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  • Rooney family member to enter Congress today

    01/06/2009 7:41:04 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 11 replies · 792+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Tuesday, January 6, 2009 | Salena Zito
    A member of the Pittsburgh family that owns the Steelers will take the oath of office in Congress today. Tom Rooney, 39, of Tequesta, Fla., a Republican elected to represent Florida's 16th Congressional District, is the first Rooney to hold elected office. He is the grandson of Steelers founder Art Rooney. "Anyone from Western Pennsylvania that walks into my office is going to feel right at home," Rooney said in a phone interview Monday. His office will exhibit Steelers pictures and memorabilia because "it is the only framed art that I own."
  • Florida Governor’s wedding targeted by homosexual activists

    12/03/2008 11:28:53 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 1,687+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | St. Petersburg, Dec 2, 2008
    Florida Governor’s wedding targeted by homosexual activists Gov. Charlie Crist with his fiancee St. Petersburg, Dec 2, 2008 / 02:00 am (CNA).- Following the recent electoral victory of a marriage amendment proposed for the Florida constitution, homosexual activists plan to demonstrate outside the church wedding and reception of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist next Friday.The governor is to be married to Carole Rome at the First United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg. The activist group Impact-Florida has called for its members to gather in pink T-shirts outside the church and plans also to demonstrate outside the wedding reception at the Renaissance...
  • A Look at Who May Run for Sen. Martinez's Seat

    12/02/2008 7:45:03 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 43 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 2, 2008 | Staff
    Sen. Mel Martinez's announcement Tuesday that he would not seek a second term immediately set off speculation about possible candidates for his seat. The following is a look at people who have indicated interest or are the subject of speculation: Republicans - Former Gov. Jeb Bush. He is seriously considering a run and party and elected officials from Florida and beyond are encouraging him, according to a former political adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity because Bush is not ready to publicly discuss his plans. But for now, the official word from spokeswoman Kristy Campbell is this: "Governor Bush...

    12/02/2008 8:04:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 5,526+ views
    Local News | 12/2/08
    Just announced on update on local Miami news: Mel Martinez will NOT run for a second term in 2010! Now maybe we can get a CONSERVATIVE Republican.
  • Another Reason to Dump Mel Martinez in 2010

    12/02/2008 6:23:42 AM PST · by RightWingConspirator · 17 replies · 1,059+ views
    Letter from Mel Martinez | 12/01/2008 | Senator Mel Martinez
    This is an email I received yesterday from Senator Martinez in reply to an email I had sent requesting his support to ensure that Senator Obama provided proof of his eligibility, as a natural-born US citizen, to take the office of President of the United States. Dear (Omitted): Thank you for contacting me regarding President-Elect Obama's citizenship. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to respond to your concerns. Like you, I believe that our federal government has the responsibility to make certain that the Constitution of the United States is not compromised. We must fight to uphold our...
  • Early, absentee voting pushed Obama to win in Florida

    11/20/2008 3:30:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 988+ views
    MIAMI (AP) — More Floridians voted for John McCain than Barack Obama on Election Day, but the Democrat sealed his victory in the state by winning more early and absentee votes. An Associated Press study of 94 percent of the state's total shows that the Republican beat Obama by almost 5 percentage points on Nov. 4, but Obama trumped McCain by 11 percentage points in early and absentee balloting. Overall, Obama beat McCain 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent in Florida, becoming only the third Democrat in 11 presidential elections to carry the state.
  • Obama may tap Elián players for White House roles

    11/20/2008 8:29:43 AM PST · by upchuck · 43 replies · 901+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Nov 19, 2008 | BETH REINHARD
    President-elect Barack Obama is expected to name two attorneys to his administration who helped return Elián González to Cuba, angering some Miami Republicans. Two veterans of the Elián González saga are expected to be named to top posts in Democrat Barack Obama's administration, infuriating some Cuban-American Republicans who haven't forgotten the 6-year-old boy seized in Miami and sent back to the communist regime. The Associated Press is reporting that Obama's top choice for U.S. attorney general is Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general during the 2000 raid in Miami. Greg Craig, who represented González's father in the custody...
  • Hillary Clinton Wins Most Write-In Votes; Jesus Gets 23; Voters' Choose Primary Candidates, Others

