Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Early Voting Numbers

August 13, 2010

According to Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford,  2,105 people in the county have voted since Monday (as of the end of yesterday). There were 484 voters on Thursday. Early voting will continue through Aug. 21…

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ECUA Now Recycling Glass

August 13, 2010

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority has added glass and numerous other items to its list of curbside recyclables. According to a release from the utility, customers can begin putting the new items in their cans on…

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St. Pete Times: Scott, open your books

August 13, 2010

The editorial board of the St. Petersburg Times wants GOP candidate for governor Rick Scott to open his books and let the public know about his lawsuits and the settlements. “For months (Scott) has told voters…

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McCollum overtakes Scott

August 13, 2010

Now that Attorney General Bill McCollum has started swinging back, he has caught and passed his millionaire opponent Rick “Midnight Oil” Scott. The latest poll by Mason-Dixon Research shows McCollum with a slight 34-percent to 30-percent…

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Jeff Greene: Mike Tyson, strippers, sexcapades

August 13, 2010

Nothing makes the media swarm more than a lying politician. Politics lies to investigative reporters are like blood in the water to sharks. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene has problems with his versions of the…

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Gilmore Deposition for Valentino trial

August 12, 2010

Tomorrow, Okaloosa County Judge Jim Ward will rule on a motion by Barry Beroset to dismiss the misdemeanor charges for campaign solicitation in a government building against Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The actual trial is…

BP Disaster

Quoted at Newsweek

August 12, 2010

My writing for The Daily Beast got me quoted on Newsweek.com. It’s for their Spectrum column. As Adam Sandler would say, “Not too shabby.”…

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More vouchers, less concerts and ads

August 12, 2010

According to the Daily News, UWF economist Rick Harper believes the travel vouchers will have the biggest impact in rebuilding the tourism market. “You cannot overcome the fear of oil by saying our coast is clear,”…

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Battle of the Bands before TDC

August 12, 2010

REO Speedwagon vs. Stone Temple Pilots; DeLuna Fest vs. Fall Concert Series; Young Turks vs. Old Money; Real Plan vs. Vague Statements On June 23, Robert Rinke requested $500,000 in Island Beautification money to purchase or…

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Donovan/Nobles petition 1,500 short

August 12, 2010

Realtor Marty Donovan has told PNJ columnist Mark O’Brienthat his petition drive is still 1,500 signatures short of the necessary number (about 40 percent) needed to force a referendum on the Pensacola City Council’s approval of…

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Better Pensacola Forum shows some improvement

August 11, 2010

For the first time in three years of polling, more voters think things are going in the right direction than thinking things are on the wrong track. A plurality of all Escambia County voters think that…

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Another Fishing Bridge?

August 11, 2010

Mike Williams, co-host of the BLAB TV program “Catchin’ Fish” tells IN he is starting a campaign to create a new fishing bridge in Pensacola Bay—by transforming one that already exists. “I’m going before the Gulf…

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St. Pete Buzz has Rick Scott meltdown (video)

August 11, 2010

From The Buzz:For the first time in awhile, it seemed that Bill McCollum seized the initiative from frontrunner Rick Scott, who’s accusing his opponent of Third World thuggery. Story here. Video here of how Scott says…

BP Disaster

Feinberg Promises More Generous Checks

August 11, 2010

“I’m not Superman,” Kenneth Feinberg, the designated claims czar for the BP oil disaster, told a packed conference center on the University of West Florida campus in Pensacola, Fla. For an hour, he listened to restaurant…