Tag Archives: election 2012

State representative’s campaign removes ad featuring Albert

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: October 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

A campaign removed its political ad from YouTube after the University Athletic Association disapproved the appearance of mascot Albert the alligator.

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Ann Romney stops at Gainesville BBQ

By on October 25th, 2012 | Last updated: October 26, 2012 at 4:52 am

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, stopped at David’s Real Pit BBQ, 521 NE 23rd Ave., Thursday to speak to a limited crowd as part of a series of campaign stops through Florida.

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Sen. Bill Nelson visits University of Florida’s Reitz Union

By on October 24th, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Bill Nelson, a senator from Florida, visited the J. Reitz Union at the University of Florida Wednesday. He spoke on nonpartisan government, early voting and education concerns and was surrounding by many students and political leaders in Gainesville.

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Local political party chairmen weigh in on the third, and final, presidential debate

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

With two weeks until Election Day, local political party chairmen react to the final presidential debate this week.

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Residents of multiple Florida counties received a phony voting status letter

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: October 25, 2012 at 11:13 am

Be careful when you check your mailboxes: faulty voter status letters reached 20 Florida counties.

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Absentee ballots offer convenience, risk

By on October 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Absentee ballots are due Oct. 31.

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In the News: foreclosure benefits stalled, Zimmerman trial, Latino voters, Paul Ryan in Ocala, unemployment drops

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

Attorney General Pam Bondi, lawmakers haggle over millions in foreclosure cash – Florida claims first place in the number of foreclosed homes and the number of people on the verge of losing their homes. But according to a Thursday report, [...]

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Paul Ryan speaks to crowd of 1,500 during hot Ocala afternoon

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan competed with hot weather and a heated crowd of his opponents’ supporters at a campaign event in Ocala today. The Republican congressman from Wisconsin answered North Central Florida residents’ questions in a town hall style campaign event. The event was held in the Ocala Downtown Square, where the temperature hovered around 87 degrees.

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Presidential town hall debate to test both candidates

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The second presidential debate is expected to be an even matchup, according to UF professor Ronald Carpenter.

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In the News: More fed tax than grants in Fla., Sex education in Keys, Fla. foreclosures, Hillary Clinton on Libya, Second presidential debate

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

Florida pays more in federal taxes than it gets back in grants – The Alachua County Commission decided to return $750,000 to the Florida Department of Transportation that had been earmarked for extending a bicycle path to connect the city of [...]

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