Florida House Democrats are employing a little used procedural rule to bring legislative business to a crawl as they try to get Republicans in the lower chamber to expand health care coverage.
At a Veterans’ Day event in Southwest Miami-Dade Monday Democratic Congressman-elect Joe Garcia and longtime Republican Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen embraced fondly but took varying views on the scandal that has engulfed former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Less than 24 hours before Election Day, Democrats in Florida have jumped to a 167,000 vote lead over Republicans out of the 4.5 million early votes and absentee ballots that have been cast thus far.
Despite calls to extend early voting hours in the state of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott has rejected the requests despite reports of record turnouts and long lines of voters at poll sites statewide.
Early voting is well underway across Florida, but in South Florida if you’re heading to the polls early, make sure to bring plenty of patience with you.
Early voting is almost half-way over and between it and absentee ballots, nearly 2.7 million ballots have already been cast in Florida, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Democrats hopes for taking an early lead in the presidential race in Florida will be fully underway on Saturday when early voting begins statewide. But, unlike in 2008, there will be less days for voters to cast their votes early.
Following a Reuters/Ipsos poll showing a 7 point lead for President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney; CNN’s latest poll found a similar 7 point lead, but President Obama also cleared the 50 percent threshold as well.