    11/18/2008 4:20:28 PM PST · by Daffynition · 5 replies · 466+ views ^ | November 18, 2008
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some voters expecting to vote for Barack Obama or John McCain two weeks ago were surprised to see 11 other names on the ballot. But 736 voters in Duval County weren't happy with any of the choices and wrote in 191 other names. Among the write in votes were those who really ran for president or vice-president during the long primary campaign: Sen. Hillary Clinton, Rep. Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin and even Steven Colbert. George W. Bush got two votes to serve a third term. Others getting multiple votes...
  • Ban on Gay Marriage Got the Black Vote (In Florida)

    11/14/2008 4:42:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 547+ views
    Miami New Times ^ | November 13, 2008 | Bob Norman
    Amendement 2 oppresses another minority.Last week, an anti-gay marriage measure passed statewide, garnering a majority of votes in every Florida county but Monroe. The ballot was one of the great paradoxes in American politics: The black community, the most oppressed group in U.S. history, comprised one of the unfriendliest demographics toward gays. C. Stiles S.F. Mahee wanted to flee the state after the vote. Subject(s): Amendement 2, gay marriage banS.F. Mahee worked as the Broward organizer for Florida Red and Blue, which backed the measure. She is also a black lesbian who has urged the African-American community to take a...
  • Latinos push for Cabinet posts [La Raza alert]

    11/07/2008 5:42:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,140+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-11-07 | Gebe Martinez
    Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Latino political leaders who had fervently backed her bid. The cards were laid upon the table, according to one of the participants. The Hispanic leaders said they expected at least two Latinos to be named to an Obama Cabinet — meeting the standard set by President-elect Bill Clinton in 1992 — but preferred three. Of course, they also wanted sub-Cabinet-level posts. In return, Obama needed assurances that Hispanics — who had overwhelmingly voted for Clinton...
  • Putnam abruptly steps down from House leadership post

    11/06/2008 2:41:29 PM PST · by WilliamReading · 58 replies · 2,578+ views
    Florida Rep. Adam Putnam, considered a rising star in the Republican Party, made a surprise announcement Tuesday, relinquishing his position as the third-ranking Republican in the House. "With the issues before us today come bipartisan opportunities and partisan differences," Putnam said. "My current role obligates me to the latter and too often excludes me from the former. I want to fight the battles worth fighting and lock arms to strengthen our nation whenever possible," said Putnam, 34, who added he came to his decision "reluctantly."
  • West Coast FLA Freepers meet at Chez Leni's!

    11/05/2008 11:07:46 PM PST · by Ricebug · 20 replies · 1,532+ views
    11 06 08 | Ricebug
  • Still Counting in Palm Beach County

    11/05/2008 7:36:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 722+ views
    CBS12 ^ | November 5, 2008 | Chuck Weber
    On the day after the election, at Palm Beach County's tabulation center, vote counting machines whirred, workers opened envelopes with ballots and canvassing board members continued reviewing problem ballots. Why is Palm Beach County still tallying votes? There are a couple of reasons. First, several thousand late-arriving absentee ballots needed to be opened and run through the tabulating machines. These ballots arrived before the deadline on Tuesday. The second big issue: dealing with the inability of cartridge-reading equipment to read cartridges storing votes from a couple of precincts and a couple of early voting locations. Mid-day Wednesday elections workers started...
  • Obama first Democrat to win Florida Hispanic vote

    The 2008 presidential election marked the first time Florida Hispanics backed a Democrat since exit polling began in the 1980s. BY CASEY WOODS Rose Pujol, a Cuban-American, pushed hard for Barack Obama's presidential victory. The Miami resident attended the Democratic convention, volunteered for the Florida campaign, and put up a life-size cutout of Obama in her Coconut Grove offices. ''He takes people from all walks of life and gets them behind him,'' said Pujol, 53. ``I wanted to be part of that America.'' Such enthusiasm paid off for the Democratic candidate in Florida's elections: the state's Hispanics voted for...
  • Florida Voters Approve Ban On Gay Marriage (Good News Alert)

