2016 elections

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Democrat Pam Keith is a political newcomer and an underdog in Florida’s race for the US Senate. WFSU sat down with Keith ahead of the August 30th primary.

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Republican U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate Marco Rubio had been looking forward to his speech at the Republican National Convention for a long time. He just didn’t expect to be encouraging Republicans to vote for Donald J. Trump.

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Congressman Patrick Murphy, D-FL, is touting environmentalists' support. The candidate for U.S. Senate says if elected, he would push to clean up the waters in South Florida affected by toxic blue-green algae.

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Early voting in Leon County is right around the corner.

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In the U.S. Senate race, Florida Incumbent Marco Rubio leads Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy by only three points, which is within the margin of error for the most recent Quinnipiac University Poll. Rubio's also ahead of his other Democratic opponent, Alan Grayson, by six points.

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The August 30th Primary is just around the corner, and a common misconception is only those affiliated with a major political party can vote in that election. But, Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho wants to set the record straight.

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Hillary Clinton is now the first female presidential nominee of a major American political party. Here's a look at how her historic run could impact Florida’s next generation.

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Some female politicians from Florida are hailing Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be a presidential nominee for a major party. Their remarks came at Thursday’s Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia, before Clinton took center stage at the Democratic National Convention.

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Loranne Ausley says if she could change her vote on Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, she would.

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Mental health is a growing concern for the Florida House candidates at the largely-rural district eight, which is home to Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee.

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A record number of vote-by-mail ballots are now en route to Leon County voters.

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Every four years, Democrats and Republicans hold elaborate conventions to celebrate their candidate of choice and stir up party support. But the events this month also offer an uninterrupted view into the country’s partisan divides.

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Florida’s elections chief says he’s worried about potential disturbances during this year’s elections, and he’s working with law enforcement and supervisors of elections across the state on a plan.

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Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho is preparing to mail out thousands of vote-by-mail ballots—previously called absentee ballots.

Sparks Fly At Superintendent Debate

Jul 21, 2016
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Things got a little heated during a superintendent debate on Thursday. Former School Board Member Patricia Sunday aimed barbs at former Leon High School Principal Rocky Hanna over a relationship he had more than 10 years ago.

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A Republican candidate for Congressional District Two is focused on taking down terrorism, while a Democratic candidate wants to work across the aisle. The new Congressional District Two runs from Bay County down to Levy. It includes the southeast to central part of Leon County.

City of Tallahassee

The incumbent for Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two is defending the city’s budget and employee raises.

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Florida’s elections chief is hoping to prepare new and registered voters for this year’s elections through a toolkit he unveiled Tuesday.

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North Florida’s Republican delegates are weighing in on the state of the party at the National Convention.

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The county clerks handle everything from traffic tickets to marriage licenses, and three of the four candidates vying for the position are associated with the clerk of courts and comptroller’s office.

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In this first of a month-long series of Perspectives programs on this year’s local candidate races, we speak with the four contenders for Leon County Clerk of Court/Comptroller: Franklin Ayetin; Bill Bogan; Barry Brooks; and Gwendolyn Marshall.

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A new poll of likely voters in Congressional District 5 shows Congresswoman Corrine Brown has a slight edge in a very close race.

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Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL, is running for reelection to the U.S. Senate. It's a reversal from what the senator has been saying for months. Now, both the senator's supporters and detractors say he has to prove he wants the job.

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Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump appears to be losing ground in Florida. According to the Quinnipiac University Poll, Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Trump by eight points in  the state, and Clinton also holds a heavy lead in fundraising. 

Green Party Wooing Dissatisfied Voters

Jun 10, 2016
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The Bernie or Bust movement is still alive, as its supporters maintain their refusal to vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election.The Green Party is looking to pick up those votes.

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