Florida Five: ‘Cut and Run Charlie Crist’ relaunched by GOP, ‘Vote No on 2’ anti-pot effort kicks off

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips:

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‘Vote No on 2’ anti-marijuana campaign commences: a web site

Cut and Run Charlie Crist: The sequel: Four years ago today, the Florida Democratic Party launched a new website, CutandRunCrist.com, to drive home the message that when the going got tough in Florida, then-Republican Gov. Charlie Crist bailed on Florida to run for U.S. Senate. “By running for U.S. Senate, Charlie Crist has cut and run on the Sunshine State, once again taking the easy way out, avoiding responsibility and leaving the hard work of facing Florida’s problems to the next governor,” Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Thurman said at the time. Read more

Wasserman Shultz: Bill to protect women from being slipped abortion pills ‘senseless’ and ‘wrong’: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said a bill passed this year in the Florida legislature that will make it a crime to trick a woman into taking abortion-inducing drugs is “senseless” and “wrong.” Despite a growing number of women falling victim to this ploy, the Democratic National Committee chair slammed the protective measure and a second bill passed that would prevent a baby from being aborted if it would be viable outside the womb, Life Site News reported. Read more

Florida ready to spend $74 million on tourism: As Florida stands ready to dole out $74 million to promote Sunshine State tourism, many around the state are wondering if it’s a wise use of public resources. One thing’s for sure. Visit Florida, the state’s official marketing organization, will see a windfall. But Roman Estomas isn’t impressed at all. He ferries tourists between Miami International Airport and Coral Gables’ Hyatt Hotel, among others. Read more

Libertarian candidate for Fla. governor arrested: Adrian Wyllie wants to be the next governor of Florida. While he may be a long shot, his campaign just got real. The libertarian candidate was arrested Friday in Clearwater, outside of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, where he was an honorary guest at an Intercultural Advocacy Institute luncheon. The crime? “He was actually arrested for driving without a license. He was not pulled over for violating any specific traffic regulations,” Danielle Alexandre, a campaign aide, told Watchdog.org. Read more

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