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  • Democrats Drop 300,000 Registered Voters in Florida; Republicans Gain

    08/08/2012 10:17:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 08 Aug 2012 12:37 PM | Martin Gould
    Some 300,000 registered Democrats have vanished in the key swing state of Florida since the 2008 elections, new official figures show. Fewer than 4.6 million will be able to vote in the state's Democratic primaries next week. That's down from 4.9 million who were eligible in 2008 when a bright young candidate called Barack Obama was carrying the party flag. … Democrats still hold a numerical advantage over Republicans. There are now slightly more than 4.1 million who ally with the GOP, the News-Press of Fort Myers reports. That figure is up by about 1 percent on 2008. …
  • Pelosi to Florida seniors: Republicans are ‘E. coli club’, they don't care about food safety

    08/06/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday threw her political weight behind former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel’s bid for Congress. In a scheduled visit to the Veranda Club, an assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, the Democratic leader briefly spoke to a small crowd of mostly seniors about her admiration for Frankel as a “woman of courage.” She then launched into a familiar speech on Medicare.
  • Ted Cruz headlines RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida

    08/02/2012 3:22:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8-2-12 | John Hayward
    Fresh from his remarkable victory in the Texas Senate runoff, Ted Cruz will kick off the RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida with a speech on Friday, August 3rd. Events continue through Saturday evening at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.Other speakers scheduled for the Gathering include Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and author David Limbaugh.
  • Nelson vs Mack, let the ad wars begin

    08/02/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    ‘Tis the season when candidates release new political ads almost daily, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla,, is no exception. In response, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo asks, “Why is Sen. Bill Nelson reminding us of who he is?
  • Does NYT/CBS Poll Mean Shenanigans for the Sunshine State?

    08/02/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2012 | William Tate
    In what could be a portent of things to come, the media is already playing games with numbers in Florida. As has been widely reported, a new New York Times/CBS News/Democratic National Committee poll has Barack Obama pulling away from Mitt Romney in three battleground states. (Well, okay, there's no proof that the DNC actually paid for the poll, but, given the rather questionable results, it might as well have. Although it's kind of redundant to list the DNC anyway, given the two sponsoring media organizations.) The survey purports to show that Obama has reached the suddenly magical number of...
  • Romney campaign welcomes Obama to Florida with ‘I Built This' ads [Media pro-BO/ignores Chick-Fil-A]

    08/02/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/1/12 | Olivier Knox
    When President Barack Obama arrives in Florida on Thursday, Mitt Romney's campaign will welcome him to the Sunshine State with 13 electronic billboard ads featuring small business owners declaring: "Mr. President, I Built This." The ads each feature one of three local entrepreneurs: Tanya Burns, who runs an insurance agency, Walter Garcia, who helms a trucking company, and Lou Ramos, who heads a computer training company.
  • Crist to back Democrat Nelson in Florida

    08/01/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Via the Tampa Bay Times, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist - widely seen as a potential future candidate for the job, only as a Democrat - is backing Sen. Bill Nelson in his Florida Senate race. Crist will attend a fundraiser with Bill Clinton - who famously tried to get Kendrick Meek to bow out of the three-way U.S. Senate race in 2010 so Crist could win, and caucus with Democrats. It's not exactly hard to see Crist making it formal at some point, if he does run
  • President Obama faces an uphill climb to pull off repeat victory in Florida

    07/21/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20,2012 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing voters in Florida to elect him a second time. Obama, currently on a two-day swing through the Sunshine State, is confronting an increasingly disappointed electorate that has seen unemployment linger above the national average and the housing market remain under water in some parts of the state. While voters in Florida bought into “hope and change” during the 2008 presidential race, they seem more skeptical now, observers say. “It’s a lot starker for the president than it was four years ago,” said Brad Coker, the managing director of Mason Dixon Polling...
  • Obama faces uphill battle to win repeat victory in Florida

    07/20/2012 5:28:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/2012 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing voters in Florida to elect him a second time. Obama, currently on a two-day swing through the Sunshine State, is confronting an-increasingly disappointed electorate who has seen unemployment linger above the national average and the housing market remain underwater in some parts of the state. While voters in Florida bought into “hope and change” during the 2008 presidential race, they seem more skeptical now, observers say. “It’s a lot starker for the president than it was four years ago,” said Brad Coker, the managing director of Mason Dixon Polling & Research...
  • Rasmussen Flo Sen : Mack (R) 46%, Nelson (D) 37%

    07/11/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack draws his highest level of support yet against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Mack earning 46% of the vote to Nelson’s 37%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The numbers were flipped back in April when Nelson held a 47% to 36% lead over Mack. At that time, Mack still had heavy competition for the GOP nomination and was being heavily criticized for a lackluster campaign. The contest...
  • Gov. Rick Scott: Florida won't comply with health care overhaul

    06/30/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies ^ | June 30, 2012
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we're not going to implement exchanges," Scott's spokesman Lane Wright told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wright stressed that the governor would work to make sure the law is repealed.
  • Should Democrats Worry About Hispanic Turnout?

