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Out-of-state congressional donations on the rise

It’s happening in several congressional races, in states like Nebraska, Montana and Ohio. Millions of dollars from out-of-state donors and outside groups are fueling candidates’ war chests. Last week in Indiana, outside money helped Richard Mourdock beat out six-term incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip …

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Florida Supreme Court justices stir controversy

Three Florida Supreme Court justices have been drawing some controversy recently after having suspended oral argument on a case in order to fill out paperwork for their retention election campaigns. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on what exactly caused the delay, and why some are calling for an investigation …

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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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Gainesville At-Large candidates looking to the run-off

Tuesday night election results have led two At-Large candidates to face off in Gainesville’s runoff election, but Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange says to one of the candidates, this is not a surprise.  [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/SDPoewrap1.mp3] WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis says another run-off candidate hopes the smaller field of candidates will mean more …

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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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Governor signs controversial elections bill

There are now some major changes to Florida’s election law in effect. Governor Rick Scott signed the bill, passed during this year’s legislative session, into law today (Thursday). The law cuts the number of early voting days in half, but keeps the same number of early-voting hours. Voters must vote …

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STATE ELECTION RESULTS 11:30 Update

STATE SENATOR Marco Rubio REP 2,470,224 (49.87%) Kendrick B. Meek DEM 977,868 (19.74%) Alexander Andrew Snitker LBT 23,099 (0.47%) Bernie DeCastro CPF 4,511 (0.09%) Sue Askeland NPA 14,509 (0.29%) Bruce Ray Riggs NPA 3,416 (0.07%) Bobbie Bean NPA 4,071 (0.08%) Rick Tyler NPA 6,965 (0.14%) Charlie Crist NPA 1,445,076 (29.17%) …

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