Elections

Elections
7:43 pm
Sat October 20, 2012

Women For Romney, Rep. Steve Southerland Hold Rally On Capitol Steps

Mitt Romney supporters from Florida Women for Romney attend the rally at the Florida Capitol.
Jessica Palombo WFSU-FM

On Saturday, supporters of Mitt Romney and District 2 incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland came out for a rally on the steps of the Florida Capitol. The event, organized by the group Florida Women for Romney, also attracted protesters who criticized Romney’s and Southerland’s records on women’s issues.

Gail Hogan, who lives in Tallahassee, was one of about 150 people on the Capitol steps. She waved a sign that said "Women for Romney."

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Elections
7:12 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Both Sides Of Abortion Amendment 6 Make Case To Florida Voters

Florida Catholic Conference's Sheila Hopkins holding the "Vote Yes on 6 sign" and League of Women Voters' Jessica Lowe-Minor holding up "Vote No on 6" sign
Sascha Cordner

With about 11 constitutional amendments on the November ballot, we’re continuing our series by exploring one of the most talked about amendments: Amendment 6. It essentially would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions, except in certain cases, and there are several campaigns for both sides of the issue. While some say a vote “yes” would allow politicians to interfere with a women’s right to choose, others say a vote “no” would block future attempts to allow parents to have a say if their child wants an abortion.

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Elections
6:49 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

GOP Senators: 'RPOF, Stop Politicizing Merit Retention Race'; GOP Party Says It's Not Backing Down

Several Republican Senators in Florida say they’re disappointed in their own party for “politicizing the merit retention election” for three state Supreme Court Justices. But, the Republican Party of Florida is firing back, saying those Senators are just out of step with the rest of the party.

In late September, the Republican Party of Florida’s executive board voted to oppose the retention of three Supreme Court Justices:  Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente, and Peggy Quince.  

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Elections
7:16 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

What Role Are Celebrities Playing In This Presidential Race?

Actor Jason Alexander stumping for President Barack Obama at Florida State University. He's one of many celebrities who's hit the campaign trail for both presidential candidates.
Ryan Benk

Should celebrities be using their fame to inject themselves into politics? In some cases, they’re endorsing one of the presidential candidates on their own. But, as the election looms nearer, both campaigns are kicking it up a notch by placing celebrities in swing states, like Florida, hoping they can sway voters.

“I hope you like Seinfeld, and this is all very exciting. And, I’m always happy to do the celebrity thing too, but the truth is, it’s nothing about what I am and what I do for a living. This is really just about citizenship.”

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Elections
3:00 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

In Fla., Democrats Outnumber Republicans By Half A Million After Voter-Registration Deadline

This week, the deadline passed for new Florida voter registrations ahead of the general election. With less than a month until election day, county elections supervisors are preparing for a high-interest election and a longer-than-usual ballot.

After preparing for the past 18 months, Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says Florida’s capital county is in full presidential-election mode. He says, in 2008, the county that includes Tallahassee had a record turnout of 86 percent, and that number could very well be surpassed this year.

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