Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
In light of the upcoming election we want to know what voters do when they receive campaign literature in the mail. Do you read it or toss it?
With the Nov. 6 election coming up in less than a week, it appears as though politicial flyers are being mailed to homes in a rush to influence voters. The accompanying photo shows five campaign cards that arrived in the mailbox of one local home in just one day! In light of the upcoming election we want to know what voters do when they receive campaign literature in the mail. Do you read it or toss it? We're inviting you to participate in our poll below. If you answer that you "sometimes" read campaign literature, let us know in the comments section what makes you decide to read literature from one campaign and not another!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden is known for his humor, and he definitely shared it in Sarasota, and that's not an "outrageous lie."
With five days before the General Election, it's time to laugh. Vice President Joe Biden's appearance in Sarasota was noted for him calling Gov. Mitt Romney's Ohio radio ad an "outrageous lie" about how Jeep is taking jobs to China. (For the record, the Jeep chief executive said they are adding jobs in Toledo, and a new Chinese plant is for only the Chinese market.) But there's a lot of crazy stuff and one-liners that Biden said that didn't make it to the nightly news. Especially when you clip his words together out of order and out of context like a late-night talk show. Including: "Eureka! He found there was a binder full of qualified women!" "I'm being a good Biden today." "... The president is wrong." "Look man, I used to have a …
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 …
Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Sarasota to address the president's jobs and economic plan.
Vice President Joe Biden greeted a crowd of nearly 1,400 packed into Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium Wednesday morning outlining a message about jobs and the economy. But before he got started he put in a plug for Sen. Bill Nelson and for Keith Fitzgerald, who is running against incumbent Vern Buchanan for a seat in Congress. He also talked about the hurricanes and how all of the states and officials are working together to overcome the devestation from the hurricane. "We're all better off when we're working together," he said. "After this election, I hope we'll do what we always did" Work Together." This is Biden's first trip to Sarasota, since he visited Booker High School in 2008. Biden made a surprise stop to the Obama-Biden campaign …
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 …
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 …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Biden will visit Sarasota on Wednesday for a grassroots event. Tickets are being distributed today.
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Sarasota on Wednesday to campaign at a grassroots event. Biden will speak at the Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamimi Trail, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday; doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets are required for the free event and will be distributed beginning from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at: Biden will also be in Ocala for another event at 3:10 p.m. the same day. "While campaigning in Florida, Vice President Biden will lay out the vision he and the President share to create an economy that’s built to last versus going back to the same, failed top-down policies that crashed our economy," the Obama For America campaign released in a statement. Sarasota appears to be the key place for …