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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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Analyzing the latest primaries

It’s been an active week in the GOP race to the presidency with the South Carolina debate last night and resignation of John Hunstman from the campaign trail.  Political scientists are weighing in on the stats of the primary election. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko spoke with University of South Florida political …

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Florida’s Secretary of State turns in resignation

Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning resigned today. Browning will continue in his position until February 17th, after Florida’s Presidential Preference primary on January 31st. Browning cited wanting to spend more time with his family as his reason for resigning. Governor Scott commended Browning’s dedication, saying Browning was instrumental in implementing …

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UF alum covers national political scene

Another step on the presidential election trail for 2012 is being taken today, in New Hampshire.  Republicans arre deciding who they favor as their party’s nominee to face President Barrack Obama in the general election.  A Univeristy of Florida graduate is part of the national press corps that’s been tracking …

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