    11/05/2008 4:13:45 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 519+ views
    Florida voters approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage Tuesday, handing a victory to social conservatives who pumped millions into the ballot drive aimed at ensuring the courts cannot legalize same-sex unions in the Sunshine State. After a fierce battle waged on TV airwaves, Amendment 2 was poised to comfortably clear the 60 percent threshold to become law, according to unofficial election results with most precincts reporting late Tuesday night. It defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Voters "don't want what happened in Massachusetts, California, Connecticut to happen here in Florida," said John Stemberger, who...
  • FL Voters Pass Marriage Amendment (Gets Over 60% Threshold Alert)

    11/05/2008 4:06:36 PM PST · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 659+ views
    AP Via ^ | 11/5/2008 | Jessica Gresko
    Florida voters pass marriage amendment by: Jessica Gresko 11/05/08 MIAMI (AP) -- Florida voters inserted into the state constitution a ban on same-sex marriage, narrowly passing Amendment 2 in Tuesday's election. The amendment further cements an existing prohibition against gay marriage in state law. Supporters said defining marriage in the constitution as between a man and a woman will help prevent court rulings allowing same-sex
  • Virginia and Florida Go Obama Landslide Continues...

    11/04/2008 7:46:17 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 155 replies · 15,835+ views
    Title says it all...this is brutal...beyond brutal. Starting to know what it felt like to be Carter in 1980.
  • Obama Wins Florida (O 50.9; M 48.4; 99% Rpt)

    11/05/2008 12:29:21 AM PST · by flattorney · 43 replies · 3,001+ views
    Florida Division of Elections ^ | November 5, 2008 | Staff
    11.05.08-02:30: Obama 4,073,207, 50.9%; McCain 3,872,553, 48.4%; Obama 200,654 +2.5%; 99% Precincts Reporting Courtesy Miami Herald
  • Floridians approve (Constitutional) ban on gay marriage

    11/04/2008 9:40:00 PM PST · by flattorney · 45 replies · 2,412+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2008 | Josh Hafenbrack
    Florida voters approved a constitutional ban on gay marriage Tuesday, handing a victory to social conservatives who pumped millions into the ballot drive aimed at ensuring the courts cannot legalize same-sex unions in the Sunshine State After a fierce battle waged on TV airwaves, Amendment 2 was poised to comfortably clear the 60 percent threshold to become law, according to unofficial election results with most precincts reporting late Tuesday night. It defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Voters "don't want what happened in Massachusetts, California, Connecticut to happen here in Florida," said John Stemberger, who...
  • Florida Election Returns (Dept. of State Website)

    11/04/2008 5:05:19 PM PST · by bamahead · 31 replies · 4,359+ views
    Florida Department of State ^ | Nov 4, 2008 | FL Dept of State
    Live returns should start coming in any second now.
  • Votes getting tighter in Florida

    11/04/2008 5:56:14 PM PST · by vets son · 69 replies · 8,907+ views
    McCain has steadily been narrowing the gap in Florida.
  • McCain down 200K in Florida

    11/04/2008 4:51:18 PM PST · by DAC21 · 99 replies · 15,051+ views
    11/4/08 | DAC21
    Any analysis of why McCain is down 200K votes. Tell me we have a chance.
  • Latest Karl Rove EC prediction, Obama 338, McCain 200

    11/03/2008 3:18:18 PM PST · by flattorney · 122 replies · 6,557+ views ^ | November 03, 2008 | Karl Rove
    Late today, Karl Rove's Electoral College projection changed from 311, McCain 160, toss-up 67 to Obama 338, McCain 200, no toss-ups. I’ve only been doing professional GOP politics for 18 years, and Karl is a lot smart than I am. But the only way I will agree with him is when the final vote is tallied. We all know John has a huge mountain to climb tomorrow, but all the battleground states races have greatly tightened up. - FlA Latest update.....
  • Papers With Hillsborough Voter Info Found On I-4

