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Senate subcommittee reviews last year’s voting law

With the national spotlight shining on Florida’s voters ahead of the Republican Presidential Primary, United States Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson and U.S. Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin are refocusing that attention on Florida’s voting laws. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown reports a Senate subcommittee held a hearing today to hear the …

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Contrasting debate styles in GOP frontrunners

The Florida Primary is on Tuesday and Republican voters still have some time to make a decision. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with University of Florida Debate Director Chris Willis about each GOP frontrunners debate style and what it means for Florida voters. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPGOPDebateStylesQA.mp3]

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Secretary of State Clinton will step down

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced she plans to step down in the long term. The announcement came Thursday.  Clinton has spent twenty years in the political scene. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with former Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, who served as a delegate to Clinton in the presidential election of …

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President’s “State of the Union” speech draws mixed reactions

President Barack Obama gave his 4th “State of the Union” address Tuesday night.  As Caitlin Lawrence reports, the speech which centered on the putting American back to work and new energy resources for the future as well as immigration reform is drawing mixed reviews. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StateoftheUnionReax.mp3] WLRN Miami Herald News correspondent …

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Senator Oelrich talks about his run for Congress

Republican State Senator Steve Oelrich from Cross Creek announced his candidacy for a new U.S. Congressional seat in North Central Florida that has emerged in re-districting maps in both the House and Senate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with Senator Oelrich about his candidacy and what he plans to bring to Washington. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QASteveOelrich.mp3]

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Clay County Clerk James Jett to run for Congress

There are now three candidates for a proposed new Congressional seat in North Florida. Florida Senator Steve Oelrich of Cross Creek, Gainesville Veterinarian Ted Yoho, and Clay County Clerk James Jett have announced the intentions to run for the new seat, which is a result of recent redistricting. Florida’s 89.1, …

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