Politics

Will Jack fight for council seat?

November 6, 2008

Jack Nobles did not campaign to keep his city council seat. He took vacations and attended FSU football games on the weekends. He did call his buddies and family for money. He printed up a few…

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Morgan makes smart move

November 6, 2008

Sheriff-elect David Morgan has started out his administration with a bold move that is smart politically and fiscally responsible. He wants to move his department’s accounting under the County Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha. We’ve argued for…

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Sansom takes over Nov. 15

November 6, 2008

Ray Sansom (R-Ft. Walton Beach) takes over as Speaker of the Florida House on Nov. 15. He tells the reporters that he doesn’t believe a special session is needed to deal with the $700 million state…

Under votes could have impacted results

November 5, 2008

Voters don’t always complete the ballots. Those are called under votes for certain races. State House District 3 Clay Ford wins by 2,706. Escambia County has 3,706 under votes. School Board, District 5 Bill Slayton wins…

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Escambia County by precinct – big races

November 5, 2008

Look how Obama and McCain votes track across the county-wide races and the House District 3 race. Pensacola Christian College (Pct. 110) actually voted for Democrat Larry Scapecchi. Check it out:big-races110608.pdf Updated 11-06-08…

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Former commissioner appointed to Speaker staff

November 5, 2008

Former Escambia County Commissioner Janice Gilley has been appointed the Deputy Chief of Staff for incoming Florida Speaker of the House Ray Sansom. Gilley was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2002 to complete the term…

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Sheriff-to-be Morgan calls for audit

November 5, 2008

David Morgan has sent a letter to the Escambia County Commission telling them he wants to move the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office accounting, budgeting and finances under the County Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha. Prior to the…

Escambia County races expensive, too

November 5, 2008

Wilson Robertson spent $81,421 in 2004 and lost County Commission Dist. 1 to Whitehead, who spent $45,507. This year Robertson spent $155,262 to win the seat. Dist. 3 Commissioner Marie Young spent about the same. 2006…

How does spending on city races compare?

November 5, 2008

2008 general election – $224,101…. 23 candidates 2006 general election – $121,657….16 candidates 2004 general election – $166,137….22 candidates…

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Money helps in city races, but not always

November 5, 2008

There were nine City of Pensacola races. The winner or top vote-getter spent the most money in seven of the races. A sitting council member spent the most money in seven races – At-Large 9 had…

Obama ground game worked in Escambia

November 5, 2008

In Escambia County, Obama got 12,024 more votes on Nov. 4 than John Kerry got in 2004. John McCain received 4,054 fewer votes than Pres. Bush did in 2004. The ground game also worked in GOP-stronghold,…