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  • Preparations underway for Romney's Port St. Lucie visit [2:45 p.m. start time Sunday]

    10/07/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    FOX 29, WFLX ^ | October 7, 2012
    [TODAY] PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Fresh off of a busy week of campaigning, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney prepares to make a stop along the Treasure Coast for a rally in Port St. Lucie on Sunday. The "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney, Port St. Lucie" event is put campaign crews into overdrive on Saturday as workers fought against the clock to prepare Tradition Square for crowds. "I'm wondering if there's going to be enough room?" said Cindy Mulleady, a Tradition resident. "I think we're going to have a much bigger turnout." The Romney campaign on Saturday said with...
  • Florida’s AG Pam Bondi suffers a bout of Foot-In-Mouth disease.

    10/06/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 6 October, 2012 | Miguel
    Florida AG Says Carrying a Gun is Always Presumably a Crime | All Nine Yards. “Given the small percentage of the population that is licensed to carry a concealed firearm, the overwhelming majority of firearms, or 95%, are not licensed to be concealed. Thus, an officer’s suspicion that a firearm is not licensed would be reasonable because, in any given case, there would be, statistically speaking, a 95% likelihood of illegality.” Wait, what? Oh Jesus Lord, what a dumb statement! Are we to assume that since about 50% of Florida’s population have unregistered, unlicensed vaginas, they should be suspects of...
  • 52 hurt in multiple-vehicle pileup on I-75 in Florida

    10/06/2012 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Blue Highway · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/5/12 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Fifty-two people were hurt Friday in a pileup involving dozens of vehicles on an interstate highway on Florida's Gulf Coast, police said. The accident, which occurred about 3:30 p.m., involved at least 46 vehicles in the southbound lanes of I-75 on the Manatee/Sarasota county line, said Lt. Chris Miller with the Florida Highway Patrol. Twenty-two people, three of them in critical condition, were taken to area hospitals, he said. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, he said. "Quite a few had minor injuries that didn't require transport," he said. The incident occurred about the time an afternoon...
  • Florida: DCCC Cancels Buy Against Allen West (conceding to West?)

    10/05/2012 1:39:44 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 12 replies
    roll call ^ | 10/2/12 | Joshua Miller
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has cut its advertising in Florida’s 18th district, the home of a fiercely competitive race between Rep. Allen West (R) and Democrat Patrick Murphy. The independent expenditure arm of the DCCC had originally reserved about $96,000 in the West Palm Beach media market from Oct. 16-22. That reservation has now been canceled, a Democratic source familiar with the buys told Roll Call today. The move comes after House Majority PAC, the Democratic-aligned third-party group, boosted its presence in the district from about $1 million to about $1.5 million. Over the course Oct. 16-22, House Majority...
  • Judge: Florida Voter Purge Can Go On

    10/05/2012 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Thursday 10-04-12 | Patricia Mazzei
    A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale ruled Thursday that Florida’s purge of potential noncitizens on the voter rolls can go on. U.S. District Judge William J. Zloch said federal law does not prohibit the state from removing voters who were never lawfully eligible to register in the first place. Florida has identified 198 voters as potential noncitizens — among an estimated 11.4 million registered voters — and sent the names to independent county elections supervisors for their review. A coalition of liberal-leaning voting-rights groups had asked the court to halt the purge, arguing in a hearing Monday that federal law...
  • Lake County considers 'trash-cams' at school cafeterias

    10/03/2012 3:09:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 67 replies
    WKMG ^ | 10/2/2012 | Kristin Giannas
    Lake County School Board officials are considering attaching cameras to school cafeteria trash cans to study what students are tossing after officials found that most of the vegetables on the school menu end up in the trash can. New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime, but last year in Lake County, students tossed $75,000 worth of produce in the garbage. "It's a big issue, and it's very hard to get our hands around it," said School Board member Todd Howard, who suggested "trash-cams." "They have to take (the vegetable), and then it ends up in...
  • Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect(FL)

    10/04/2012 5:34:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 1 October, 2012 | NA
    MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- A homeowner shot an injured one suspect after an attempted home robbery. Miramar Police responded to an attempted home invasion and shooting at 5234 SW 149 Ave., shortly before midnight Sunday. According to police, the homeowner heard something or someone entering his house and fired at one of the suspects. "When he opened the front door, these men who were masked, by the way, at least one of them was carrying a firearm, rushed at him, and at that point, he was in fear and started firing his gun," said Miramar Police spokesperson Tania Rues. At...
  • Poll: Nelson, Mack tied in Florida Senate race

    10/01/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's once smooth ride toward a third term has hit a snag, says a new poll, which shows the Florida lawmaker locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack. The results of an independent survey by Gravis Marketing shows each candidate with the support of 43 percent of likely voters, though 14 percent are undecided. The result is contrary to recent surveys, including four separate independent polls taken in September that pegged Mr. Nelson with a 14-point lead.
  • Suspicious Voter Registration Forms Found in 10 Florida Counties

    09/30/2012 5:23:40 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON — Florida elections officials said Friday that at least 10 counties have identified suspicious and possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida, which has filed an election fraud complaint with the the state Division of Elections against its one-time consultant. The controversy in Florida -- which began with possibly fraudulent forms that first cropped up in Palm Beach County -- has engulfed the Republican National Committee, which admitted Thursday that it urged state parties in seven swing states to hire the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting.The RNC paid the company...
  • Big agenda at this weekend’s Gun Rights conference(FL)

    09/26/2012 7:52:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 September, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Florida criminal defense attorney Mark O’Mara, counsel for George Zimmerman, will discuss “Protecting the Right to Protect” during a Saturday morning session at the 27th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend in Orlando, Fla. His presentation immediately follows a two-man panel report on “Stand Your Ground” laws by attorneys Eric Friday, counsel for Florida Carry, and Jon Gutmacher, author of Florida Firearms – Law, Use & Ownership. The announcement came from Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of its sister organization, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and...
  • Polls Show Obama Is Widening His Lead in Ohio and Florida (NYT predicts record Democrat turnout!)

