Little more than a year before the 2014 elections, the Republican Party of Florida and its leaders are showing their financial muscle.
Miami mayoral candidate Francis Suarez was back on the campaign trail Friday, slapping backs and shaking hands at a Miami senior citizens center, a day after police dramatically opened a probe of possible absentee ballot misdeeds by his campaign.
The investigation surrounding former U.S. Representative David Rivera’s alleged ties to an illegally funded congressional campaign continues to tighten up with additional witnesses now helping federal agents, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
While Florida still hasn’t finished counting all the ballots from Tuesday’s election, the exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential election is suggesting a major shift in the voting pattern of the Hispanic vote in Florida.
Much of the lengthy ballot in Florida was due to multiple state constitutional amendments that each required at least 60 percent support from voters to become law. The high threshold makes it nearly impossible for most initiatives to pass.
Several key races across Florida are still up in the air more than two hours after the polls have closed across the state.
The eagerly awaited October jobs numbers from the Labor Department were released on schedule Friday and showed 171,000 jobs added in October with the unemployment ticking a notch higher to 7.9 percent.
President Barack Obama hasn’t been on the campaign trail since Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey and New York. But he returns to the trail Thursday and will be in Broward County on Sunday as part of a final pre-election push.
Hurricane Sandy could impact up to 50 million people as it makes landfall, but it also has the potential to possibly change the course of the entire nation.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney have suspended their campaign events due to Hurricane Sandy’s approach to the northeast U.S. coast.