Mitt Romney

Trying to predict who will win the presidential race in Florida is extremely difficult, even for seasoned political scientists. Polls are showing Barack Obama and Mitt Romney neck-and-neck among likely voters in the state.

For the past 20 years, University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus has been analyzing Florida politics. And if there’s one thing she’s learned?

“Just when people think they’ve got Florida figured out, they realize they don’t," she said.

Final Presidential Debate Sways Some Undecided Voters

Oct 23, 2012

The final presidential debate played out at Lynn University, a small school in Boca Raton. It was a treat for a lucky group of students, who were picked through a lottery to see the debate live in person. Some of them said the debate helped them decide who they want to see as president.

Student, Louis Davis said the final debate confirmed what he was feeling all along even though he’s a registered independent.

Candidates Gear Up For Final Debate

Oct 22, 2012
Politico

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are about to head into their third and final debate with each hoping to out- shine the other on foreign policy issues. Much anticipation is in the air as the candidates make their final push.

Even though President Obama will be walking into the final debate with more on the job experience when it comes to foreign policy issues, Lynn University American Studies Professor Robert Watson said there is one thing both candidates can’t afford to do.

Candidates Gear Up For Final Debate

Oct 22, 2012
Politico

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are about to head into their third and final debate with each hoping to out- shine the other on foreign policy issues. Much anticipation is in the air as the candidates make their final push.

Even though President Obama will be walking into the final debate with more on the job experience when it comes to foreign policy issues, Lynn University American Studies Professor Robert Watson said there is one thing both candidates can’t afford to do.

Trimmel Gomes WFSU-FM

Lynn University in Boca Raton is bracing for its moment in the national spotlight as it plays host to the final presidential debate on Monday.

There is plenty of excitement buzzing around the campus for the big day. Freshman, Andrea Schwarzkopf, quickly called her father to tell the good news after she was picked in the lottery to see the debate, live. 

“I won, I’m going to the debate I have a ticket in my hand right now. I was the second one picked. '  'Congratulations," said her father over the cell phone. ” 

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."

Ryan Benk

Actor Jason Alexander has been stopping in swing states across the country, campaigning for President Barack Obama. And, he stopped Wednesday in Tallahassee to talk to young voters about why it’s important to vote in the presidential election.

“Fired Up! Ready to Go! Fired Up! Ready to Go!”

A group of Florida State University students chanted a slogan that’s famous among President Barack Obama’s campaign, as they waited for Jason Alexander to arrive.

He’s an actor whose most notable role is George Costanza, one of the four main characters of the TV show “Seinfeld.”

Tom Perriello
Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

A progressive advocacy group has released a report titled “The Real Cost of the Romney-Ryan Budget to Floridians.” The group says, under Mitt Romney’s and Paul Ryan’s proposals, millions of Floridians would pay more for services they already receive.

The Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Tom Perriello spoke in Tallahassee on Wednesday. He said, Romney’s proposed federal spending cap would require deep cuts in several areas.

Sascha Cordner

With the presidential election about a month away, both the Obama and Romney campaigns are tailoring their message to certain groups. Republicans sent former GOP presidential candidate, U.S. Senator John McCain, to Tallahassee Wednesday to talk to his fellow veterans about why Mitt Romney deserves to be the next President of the United States.

“I’m Dale, and I’m here to introduce you to a personal friend, who I’ve known for many years, and whom I’ve served with for many years in the prison camps in North Vietnam.”

Noles for Romney
Alejandro Capote

In 2008, Barack Obama moved many young voters to vote for the first time. But have they stuck around in 2012? With less than 50 days to go before the general election, Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are battling for Florida’s young voters, who could make all the difference in the notorious swing state.

Alejandro Capote is a 20-year-old political activist and a junior at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

“I’m so grateful and honored to be here, a part of this country. I became a citizen last year. And this’ll be my first election," he said.

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