From a political standpoint, 2012 proved to be another raucous year in South Florida. Amid echoes of, “Let people vote!” in our ears, with the images of long lines still haunting our memories, Florida was once again the center of attention.
It’s coming down to the wire in a tight Florida Senate race which pits a Democratic incumbent against a Republican challenger.
Some waited an hour. Some waited six hours. Voters were grateful the weather cooperated as they waited in line to cast their ballots on the last day of early voting Saturday. Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott stood firm against calls from Democrats and independent groups to give residents one more day to vote before Tuesday.
“Bill Nelson…Fighting for Florida,” that’s the tag line for Senator Bill Nelson’s television ad campaign in his race for the senate. The two term senator is also fighting to keep his job. He’s up against Republican Congressman Connie Mack, right now…polls show the race is pretty tight.
Florida Senator Bill Nelson is known as a moderate in the Senate. But at his only debate with Republican Congressman Connie Mack, Nelson pulled no punches, accusing Mack of being a congressional no show.
The latest poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling finds Republican Mitt Romney has taken a one point lead in Florida over President Barack Obama one week after a weak debate performance from the president.
A citrus-destroying disease that a University of Florida study concluded has cost the state nearly $4 billion and 6,600 jobs since 2006 is one step closer to being under control.
Republican U.S. Representative Connie Mack IV’s Senate campaign is struggling in recent polling and has put in a call to the GOP bullpen to get some help, namely popular Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Representative Connie Mack IV jumped into the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate late, but quickly became the nominee. But, he’s found a much tougher road in his general election matchup with incumbent Senator Bill Nelson.
Fresh off an easy victory in Tuesday’s primaries, U.S. Rep. and Florida U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack will speak at the Republican National Convention next week.