    06/27/2012 10:21:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 27, 2012 | Josh Kraushaar
    Hispanic candidates have suffered political disappointments because of low turnout from their own voters.If there was any doubt about the importance of the Hispanic vote this election year, President Obama laid it to rest with his recent, aggressive courtship of Latino voters. But this month also provided fresh warnings to the Obama campaign that Hispanic voters, despite their growing numbers, aren't all that interested in turning out to vote.The evidence can be drawn from the House primaries that took place in states with significant Hispanic populations over the last month, particularly California, New York, and Texas. In contests from Southern...
  • The Cornerstone (Hillsborough County, FL Ground Zero of 2012 Election)

    06/26/2012 5:07:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 23, 2012 | Beth Reinhard
    Welcome to the molten core of the political universe, the hottest battleground in the biggest battleground state. Since 1960, Hillsborough County has called every single presidential election except for one—and there’s no reason to think that voters here won’t do it again. Look around this county of 1.2 million and you’ll find a mash-up of past and future: a solidly Democratic city bracketed by Republican-leaning suburbs; strawberry fields, ranch-style homes, and gentrified urban neighborhoods; Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, African-Americans, Midwestern retirees, college kids, active military, and young families; the brick and wrought iron of historic Ybor City, and the stucco and...
  • Big-name Florida felon's mailbox surprise: a new voter card

    06/19/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/19/2012 | Jack Furnari
    At the center of one of the most widely publicized public corruption cases in Palm Beach County history, Kevin McCarty’s name is one that rarely goes unrecognized these days. And yet it failed to ring a single bell in the Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor’s Office recently, when elections workers sent McCarty a brand-new voter registration card – little more than a year after returning home from prison and despite a felon status that makes him constitutionally ineligible to vote. This at a time when the state and federal government continue to do battle, suing each other even, over how...
  • Purple Poll: Romney Leads in OH and FL (O leads CO and VA)

    06/07/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    Purple Strategies ^ | Purple Strategies
    CO: Obama: 48% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% VA: Obama: 49% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% OH: Obama: 45% Romney: 48% Not sure: 8% FL: Obama: 45% Romney: 49% Not sure: 6% The PurplePoll is fielded and analyzed by Purple Insights, the research division of Purple Strategies, the bipartisan public affairs firm. Fielded 5/31-6/5, using automated telephone interviews and RDD sample. Total weighted N size=2000 likely voters, margin of error +/-2.2. Each regional and state-level sample has margins of error of +/-4.0. Sample size for OH, FL, VA and CO is 600.
  • Romney Up 6 Points In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rubio Has Little Impact as VP

    05/23/2012 4:05:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Gov. Mitt Romney holds a 47 - 41 percent lead over President Barack Obama in Florida, where 63 percent of voters say the president's support of same-sex marriage will not affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 25 - 11 percent of voters, including 23 - 9 percent among independent voters, say Obama's support of gay marriage makes them less likely to support his candidacy. Adding Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to the GOP ticket would give the Republican Romney/Rubio team a 49 - 41 percent lead over President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden....
  • Former Rep. Dave Weldon announces Florida Senate bid

    05/22/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 10 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Former Republican Rep. Dave Weldon on Friday announced his candidacy for Florida Senate, ending rampant speculation about his political future.
  • Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

    05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 415 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.
  • 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    05/20/2012 8:37:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    PJMedia ^ | May 16, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida. How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren’t using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Miami-Dade church about importance of voting

    04/29/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson preached Sunday afternoon in Miami-Dade County about the importance of teaching young people the importance of voting, the continued battle against racism and the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin. Inside the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in West Little River, to about 200 people in the pews, the civil rights leader opened his remarks with, “Long live the spirit of Trayvon Martin.” It was a bit late in the afternoon for a Sunday service, but that didn’t stop the congregants from singing and praising the Lord. Most came dressed in their Sunday best. It wasn’t hot,...