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  • So, Just How Close is Florida? [for 2012]

    05/16/2011 4:20:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies ^ | Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | steve schale
    ...there are less than a dozen that each party has won at least twice since 1992: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia. Out of these ten, not many folks would consider Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee or West Virginia to be swing states in 2012. That leaves Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Nevada and Ohio, all states generally considered as in play for 2012... since 1992, Nevada is the most "one-sided" with Democrats winning 51.5% of the 3.1 million or so two-party votes cast since 92. Nevada voted for Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush and Obama. In Ohio,...
  • Recriminations

    11/04/2010 8:18:41 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 3 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    *snip* Compare this with the House campaign body, the NRCC. After getting clobbered over the NY-23 race and Dede Scozzafava, the NRCC took a hands off approach and let local voters choose their candidates. Not the NRSC. It doubled up around the country igniting a civil war with the grassroots — a civil war that would have never happened but their getting into Florida and doubling down. The NRSC’s argument amounts to telling the world that voters exercising their right to pick their candidates are stupid and Jim DeMint is stupid for siding with the voters. One final thought —...
  • Sink concedes to Scott (FL GOV)

    11/03/2010 7:51:25 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/2010 | staff
  • Sink to address reporters at 10:45

    11/03/2010 7:41:30 AM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Alex Sink will address reporters this morning at 10:45 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside, her campaign says. The math looks especially grim this morning for the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Republican Rick Scott is leading by roughly 68,300 votes – and that’s with all precincts counted in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Hillsborough counties and all but one precinct in Broward County. Those were the counties that Sink was pinning her comeback hopes on last night.
  • Black Republicans Win First Congress Seats Since 2003

    11/03/2010 4:27:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 3, 2010 | L.A. Holmes
    Two black Republican victories tonight mark the first time African-Americans will represent the GOP in Congress in seven years. Retired Lt. Colonel Allen West's win in Florida's 22nd District and South Carolina State Rep. Tim Scott's victory in that state's 1st Congressional District is also the first time two black GOP members will serve in Congress since 1996. Scott defeated Democrat Ben Frasier in an open contest to replace retiring Republican Rep. Henry Brown to the first black GOP in Congress since former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts retired in 2003. West defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Ron Klein shortly after Scott's...
  • Fox: Marco Rubio Wins FL Senate seat

    11/02/2010 5:12:54 PM PDT · by jern · 37 replies
  • Fox Projects Rubio the winner in Florida, Blumenthal the winner in Connecticut

    11/02/2010 5:15:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News | 11/02/2010
    Just heard it a minute ago.
  • Why Marco Rubio's Election Would Be the Most Important One for Conservatives

    11/01/2010 2:43:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Matt Lewis
    Once you get past the fundamental qualifications of basic honesty and credibility, there are three ingredients, it seems to me, that make for a successful conservative leader. The first (this should be obvious) is a solid conservative political philosophy. The second is charisma (like it or not, Americans prefer charismatic candidates, and it has become mandatory for the modern era). Last (and perhaps most elusive) is the ability to effectively articulate a conservative message. This is not to say candidates must be pointy-headed intellectuals, but a leader must be able to persuasively present a serious argument for their ideas. ...Marco...
  • Florida Live election results

    11/02/2010 5:04:27 PM PDT · by roaddog727 · 18 replies · 1+ views ^ | today | Me
    Live election results for Florida. Just click the link and it updates every few minutes. Refresh your page to update. The far the RED is kicking some serious Blue Ass.
  • Florida Live Thread (Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Dan Webster, et al)

    11/02/2010 4:44:09 PM PDT · by spacejunkie01 · 35 replies
    11/2/10 | me
    Thread for election results! I'm in Grayson's district so we want Dan Webster to win! Post all results for Florida!!
  • JOE GARCIA FOR CONGRESS? First check his connection to Fidel Castro [FL-25]

    11/01/2010 12:40:08 AM PDT · by FactReal · 1 replies
    BabaluBlog ^ | 11/2/2010 | BabaluBlog
    As we have mentioned here before, Joe Garcia, Democratic candidate for Florida's 25th congressional district, has some dubious ties to some individuals who directly profit from the Castro dictatorship. Garcia has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from owners of travel agencies that specialize in travel to Cuba, have extensive business relationships with the Castro regime, and are in a position to reap major profits if the embargo against Cuba's dictatorial regime were lifted.
  • Marco Rubio outshines Sarah Palin

    10/30/2010 7:08:29 AM PDT · by FloridaSunrise · 118 replies
    I’ve been meaning to write about this for several days, but it’s been a busy week. I saw Sarah Palin and Marco Rubio, at the same event in Florida last weekend. Palin, of course, was the star attraction, but having heard them both speak I wonder how long it will be before Rubio moves to the top of the billing. Palin can still fire up a crowd like no one else on the Republican circuit, but remains a raw talent. In her stump speech she can lose her thread and flit confusingly from one subject to another. She clearly doesn’t...
  • Charlie Crist asked Clinton camp to suggest Meek drop out, source says

