The Republican Party controls the state legislative chambers in most states. According to National Review Online, the GOP wave has left Democrats at their weakest point in state legislatures since the 1920s.. (Bottom line: 65 Republican, 23 Democrat, one tie, and four undecided.) How did this [...]
By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The already-conservative Florida House will lean even more to the right the next two years. Republicans, as part of a national wave, regained hold of a supermajority Tuesday in the lower chamber. The party retained two Republican-held seats where [...]
Gen-X takes over Escambia County Commission With the election of Doug Underhill, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners will be one of the youngest in the state with four commissioners below the age of 50. Steven Berry, Lumon May, Grover Robinson and Doug Underhill all attended integrated [...]
City of Pensacola voters returned all three incumbents to office - Mayor Ashton Hayward, Councilpersons Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer. Four observations can be made from the results: Hayward has a mandate Mayor Ashton Hayward outspent his relatively unknown challenger, Donna Clark, 4 to 1 - [...]
I will join Don Parker tonight from 6-8:30 p.m. on WCOA 1370AM for their Election Night coverage. The results of the city races will be known before 8 p.m. County races maybe only slightly later. The governor's race may not be known until tomorrow.
The 4:30 p.m. unofficial Election Day turnout update: 40,109. Overall turnout (including AB and EV) 42.36%. 2 1/2 hours 'til polls close. It doesn't look like we will reach 2010 voting levels.
Continuing a trend, about 3 million voters cast ballots in Florida before Election Day, with 1.7 million people voting by absentee ballot and another 1.3 million using early voting. As of yesterday, Escambia County had 18,420 early voters and had received 25,065 absentee ballots---meaning the [...]
Incumbent Brian Spencer and Mark Taylor are facing off in the Pensacola City Council District 6 race. In 2010, 2,388 votes were cast (day of, early and absentee) with Spencer garnering 53.52 percent or 1,278 votes. As of 2:30 p.m., District 6 has had 832 votes cast today. I don't have the early [...]
According to the Escambia Supervisor of Elections' office, 29,214 votes have been cast today as of 2:10 p.m. The early voting had 18,420 votes, and as of yesterday 25,154 absentee ballots had been received. The absentee total does not include today's mail. Total votes: 72,788 Note: In [...]
Just got this email - old habits die hard After months of waiting, President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail for Charlie Crist. Today, he released a radio ad to support Charlie, according to reports by the Miami Herald. We already know Barack Obama’s policies are on the ballot [...]
City precincts appear to be slow, but I'm hearing those in Escambia County District 2 were doing a brisk business during the lunch hour. Remember Sen. Don Gaetz saying, "Representative democracy is a form of government that guarantees we get pretty much what we deserve." SOE's EscambiaVotes [...]
Carl Hulse of the NY Times recommends paying attention to the North Carolina and New Hampshire results. The North Carolina polls close at 6:30 p.m. our time, and New Hampshire's close a half-hour later. "If Senator Kay Hagan loses in North Carolina, the Democrats’ firewall against a Republican [...]