Florida Five: Crist signs Obama’s campaign manager, Hannity considers move to Florida

Below is Tuesday’s edition of the Florida Five – BPR’s picks for the top political stories from around the state:

Charlie Crist signs Obama’s campaign manager for Florida governor’s race: Former Republican Charlie Crist has signed President Obama’s former campaign manager to lead his quest in the Florida Governor’s race as a Democrat. Read more. 

Sean Hannity says he may move to Florida; Cuomo can keep liberal NY: Conservative talk show host and long time New Yorker Sean Hannity has had it with the Empire State, and he told his listeners Monday that he’s getting ready to trade his galoshes in for flip-flops. Read more.

Rubio warns of potential taxpayer funded bailout under Obamacare on Senate floor:  “I wanted to take a moment to talk about an emerging problem with the health care law that has only begun to filter out in the news cycle, but I think bears watching in the days and weeks to come.” Read more. 

Florida Legislature may back in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: While the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature has rejected similar bills for the past decade, there is reason to believe this year might be different: Republican House Speaker Will Weatherford has pledged his support. Read more.

Governor Rick Scott issues proclamation, hosts dinner at mansion for MLK holiday: “Ann and I join all Floridians in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today. This important holiday allows us to honor the legacy of one the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly and passionately to advocate for a nation built on a foundation of equality for everyone.” Read more

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