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Florida Election 2012

Joe Is for Jobs -- My Economic Blueprint for South Florida

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 12.24.2012 | Miami
Rep. Joe Garcia

I love our community and am unapologetically optimistic about its future, but we cannot meet our most pressing challenges if we are constantly distracted by scandals and the pettiness of our politics.

GOP Candidate: 'United Nations Should Be Kicked Off Of American Soil'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Florida GOP Senate candidate Connie Mack had harsh words for the United Nations while on the campaign trail on Tuesday. Mack, who is running to uns...

Look Which '90s Sitcom Star Made The Florida Ballot!

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Miami

* Comedian is candidate of Peace and Freedom Party * Florida has liberal ballot access rules MIAMI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - C...

Mad Dash For Florida

Reuters | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

* Florida law that limited registration was struck down * Civic groups scramble to beat deadline for Nov. 6 election ...

Florida Candidate Jokes About Hurricane Isaac, Asks For Campaign Cash

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

A southern Florida chiropractor is reminding campaign backers that even Hurricane Isaac cannot derail his long-shot bid for the state's legislature. ...

Primary Candidate: 'Kiss My Lily-White Ass'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

UPDATED BELOW: Justin Lamar Sternad, a Democratic primary candidate for Congress in Florida, gave a colorful response Tuesday to nagging allegation...

Tuesday Primary Contests Have GOP Veterans Fighting For Careers

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veteran Republican Rep. John Mica turned back a challenge from tea party freshman Rep. Sandy Adams in their Florida GOP primary Tue...

Amanda Terkel

Grayson Called 'The Most Anti-Christian Congressman' In History By GOP Opponent | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alan Grayson was one of Congress' most outspoken lawmakers when he was in office, frequently blasting Republicans on a variety of issues...

Florida A Tossup In Latest Presidential Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is now barely edging out Mitt Romney in Florida, making the state effectively a tossup, according to a poll released Thursday b...

Rick Scott Conspicuously Invisible On Campaign Trail

Tampa Bay Times | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

Someone is conspicuously absent from the campaign brochures produced by Republican candidates in Florida this summer: Gov. Rick Scott. ...

Miami Republicans Tell Michelle Obama To Drop Out Of Their School

Posted 07.11.2012 | Miami

Republican members of the Miami-Dade School Board in Florida -- a heavily contested battleground state this November -- sent a message to First Lady M...

Florida Voter Purge: Is The Debate Over?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

An effort by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to purge up to 182,000 names from his state's voter registration rolls has sparked a civil rights outcry and ...

Florida's Disgraceful New Attack on Voting

Bob Edgar | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Despite a dearth of evidence that voter fraud is anything more than negligible -- so rare that it would not change the outcome of elections even in closely-contested Florida -- the governor is investing tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to harass thousands of his constituents.

Andrea Stone

Gay Troops Going To Disney World Resort Run By Army | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Gay and lesbian military members will hold their second ever conference next fall at a Florida vacation resort operated by the U.S. Army. In the la...

Carlos Harrison

Marco Rubio, Telegenic Tea Party Senator, Remains On Sideline Despite Talk Of VP Pick | Carlos Harrison | Posted 02.02.2012 | Latino Voices

As the Republican frontrunners battled for the vote in Florida, the primary race seemed to be as much about the state's freshman senator, Marco Rubio,...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Campaign Threatens To Take Florida Challenge To Convention Floor | Sam Stein | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official with the Newt Gingrich campaign said Thursday that the former House speaker would take a challenge over the allocation of...

The Florida Vote And The Campaign Of The Absurd

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

To really lure Hispanics, Romney said he'll veto the DREAM Act, which would give some undocumented youth a path to legalization, and Gingrich said he'll veto only half of it. Both promised English only in government.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Not Quite The Life Of The Tea Party | Jon Ward | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Is Newt Gingrich the Tea Party candidate? The former House Speaker (R-Ga.) won 45 percent of the vote from Florida voters who "stro...

Carlos Harrison

After Florida, It's A New Game For Latinos | Carlos Harrison | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Now the Republican candidates go through the "Latino Looking Glass." Mitt Romney's decisive win in Florida came with the resounding support of the st...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: Winning Among Florida Hispanics Could Translate Nationally | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that a win in Florida would mean good things for his chances to win Hispanic voters overall. That might be ...

WATCH: Candidates Address Supporters After Florida Primary Results

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Not long after the Florida 2012 primary results were projected, each of the Republican presidential candidates delivered speeches to their supporters ...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich: The Candidate Who Refuses To Operate Within Reality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was like the election never happened. Long before the official results came out in Florida, before Newt Gingrich arrived for hi...

Howard Fineman

Is Newt Gingrich Threatening To Go Rogue And Leave The Party? | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- If you listened carefully to Newt Gingrich's "concession" speech tonight, you heard the first strains of what could be an independent, third-...

Exit Polls: Women 'Abandoned Newt' In Florida

AP | ALAN FRAM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women abandoned Newt Gingrich in droves Tuesday and helped fuel former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's triumph in Florida's Republ...

Howard Fineman

Democrats Planning On Doing To Mitt Romney What He Did To Newt Gingrich | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- The nastiest campaign is about to get nastier -- and will stay that way all the way to November. The Democrats are planning to play the game ...