Gators for McCain chairman resigns

November 4, 2008

The alt-weekly, The Independent Florida Alligator reports: “Not all Republicans were there to protest. “I wanted to see the next vice president of the United States,” said Josh Simmons, Gators for McCain chairman. Simmons said he…

More anti-Morgan flyers

November 4, 2008

The thugs are out again, doing their best to defeat Republican candidate for Escambia County Sheriff, David Morgan. Here are the flyers placed on cars in the Books-a-Million parking lot on North Davis Highway: smear1.pdf smear2.pdf…

Ford owns PCC

November 4, 2008

Rev. Timothy May, brother of House Dist. 3 candidate Lumon May, reports things got off to a rocky start at the Pensacola Christian College precinct. Campaigners are required to stand 100 feet away from the polling…

IN blogging today

November 4, 2008

We have reporters around town observing what is happening at the various polling places. Join in and let us know what you see, too.…

Election predictions

November 4, 2008

We polled 54 area leaders and asked them who thought would win today, not who they voted for. Here the results: 1) President John McCain: 9% Barack Obama: 91% 2) Public Defender James Owens: 78% Tony…

What about House District 3

November 2, 2008

In 2004, there were 60,286 votes cast in Escambia County in the House District 3 race. This means about 60 percent of those people have already voted in that race DEM — 71.25% REP — 49.73%…

City at 60 percent of 2004 voting turnout

November 2, 2008

In the last presidential election, Nov. 2004, Pensacola residents cast 30,778 votes. That puts the 2008 early voting and absentee ballot returns (as of 11/1) at 60.47 percent. If the voting patterns follow those of the…

City voting over 90 percent of 2006 votes cast

November 2, 2008

In 2006 general election, 20,365 Pensacola residents voted. This means 91.38 percent of those that voted in 2006 have already voted in 2008. Here is how the stats work by district City 1: 83.8% of 2006…

City voting as of Nov. 1 close

November 2, 2008

Here the early voting and absentee ballots received, as per Stafford’s office: City 1: 2,818 — 48% of all registered voters City 2: 2,406 — 48% City 3: 3,310 — 54% City 4: 2,795 — 45%…

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Oops, there was an Escambia murder in Oct.

November 2, 2008

Arthur James Roland, 28, of Pensacola was found shot to death inside a Buick LeSabre about 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 near North S and Bobe streets. This is the 18th homicide for the county this…

House District 3

November 2, 2008

This is just the Escambia County portion of the District. The race pits Republican Clay Ford vs. Democrat Lumon May. Early voting only in House District 3 (Escambia portion) Total — 19,772 DEM — 11,899 60.2%…

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Final Early Voting stats

November 2, 2008

From Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, David Stafford: These are Early Voting only — does NOT include Absentees returned. 6,172 – Nov. 1, 2008 49,184 Total 24,684 DEM 18,409 REP 6,091 OTHER…

College newspapers back Obama 63-1

November 2, 2008

According to Editor & Publisher, the student paper at Ole Miss, The Daily Mississippian, is the lone paper endorsing John McCain. Republican-roots run deep at my old school. Here’s the list of college papers for Obama:…

GOP talk show strategy

November 2, 2008

There is an email circulating among the Republican faithful asking them to inundate the radio shows of WCOA’s Luke McCoy and NewsRadio 1620’s Bubba Bechtol with pro-John McCain phone calls. Seems like more preaching to the…

Senate: GOP will lose seats

November 2, 2008

Currently the Democrats hold 51 seats in the U.S. Senate. Three Republican senators are retiring — in Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia — one, Ted Stevens of Alaska, has been convicted— so it appears all four…