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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
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 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
    http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=4364 ^ | 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...
  • VP candidate Paul Ryan visits The Villages

    08/19/2012 9:15:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    WFTV ^ | 8/18/2012 | WFTV
    SUMTER COUNTY, FL — Paul Ryan wanted to reassure the 50 thousand retirees here in The Villages that his big plans to reform Medicare will not have a negative impact on them. It was a ruckus crowd in friendly territory and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan took to the stage with his mother in hand. His mission: to convince retirees both here and across the state that his plan to reform Medicare is good for them.
  • Notes from VP Candidate Paul Ryan event at The Villages in Florida (POWERFUL!)

    08/18/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News' Greta Wire ^ | August 18, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren and Joy Lin
    There were approximately 3000 people immediately here in the square, reporters noted there were more people at the events Palin and Gingrich held at The Villages. I’m told about 5K people were in the crowd when Romney spoke but I wasn’t here and can’t provide a comparison. One official told a reporter said there were 10K total today, outside the clean area, but we’re skeptical about that estimate. Here is a slightly tweaked version of the Medicare verbate I sent out earlier. **10:33:35 AM Like a lot of Americans, when I think about Medicare it’s not just a program, its...
  • Paul Ryan speaks in central Florida (Live Streaming)

    08/18/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 101 replies
    WESH ^ | 8/18/2012 | WESH
    Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is speaking at The Villages, northwest of Orlando.
  • V.P. Candidate Paul Ryan Speaks to Retirees in Florida

    08/18/2012 6:18:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/18/2012 | CSPAN
    Washington, DC Saturday, August 18, 2012 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will speak at a retirement community in Florida, Saturday. Ryan will be accompanied by his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Ryan Douglas, when he speaks at The Villages, the world’s largest retirement community. His mother lives in Florida for part of the year and spend the rest of her time in Wisconsin.
  • ABC: Paul Ryan's Mother Campaigning For A 'Very Calculated' Reason

    08/18/2012 6:01:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    At one point during Good Morning America's coverage of the presidential race this morning, co-host Dan Harris proclaimed that--"seven days into the newly minted Romney/Romney ticket, the snark and sniping is hitting new levels." He should know. The snarkiest snipe of the morning came from Harris's own co-host. Opening the show, co-host Bianna Golodryga declared that Paul Ryan's mother would be appearing on the campaign trail with him today "for a very calculated reason." Do you recall ABC or other MSM outlets depicting, say, Michelle Obama's frequent campaign stops—or politicking thinly-disguised as public service appearances—as "very calculated" or the like?...
  • TEA Party Failures In Florida This Week Are A Warning

    08/16/2012 4:55:53 AM PDT · by rightjb · 61 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-16-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    I’m concerned about the unrestrained euphoria of conservatives who believe that the Tea Party is unstoppable and that the election will be a rout in November. As a Cub fan I haven’t dealt with it often, but I’ve heard that over confidence can lead to disaster. (Somehow the Cubs are able to invite disaster without it.)The TEA Party candidates lost Tuesday in Florida and Wisconsin. Even after flirting with attractions to elements of ObamaCare, former Governor Tommy Thompson won in Wisconsin. The Queen of TEA herself endorsed Rep. Sandy Adams but even that couldn’t create a repeat of the Texas...
  • Swing state poll: After picking Ryan, Romney now leads in Ohio, Virginia — and Florida

    08/15/2012 2:33:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUGUST 14, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Guy Benson, no self-respecting eeyore would leave a headline as rosy as the above unchecked, so here’s me checking it right off the bat. According to Gallup’s tracker, Romney’s gotten almost no bounce from the Ryan pick — yet. They’ve seen a bit of movement in the last two days, so there may be a “delayed bounce” coming, but little in the two days before that. In fact, here’s Nate Silver scanning across the dial: Romney's Ryan bounce across 11 polls thus far: +5, +5, +2, +2, +2, 0, 0, 0, -2, -2, -2. So, take your pick. +0.9...
  • Poll: Romney posts gains in swing states [Florida, Ohio and Virginia]

    08/15/2012 2:34:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/15/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has posted gains in the 12 swing states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election, according to a Purple Insights poll released Wednesday. The new poll shows Romney with small leads in three of the biggest swing states on the map — Florida, Ohio and Virginia. Those three states have a total of 60 electoral votes. The poll was taken after Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. “Taken as a whole, these data indicate a small bump in the immediate aftermath of the [Paul] Ryan [vice presidential] announcement,” the...
  • Shocker in U.S. House 3: Ted Yoho upsets 12-term incumbent Cliff Stearns

    08/15/2012 2:29:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    Jacksonville.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Matt Dixon
    Cliff Stearns has been in Congress since 1989. On Tuesday, by a less than 800-vote margin, the 12-term incumbent’s career came to an end.In an Election Day shocker, Gainesville veterinarian Ted Yoho sent Stearns packing in the GOP primary for the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from Clay County to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tea party's Yoho on verge of upset in Florida (Yoho vs 12-term Stearns)

    08/15/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Kolath · 10 replies
    US News ^ | 8/15/2012 | ANDREW MIGA
    While two veteran Republicans, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Rep. John Mica of Florida, survived conservative challenges in Tuesday's primaries, a veterinarian and political novice named Ted Yoho stole much of the spotlight. Florida tea party challenger Yoho was on the verge of a major upset against 12-term GOP Rep. Cliff Stearns as four states held primaries, including Connecticut and Minnesota. Yoho was ahead of Stearns by less than 900 votes, complete but unofficial primary results showed.
  • Allen West Faces "neo-eco-friendly-socialist-marxist" Patrick Murphy in November

