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Latest Escambia vote totals – 29,214 votes cast as of 2:10 p.m.

Latest Escambia vote totals – 29,214 votes cast as of 2:10 p.m.

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 [...]

Scott campaign uses O word one more time

Scott campaign uses O word one more time

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 [...]

Vote. Polls are open until 7 p.m. – update

Vote. Polls are open until 7 p.m. – update

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 [...]

What to watch for in national election results and determine if GOP takes Senate

What to watch for in national election results and determine if GOP takes Senate

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 [...]

Viewpoint: Hayward Campaign Mailers-A Warm Pile of Words

Viewpoint: Hayward Campaign Mailers-A Warm Pile of Words

By Christopher J. Lewis Mayor Ashton Hayward enjoyed a massive financial advantage in the campaign raking in $153,471 in money and in-kind contributions. Hayward invested $50 into his own campaign. "The Lewis Family" received five Hayward campaign mailers full of many pretty pictures. The [...]

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Donna Clark is the only candidate for Pensacola mayor willing to commit in release her weekly calendar in advance and pledge to conduct all city business on the city's computers and networks. She is also the only mayoral candidate that has pledged to not use private email accounts to conduct city [...]

Crist, Scott pull out big guns in final push

Crist, Scott pull out big guns in final push

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist marched down the street in Fort Lauderdale, visited black churches in two counties and stumped with Vice President Joe Biden in a last-minute push Sunday, the final day of early voting in [...]

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day: * Confirm the location of your polling place prior to Election Day: check your sample ballot, voter information card, EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900. * If you are unsure of [...]

Escambia County has over 18K early votes cast

Escambia County has over 18K early votes cast

Supervisor of Elections David Stafford reports that 18,420 early votes were cast, which is over four times the early votes cast in the August primary. Breakdown: SOE Ofc 1,957 Main Library 1.868 Genealogy (PSC) 5,449 Bellview/Saufley 1,717 Southwest Library 3,292 Extension 3,010 Molino [...]

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

The nights are getting colder. The city of Pensacola still hasn't repealed its homeless ordinances or approved a plan to deal with the issue. Community activist Rick Dye and others aren't waiting for Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council to take action. Dye sent out this appeal over this [...]

City workers union endorses Mike Lowery for County Commission, District 4

City workers union endorses Mike Lowery for County Commission, District 4

The Executive Board and officers of the local AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees) Local #3253 voted unanimously to endorse Mike Lowery in the Escambia County Commission District 4 race. “Mike’s excellent leadership and commitment to community were the [...]

City employee fired for interference in political races

City employee fired for interference in political races

The city manager of St. Augustine terminated the contact of the city's marketing strategist for its 450th Commemoration, Charlie Seraphin, for his "involvement in the city’s political process." City Manager Joe Regan told the St. Augustine Record, “The civil service side of the municipal [...]

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