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Gainesville has a voice in Washington, D.C.

Florida’s legislative delegation is hearing about of a number of Gainesville projects today. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says she is making the case for many issues to wrap up a two-day stay on Capitol Hill, but her main focus is on improving infrastructure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MastrodicasaB.mp3] Other projects include improving RTS …

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Santorum’s primary wins highlight divide in Republican party

Tuesday night’s Republican presidential primaries in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado turned out unexpectedly with Rick Santorum winning all three.  WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what exactly these results mean. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MacManus_Web1.mp3|titles=MacManus_Web]

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University of Florida professor reacts to Florida primary

Despite Republican Candidate Mitt Romney’s win, the Florida Presidential Preference Primary proved some difficulties lie ahead for Romney. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science professor Dan Smith about the biases certain southern republicans may have against the candidate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SmithQAFeb12012ChipSkambis.mp3]

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Alachua County voter turnout numbers disappointing

The results are in, and turnout in Alachua County was not as high as the Supervisor of Elections Office had hoped it would be. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter says early voting and absentee ballot turnout seemed to indicate a higher turnout on election day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Carpenter-1.mp3|titles=Carpenter 1] The …

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