    10/28/2010 11:24:40 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/10 | Greg Sargent
    Charlie Crist personally called a top adviser to Bill Clinton and asked if the former president would discuss with Kendrick Meek the possibility of dropping out of the Florida Senate race, according to a source close to Clinton. The revelation adds a bit more detail to a story breaking tonight that's roiling the Florida race. Politico's Ben Smith reported this evening that Clinton tried to persuade Meek to drop out of the race and almost succeeded. Meek has adamantly denied that he ever considered dropping out. According to a source close to Clinton, the former president's conversations with Meek were...
  • Meeks Says He's Staying in Race (This just in)

    10/28/2010 7:51:31 PM PDT · by catnipman · 58 replies
    Sun Sentinal ^ | 10/28/2010 | Russell Small
    Broward Politics Meek says he's staying in Senate race By Russell Small October 28, 2010 10:17 PM Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek denied reports by the Washington, D.C., political website Politico that former President Bill Clinton tried to convince him to drop out of the race and endorse independent Charlie Crist. “President Clinton did not ask me to drop out of the race,” Meek said at a hastily called press conference Thursday night at his campaign headquarters in Miami Gardens. “No one has called to ask me to drop out.”
  • More Republicans than Democrats voting early (Florida Early Voting Numbers)

    10/26/2010 1:18:16 PM PDT · by devane617 · 4 replies ^ | 10/26/2010
    Early voting numbers for the Nov. 2 general election are coming in, and Republicans are showing an early lead in number of ballots cast in Florida. About 150,000 more Republicans than Democrats have cast early ballots, either in person or by absentee. Ronnie Whitaker, the executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, said the state's gubernatorial and senate candidates are driving the turnout. "One of the things you see is having Rick Scott and Marco Rubio at the top of the ticket," Whitaker said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm around the state for those two, and I think that's...
  • Crowd Cheers As Sarah Palin Evokes George W. Bush’s Record At Campaign Rally

    10/23/2010 2:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2010 | Francis Martel
    Sarah Palin is a trendsetter, and she’s going to make this George W. Bush character popular on the campaign trail no matter what challenges stand before her. Yes, Palin invoked he-who-shall-not-be-named at a campaign event earlier today to get Republicans and independents fired up about foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, and “good ol’ Reaganism.” Too soon? Palin was in Florida with RNC Chairman Michael Steele to energize voters and supporters to get out the vote and get involved in the few days leading up to the midterm elections in early November. She began first and foremost by plugging her new program,...
  • CNN Poll for Florida: Scott(R) 49%, Sink(D) 46% (and Rubio leads by 14 over Crist)

    10/20/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 7 replies
    CNN via St Pete Times ^ | 10/20/10 | Beth Reinhard
    The latest CNN/Time Opinion Research Corporation poll shows a tight race for governor in Florida, with Republican Rick Scott receiving 49 percent of the vote and Democrat Alex Sink with 46 percent. Scott's modest lead is one point greater than the same survey found in late September. The poll of likely voters also looked at Florida's increasingly predictable Senate race, in which Republican Marco Rubio now leads by 14 percentage points. The spread was 11 points in late September. Rubio has 46 percent support, compared to Gov. Charlie Crist with 32 percent and Kendrick Meek with 20 percent.
  • Three-way Senate race a problem for state’s Democrats (Florida)

    10/15/2010 12:08:19 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 21 replies ^ | 10/14/10 | Brendan Farrington
    TALLAHASSEE — Logic would have dictated that Gov. Charlie Crist leaving the Republican Party to run as an independent would have split GOP voters. Instead, Crist is causing havoc among Democrats who are bickering about what needs to be done to stop conservative Republican Marco Rubio from getting to Washington. Some Democrats are saying Crist should drop out because his political reincarnation is hurting the candidate they nominated, Rep. Kendrick Meek. Meanwhile, anybody-but-Rubio Democrats say Meek should give up because Crist has a better chance of winning. It’s unlikely either candidate will concede, leaving each with the near impossible task...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger endorses Charlie Crist

    10/12/2010 1:38:16 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12 October 2010 | Arnold Schwarzenegger
    "I endorse Gov @charliecristfl for Senate. Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now."
  • Alex Sink blasts Rick Scott

    10/04/2010 9:26:19 PM PDT · by Crichton · 20 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | Mary Ellen Klas
    ST. PETERSBURG — In her strongest language yet, Democrat Alex Sink blasted Republican rival Rick Scott as a mystery candidate who is trying to buy his way into the Governor's Office, "doesn't know zip about Florida" and whose proposals are "totally unrealistic." ...Sink said she believes that voters who support Scott in the polls know about his history, but "maybe they don't care —- or are just so angry with the state of affairs we find ourselves in, they put their beliefs aside and think that it's not that important." "I don't know what they're thinking," she added, "because it's...