Broward politics http://wlrn.org en Broward GOP Chairman Bows Out http://wlrn.org/post/broward-gop-chairman-bows-out <p>Richard DeNapoli, the Chairman of the Broward Republican Party, has announced he will not run for a second term.</p><p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:01:30 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4976 at http://wlrn.org Broward GOP Chairman Bows Out NEWSCAST: Cue 'Mission Impossible' music, voters jumping hurdles to cast their vote http://wlrn.org/post/newscast-cue-mission-impossible-music-voters-jumping-hurdles-cast-their-vote <p></p><p></p><p>For Cindy Gonzalez, an entrepreneur voting in Pompano Beach, the hoops and hurdles jumped to cast her vote couldn't have been any higher.&nbsp;Not only did she find out that she couldn't vote in her county (Broward) on Sunday, but she was unable to vote absentee in either of the neighboring counties, as well, and to vote absentee the next day, she had to commute to either&nbsp;Lauderhill&nbsp;or downtown Fort Lauderdale.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 16:34:49 +0000 WLRN Staff 4183 at http://wlrn.org NEWSCAST: Cue 'Mission Impossible' music, voters jumping hurdles to cast their vote Washington Post: Allen West and Alan Grayson Are 'Embodiment of Hyperpartisanship' http://wlrn.org/post/washington-post-allen-west-and-alan-grayson-are-embodiment-hyperpartisanship <p>Besides a contentious presidential election, Floridians are also voting on key congressional races this year.&nbsp;</p><p>Among those races is former congressman Alan Grayson's possible return to the U.S. House, as well as Rep. Allen West's, R-Florida, re-election where he faces off newcomer Patrick Murphy.</p><p>Right now, Grayson is (very) well positioned to win his race. West has out-raised Murphy by millions of dollars and has an <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/house/fl/florida_18th_district_west_vs_murphy-3298.html">edge in the polls</a>.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 3951 at http://wlrn.org Washington Post: Allen West and Alan Grayson Are 'Embodiment of Hyperpartisanship' How To Build A Voting Bloc http://wlrn.org/post/how-build-voting-bloc <p></p><p>During election season, we tend to hear a lot about the Cuban vote or the Jewish vote. Both are powerful voting blocs that attract the attention—and promises—of politicians.</p><p></p><p>A young Brazilian community organizer has his eye on what he hopes will become another voting bloc.</p><p></p><p>Jonathan Rodrigues lives in Pompano Beach and volunteers at the Brazilian Community Center in Deerfield Beach. He got his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and spent much of his time there thinking about home—studying South Florida's Brazilian population and considering his own role in that communtity .</p><p></p><p>Rodrigues is a first-generation Brazilian American. “Historically that first generation is the generation that propels the community forward into civic engagement,” he said.</p><p></p><p>According to the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census, there are an estimated 21,000 Brazilians living in Broward County and another 12,000 in Miami-Dade. Rodrigues suspects that number is actually a lot higher.</p><p></p><p>“All you have to do is drive down Sample Road or North Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach and Pompano and you’ll see the proliferation of Brazilian small businesses.”</p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:32:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 3883 at http://wlrn.org How To Build A Voting Bloc Campaign Polls: Why It Looks Like Obama Might Lose Florida http://wlrn.org/post/campaign-polls-why-it-looks-obama-might-lose-florida <p></p><p>Support for President Obama has declined so radically in South Florida that it will cost him the state on election day.</p><p></p><p>That's what <a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/elections/fl-economic-forecast-election-results-20121020,0,451863.story">Tony Man at the Sun Sentinel reported</a> over the weekend after taking a look at modeling and projections prepared by Moody's Analytics. Moody's predicted Obama would win the Democratic strongholds of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties but by margins too small to leverage the rest of the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:33:53 +0000 Rick Stone 3382 at http://wlrn.org Campaign Polls: Why It Looks Like Obama Might Lose Florida What Jewish Voters Had To Say At Presidential Debate Last Night http://wlrn.org/post/what-jewish-voters-had-say-presidential-debate-last-night <p></p><p></p><p>The third and final presidential debate took place last night at Lynn University in Boca Raton. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over various foreign policy issues, but seemed to agree on one thing: their allegiance to Israel.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:41:47 +0000 Deborah Acosta 3415 at http://wlrn.org What Jewish Voters Had To Say At Presidential Debate Last Night State Of The Race Turns Sachs, Bogdanoff Into Generic Partisan Placeholders http://wlrn.org/post/state-race-turns-sachs-bogdanoff-generic-partisan-placeholders <p></p><p>Must be awful to be objectified like this, particularly if you're a serious state senator like <a href="http://www.ellynbogdanoff.com/">Ellyn Bogdanoff (R-Hollywood) </a>or <a href="http://mariasachs.com/">Maria Sachs (D-Delray Beach)</a>. &nbsp;They're running for their second terms against each other in the Senate's only incumbent-on-incumbent cage match.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:18:05 +0000 Rick Stone 3324 at http://wlrn.org State Of The Race Turns Sachs, Bogdanoff Into Generic Partisan Placeholders Two Liberals Vie For Seat Allen West Abandoned http://wlrn.org/post/two-liberals-vie-seat-allen-west-abandoned <p>As Republican U.S. Representative Allen West is hoping to be elected in a new district, two candidates from way over on the other side of the aisle are each hoping to fill the congressional seat he leaves behind.&nbsp;</p><p>On a bright Saturday morning in a southeast Pompano Beach neighborhood, Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs -- all legs and sunglasses in a short green skirt and sleeveless blue t-shirt -- zips by at the controls of a two-wheeled Segway.</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 22:24:17 +0000 Rick Stone 878 at http://wlrn.org Two Liberals Vie For Seat Allen West Abandoned