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  • Florida Kindergartners To Celebrate LGBT History Month…

    09/23/2012 3:37:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 68 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 22, 2012
    Will they be taught Obama is the “first gay president?”Via Miami Herald: Broward County School Board members on Wednesday are expected to approve a formal resolution in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month, which takes place every October.The LGBT History Month tradition, started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher, has previously been recognized and promoted by a wide assortment of politicians, including members of Congress and Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia. In all of Philadelphia’s municipal buildings, for example, a rainbow flag is flown alongside the U.S. flag every October.Honoring gay history within the realm...
  • FL poll: Mitt Romney 48%, Obama 47%

    09/21/2012 9:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | September 21, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    The latest Purple Strategies poll is out, and shows Mitt Romney with 48 percent support in Florida, and Barack Obama with 47 percent. More: Direction of the Country Right direction: 37% Wrong direction: 55% Not sure: 8% Obama Favorability Favorable: 47% Unfavorable: 49% Not sure: 4% Romney Favorability Favorable: 44% Unfavorable: 49% Not sure: 7% Describes Romney: can handle a crisis Very well: 32% Somewhat well: 21% Not too well: 19% Not well at all: 19% Not sure: 9% Describes Romney: has the right temperament to be President Very well: 37% Somewhat well: 17% Not too well: 18% Not well...
  • Poll shows Jewish support for Obama in Florida down 7 percent from 2008

    09/20/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Haviv Rettig Gur
    Support for President Barack Obama among Jews in the state of Florida is down 7 percent on 2008, according to an American Jewish Committee (AJC) poll released Thursday. A total of 69% of Florida Jews said they would vote for Obama in November’s presidential elections, down from 76% in 2008, the AJC noted. A 7% drop in the Jewish vote likely represents over 50,000 votes in a state that the Republicans won in 2000 by fewer than 600 votes. The 69% figure closely matches the results of a Gallup poll among Jewish voters nationwide from last weekend, which put support...
  • Fox News: Obama has edge over Romney in three battleground states (7 points in OH, VA, 5 in FL)

    09/19/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Abiotic · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-19-2012 | Dana Blanton
    President Barack Obama has the edge over Republican Mitt Romney in three potentially decisive states in the presidential election. Obama tops Romney by seven percentage points among likely voters in both Ohio (49-42 percent) and Virginia (50-43 percent). In Florida, the president holds a five-point edge (49-44 percent). Obama’s lead is just outside the poll’s margin of sampling error in Ohio and Virginia, and within the margin of sampling error in Florida. The good news for Romney is that among voters who are “extremely” interested in this year’s election, the races are much tighter. Obama is up by just two...
  • College suspends professor for allegedly attempting to force students to vote for Obama

    09/17/2012 8:41:53 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 48 replies ^ | Sep 17, 2012 | Oliver Darcy
    A college professor has been placed on leave after she allegedly forced her class to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama in the upcoming elections. Early last week Professor Sharon Sweet at Brevard Community College (BCC) allegedly told students to sign a pledge that reads: “I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.”
  • Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%

    09/18/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 73 replies
    Florida Poll: Romney 48%, 0bama 47%
  • Florida Senate: Nelson (D) 47%, Mack (R) 40%

    09/16/2012 12:30:05 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 62 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9-16-12 | Scott Rasmussen
    emocratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The latest findings show no change from mid-August. Florida remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings. Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. President Obama has now moved...
  • Why Florida Is Still Up for Grabs for Obama or Romney

    09/14/2012 7:49:07 AM PDT · by Marie · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Sep 14, 2012 | David Freedlander
    A new poll out Thursday evening from NBC News and The Wall Street Journal gives Barack Obama some breathing room in three key states—Virginia, Ohio, and perhaps most importantly Florida, a state that analysts say is crucial to Mitt Romney’s hopes of winning the White House. There the poll gives Obama a 49-44 edge, and comes on the heels of a poll out Thursday afternoon that gave brief hope to the Romney campaign. That poll, sponsored by the Associated Industries of Florida, a pro-business lobbying group, puts Romney up 50-47 in the state. It, however, comes with caveats. The survey...
  • NBC releases new oversampled Democrat polls: Ohio D+10, Virginia D+5 Florida D+2

    09/14/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 59 replies
    News Busters ^ | September 14, 2012
    NBC is at it again, releasing heavily Democrat oversampled polls in three key battleground states to try and make Obama look good. Problem for them is that not only where these polls taken right after the DNC convention, but the last few days have eroded any bounce Obama got from the convention. In fact, Obama trails Romney nationally according to the latest Rasmussen poll. After his bumbling and stumbling over the middle east crisis, his numbers are likely to sink even more. But for the time being, lets take a look at the three new polls released by NBC to...
  • Obama campaigns with former Republican Crist in crucial Florida

