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Growth, transportation key in Orange District 4 race – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 31, 2014 Comments Off on Growth, transportation key in Orange District 4 race – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Southeast Orange County is home to a growing Hispanic population vying for political power. It’s also facing some of the region’s most intense development pressures. In the Aug. 26 nonpartisan …

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Orange amendments would restrict citizens’ ability to change charter – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 29, 2014 Comments Off on Orange amendments would restrict citizens’ ability to change charter – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they’ll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens …

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Orange County mayoral election could move to presidential elections years | Local News – WESH Home

Jul 29, 2014 Comments Off on Orange County mayoral election could move to presidential elections years | Local News – WESH Home Wes Hodge

ORLANDO, Fla. —Changes could be coming to the way the Orange County mayor is elected. The Orange County Commission voted 6 to 1 in favor of a referendum proposing to …

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Democrats cut into GOP absentee voter lead – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 29, 2014 Comments Off on Democrats cut into GOP absentee voter lead – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Absentee ballots are becoming increasingly popular, as tens of thousands of them were sent to Central Florida voters last week for the upcoming primary race. While Republicans still run strong …

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Petitions urge AG Bondi to stop fight against same-sex marriage – FOX 35 News Orlando

Jul 25, 2014 Comments Off on Petitions urge AG Bondi to stop fight against same-sex marriage – FOX 35 News Orlando Wes Hodge

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) –More than 7,000 petitions were delivered to the Florida Attorney General’s Office in Tallahassee on Thursday morning, urging Pam Bondi to stop the legal …

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Poll: Clinton sweeps GOP in Florida – Jonathan Topaz – POLITICO.com

Jul 24, 2014 Comments Off on Poll: Clinton sweeps GOP in Florida – Jonathan Topaz – POLITICO.com Wes Hodge

Hillary Clinton is leading all potential Republican 2016 presidential challengers in Florida, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state holds at least …

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Floridians to get $42 million in health insurance refunds | Tampa Bay Times

Jul 24, 2014 Comments Off on Floridians to get $42 million in health insurance refunds | Tampa Bay Times Wes Hodge

More than 981,000 Floridians will get an average refund of $65 from their health insurers this summer because of the Affordable Care Act, federal officials announced today. The law’s so-called …

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State Senate race features longtime rivals – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 21, 2014 Comments Off on State Senate race features longtime rivals – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

The race for Florida Senate District 12 pits two longtime Democratic rivals against each other: incumbent Geraldine Thompson and former state Sen. Gary Siplin. Two Republicans, Fritz Jackson Seide and Edward DeAguilera, are …

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Alan Grayson tops local congressional candidates in fundraising – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 20, 2014 Comments Off on Alan Grayson tops local congressional candidates in fundraising – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

With weeks left before the August 26 primary, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is once again raising campaign cash far faster than anyone else running in any of six Central Florida Congressional races …

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Florida judge overturns gay-marriage ban – Orlando Sentinel

Jul 18, 2014 Comments Off on Florida judge overturns gay-marriage ban – Orlando Sentinel Wes Hodge

Florida’s ban on gay marriage was overturned Thursday by a judge in the Keys, the first ruling on a series of lawsuits aiming to legalize same-sex marriage. Circuit Judge Luis …

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