    09/26/2012 7:04:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/26/12 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    For weeks, Republicans in Ohio have been watching with worry that the state’s vital 18 electoral votes were trending away from Mitt Romney. The anxiety has been similar in Florida, where Republicans are concerned that President Obama is gaining the upper hand in the fight for the state’s 29 electoral votes. Those fears are affirmed in the findings of the latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls of likely voters in both states, which show that Mr. Obama has widened his lead over Mr. Romney and is outperforming him on nearly every major campaign issue, even though about half said...
  • Per Twitter, FL Mason-Dixon Poll 48-47 (D +5 Oversample)

    09/26/2012 4:32:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    Per Twitter, FL Mason-Dixon Poll 48-47 (D +5 Oversample)
  • PPP New Florida Poll: Nelson Pulls Away From Mack (Senate)

    09/25/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 52 replies
    -PPP's newest Florida Senate poll finds Bill Nelson continuing to expand his lead. He's at 46% to 37% for Connie Mack IV. Three weeks ago Nelson led by 7 points and in early July he had been ahead by only 2. Nelson's still not popular. Only 34% of voters approve of him to 41% who disapprove. But he lucked out with an extremely weak opponent. Only 30% of voters have a favorable opinion of Mack to 44% with a negative one. Mack's numbers are a particularly dreadful 22/53 spread with independents, and he trails Nelson by 22 points with them...
  • He's BAAAAAAACK!! ( almost) Alan Grayson likely to win House seat in Florida 9th

    09/25/2012 8:44:20 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 16 replies
    one man's opinion...
    I admit it, I have mixed feelings about this. First, the news. "Roll Call" has just moved the FL-9 race into the "likely Dem" category, meaning that bloviating buffoon Alan Grayson will return to the House.
  • Florida justice warns of assault on the courts ‘through partisan politics’

    09/25/2012 1:39:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 24, 2012 | Mary Ellen Klas
    As the secretive campaign against the three Florida Supreme Court justices up for merit retention took shape Monday, one of the targeted justices warned that the future of the state’s independent judiciary was under threat. "This is the most stressful time I’ve ever experienced in my life,’’ said Justice R. Fred Lewis at a meeting of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. “There is an entire branch of government to protect and defend. We cannot sacrifice fairness and impartiality and the court system to political whims." Lewis’ remarks came three days after the Republican Party of Florida announced it will oppose...
  • Heads Up Brevard County, Florida FReepers

    09/23/2012 9:01:04 AM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Heads up Brevard County, Florida FReepers Here’s the Brevard County Supervisor of Elections latest information on the Candidates and Amendments appearing on the 2012 Ballot. There is a link to information on the candidates. There is also a link to the Collins Center claiming to be a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides an overview and explanation of the 11 proposed amendments to the State Constitution; pros and cons are also provided. I have no knowledge of this Collins Center other than that which I discovered via Google; maybe other FReepers have knowledge of its “non-partisanship”. Links below ...
  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney essentially tied in Florida, new Times/Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows

    09/22/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 88 replies
    Tampa Bay Tribune ^ | Sep 22 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    It's Florida, after all, so what would you expect? After a constant stream of Sunshine State visits by President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney, after many millions spent on TV ads, and even after a Republican National Convention in Tampa, Obama and Romney are essentially tied in America's ultimate battleground state. A new Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds 48 percent of likely Florida voters backing Obama, 47 percent supporting Romney, 1 percent with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and just 4 percent undecided.
  • In surprise move, Florida GOP opposes Supreme Court justices’ retention in November

    09/22/2012 4:20:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 21, 2012 | Mary Ellen Klas
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Republican Party of Florida waded into a traditionally apolitical fight Friday, announcing it will oppose the retention of three state Supreme Court justices on the November ballot. In a statement released by its spokeswoman, the party said its executive board voted unanimously this week to oppose Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince in November’s retention elections. The justices do not face opponents, but voters are asked every six years to vote yes or no on whether they should remain on the job. The party statement singled out a 2003 case by the court as...
  • Merit Retention: The Biggest 2012 Ballot Decision You Might Not Have Heard Of (FL)

    09/21/2012 3:00:05 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    The Capitol Vanguard ^ | September 20th 2012 | Will Patrick
    TALLAHASSEE – With only seven weeks left until what is arguably the most influential presidential election in a generation, one particular down-ballot issue in Florida is gaining visibility: the merit retention vote on three justices of the Florida Supreme Court. As outlined in the state Constitution, merit retention is a process whereby the state’s appeals court judges, who are initially appointed by the Governor, are periodically evaluated by voters during general elections. On November 6, voters will decide whether to retain or dismiss three of Florida’s seven Supreme Court justices, as well as 15 appellate judges. No Florida judge subjected...
  • Khloe Kardashian protects herself with a gun in Miami?(FL)

    09/21/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Mary Jane
    Khloe Kardashian is currently in Miami with her sister Kourtney Kardashian because Kim had to leave Miami for Los Angeles earlier this week. In other words, Khloe is the primary protector of her sister and her children and she is now showing off her shooting skills in a new “Wetpaint Entertainment” report released on Sept. 20. On her blog, Khloe shared a picture of herself shooting an automatic riffle into the water, because Scott wanted to go to the shooting range. Of course, Khloe Kardashian wants to protect herself and while she did feel bad about shooting into the open...