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With 2.3m Floridians having voted (a quarter of electorate?), Dems lead Reps by more than 41,000 ballots

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

The early and absentee-voting reports are in**and Democrats continue to roll up big margins over Republicans now that early voting, in its fourth of eight days, is underway. On Saturday …

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AD BUY BOMBSHELL: NYC Mayor Bloomberg hits Webster with last-minute $1.1 million ad blitz

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

With only days before the election, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is targeting U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden, with $1.1 million in TV ads — a surprise move that could upend a …

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Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time’

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments ›› Wes Hodge

Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination is “the civil rights issue of our time” during a visit to a Florida field office on Tuesday, according to pool reports. Biden …

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In superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie praises Obama’s crisis leadership

Oct 30, 2012 Comments Off on In superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie praises Obama’s crisis leadership Wes Hodge

As President Obama and Mitt Romney navigate the treacherous politics of running a late-stage presidential campaign in the wake of a massive natural disaster, both are carefully trying to make themselves …

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Clinton revs up UCF crowd after Obama cancels appearance

Oct 29, 2012 Comments Off on Clinton revs up UCF crowd after Obama cancels appearance Wes Hodge

Laying out a more traditional liberal policy case than President Barack Obama normally offers on the campaign trail, former president Bill Clinton urged 7,600 people at the University of Central Florida today to re-elect Obama based …

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FL Dems beat GOP by 73,000 early votes by Monday, wipes out GOP absentee-vote lead. But….

Oct 29, 2012 Comments Off on FL Dems beat GOP by 73,000 early votes by Monday, wipes out GOP absentee-vote lead. But…. Wes Hodge

In the first two days of in-person early voting, Florida Democrats wiped away a lead that Florida Republicans had run up thanks to the GOP’s strong absentee-ballot program. In all, …

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Obama arrives in Orlando, drops by local OFA office with pizzas, works the phones

Oct 29, 2012 Comments Off on Obama arrives in Orlando, drops by local OFA office with pizzas, works the phones Wes Hodge

President Barack Obama arrived in Orlando Sunday evening in preparation for his rally with former president Bill Clinton at the University of Central Florida, and on the way to the hotel swung …

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With 1.6m Floridians having voted, Dems cut GOP absentee vote-lead in half in 1st early vote day

Oct 28, 2012 Comments Off on With 1.6m Floridians having voted, Dems cut GOP absentee vote-lead in half in 1st early vote day Wes Hodge

In just 12 hours of in-person early voting Saturday, Florida Democrats swamped the polls so heavily that they ran up a more than 34,000-vote margin over Republicans out of the …

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Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign’s hopes in Florida

Oct 28, 2012 Comments Off on Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign’s hopes in Florida Wes Hodge

The Obama campaign seems quite happy after record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting. The Times’ Adam Smith reported on Twitter, “More …

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The most important legislative races in Florida

Oct 26, 2012 Comments Off on The most important legislative races in Florida Wes Hodge

With early voting beginning across Florida this weekend, Political Pulse gives you….The Most Important State Races in Florida. Senate District 34 – The most important Senate race is an obvious call: …

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