Tag: election

Scott PowersAugust 3, 2016

In Donald Trump’s return to Central Florida after officially winning the Republican presidential nomination, his message and thunderous appeal are still all about the wall. They’re still about America’s diplomatic and trade deals destroying America, and “crooked Hillary,” and incompetent Washington leaders, and lying media, and his promises to fix everything. And they’re still about Megyn Kelly’s blood. In […]

Melissa RossMarch 9, 2015

Even though turnout is only expected to be around 30 percent and polls show the majority of voters aren’t tuned into the candidates or the races, early voting gets underway today in Duval County leading up to the March 24 Unitary Election. At stake: the mayor’s and sheriff’s offices, along with a slew of City Council seats […]

Scott PowersMarch 9, 2016

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson was elected Wednesday to chair the Florida Legislative Black Caucus for the next year while vowing to stay in the race to be elected to the U.S. Congress next fall. “Congressional District 10: yes, I’m staying in the race,” she said. Thompson, an Orlando Democrat, said she did not have to make a choice between campaigning […]

Jim RosicaJune 3, 2016

State Sen. Jeff Brandes has given $200,000 toward his own re-election, May fundraising reports show. His latest numbers, posted Friday, also show Brandes pulled in another $32,000 in contributions for the month. That brings the St. Petersburg Republican’s total raised to nearly $480,000 for this year’s election. He has cash-on-hand of more than $310,000. As of Friday, he […]

Melissa RossJanuary 27, 2016

Saying her endorsement “threatens to turn the Iowa caucus on its head,” British oddsmaker Paul Krishnamurty says Sarah Palin‘s endorsement of Donald Trump is taking the edge off his strategy of putting many of his chips on Ted Cruz to take the GOP nomination for president. Krishnamurty is a professional “punter” with the sports betting […]


Some Florida voters could be casting their ballots around the same time as voters in early voting states. Thousands of vote-by-mail, or absentee, ballots are expected to be sent out in advance of Florida’s presidential preference primary. According to the Florida Division of Elections, the first wave of mail ballots will by sent to military […]


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