    11/03/2008 2:34:25 PM PST · by Baladas · 4 replies · 954+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | November 3, 2008 | CHRISTIAN M. WADE
    TAMPA - Hundreds of thousands of pages of what appear to be voter survey documents were found strewn along a section of Interstate 4 early this morning. The documents were discovered along a quarter-mile stretch of the highway near I-275 and contained names, addresses, phone numbers and party affiliations of Hillsborough County voters. Several empty cardboard boxes were found nearby. The papers also listed voters' registration numbers, precincts where they are registered to vote and a check box next to each voter's name indicating their preference of Barack Obama or John McCain in the presidential election and whether they needed...
  • Latest 3 Florida polls cut Obama's lead from +4.1 to +1.8 but EV exit polls are bizzare

    11/03/2008 1:35:22 PM PST · by flattorney · 25 replies · 3,156+ views
    Real Clear Politics/FlAttorney et. al. ^ | November 3, 2008 | Staff/FlA
    11.03.08-15:30: All polls are well within the margin of error and undecided voters. The +1.8 is the lowest lead Obama has held since McCain’s polling numbers went negative after the economic collaspe. - FlA FOX News/Rasmussen: 11/02 - 11/02 McCain +1 Reuters/Zogby: 10/30 - 11/02 Obama +2 Quinnipiac: 10/27 - 11/02 Obama +2 11.03.08-10:00: In all battleground states McCain is now within the margin of error and undecided voters +/-. RCP had a big shift to undecided voters, from NObama, in their EC projection this morning. The Florida early voting exit public polls are dramatically different, +Obama, than our internal...
  • McCain Electrifies Midnight Miami Rally (+Full Speech Video)

    11/03/2008 5:42:26 AM PST · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,870+ views
    CBS 4 TV - Miami ^ | November 3, 2008 | Staff
    CORAL GABLES (CBS4) ― Just one day before voters will decide on their next president, an invigorated John McCain rocked the house at a post-midnight rally on the University of Miami Campus in Coral Gables, in a speech aimed heavily at Miami's Hispanic community, with a promise that he would continue to fight and win the presidency on Tuesday. "We gotta have all of our rallies at this time of night, I'm telling you," he said to thunderous applause from the crowd that gathered under the banner "Estamos Unidos", Spanish for "We're United". Many had been waiting at the BankUnited...
  • Big Early Vote Leads for McCain in Florida

    11/03/2008 2:16:32 AM PST · by tallyhoe · 129 replies · 6,080+ views
    Political Machine ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Mark Impomeni
    Democrats are touting early leads in turnout for early voting in Florida. But a new poll that counts actual votes cast in the early balloting gives Sen. John McCain a four point lead among those who have already voted in the Sunshine State. The Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll of early voters shows McCain ahead 49-45%.Democrats outnumber Republicans by 54-30% in the party identification of early voters, according to figures released by the Democratic Party of Florida. Those numbers are not showing up in the voting this far. More good news for McCain can be found in the the absentee vote...
  • Live Feed for McCain's Rally

    11/02/2008 7:47:11 PM PST · by Paul8148 · 12 replies · 773+ views
    12:15 | McCain Midnight Rally at BankUnited Center
  • Live Webcast! McCain Midnight Rally at BankUnited Center In Coral Gables, FL

    11/02/2008 8:00:18 PM PST · by curth · 86 replies · 2,476+ views
    CBS4 ^ | 11/02/2008 | Curth
    WFOR - CBS 4 in Miami will be hosting a live webcast of John McCain's Victory Rally in Coral Gables Florida tonight around midnight.
  • Datamar Survey: Florida a dead heat

    11/02/2008 8:18:25 AM PST · by Redmen4ever · 6 replies · 806+ views
    Datamar ^ | 10/31/08 | Karl Furlong
    A statewide poll of Florida voters for the Presidential General Election released today by Datamar Inc., shows that U.S. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are in a tie.
  • With 48 hours to Tuesday, Florida still too close to call

