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Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

You can expect to see and hear more from Mayor Ashton Hayward. His latest campaign finance report shows that he has paid for $35,000 for radio and television advertising. Total spent $51,525.25 in week. His opponent, Donna Clark, spent $1038 during the same week. Campaign Treasurer's Report [...]

Weekend Buzz: Souls to Polls flops, SG arrives downtown, homeless consultant busy

Weekend Buzz: Souls to Polls flops, SG arrives downtown, homeless consultant busy

Yesterday, few people, other than the candidates and their supporters, showed up downtown to vote early. In 2008, bus loads of voters, primarily African-American, showed to vote at the Supervisor of Elections' office on the Sunday the week before the election. Rev. Lutimothy May, pastor of [...]

DOJ has point person for election irregularities

DOJ has point person for election irregularities

Press Release: Assistant United States Attorney Christopher P. Canova will lead the efforts of the United States Attorney's Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 4, 2014, general elections. AUSA Canova has been appointed to [...]

Miami Herald: Investigation finds former Homestead mayor and his wife scored big

Miami Herald: Investigation finds former Homestead mayor and his wife scored big

A Miami-Dade jury last month found former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman guilty on two felony counts of illegal compensation, plus two misdemeanor counts. The case focused on the mayor’s $125-an-hour consulting gig for a healthcare company building a clinic in the city’s downtown. However, [...]

Voter turnout may be key to Nov. 4 victory

Voter turnout may be key to Nov. 4 victory

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA One of the most closely watched governor's races in the country seems to be morphing back into a traditional political battle, based on a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist tied two weeks before [...]

Latest poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked

Latest poll shows Scott and Crist deadlocked

Women and men are polar opposites in the Florida governor's race, as likely voters split 42 - 42 percent between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, running as a Democrat, with 7 percent for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll [...]

Final Scott vs. Crist debate contentious

Final Scott vs. Crist debate contentious

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In their final --- and most heated --- debate before the Nov. 4 election, incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist came out swinging Tuesday night, excoriating each other's records as the state's chief executive and each painting [...]

State Capital Briefs: Pot Cash Infusion, Crist tops 9M, Jimmy Buffet endorses

State Capital Briefs: Pot Cash Infusion, Crist tops 9M, Jimmy Buffet endorses

MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROUP GETS CASH INFUSION Amid signs that public support could be fading, a political committee seeking to legalize medical marijuana received a fundraising boost early this month, a new finance report shows. The committee, known as "People United for Medical Marijuana," raised [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

More on Fan Debate from Crist campaign

More on Fan Debate from Crist campaign

From Senator Dan Gelber: This venue is newly remodeled. I spoke to debate hosts who indicated during an inaugural event (Candy Crowley) last week it was uncomfortable on the stage. They said they would have fans available for both candidates, the hosts told me they tested fans, and had an outlet [...]

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Scott camp responds to fan controversy

Inweekly received this email from Matt Moon, Communications Director for Rick Scott for Florida: Melissa Sellers, Campaign Manager for Rick Scott for Florida: “Charlie Crist can bring his fan, microwave, and toaster to debates - none of that will cover up how sad his record as governor was [...]

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

Fan nearly derails Scott-Crist debate

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida After tens of millions of dollars worth of television commercials and the slinging of massive amounts of mud, could the Florida gubernatorial election come down to an electric fan? In the latest strange chapter in the always-fascinating [...]

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