Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

vote - page 2

Pinellas election supervisor says, ‘Eat more chicken and register to vote’

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Tomorrow is the fourth Tuesday in September. More importantly, it’s National Voter Registration Day and local, national and state organizations are finding unusual ways to encourage people to register. Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark has one idea – combine voter registration with food. Chicken, that is. Clark will have will have election ambassadors available at Pinellas County Chick-fil-A® restaurants from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday to help citizens with voter registration. Anyone needing to register to vote, update their voter…

Keep Reading

Blaise Ingoglia talks winning Hispanic vote, I-4 Corridor in last month of election

in 2017 by

Republican Party of Florida Chair Blaise Ingoglia is energized for the final month of the election. Two significant parts of the RPOF’s final push before election’s end, he told FloridaPolitics.com, will be winning the Hispanic vote statewide, especially from new immigrants, and taking the I-4 Corridor in Orange County, traditionally a hugely important win in every election. The difficulty of the I-4 Corridor is the lucrative but expensive and competitive media market. Purchasing airtime for advertising there is expensive, and Ingoglia said good…

Keep Reading

Rick Scott: People could ‘play games’ in election

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday refused to say if he disagrees with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the election could be rigged. Instead, Scott suggested Wednesday that people could “try to play games” in the upcoming election in Florida, which decided the chaotic presidential election 16 years ago and could once again play a pivotal role in the outcome because of its 29 electoral votes. “Actually, my goal, and I’ve answered this before, is 100 hundred percent participation…

Keep Reading

Florida lawmakers support presidential candidates, but forgot to vote in primary

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Florida legislators may have publicly backed a presidential candidate, but new research finds that several lawmakers failed to vote in the state’s primary election. Noah Pransky of WTSP reports that a number of lawmakers — just like in 2012 – simply did not take part in Florida’s March 15 presidential preference primary, including four from Miami-Dade County: Republican Rep. Erik Fresen, Democratic Reps. Daphne Campbell, Cynthia Stafford, and State Sen. Gwen Margolis. Fresen had endorsed Marco Rubio, who lost Florida…

Keep Reading

Uber Florida uses app to call out Andy Gardiner on ride-sharing legislation delay

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Uber has had a tough time getting legislation passed this session, and the ridesharing company is focusing its efforts on changing one lawmaker’s mind: Republican Senate President Andy Gardiner. Starting Monday, Florida users of the ridesharing app will be prompted to “vote for Uber” the next time they call for a car. The “VOTE” app experience redirects users to a page asking them to “tell Senator Gardiner to stop holding up access to safe, affordable, reliable rides.” “It’s not hard…

Keep Reading

New poll: 71% of Florida voters want vote on banning oil drilling

in Statewide by

On the eve of a special legislative session on oil drilling, a new poll shows Floridians overwhelmingly support being given a chance to vote on allowing oil drilling in state waters. A statewide poll of 1,143 registered voters conducted July 15-17 shows that not only do a majority Floridians oppose oil drilling in state waters, but also that 71% support being given a chance to vote on the issue. The new poll also shows that Floridians want their state legislators…

Keep Reading

Pic: I cast my (early) vote for Bill Foster for Mayor

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Trust me, it brings me no pleasure to vote for Bill Foster. I was critical of Foster when I was working for Jamie Bennett and most of the criticisms have held true. Foster has run a less-than-average campaign, allowing what appears to be a streak of disengagement to permeate throughout his bid for Mayor. For example, he announced he was running for Mayor in February, as if he hadn’t known for months, if not years, that he was going to…

Keep Reading

Go to Top