    11/02/2008 7:30:31 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 692+ views
    The Orlando Sentinal ^ | November 1, 2008 | Jim Stratton
    With 48 hours until Election Day and candidates swarming the state like mosquitoes, a new Orlando Sentinel poll suggests that the race for president in Florida remains too close to call. The poll, by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, shows Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain 47 percent to 45 percent, well within the poll's 4-point margin of error. With the race essentially tied going into the last lap, Florida's 27 electoral votes remain the biggest battleground prize for either candidate.
  • GOP seeks federal monitoring of mail-in ballots(Florida interest)

    11/02/2008 4:36:35 AM PST · by lovesdogs · 10 replies · 787+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/02/08 | Scott Wyman
    (Very important information included in the comment for South Florida residents) Republican Party leaders are asking the U.S. Justice Department to monitor post offices as well as polling precincts, upping the ante in their allegations that postal workers might throw away ballots. The request for Justice Department monitors came hours after the National Association of Letter Carriers demanded an apology. The GOP is concerned that absentee ballot envelopes identify the voter’s party affiliation. Here’s a copy of the Republican Party’s press release: Download file
  • Mason-Dixon: Florida still too close to call (047, M45, U7: 84% of the 'undecided' are white)

    11/01/2008 11:30:53 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 22 replies · 1,178+ views
    With 48 hours until Election Day and candidates swarming the state like mosquitoes, a new Orlando Sentinel poll suggests that the race for president in Florida remains too close to call. The poll, by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, shows Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain 47 percent to 45 percent, well within the poll's 4-point margin of error. With the race essentially tied going into the last lap, Florida's 27 electoral votes remain the biggest battleground prize for either candidate. If Obama wins here, he is virtually assured the presidency. If McCain loses, his candidacy is all but dead....
  • Allen West to Join Rudy Giuliani at GOP Rally-Sunday!

    11/01/2008 8:43:26 PM PDT · by sloop · 7 replies · 470+ views
    Allen West for Congress ^ | Saturday, November 1,2008 | Allen West
    Please join LT. COL. ALLEN WEST and very special guest Former New York City Mayor RUDY GIULIANI for the 2008 Broward County Victory Rally! Sunday, November 2nd 4:30 p.m.- Sign Waving 5:30 p.m.- Victory Rally Bonefish Mac's Sports Grille 2002 E Sample Road Lighthouse Point, FL
  • Democrats, Republicans get out the vote (Bay County FL, Panama City, Panhandle)

    11/01/2008 6:43:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 5 replies · 492+ views
    News Herald ^ | November 1, 2008 | S. BRADY CALHOUN
    PANAMA CITY — For better or worse, it's almost over. On Saturday Republicans and Democrats took to the streets to urge voters to make it to the polls during the final day of early voting. Republicans waived signs on street corners along 23rd Street while Democrats walked door to door talking to voters and driving some folks to election sites. McCain is a "proven, tested leader whom we can trust," said Margaret Tidmore, a GOP volunteer. She added that Bay County drivers show the volunteers a lot of support. "We're in God's country right here," Tidmore said. "This is the...
  • Today is the deadline to request an absentee ballot in Broward County (voter fraud alert)

    11/01/2008 4:46:11 PM PDT · by dervish · 10 replies · 803+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | 10/29/08 | Scott Wyman South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    "Republican Party leaders are urging their supporters not to mail back absentee ballots, but deliver them by hand. They are concerned that the outer envelope for the ballots lists the person's party affiliation and allege postal workers may throw away votes from parties they oppose." Absentee ballots in Florida go 60/40 Republican
  • PALIN RALLY - New Port Richey, FL, 11-1-08

    11/01/2008 10:09:08 AM PDT · by Damifino · 17 replies · 1,959+ views
    Pictures from this morning's rally in New Port Richey, FL. Sarah Palin, Todd (no pics sorry) and Charlie Crist. WARNING: Lots o' Graphics
  • Sarah In Ocala FL - Live Feed - Now

