Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As President Barack Obama prepares for another four years, we want to hear your thoughts on the direction of the country.
The votes have been counted–in most states–and the speeches made. Gov. Mitt Romney had to concede and President Barack Obama gets to celebrate victory. Now it’s time to look ahead to the next four years and the challenges we face, not as Democrats, Republicans or Independents, but as Americans. That’s where you come in Tampa Bay! We want to hear your thoughts on the obstacles our country faces and your ideas for tackling them. What are your hopes for the next four years? What concerns do you have? What problems are America’s biggest? How would you solve them if you were president? Share your thoughts, ideas and solutions in the comments section.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama has carried Hillsborough County for the second election in a row.
The results are in and Hillsborough County has named its choice for the White House. President Barack Obama has taken the county with 52.63 percent of the vote. A total of 277,432 ballots were cast in Obama’s favor within Hillsborough County. Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 243,323 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 46.16 percent. A total of 527,169 votes were cast in the presidential race in Hillsborough, according to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Election Office. While Obama won’t gain any precious electoral votes from Hillsborough County alone, he can say he carried the county. In 2008, Hillsborough voters also chose Obama over Republican challenger John McCain. In that race, Obama took 272,…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney expounded on his 5-point plan during a speech in Tampa Wednesday. Notables in the crowd included former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, a Democrat.
Gov. Mitt Romney Romney took the stage to a roar of applause just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in front of a crowd of thousands who waited in a chilly airplane hangar for the presidential candidate’s arrival in Tampa. Wearing a black-and-white striped tie and his sleeves rolled up, Romney looked more informal than in previous appearances. “My view is straight forward, I believe this is the time for America to take a different course,” Romney told the crowd. “With 23 million Americans struggling to find a good job, this is something that requires a different path than we've been on. “I will bring real change,” Romney said. “Real reform." Wednesday’s Tampa stop is among a trifecta of Florida visits for the presidential candidate who will be …
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is addressing a crowd at Landmark Aviation in Tampa this morning.
For the second time in less than a week, Gov. Mitt Romney is on stage in the Tampa Bay area. Romney began addressing a crowd at Tampa’s Landmark Aviation a short while ago. "My view is straight forward," he told the Tampa crowd. "I believe this is the time for America to take a different course; a turning point for our country. With 23 million Americans struggling to find a good job, this is something that requires a different path than we've been on. "I will bring real change. Real reform." During Saturday’s visit in Land O’ Lakes, Romney told a crowd of an estimated 15,000 that America was ready for a change. “This is happening all over the country," Romney said to the crowd in Land O’ Lakes. “People are coming together that want change…
The Cuban immigrant says Gov. Mitt Romney has the skills to lead the country.
Robert Penaranda immigrated to the United States from Cuba when he was 8 years old. Now 58, and the owner of a landscaping business for the past 30 years, Penaranda says Gov. Mitt Romney is who he'll be voting for. "He's a businessman and the United States is a business and you need a business mind to run it," said Penaranda, a Carrollwood resident. Penaranda was joined by his wife Marlene at Wednesday's rally in Tampa. "(President Barack) Obama is going in a different direction and we don't need big government," said Marlene, 57. Referring to her husband she added, "He's been in business for 30 years and he's hurting right now."
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney is making a Halloween morning appearance in Tampa.
Are you making the drive to Westshore Boulevard to see Gov. Mitt Romney live? If so, there are some things you need to know in advance of the Republican presidential nominee’s Oct. 31 arrival. Tickets Are Required There’s no charge to hear Romney speak at Landmark Aviation, 2450 N. Westshore Blvd., tomorrow. You will need a ticket though. Tickets are available on the Romney campaign website. They can also be picked up at the following locations: South Tampa Victory Office Brandon Victory Office Temple Terrace Victory Office Security Information Even with a ticket, attendees can anticipate having to clear some pretty tight security to get into Wednesday’s event. “All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few …
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is coming to Tampa on Halloween.
Want to see Gov. Mitt Romney live in Tampa on Halloween morning? According to the Romney campaign, there’s still time to get your hands on a free ticket for the 10:45 a.m. Oct. 31 event. Wednesday’s “Victory Rally,” takes place at Landmark Aviation, 2450 N. Westshore Blvd., in Tampa. It’s Romney’s second Tampa Bay area appearance in less than a week. Romney spoke to a crowd of an estimated 15,000 in Land O’ Lakes on Saturday. In addition to Romney, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Congressman Connie Mack are expected to appear. Free tickets for the event are available on the Romney website. They can also be picked up in person at the following locations: South Tampa Victory Office Brandon Victory Office Temple …
With Election Day just a week away, we want to hear from you!
Next week at this time people throughout the United States will turn out at the polls to have their say on who occupies the Oval Office for the next four years. With the election just around the corner, we wanted to check in with you, Tampa Bay, to see who has your support for the job. Will you vote for President Barack Obama to retain his seat? Is Gov. Mitt Romney your man? Maybe you’re throwing your support behind a third-party candidate? Whatever the case, we want to hear your thoughts. Back on Oct. 1, we asked you the same questions. In our unofficial poll of Patch readers, Romney took the lead. Out of 296 votes cast in our poll, the former Massachusetts governor took 169, or 57 percent of the vote. Obama had 115 votes cast in his …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to appear at Landmark Aviation on Westshore Boulevard in Tampa.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tampa Bay area residents hoping to hear from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the election are in luck. The Romney campaign has announced it will make a stop in Tampa on Wednesday, October 31. According to Romney's campaign, he and Congressman Connie Mack both will appear at Landmark Aviation, 2450 N. Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for a rally. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for area residents who have a ticket. In order to get a ticket, you can register online or pick up a ticket at the campaign's state headquarters, 302 Knights Run Ave., in Tampa. Those attending can expect to go through airport-like security, according to the Romney campaign. Stay with Patch for updates on the rally.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
It is estimated the crowd for Gov. Mitt Romney's rally in Land O' Lakes topped 15,000 people.
Jim Cummins arrived at Land O’ Lakes High School hours before former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage at the school stadium Oct. 27. The next president of the United States drew him here, said Cummins, a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Romney is a man with unshakable “dedication to the causes for which this great nation was founded," he said. He cited Romney’s virtues: “No. 1 is integrity,” said Cummins, of Lutz. “Absolute inviolate integrity. “ Cummins was one of a mass of people who came to Land O’ Lakes Saturday, forming a line that spanned from the school's parking loop all the way to just short of the school entrance at Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. Young and old alike came to the school for Romney’s speech, …