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By the numbers: Breaking down the early voting and mail ballots across Florida

TALLAHASSEE -- It’s a dozen days from Election Day 2016. Here’s a snapshot of how close the vote looks in Florida based on overnight county-by-county turnout reports filed with the state Thursday morning.
Updated one month ago

In Tampa for rally, Clinton slams Trump and urges supporters to vote

TAMPA — Calling Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “a guy who criticizes everybody but himself” and doesn’t pay taxes to support a military he denigrates, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged sup...
Updated: 2 months ago
Political novice takes on Republican Rep. Ross in U.S. House District 15

Political novice takes on Republican Rep. Ross in U.S. House District 15

In terms of the math, last year’s reshaping of the 15th Congressional District has technically created a slight Democratic majority in the central Florida area.
Updated: 2 months ago
Environmental group targets David Jolly again

Environmental group targets David Jolly again

The League of Conservation Voters has sunk another $100,000 in the 13th District Congressional race against incumbent Republican David Jolly.
Updated: 2 months ago
With Senate race tight, Rubio and Murphy debate tonight at Broward College

With Senate race tight, Rubio and Murphy debate tonight at Broward College

Florida’s U.S. Senate race has, at last, shifted into a position long predicted by political observers and even the candidates themselves: A neck-and-neck contest that will go down to the wire between Marco Rubio, the Republican incumbent, and...
Updated: 2 months ago
The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto

The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto

NEW YORK — Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat’s campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: “Delete your account....
Updated: 2 months ago
Republicans contend with Trump factor among Hispanic voters

Republicans contend with Trump factor among Hispanic voters

HIALEAH — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She sa...
Updated: 2 months ago

Murphy targets Rubio’s position on guns as U.S. Senate race tightens

TALLAHASSEE — A teary-eyed mother of a man killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando calls out Republican Marco Rubio for doing nothing on gun control in a television ad.
Updated: 2 months ago
Letter sent to Temple Terrace homes says Muslim candidate unfit for office

Letter sent to Temple Terrace homes says Muslim candidate unfit for office

An anonymous letter has been mailed to a number of addresses in Temple Terrace questioning whether City Hall is safe with a Muslim working there and whether City Council candidate Wael Odeh has ties to terrorism.
Updated: 2 months ago

Former sewer officials finally speak out, defending themselves in St. Petersburg’s sewage crisis

ST. PETERSBURG — Two former public works officials enmeshed in the city’s sewage crisis finally broke their silence Tuesday by throwing out an allegation of their own: Mayor Rick Kriseman threw them under the bus to save his own politic...
Updated: 2 months ago