Tag Archives: 2012 election

Realtors and some homeowners in favor of Amendment 4; local government has big reservations

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Amendment 4 affects how much residents pay in property taxes and how much the government can say their home is worth. Those who support Amendment 4 say it’s all about protection from taxes in a down market. Many local governments are not in favor of the ballot initiative.

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Cancer initiative raises awareness among voters

By on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is raising awareness about cancer-related issues with the hope of making the disease a priority topic during the upcoming 2012 election. The Cancer Votes initiative brought its efforts to Gainesville Wednesday.

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Marion County searches for a replacement Republican sheriff nominee

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Marion County Republican Executive Committee will name a replacement nominee Wednesday night for former sheriff candidate Dan Kuhn.

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Amateur pundits take to social media to weigh in on debate performances

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

The first presidential debate of the 2012 election season is still generating hashtags and hits on social media sites across the Internet, from criticisms of moderator Jim Lehrer to quips from fact-checking machines. Poynter Institute contributor Tracie Powell said she […]

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Expect to see a crowded Florida ballot in November

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Florida voters might be taken by surprise at the polls when they go to cast their votes in the presidential race. This year’s ballot includes the nation’s second-highest candidate total, 12, behind Colorado’s 17.

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Josh Romney speaks at UF, emphasizes importance of youth vote

By on September 21st, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

The son of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped by the University of Florida to talk about his father and his father’s plan for the country if elected president.

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Panel to dissect role of women and women’s issues in 2012 election

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 11:14 am

A panel of experts will meet today at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law to discuss how women’s issues are treated in this year’s election and how the cultural roles of women have changed.

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News of FLOTUS visit spread long before initial release

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

More than 18 hours before the Obama campaign confirmed first lady Michelle Obama would visit the University of Florida, the news seeped out on Twitter and Facebook.

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Celebrity endorsements can affect political campaigns, study says

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Celebrity endorsements and political opinions can affect a candidate’s campaign, according to a recent study from the University of Tennessee.

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Hispanic vote key in upcoming Presidential election

By on August 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:01 pm

WUFT discusses the importance of the hispanic vote in the upcoming election.

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