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Race for the White House takes a new turn

Over the weekend, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced his running mate: Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of South Florida political science professor, Susan McManus, about the new candidate for vice president and what it means for the race to the White House. [Audio clip: view full …

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Assessing the importance of the Latino vote in the presidential race

Yesterday presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a Florida convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Apointed Officials, and President Obama spoke to the same conference today.   Their attention shows the Latino vote in Florida is becoming an ever-increasing issue of importance.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with Phillips …

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New poll shows presidential race looking more positive for Romney in Florida

Things may be looking better for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among Florida voters.  A new poll from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows him pulling ahead of President Obama.  Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter Brown says this isn’t unique to the state of Florida. [Audio clip: …

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Rubio back in potential VP spotlight

U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida appeared in Pennslyvania today alongside presumptive GOP-nominee Mitt Romney bringing simmering discussions to a boil as to whether the former Massachusetts governor had selected his running mate. Florida’a 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Dan Smith on Romney’s options at …

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Who will Romney pick as his running mate?

With Mitt Romney having all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, the focus is shifting toward who Romney will choose as his running mate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what can be expected from the GOP race in the coming weeks. [Audio …

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Illinois Republicans choose Romney

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won last night’s primary in Illinois with a double-digit percentage point lead. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about whether these results are further cementing Romney as the eventual Republican candidate. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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UF political scientist sizes up today’s Republican primary elections

Today’s Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi are receiving an unprecedented amount of attention. Results from the other primaries have been fairly split between the main contenders. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez about whether or not the primaries indicate …

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