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Obama Holds Narrow Lead in Florida, Poll Says

Public Policy Polling gives President Barack Obama 48 percent over Mitt Romney's 47 percent.

Public Policy Polling's latest presidential poll in Florida, done after the Republican convention, finds no change in the Presidential race there.

"Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 48-47, exactly as he did on our last poll of the state five weeks ago.

"The Republican convention ... appears to have been a wash. 33% of voters say it made them more likely to vote for Republicans, 33% said it made them less likely to vote for Republicans, and 34% said it didn't make a difference to them either way."

Charlie Crist to Speak Today at the DNC

Obviously, President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, but one of the big questions for Florida political aficionados is, 'When will Charlie speak?' Charlie being former Governor Charlie Crist.

Well, according to a preliminary schedule, Crist will be speaking today.

Thursday's program begins at 4 p.m. and will include performances by James Taylor, Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and Earth, Wind and Fire, as well as speeches by Crist, Caroline Kennedy, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sen. John Kerry, and actress Eva Longoria.

Obama at St. Pete College Saturday

The President will speak at St. Pete College in Seminole Saturday, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. The free tickets to the event are available at various outlets.

Romney Expected to Visit Sarasota for Big-Ticket Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear at a fundraiser in Sarasota this month, the Republican Party of Sarasota County said on Monday. Romney is set to appear Sept. 20. Tickets start at $2,500 per person. Location and other details are still being determined.

DNC's Instant Coverage Via Livestream

[T]he entire Convention is livestreamed on DemConvention.com/live and through the Democratic National Convention Committee Mobile App ...  'We are revolutionizing the way political conventions are done by making Charlotte 2012 more open, accessible and relevant to the American people,' [Obama for America] Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter said. ...

On Thursday, ... the programming will also feature a web-only convention special starting at 8 p.m. ET Hosted by actor Kal Penn, the Live from Charlotte programming will include interviews with campaign officials and special guests, including Marc Anthony, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Tyler, Olivia Wilde, Fran Drescher, Zach Braff, and Alexis Bledel.

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Sandy Heins September 08, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Romney left Massacusetts in a shambles. 250,000 people left the state because they lost their jobs. He is NOT a job creator.
Andrea Jones September 09, 2012 at 11:22 PM
One of the most interesting videos I've ever watched was a TED TALK given by a venture capitalist named Nick Hanauer... I've voted republican in the past and also democrat, I've come to understand most issues as economic, but what fascinates me is the justifications for positions and opinions and policies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBx2Y5HhplI&feature=youtube_gdata_player Hope this will work, I'm no techie...
RD September 13, 2012 at 09:23 PM
The president doesn't really control the country, corporations via congress does. It really boils down to what's important to you. If you care most about social issues, you will vote Democratic. If you care most about financial, you'll vote Republican. Wish I could remember who said this: D is for Democrats because they're Disappointing. R is for Republicans because that's the sound a pirate makes when he's robbing you.
Colter95 November 01, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Romney is leading in Florida, and will win Florida going away... Why? Read on, please... Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/
Colter95 November 03, 2012 at 09:51 PM
I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery... Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth... First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies!! Romney/Ryan 2012

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