Florida Five: RPOF laughs as Crist files, lawmakers talk weed

It’s the weekend! Kick it off with our picks from the day’s hottest political stories from around the state. And may your favorite team win tonight! Hurricanes (7-0) vs Seminoles (7-0), 8 p.m. on ABC.

Republican, Independent, Democrat Charlie Crist files to run for governor:  Charlie Crist is running for Florida governor as a Democrat. The worst-kept secret in politics was confirmed Friday afternoon when the Republican Party of Florida spotted Crist’s official filing with the state Division of Elections. Republicans managed to diminish whatever drama Crist hoped to preside over in his hometown Monday, but it was hardly a secret that Crist was preparing to run against Republican Gov. Rick Scott…Read more

charlie cristLet the games begin: Video: First Charlie Crist attack ad hits airwavesWatch here

What could possibly be more surprising than Crist running again? RPOF lists top 7 things. Funny stuff…Read more

Gov. Rick Scott in Japan with top Fla. business leaders: Gov. Rick Scott will lead a delegation of more than 20 business leaders to Japan this Saturday in an effort to push for more Japanese investment and job growth in the state.Read more

Dude, a weed tax? State officials met Thursday to discuss medical marijuana tax options – just in case it gets on the ballot…Read more

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