    08/14/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 7 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-14-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Congressman Allen West has "easily" won his Florida primary today for District 18 over fellow Republican Robert Crowder. In the November General Election, West will face Democrat Patrick Murphy who has launched the WhatWestSaid.com website "dedicated to collecting outrageous comments made by the Tea Party freshman [Allen West]." What you will NOT see is West's most famous quote while a U.S. Army Colonel: I will walk through hell with a gas can for my men." Nope. Won't see that one on Murphy's site. Photo: Allen West Family, daughters Aubrey (L) and Austen, and wife Angela Congressman West opened up large...
  • Ryan’s Florida connection: Mom is part-time Broward resident [Cesar Conda and Marco Rubio]

    08/14/2012 12:43:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Mimai Herald ^ | August 13, 2012 | Alex Leary with Amy Sherman and Carolyn Edds
    Betty Ryan Douglas, who turned 78 last week, lives at least part time in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in Broward County. A Republican, she has been registered to vote in Florida since 1997...... ....It was Paul Ryan’s mother who helped push him off the ski slopes and into politics. From Wisconsin Interest magazine: “Upon graduation, he headed to Oxford, Ohio, to attend Miami University. (Twenty-three years later, he would return to give the commencement speech.) His junior year, Ryan took an internship with Wisconsin Sen. Bob Kasten’s foreign affairs advisor. Ryan says he spent more time opening mail than working on the study...
  • 2012 Florida Election Watch [Allen West Getting More Votes than all 3 Democrats combined!]

    08/14/2012 6:03:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Look at the enthusiasm gap in this part of Florida...don't tell me the Tea Party is dead, dammit.
  • FLa Cliff Stearns in danger with 97%? Trails

    08/14/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | August 14, 2012 | vanity
    U.S. House - District 3 - GOP Primary 226 of 233 Precincts Reporting - 97% Name Party Votes Vote % Yoho, Ted GOP 21,708 34% Stearns, Cliff (i) GOP 20,929 33%
  • Dear Florida Seniors: You Should Be THRILLED By Paul Ryan

    08/13/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/14/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Paul Ryan is committed to radically changing Medicare into a voucher program, and Democrats are hoping that they can turn this fact into an issue that destroys Romney's chances in Florida, a state filled with entitlement-happy seniors that is a must win for the Republican. But if Florida seniors were thinking rationally and self-interestedly, this Democratic attack would flop. Paul Ryan is proposing no changes to Medicare for another 10 years, so anyone currently 55 or older wouldn't be affected at all. And if you assume that the law won't get passed for a couple years, you can safely assume...
  • Republicans see Wasserman Schultz's seat as plum target

    08/11/2012 6:54:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 8/09/12 | Erika Bolstad
    Republicans see Wasserman Schultz's seat as plum targetBy Erika Bolstad Posted on Thursday, 08.09.12 There's a wide field of Republicans hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who also serves as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, but so far, the candidates have spent more time bashing each other than the incumbent. “We've clearly got a spirited primary on our hands here,” Richard DeNapoli, chairman of the Republican Party of Broward County, told a crowd earlier this summer when four of the candidates appeared in a debate.
  • AARP Poll: Among anxious 50-plusers in Fla Romney narrowly leads Obama

    08/09/2012 12:30:57 PM PDT · by stevek1 · 56 replies
    Despite repeated attempts to paint Republicans as bad for Medicare and Social Security, President Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson are essentially tied with their Republican rivals when it comes to Florida retirees and baby boomers, a new AARP poll shows.
  • Obama will blanket Tampa Bay TV during RNC

    08/09/2012 12:09:59 PM PDT · by stevek1 · 23 replies
    Politico: President Barack Obama will be at the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this month — on local TV, that is. Obama's team plunked down more than $181,000 in ad time on Tampa-area network affiliates for the last week of August, to ensure that the president isn't completely out the spotlight when Mitt Romney is crowned as the GOP standard-bearer.
  • Crist and Nelson: Two Tax Hiking Peas in a Pod

    08/09/2012 8:24:46 AM PDT · by 92nina · 4 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-03 | Paul Blair
    Former Governor Charlie Crist has formally announced his support for Democrat Senator Bill Nelson. For Florida voters who were tricked into supporting the so-called “Republican” Governor who promised not to raise taxes and then did just that, this should come as no surprise. When Crist ran for Governor, he signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to Florida voters, promising to oppose any and all efforts to raise taxes. When he was confronted with the need to make a decision on tax hikes and spending cuts, however, Governor Crist broke his promise to Florida taxpayers and signed a budget that included $2.2...
  • Bill Nelson in real trouble in Florida's U.S. Senate race

    08/08/2012 5:37:51 PM PDT · by FL2012 · 29 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 8, 2012 | Robert Elliott
    The five most recent polls conducted for the U.S. Senate election in Florida show a close race in which the incumbent, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, is unable to get to the crucial 50% support level.
  • AARP FL seniors-Boomer poll: Obama 44%-Romney 46%, Sen. Nelson 39%-Mack 42% (Uh-oh, Chongo!)

    08/08/2012 4:16:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | August 8, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Despite repeated attempts to paint Republicans as bad for Medicare and Social Security, President Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson are essentially tied with their Republican rivals when it comes to Florida retirees and baby boomers, a new AARP poll shows. Obama garners 44 percent of the vote to Mitt Romney's 46 percent and Nelson trails Republican Rep. Connie Mack by a 42-39 split. The Republican leads are well within the 4.4 percent error margin for the poll of the 503 registered voters surveyed by Hart Research Associates.** Indeed, the Nelson-Mack race might be even tighter, with 19 percent of voters...
  • 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
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 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...