Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Sarasota to address the president's jobs and economic plan.
Vice President Joe Biden greeted a crowd of nearly 1,400 packed into Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium Wednesday morning outlining a message about jobs and the economy. But before he got started he put in a plug for Sen. Bill Nelson and for Keith Fitzgerald, who is running against incumbent Vern Buchanan for a seat in Congress. He also talked about the hurricanes and how all of the states and officials are working together to overcome the devestation from the hurricane. "We're all better off when we're working together," he said. "After this election, I hope we'll do what we always did" Work Together." This is Biden's first trip to Sarasota, since he visited Booker High School in 2008. Biden made a surprise stop to the Obama-Biden campaign …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Biden will visit Sarasota on Wednesday for a grassroots event. Tickets are being distributed today.
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Sarasota on Wednesday to campaign at a grassroots event. Biden will speak at the Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamimi Trail, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday; doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets are required for the free event and will be distributed beginning from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at: Biden will also be in Ocala for another event at 3:10 p.m. the same day. "While campaigning in Florida, Vice President Biden will lay out the vision he and the President share to create an economy that’s built to last versus going back to the same, failed top-down policies that crashed our economy," the Obama For America campaign released in a statement. Sarasota appears to be the key place for …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Get tips on what you need to have and where to go for the Gov. Mitt Romney campaign rally in Sarasota's Ringling Museum.
Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney will be in Sarasota for a free campaign rally Thursday, and Patch has prepared five things to know before you go see him. 1. Where do I go? The rally will be at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art behind the large center courtyard and the Statue of David, so you'll be looking west across Sarasota Bay. Though volunteers are on hand expected to direct traffic, the Ringling has ample parking, but for large events, the lot fills up fast and some folks will have to park in the grass, which is actually much closer as it's in front of the museum itself. The crowd will shuffle toward the rear courtyard where barricades and a security line will greet you. Gates open at 1:30 p.m., and the event begins …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Voters at President Barack Obama's campaign stop at the Dale Mabry campus of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa heard from an incumbent who said, "I need you to still believe in me."
The battle for the crucial Hillsborough County, Florida vote in this year's presidential election heated up June 22 at the Dale Mabry campus of Hillsborough Community College, where President Barack Obama addressed more than 2,700 attendees. Local attendees received free tickets to the campaign stop from one of five Obama for America offices, including the office in the Greater Brandon and Riverview community of Winthrop. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn stirred up the crowd at HCC, leaving the gymnasium stage to chants of "four more years" just minutes before Obama took the stage. The president was humorous throughout many parts of his speech, particularly when referring to Republican opponent Mitt Romney's expected campaign ads before November…