    11/01/2008 10:56:47 AM PDT · by curth · 42 replies · 1,709+ views
    MyFoxOrlando ^ | 11//01/2008 | Curth
    The live feed of Sarah Palin at West Port High School in Ocala, Florida is up and running. C'mon and watch and let Sarah get this place fired up!
  • Florida focus falls on turnout, Hispanic vote (5 new McCain-Palin FL Rallies)

    11/01/2008 2:14:03 AM PDT · by flattorney · 41 replies · 1,246+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | November 1, 2008 | Mary Ellen Klas
    - - In the final stretch of the campaign, John McCain is trying to hold on to Florida's Hispanic voters, while Barack Obama is focused on getting Democrats to the polls. The ghosts of elections past emerged in Florida on Friday as Al Gore stumped for Barack Obama and John McCain's campaign vowed to match George W. Bush's record ad-spending and absentee-ballot success. In the final weekend before Election Day, Florida remains in play as one of the most pivotal states in the nation for the presidential race. Both campaigns have focused their battleground strategy on trying to avoid the...
  • New Commercial That Might Actually Work

    10/31/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT · by GoMonster · 12 replies · 1,238+ views ^ | 10/31/08 | Let Freedom Ring
    I just donated money to an add I think may work..I just saw it in Florida on TV so I looked up and donated.
  • Florida Chamber Poll: Obama Leads McCain, 45% to 41%

    10/31/2008 2:48:25 PM PDT · by flattorney · 38 replies · 2,004+ views
    Florida Chamber of Commerce ^ | October 31, 2008 | Staff/Other Compiled Sources
    10.31.08: Barack Obama leads John McCain by 4 points, 45% to 41%, in a poll just released by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. This response shows considerable movement in Florida's electorate since the last Florida Chamber poll, conducted October 1st, in which the McCain ticket lead Obama by 3 points, 45% to 42%. Pollsters for the powerful business group contacted 601 likely voters from Oct. 26-27 and the poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. The poll also shows 9 percent of Floridians are undecided -- a total that's a bit higher than most other surveys --...
  • McCain Lead In Early Voting Surprise

    10/31/2008 1:19:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies · 2,222+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | Friday, October 31, 2008 | Bryan McAffee
    A mere month and a half ago Florida looked like it would be a strong McCain state. However, Obama has been steadily chipping away at McCain’s lead to the point where it is now pretty much a toss-up state. Of course, McCain must win Florida if he hopes to have any chance at the White House. The good news here is that according to the early voting polling, McCain seems to have an surprising edge. The conventional wisdom had been that (and the evidence seems to support this) early voting favors Democrats and Sen. Obama. Indeed, Obama has been encouraging...
  • Transcript: News teleconference today with McCain's Advisers

    10/31/2008 11:49:32 AM PDT · by flattorney · 4 replies · 750+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | October 31, 2008 | Staff
    McCain Campaign Advisers News Teleconference Speakers: Bill Mcinturff, Lead Pollster, McCain-Palin 2008 Mike Duhaime, McCain Campaign Political Director Christian Ferry, McCain Deputy Campaign Manager Rick Davis, McCain Campaign Manager Brian Rogers, McCain Campaign Spokesman Rich Beeson, RNC Political Director [*] ROGERS: Hey, everybody. Good morning. Thanks for joining us for a call this morning to talk about the state of the race with our campaign manager, Rick Davis; Lead Pollster Bill McInturff; Political Director Mike DuHaime; Deputy Campaign Christian Ferry; and the RNC’s political director, Rich Beeson. With that, I’ll turn it over to Rick. Everybody’s going to talk...
  • Florida Advance Voting Exit Poll 2008?: McCain 49 Obama 44

    10/31/2008 10:17:36 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 25 replies · 3,514+ views
    I was on a random college football board and someone supposedly posted the numbers, so take it for what's its worth. Keep fighting hard for every vote! (no matter what the polls say)
  • OBAMA'S EARLY VOTING LEAD IN FLORIDA IS ONLY 7.5% (Absentee Return Numbers- Not Votes)

