With less than a month to go before Election Day in 2002, Buddy Dyer was trailing Charlie Crist in the race for Florida attorney general. Dyer, who was then a state senator and is now mayor of Orlando, needed campaign cash to become the state's top lawman. So he went to a well-known... More >>>
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Tom Gallagher (above), then Florida's chief financial officer, argued against an amendment backed by Steinger (left) designed to keep regulators at bay. But the Legislature passed it overwhelmingly after it was tacked onto a large financial services bill.