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Florida Elections 2012

Why Florida Hasn't Been Called Yet

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

Why hasn't Florida been called? As of Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama had a 4,143,342 to 4,096,314 lead over GOP presidential candidate...

Florida Voters Reject Anti-Obamacare Amendment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Florida voters rejected a symbolic amendment against President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law on Tuesday. The measure, which would...

Florida Polls 2012: What You Need To Know To Vote

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

The Florida poll booths are opening soon. Are you ready, Florida? Find the critical information you need to know below to vote in Florida on Electi...

Swing State Frustrates Candidates

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Rom...

Man's Vote In Jeopardy After Strokes

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

People who fill out absentee ballots and send them in typically assume that their votes will get counted. But for more 400 voters in Volusia County, F...

Why IS Florida A Swing State?

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 10.12.2012 | Miami

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A large, diverse and transient population lured by Florida's sandy shores, warm winters and lower cost of living has helped turn ...

GOP State Rep. Resigns Amid Prostitution Scandal

Posted 09.25.2012 | Miami

Florida State Rep. Mike Horner (R-Kissimmee) ended a reelection bid Monday amid reports he allegedly used prostitutes. The married, two-term state ...

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West Sends Chick-Fil-A To Black Caucus Meeting, Offends Everyone: Dem Rep

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Democratic lawmaker says Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) offended the entire Congressional Black Caucus by delivering Chick-fil-A ...

Texas Governor Hit With 'Perry Scheme' Attack

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned senior citizens Tuesday to beware of turning Social Security into a "Perry ...

Jason Linkins

Sunshine State Shreds Primary Process Ahead Of 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

Florida's Republican presidential primary contest will be held on Jan. 31, 2012, instead of March 6. The scheduling change is likely to ruffle feather...

Rick Perry: 'I Think That's A Big Mistake'

Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. -- Working to shake the perception of a stumbling campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told GOP a...

GOP-Led States Move To Change The Rules Ahead Of 2012

Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

By ANN SANNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio — After years of expanding when and how people can vote, state legislatures now under new Rep...

Poll Has Bad News For Obama

AP | By BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- President Barack Obama is losing support among Florida voters, especially among independents, a poll released Thursday shows. Fi...

After Fast Start, Red Flags All Over GOP Senate Candidate

Hotline On Call | Sean Sullivan | Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

On June 27, Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla., endorsed Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos' U.S. Senate candidacy -- an undisputed boost for the Republi...

He's Back!

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson who made a name for himself during his two years in Congress with a fiery floor speech attacking the Re...

GOP Poll: Tea Party Could Cost Republicans In 2012

The Miami Herald | Marc Caputo | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

Beware, Florida Republicans: The tea party movement that swept you into office in 2010 could cost you the next election....

Rick Scott May Be Wielded By Obama As Secret Weapon In 2012

Politico | Glenn Thrush & Byron Tau | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

But Obama's biggest asset in a critical swing state he won by a mere 2.8-percentage-point margin in 2008 might be Rick Scott, the wildly unpopular Rep...

Rick Scott Struggling To Settle In As Florida Republicans Seek Leadership

Roll Call | David M. Drucker & Joshua Miller | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

The Florida Republican Party is struggling to find the crucial political leadership that could determine whether the GOP is successful against Preside...