election http://wlrn.org en The Ballots Are Counted In Boca http://wlrn.org/post/ballots-are-counted-boca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elections are over in Boca Raton. The fight for mayor ended with Susan </span>Haynie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;defeating Anthony </span>Majhess<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with 57 percent of the vote. This was the&nbsp;first mayoral race in recent Boca history that pitted two City Council members against each other.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:08:12 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 29105 at http://wlrn.org The Ballots Are Counted In Boca Corporate Dollars, The Media and Elections http://wlrn.org/post/corporate-dollars-media-and-elections <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">11/06/13 - Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><b>Topical</b></a></span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span sty Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23266 at http://wlrn.org Corporate Dollars, The Media and Elections Election Day Questions? Comments? Call-In http://wlrn.org/post/election-day-questions-comments-call <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23164 at http://wlrn.org Election Day Questions? Comments? Call-In Democrats Fawn Over Crist Candidacy At Party Confab http://wlrn.org/post/democrats-fawn-over-crist-candidacy-party-confab <p>Hundreds of Florida Democrats fawned over former Gov. Charlie Crist this weekend at their annual conference as the onetime "Reagan Republican" campaigned relentlessly, receiving a hero's welcome more than a week before he officially announces his candidacy for governor.</p><p>The Florida Democratic Party's conference gave Crist, who wasn't an official speaker, a platform to do what he seems to love best --- pose for photographs, whisper words of encouragement and linger long enough with admirers to create a logjam wherever he went.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Dara Kim & News Service of Florida 22750 at http://wlrn.org Democrats Fawn Over Crist Candidacy At Party Confab Three Signs The 2014 Governor's Race Has Already Started http://wlrn.org/post/three-signs-2014-governors-race-has-already-started <p>Yes, the 2014 gubernatorial election is months and months away, but there are already some signs that election season has started right back up again.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:55:31 +0000 Ashley Lopez 6119 at http://wlrn.org Three Signs The 2014 Governor's Race Has Already Started Analyst: Rick Scott Begins Unofficial Reelection Bid With Focus On Teachers http://wlrn.org/post/analyst-rick-scott-begins-unofficial-reelection-bid-focus-teachers <p>Gov. Rick Scott is trying to appease educators.</p><p>They didn’t like it when he chopped $1.3 billion in education funding from the state budget.</p><p>They liked it even less when he called for an expansion of charter schools and other alternatives to traditional public schools.</p><p>So, while most people are focused on the November ballot, USF Political Scientist Seth McKee says Scott appears to be ramping up his 2014 reelection campaign by extending an olive branch to teachers.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:15:31 +0000 Gina Jordan 3068 at http://wlrn.org Analyst: Rick Scott Begins Unofficial Reelection Bid With Focus On Teachers In Miami, Romney Connects With His Segment Of Latinos http://wlrn.org/post/miami-romney-connects-his-segment-latinos <p>Mitt Romey made a stop at El Palacio de los Jugos, or the Palace of Juice, to reach out to Republican Latinos.</p><p>El Palacio is a popular Latino spot located on Coral Way in Miami.</p><p>Romney was met with an excited crowd at the event. However, experts will probably tell you that this isn't exactly a sign that Romney has a lock on the Hispanic vote.</p><p>In fact, polling shows that he doesn’t. With Latinos as a whole, Romney is doing best with South Florida's Cuban Republicans.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:09:28 +0000 Rick Stone 892 at http://wlrn.org In Miami, Romney Connects With His Segment Of Latinos Campaign For State House Seat In Miami Becomes Ugly Personal Fight http://wlrn.org/post/campaign-state-house-seat-iin-miami-becomes-ugly-personal-fight <p></p><p>One of the ugliest primary races in the state is going on here in South Florida.</p><p>Gus Barreiro and Alex De la Portilla, both former Republican state lawmakers, are battling it out for a Florida House seat in Miami.</p><p>Their race has become a messy fight with a series of slurs against each man’s moral character.</p><p>They also have quite a bit in common.</p><p>Both men come from political families, as well as a past as state lawmakers in the Florida Legislature.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:06:04 +0000 Ashley Lopez 898 at http://wlrn.org Campaign For State House Seat In Miami Becomes Ugly Personal Fight Florida Starts Early Voting With Dual Election Laws http://wlrn.org/post/florida-starts-early-voting-dual-election-laws <p>Monroe County, and four other Florida counties, &nbsp;have begun early voting for the August 14th primary. All five are protected by the 1965 Voting Rights Act.&nbsp;This means that any new voting law there must be cleared by the federal government.</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers passed a law reducing the number of early voting days.</p><p>“Until this year, the state has refrained from implementing those changes statewide until it had pre-clearance to do so in the five covered counties,” explains Michael Masinter, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:32:42 +0000 Ashley Lopez 691 at http://wlrn.org Florida Starts Early Voting With Dual Election Laws Kristin Jacobs Loses Congressional Primary http://wlrn.org/post/kristin-jacobs-loses-congressional-primary <p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 10.5pt; ">Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs lost last night in the Congressional primary.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 10.5pt; ">She was hoping to become the Democratic nominee for District 22, which covers Broward and Palm Beach counties. The seat was &nbsp;left vacant when Republican Rep. Allen West changed districts.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 10.5pt; ">During her concession speech, Jacobs thanked the crowd of about 50 for believing in her.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:26:13 +0000 Sarah Gonzalez 799 at http://wlrn.org Kristin Jacobs Loses Congressional Primary Anti-Gerrymandering Amendment Kicks Off Game Of Musical Districts http://wlrn.org/post/anti-gerrymandering-amendment-kicks-game-musical-districts <p>Next Tuesday's primary will be the first election since redistricting under anti-gerrymandering rules changed all of the political maps. The process made, changed or destroyed some political careers in the Florida Legislature, and not every one is sure the redistricting process accomplished its goals.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:43:46 +0000 Rick Stone 1168 at http://wlrn.org Anti-Gerrymandering Amendment Kicks Off Game Of Musical Districts