Tag Archives: Florida politics

Gulf Breeze state representative dies

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm

State Rep. Clay Ford, R-Gulf Breeze, died Tuesday after serving in the House since 2007.

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Florida House bill aims to distance funeral protesters

By on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

State Rep. Patrick Rooney Jr. is a sponsor of the bill, and said it’s something he thinks the public wants and will support.

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Florida lawmakers move to tackle ethics issues

By and on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Florida lawmakers are looking to kill the state’s reputation as the country’s most corrupt. Officials sent out surveys to the state’s counties and localities, asking for suggestions or constructive criticism.

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Black Friday sets records, evidence overlooked in Casey Anthony trial, new state bills, update in local cold case

By on November 26th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

Black Friday spending and number of shoppers hit record highs – Retailers’ decision to open stores earlier for the Black Friday rush attracted a record 247 million shoppers — a 9-percent increase from 2011 — in stores and online throughout [...]

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Young voters are wildcard in 2012 election, particularly in Florida

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

Voters between the ages of 18 to 24 have been voting more in recent presidential elections, with an approximate 10 percent increase between 1996 and 2008. The statistic would be impressive if this same age group did not still possess the lowest voter turnout rate.

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District 21 race pits two Florida natives, Keith Perry and Andrew Morey

By on October 31st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

The District 21 state house race in Florida offers Republican incumbent Keith Perry and Democratic newcomer Andrew Morey. Both candidates have a Florida background and based their careers outside politics in Alachua County.

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Candidates campaign for Florida senate seat in Republican-heavy district

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Democrat Will Mazzota, a University of Florida student, and Republican Rob Bradley, a lawyer from Clay County are vying for the District 7 senate seat in the 2012 election. The majority of voters slated to vote in the Florida senate District 7 race are Republicans, but the candidates said they are both campaigning the best they can.

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Congressional candidates spar over District 3

By on October 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

With the Nov. 6 election two weeks away, three candidates are fighting for one seat in Florida’s third congressional district.

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In the News: unemployment falls, UF hacked, state voter purge goes on, Apple remembers Steve Jobs, state Supreme Court lets statute stand

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Two UF systems breached in international hacking Monday – Hundreds of thousands of email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members were taken from more than 100 universities worldwide as part of a hacking sweep by an anonymous [...]

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In the News: Apple apologizes, voter purges, Libertarian candidate, missing UF student

By on September 28th, 2012 | Last updated: September 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes for Maps application | Gainesville.com – Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the issues caused by its Maps application. He said the company is reworking the error-infested application. Issues like nonexistent locations or problematic directions [...]

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