunshine state this weekend trying to lock up more votes. Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine […]
    Matt Galka
  • FAMU Enrollment Down after Death and Turmoil 1, August25, 2016
    This fall marks the fifth anniversary of the hazing death of Florida A&M University Drum Major Robert Champion. The University settled the case for one point one million and an apology, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the cost to the university has been much higher. When Robert Champion died in 2011, FAMU had 13,207 […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • State Eyeing Potential Storm Threat to Primary 1, August25, 2016
    It’s still too early to say what could happen, but we are keeping our eye on a potential storm system that could impact Florida. As Matt Galka tells us, with a primary looming, state officials are keeping a close eye as well. Florida voters head to the polls in five days for the August 30th […]
    Matt Galka
  • FAMU in Leadership Limbo 1, August24, 2016
    Following an unsatisfactory performance evaluation, Trustees at the historically black Florida A & M  Univeristy voted seven to five against extending the President’s contract for a year. The contract is set to expire in April, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, what happens next is anything but clear. A board evaluation of the President Elmira […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Florida Counties Big Part of Harvard Law Death Penalty Study 1, August24, 2016
    A new study from Harvard Law shows a decline in the death penalty in America since the 1970’s, but as Matt Galka tells us, some counties in Florida aren’t fitting into the trend. Only 16 counties in the country imposed 5 or more death sentences between 2010 and 2015. And four of them are right […]
    Matt Galka
  • Charlie Crist is a boogeyman for many in GOP primaries 1, August23, 2016
    Former Governor Charlie Crist isn’t on the ballot until November in his effort to become a Congressman in his hometown of St. Petersburg, but as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the former Republican turned Democrat could be a factor in multiple  primary races next week. As Governor, Charlie Crist had sky high approval ratings, but now, […]
    Mike Vasilinda
  • Solar Push Heading into Primary 1, August23, 2016
    Early voting is in full swing and the primary is next week, but as Matt Galka tells us, voters will be deciding on more than local elections with a group of environmentalists pushing a constitutional amendment. Florida voters have a solar choice in the August primary. On the ballot – Amendment 4 – which gives […]
    Matt Galka
  • FPL seeking one point three billion for “good service” 1, August22, 2016
    A months long hearing into whether Florida Power and Light should be allowed to increase its rates by one point three billion dollars a year began today in the state Capitol. FPL spokeswoman Sarah Gatewood says the company has earned the increase because it’s done such a good job keeping rates low. “We have worked […]
    Mike Vasilinda

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Crist’s Endorsement Helped McCain Defeat Romney

February 7th, 2008 by Anna Laura Rehwinkel

Governor Charlie Crist waited until the final hours before the Florida Primary to endorse John McCain. That endorsement is given credit by many insiders for pushing the Arizona Senator over the top. Thursday, Mitt Romney, who was expected to win Florida until the endorsement, dropped out. Crist says it was the right thing to do.

I think it would be the right thing to do. Hes a smart man and I have enormous respect for Governor Romney. I think that would be best for the party and best for the country.

Crist has been rumored to be on a short list of viable Vice Presidential
Candidates for McCain, but with Romney out of the race, Mike Huckabee,
the only remaining challenger to McCain moves up on the list of potential VPs.

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