Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

March 14, 2013: Afternoon News In 90

By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 11:03 am

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: mayoral debate, New York shooting, Romney’s 47 percent, North Korean threats, Syrian embargo.

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Jobless rate drops to 8.5 percent, lowest in four years

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Florida labor officials say the state’s unemployment dropped to its lowest mark in nearly four years in October with 8.5 percent of the workforce still hunting for jobs. Although the figure is an improvement from September’s 8.7 percent unemployment in [...]

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Media coverage reaches new level on Election Night 2012

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The media frenzy during Election Night could be seen and heard throughout the country thanks to social media sites and around-the-clock election coverage on TV. The result: praise for television networks and 20 million tweets about Election Day 2012, making it the most-tweeted event in U.S. political history.

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In the News: marijuana initiative, Senate majority, concession speech, Florida results, Obama win

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

Colorado, Washington legalize recreational marijuana use – Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday for marijuana use. The initiative has been named the biggest victory for the marijuana legalization movement. CNN Dems keep Senate, leaders urge working toward [...]

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UF political science professors preview nationwide races

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: November 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Blue or red, donkey or elephant, Democrat or Republican — Tuesday voters nationwide will be making decisions for local, state and national elections.

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In the News: Florida remains wild card, Pinellas County power outages concern voters, Florida’s election half over, rain at polls, 2012 campaign in two minutes

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

Florida confounds the candidates in the run-up to Election Day – Until the polls close, Florida remains a wild card for both President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Jacksonville.com Power outages in Pinellas County cause concern about polling [...]

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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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In the News: election poll, Florida crime report, Spanish Romney campaign, Ex-Penn president charged, NYC gridlock

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 9:37 am

Presidential race still tied with six days to go: Reuters/Ipsos poll – According to a poll, the presidential race is virtually tied as of Thursday. President Barack Obama has 47 percent of likely voters and his opponent Mitt Romney follows [...]

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In the News: India storm, Romney to Florida, Gambling bust, Obama lead, Sandy aftermath

By on October 31st, 2012 | Last updated: October 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

Tens of thousands flee as storm hits south India – More than 100,000 people evacuated their homes Wednesday as a tropical storm hit southern India. The storm had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and made landfall near [...]

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Professor Susan MacManus discusses how Hurricane Sandy will affect election, voting

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took a few days off of the campaign trail as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s trek across the Northeast. Both candidates have been using other politicians as representatives in their absence and have planned to get back to campaigning this week to visit crucial areas.

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