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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Elections

Few millennials earn the ‘I voted’ sticker

SEMINOLE — Most of the students assembled in a St. Petersburg College classroom to watch the gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could see the connection between what goes on in Tallahassee and in their own lives, from th...
Updated: 6 hours ago

GOP holds edge so far in absentee voting

Early absentee voting shows Republicans maintaining their lead over Democrats in some of Florida’s biggest swing areas, but the GOP advantage shrinks considerably in some of those closely contested districts in Tampa, Orlando and Miami, accord...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Incumbent, newcomers square off in Florida House District 70

Incumbent, newcomers square off in Florida House District 70

ST. PETERSBURG — One of the state’s squashed-bug-shaped legislative districts, Florida House District 70, lassos together parts of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Hillsborough County judicial candidates tout experience

Hillsborough County judicial candidates tout experience

TAMPA — Because they’re not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they’d rule on cases, candidates for judgeships generally have to try to distinguish themselves with voters by saying they have the most experienc...
Updated: 7 hours ago

DCCC outraises Senate rivals

WASHINGTON — Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began.
Updated: 11 hours ago
In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

CHICAGO — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn’t apply.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Early voting begins today in Pinellas County

Early voting begins today in Pinellas County

Voters in Pinellas County can get a jump on casting their ballots beginning today.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Pinellas candidate claims trickery after early morning robocalls

Pinellas candidate claims trickery after early morning robocalls

ST. PETERSBURG — It was 4:34 a.m. Sunday, and a ringing phone woke Sarasota resident John Ganas from a peaceful sleep.
Published: 10/19/14

Race for north Pinellas commission seat heats up

CLEARWATER — After a frenetic primary campaign between seven Republican candidates, the general election contest to replace retiring County Commissioner Susan Latvala has been a more low-key affair.
Published: 10/19/14
Four candidates vie for state House in District 35

Four candidates vie for state House in District 35

Because of term limits, current state legislator Robert Schenck, a Republican, must step down this year.
Published: 10/19/14