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 Williams, the Director of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies. He spoke about the importance of the Latino vote and what issues they’re talking about for november’s election.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPLatinoVoteQA.mp3]
Ocala Council Blocks Winning Candidate From Office Over 33-Year-Old Felony Conviction, Delays Decision On Another Election
Ocala dramatically blocked its newly elected councilman from taking office Tuesday night over a 33-year-old felony cocaine conviction. The case is believed to be the first time a Florida politician has been disqualified after an election because of serious crimes.