    10/30/2008 5:16:33 PM PDT · by jacobny · 26 replies · 1,742+ views ^ | 10/30/08 | jacob kornbluh
    OBAMA'S EARLY VOTING LEAD IN FLORIDA IS ONLY 7.5% Based on the total early and absentee ballots casted so far(2,979,991.20), and based on both McCain & Obama getting all the party's support, and Obama getting 5% more of independents, according to the latest media polls, Obama is only leading with approx 7.5 % in early voting, while John Kerry led Bush by 16% in early voting and lost to Bush with 5%, and based on reports that Obama is supposed to get a huge lead among early voters and in voter turn out, Barack Obama is about to lose Florida...
  • Early vote tally through Wednesday (Florida update)

    10/30/2008 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 20 replies · 1,997+ views
    The Buzz: Florida Politics ^ | 10/30/08 | St. Petersburg Times Staff
    The Democrats' latest tally for ballots cast through Wednesday shows that Democrats have cast 205,205 more absentee or early votes than Republicans have. What's even more eye-popping is that so far, nearly 3-million people have voted (2,982,896). Of the 1,302,982 absentee ballots cast, Democrats cast 35.64 percent, Republicans cast 49.41 percent, and others cast 14.95 percent. Of the 1,679,914 early votes, Democrats cast 53.22 percent; Republicans, 30.32 percent; and other, 16.46 percent.
  • Are We Looking at a McCain Blowout in Florida?

    10/30/2008 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 37 replies · 2,183+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    This will cheer you. Democrats are beaming that their party is outperforming the Republicans in early voting, releasing numbers Wednesday that show registrants of their party ahead 54 percent to 30 percent among the 1.4 million voters who have gone to the polls early. . . . But party breakdowns for turnout aren't the same as final tallies, and at least one poll offered a different view for the campaign of Republican John McCain. A Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll gave McCain a 49-45 lead over Democrat Barack Obama among Floridians who have already voted. And Republicans continued to show a...
  • Bill Clinton Hails Obama as America's Future (+ FL Video, Hurl Alert)

    10/30/2008 7:16:59 AM PDT · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,229+ views
    Time ^ | October 30, 2008 | Ben Feller
    Kissimmee (Orlando) FL - - Portraying harmony like never before, Bill Clinton hailed Barack Obama on Wednesday, a power pairing designed to inspire Democrats already smelling victory. "Barack Obama represents America's future, and you've got to be there for him next Tuesday," Clinton, with Obama at his side, said to the cheers of a partisan crowd. Heaping praise on President Bush's predecessor, Obama said of Clinton: "In case all of you forgot, this is what it's like to have a great president." Obama even prodded the crowd to cheer more, saying "Bill Clinton. Give it up!" And there was Clinton,...
  • McCain Miami Rally, Getting Ugly Down Here [Two Obama Supporters Crash a McCain Rally]

    10/29/2008 8:22:33 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 42 replies · 3,480+ views
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Oct. 29, 2008 | Sean Quinn
    Look in later today for our On the Road piece from Wilmington, North Carolina. We're a bit ahead of our coverage, which occasionally happens out here with the long distances, input, output and timing demands. Tonight we'll be at the Obama-Clinton rally in Kissimmee, Florida, and we're breaking in from Miami, where John McCain just concluded his "Joe the Plumber" rally at Everglades Lumber. After the rally, we witnessed a near-street riot involving the exiting McCain crowd and two Cuban-American Obama supporters. Tony Garcia, 63, and Raul Sorando, 31, were suddenly surrounded by an angry mob. There is a moment...
  • "My astronauts are better than yours..."

    10/29/2008 6:53:33 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 658+ views ^ | OCT 29,2008 | Robert Block
    As the presidential race enters its final week and the candidates step up their efforts to woo the space vote, both sides are trotting out the biggest space guns they can find: Apollo astronauts. Over the weekend, Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham toured cities around Florida to help promote Republican hopeful Sen. John McCain’s campaign by backing the candidate and his space platform. Cunningham said he had never campaigned for a candidate before but said that unlike Democratic contender Sen. Barack Obama, McCain had a track record supporting NASA and was more reliable on the issue. Obama, he said, was...