BP Disaster

BP to hold another round of forums

November 8, 2010

BP is holding a series of public forums across the panhandle all month to answer questions about the recovery process. BP representatives, U.S. Coast Guard officials and the FWC will answer questions about beach clean up,…

News Politics

Value of Mack and Bare endorsements

November 8, 2010

Both Diane Mack and Charles Bare, who placed third and fourth in the Aug. 24 Pensacola mayoral primary respectively, endorsed and actively supported incumbent Mayor Mike Wiggins. And what were the values of the endorsements of…

News

Why Wiggins lost

November 4, 2010

1. Failure to have an meaningful platform until two weeks before November election. The new charter set an expectation of the new strong mayor having more meat to his platform. 2. Lack of presence at polling…

Pensacola Politics

Changeover in City Government continues

November 3, 2010

The Pensacola City Council will have two new city council members: Brian Spencer and Sherrie Myers. Both ran aggressive door-to-door campaigns. Spencer beat incumbent Jewel Cannada-Wynn who has served since Jan 2005. Spencer outraised her $32,575-$8,101…

Politics

Northwest Florida may deliver governorship to Scott

November 3, 2010

Republican Rick Scott has a 68,227 vote margin over Democrat Alex Sink—2,588,415 to 2,520,138. This will probably hold. If so, he will owe the victory to Northwest Florida. Margins for Scott in NW Florida Escambia: 17,720…

Pensacola Politics

Predictions hold

November 3, 2010

Ashton Hayward has indeed won, 10,645-9,837, a hard-fought mayoral race over veteran incumbent Mike Wiggins. Both sides worked hard to get their messages out. Each side took stands on the issues. Both candidates knocked on doors…

News

Prediction: Hayward wins

November 2, 2010

Mike Wiggins failed to get a significant lead from the early voters, which were his base. I will go out on a limb and predict that Ashton Hayward will be Pensacola’s first strong mayor. Each precinct…

Buzz

Election Buzz: Wiggins fights unemployment

November 2, 2010

His poll workers at Bayview are paid $84 each to wave signs, according to people who have spoke with the workers when they took their smoke breaks. In the August primary, the only candidate that paid…

Politics

Buzz: Hayward supporters out in huge numbers

November 2, 2010

We are getting reports that the soccer moms are out this morning campaigning in support of Ashton Hayward. Yesterday nearly 100 Hayward supporters were waving on both end of the Bayou Texar bridge. Polls close at…

News

Candle Light Prayer Vigil for Deputy Cassady

November 1, 2010

Press Release The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will host a Candle Light Prayer Vigil Tuesday, November 2, for Deputy Jeremy Cassady. The Vigil will be at Seville Square Park in Pensacola at 7:30pm and the community…

News

Early voting breakdown, Escambia County

November 1, 2010

Total votes cast in early voting: 16,991 Rep: 9,217 Dem:6,112 Other: 1,662 40 and under: 2,014 41-60: 7,028 61-65: 2,693 66-Up: 5,256 White: 13,795 Black: 2.546 Hispanic: 148 Other: 502 ——————— City Votes Total cast: 4,463…

Pensacola

Oops, PNJ corrects Moby

November 1, 2010

In the Sunday, Oct. 31 edition of the News Journal. columnist Mark O’Brien accused mayoral candidate Ashton Hayward of schilling for the Levin firm: “Hayward’s too eager to please his pals. He urged the City Council…

Pensacola

Wiggins perfect mayor, but for a different era

October 31, 2010

Mike Wiggins is a nice guy. Nearly everyone, including the supporters of Ashton Hayward, will tell you that. He is the perfect mayor…for the old form of city government—the city manager form in which the mayor…