Craig is FOX 13's political editor and chief investigator. He has won more than 20 Emmy Awards throughout his career as an executive producer, anchor, and reporter.
He hosts Money, Power & Politics, and produces investigations focused on questionable government policy and spending. His reports have exposed illegal state tax credits, lawmakers violating their own voting rules, and Medicare schemes that bilk millions of tax dollars.
He previously led the investigative/special projects unit at the ABC affiliate in Orlando, managed the station's election coverage, moderated a weekly political discussion program, and produced a variety of primetime specials.
Craig began his career as an anchor/reporter at television stations in Savannah and Birmingham. He also worked as a marketing/public-relations executive -- and is a past winner of the Phillips Platinum PR award for developing a top-rated internal communications program. He obtained his BA in Journalism/Political Science from Spring Hill College in Mobile.
Craig has served on the boards of several Tampa Bay area government and community organizations, including the St. Petersburg Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Beautiful Commission, Pinellas Public Access Advisory Board, Tampa Bay Partnership's Transportation and International Councils, Pinellas Juvenile Welfare Board Community Council, and Tampa Bay Red Cross Advisory Board.
Trump’s lead over Biden in Florida appeared to top the president’s 1.2 percentage-point victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. An early look at the votes suggests that Trump performed better than expected among the Cuban communities in South Florida.
In 2016, FOX 13 pollster Matt Towery ranked among the most accurate in the nation through the primaries and the general election. On our newscast, he predicted Donald Trump would win the state of Florida five days before Election Day in 2016.
During an interview with FOX 13 political editor Craig Patrick, former Attorney General Eric Holder suggested the Trump Administration could be investigated for child abuse.
Two weeks before Election Day, the Biden campaign has the advantage in Sunshine State advertising and cash. Biden’s ad machine took off around Labor Day, about the same time President Trump’s ad team slowed down and cut back.
Florida’s Amendment Five gives Florida homeowners more leeway in maintaining their 'Save Our Homes' tax property tax benefits.
Veterans who are over 65, honorably discharged and disabled in combat currently receive a property tax discount. That discount ends when recipients die. Under Amendment Six, the discount would transfer to a disabled veteran’s spouse.
Supporters of this amendment say the small language change it calls for would head off any future effort to give non-citizens the right to vote.
Florida’s Amendment Four would make it harder to amend our state constitution in the future. If passed, any amendment that passes would have to go on the ballot again and pass a second time before it gets added to the constitution.
Florida only sends mail-in ballots to voters who request them. You can go online and track when the ballot goes out, when it arrives back at the election office and when it gets counted.
While the president has criticized voting by mail in other states, he says it’s safe and secure in Florida. As do Democrats and Republicans, as do election supervisors across the state. But there are some issues that can affect your vote – issues that did affect around 1.5 percent of the votes in the August primary.