2016 elections

Discord At Libertarian National Convention

Jun 3, 2016
Libertarian Party Convention

Libertarians gathered Memorial weekend to pick a candidate that could appease unhappy major party voters, but some left Orlando just as dissatisfied.

L-R: Mark Earley, Tena Pate, Rep. Alan Williams.
Downtown Tallahassee Business Assocation/ facebook

2016 is shaping up to be a contentious election year, and not just on the national stage. One of Leon County’s most anticipated local races is for Supervisor of Elections. Two of the candidates came together Thursday for a public forum.

torbakhopper/ flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/ / flickr

For the first time, Florida’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention will include an openly transgender individual.

The Florida Senate
https://www.flsenate.gov/session/redistricting

Congressional redistricting is sending ripple effects across the state, including Leon County. Now local elections officials are educating voters about where the new lines fall.

Tom Hagerty

Although Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seem to have paved a clear path to the Republican and Democratic nominations, dissatisfied voters are still looking for ways to circumvent those candidates in the general election. With about two months to go before nominations are decided, unrest continues to grow.

The Florida Senate
https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Redistricting/MapStats

Congresswoman Corrine Brown is far out-raising her opponent former State Senator Al Lawson, in the Democratic race for Congressional District 5. But a local party leader says money isn’t everything.

Take A Look At Florida's Crowded U.S. Senate Race

Apr 29, 2016
Bjoertvedt via Wikimedia Commons

The race for Florida’s open U.S. Senate seat is crowded with contenders from both parties. Here's a look at some of the better-known candidates.

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Two Florida Congressmen went head to head Monday, in the first debate for an open US Senate seat.

Florida Channel

Baker Republican Senator Greg Evers has filed to run for congress.

Carlos Beruff Campaign Webpage

Carlos Beruff, a millionaire developer from Southwest Florida who is running to replace U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, made a brief – and unexpected – campaign stop in Tallahassee Monday.

Voters cast their ballots.
Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

Tallahassee’s political landscape is changing. It’s an election year, and for the first time in decades, nearly every constitutional office in Leon County is up for grabs. More than $2 million has already flowed into local races and that’s making for a banner cycle when it comes to fundraising.

wfsu.org

The Florida Presidential Primary election is over, but voters have more decisions to make in this year’s important electoral cycle.

City Debuts Campaign Contribution Refund Program

Mar 15, 2016
http://www.politicalkeeda.com/news/vote-for-money-or-vote-for-right/

Tallahassee is launching a new campaign contribution refund program in time for this November’s elections.

Florida Channel

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are continuing to fight over who will be their party’s nominee. So far, Clinton has more than 500 delegates, while Sanders has 70. Close to 2,400 are needed to win the nomination. And, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson says he’s confident Clinton will win Florida, though he says he’s still unsure who will win the nomination.

Lance Cheung

Floridians for Solar Choice is uniting an unlikely crew in support of their 2016 ballot initiative.

Florida Department of State

With the redistricting process up in the air after lawmakers failed to pass a map proposal last week, the state’s election officials are worried as the 2016 elections draw near.

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