    09/08/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 8, 2012 | Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of the key election battleground state of Florida on Saturday with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who endorsed Obama's 2008 rival John McCain but has since left the Republican Party. Trying to build on the momentum of this week's Democratic National Convention and overcome another tough jobs report, Obama is spending the weekend canvassing a state that he and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, both want to win in order to achieve victory in the November 6 U.S. election. The Democratic incumbent hopes Crist, a once popular Republican governor,...
  • Video: Meet the Businesswoman Who Plans to Take Down Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    08/30/2012 3:10:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 30, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    VIDEO 2:52 minutes DNC chairman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) may be sent into political retirement if businesswoman Karen Harrington has her way. The Florida Republican is set to square off against Schultz this fall and is running an aggressive campaign in which she is tying the DNC chairman to President Obama and the national Democratic Party agenda. I caught up with Harrington here at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Watch the video to hear a warning from Harrington about Schultz’s political aspirations. Related: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Stonewalls Conservative Media… at RNC.
  • Jeb Bush tells Republicans to ‘stop acting stupid’ on immigration policy

    08/29/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/12 | Cameron Joseph
    TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid.” Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by exclusionary rhetoric on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing. “I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network. The advantage that Democrats have with Hispanics is a...
  • ‘The Right Leader for Our Times’: Ex-Republican Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Endorses Obama

    08/26/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 08/26/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Former Florida governor and ex-Republican Charlie Crist endorsed President Barack Obama on Sunday, calling him “the right leader for our times.” “I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility,” Crist wrote in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
  • Hurricane Isaac

    08/26/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 89 replies
    NHC has been slow to adjust their forecast, but models in the last 24week hours have been indicating a possible Cat 3 hitting New Orleans. While dems have been rooting for the Tampa landfall to ruin our convention, a NO landfall catastrophe with Jindal running circles around 0, while 0 is playing politics during the aftermath... maybe it is their convention that gets ruined. I am certainly not rooting for a disaster, but it would certainly be ironic.
  • Biden cancels Florida trip

    08/26/2012 9:12:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    politico44 ^ | 8/25/12 | politico
    The Obama campaign has canceled Vice President Biden's entire Florida trip. "This change in schedule is being taken to ensure that all law enforcement and emergency management resources across the state can continue
  • Former GOP Gov. Charlie Crist Endorses…Barack Obama

    Apparently, former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist is taking the term “political opportunist” to a whole new level by endorsing President Barack Obama for re-election. Here’s an excerpt from the editorial he penned in the Tampa Bay Times: I’ve studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I've watched the failure of those who favor extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise, and I've seen how those who never lose sight of solutions sow the greatest successes. As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years...
  • Republican convention postponed until Tuesday

    08/25/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/25/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    From the RNC: Republican National Convention President and CEO Bill Harris made the following statement: “Our chief priority is the safety of the residents of Florida, of those visiting the Convention, and all those in Gulf Coast states who may be impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac. We have been working closely with the campaign, the party, and state and local officials for months to ensure a successful, enjoyable convention. Federal, state and local officials assure us that they are prepared to respond, if needed, and the scheduling changes we are announcing today will help ensure the continued safety of all...
  • Polls: Ryan choice not hurting Romney among Florida seniors

    08/24/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 4 replies
    Naming Paul Ryan as his running mate hasn’t given Mitt Romney a significant boost in the polls, but it doesn’t appear to have scared senior voters the way Democrats hoped and some Republicans feared. Ryan, the author of a Medicare overhaul plan that has fueled a furious messaging war between the presidential campaigns and their allies, makes his first visit as a vice presidential candidate to senior-heavy Florida Saturday.
  • Oh my: Romney/Ryan lead on Medicare in Florida and Ohio?

    08/23/2012 3:34:52 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    An important addendum to Ed’s CBS/NYT number-crunch from lefty Greg Sargent: The breakdown sent over by CBS: * In Florida, 48 percent of seniors say Romney would do a better job on Medicare, versus 44 percent who say that about Obama (the Ryan pick was supposed to be particularly problematic in this state). * In Ohio, 49 percent of seniors say Romney would do a better job on Medicare, versus 43 percent who say that about Obama. * In Wisconsin, 49 percent say Obama would do a better job on Medicare, versus 46 percent who say that about Romney. Close....
  • Poll shocker: Romney up double-digits in Florida

    08/21/2012 7:04:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 113 replies
    News-Press ^ | August 21, 2012 | Scott Bihr
    In the most shocking survey this election cycle, a poll released today finds Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 14 percentage points among likely Florida voters. Foster McCollum White & Associates, Baydoun Consulting and Douglas Fulmer & Associates, of Dearborn, Mich., questioned 1,503 likely Florida voters Friday and found Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, leading Obama 54%-40%. The poll has a margin of error of +/-2.53%. Although recent Florida polls have been trending slightly in Romney’s direction (+2% and +1% in the most recent surveys), the jaw-dropping 14-point gap is a shocker. Future polls will determine if this...