Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As President Barack Obama prepares for another four years, we want to hear your thoughts on the direction of the country.
The votes have been counted–in most states–and the speeches made. Gov. Mitt Romney had to concede and President Barack Obama gets to celebrate victory. Now it’s time to look ahead to the next four years and the challenges we face, not as Democrats, Republicans or Independents, but as Americans. That’s where you come in Tampa Bay! We want to hear your thoughts on the obstacles our country faces and your ideas for tackling them. What are your hopes for the next four years? What concerns do you have? What problems are America’s biggest? How would you solve them if you were president? Share your thoughts, ideas and solutions in the comments section.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
For the second straight presidential election, Barack Obama has carried Pinellas County.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama has carried Pinellas County for the second election in a row. The results are in, and Pinellas County has named its choice for the White House. Obama has taken the county with 52 percent of the vote, according to results on the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website. A total of 230,990 ballots were cast in Obama’s favor in Pinellas County. Republican challenger Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 206,685 ballots cast in his favor, which works out to 46 percent. A total of 444,001 votes were cast in the presidential race in Pinellas, according to the Pinellas Supervisor of Election's unofficial results. In 2008, Pinellas also went to Obama, who won 53 percent of the vote compared to Republican challenger …
Voters have until 7 p.m. tonight to vote. Watch our video and hear from Gulfport residents who voted for Gov. Mitt Romney.
Despite the pouring rain, dark clouds and lightning, Gulfport voters made it to the polls this morning. Karen Eisenbrei, Elizabeth Reinhart and Yvonne Kane shared why they believe Gov. Mitt Romney is the best choice. All three women said the economy is the number one issue. Eisenbrei is worried about the mounting debt. With children heading to college soon, she's very concerned her children will be left with the bill. Reinhart believes Romney will create jobs. Kane says she supports Romney's 5-point plan and believes he will turn the economy around. Watch our video and hear more. Have you voted yet? The polls in Pinellas County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Related Articles:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Did you miss this week's top stories? Check out our week in review on Gulfport Patch.
Photos: Gulfport Celebrates Halloween: Dozens of puppies, dogs, moms and dads packed The Art Village Courtyard Wednesday night. Participants hoped to snag the titles for best Doggie Halloween Costumes during the annual party and contest. Photos Chosen for Gulfport Patch's Facebook Cover Photos in November!: We've chosen our next cover photos for the Gulfport Patch Facebook page! Bill Clinton: Obama's 'Policies Are Working': The former president received an enthusiastic welcome from voters in St. Petersburg, Florida, Friday. Obama-Romney Race Too Close to Call in Florida: Poll: A poll puts President Barack Obama at 48 percent and Gov. Mitt Romney at 47 percent. Here's a look at political news around the state. (VIDEO) Charlie Crist: '…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney expounded on his 5-point plan during a speech in Tampa Wednesday. Notables in the crowd included former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, a Democrat.
Gov. Mitt Romney Romney took the stage to a roar of applause just before 11 a.m. Wednesday in front of a crowd of thousands who waited in a chilly airplane hangar for the presidential candidate’s arrival in Tampa. Wearing a black-and-white striped tie and his sleeves rolled up, Romney looked more informal than in previous appearances. “My view is straight forward, I believe this is the time for America to take a different course,” Romney told the crowd. “With 23 million Americans struggling to find a good job, this is something that requires a different path than we've been on. “I will bring real change,” Romney said. “Real reform." Wednesday’s Tampa stop is among a trifecta of Florida visits for the presidential candidate who will be …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
With Election Day just a week away, we want to hear from you!
Next week at this time people throughout the United States will turn out at the polls to have their say on who occupies the Oval Office for the next four years. With the election just around the corner, we wanted to check in with you, Tampa Bay, to see who has your support for the job. Will you vote for President Barack Obama to retain his seat? Is Gov. Mitt Romney your man? Maybe you’re throwing your support behind a third-party candidate? Whatever the case, we want to hear your thoughts. Back on Oct. 1, we asked you the same questions. In our unofficial poll of Patch readers, Romney took the lead. Out of 296 votes cast in our poll, the former Massachusetts governor took 169, or 57 percent of the vote. Obama had 115 votes cast in his …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney is expected to appear at Landmark Aviation on Westshore Boulevard in Tampa.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tampa Bay area residents hoping to hear from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney before the election are in luck. The Romney campaign has announced it will make a stop in Tampa on Wednesday, October 31. According to Romney's campaign, he and Congressman Connie Mack both will appear at Landmark Aviation, 2450 N. Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday for a rally. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. for area residents who have a ticket. In order to get a ticket, you can register online or pick up a ticket at the campaign's state headquarters, 302 Knights Run Ave., in Tampa. Those attending can expect to go through airport-like security, according to the Romney campaign. Stay with Patch for updates on the rally.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
It is estimated the crowd for Gov. Mitt Romney's rally in Land O' Lakes topped 15,000 people.
Jim Cummins arrived at Land O’ Lakes High School hours before former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took the stage at the school stadium Oct. 27. The next president of the United States drew him here, said Cummins, a Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War. Romney is a man with unshakable “dedication to the causes for which this great nation was founded," he said. He cited Romney’s virtues: “No. 1 is integrity,” said Cummins, of Lutz. “Absolute inviolate integrity. “ Cummins was one of a mass of people who came to Land O’ Lakes Saturday, forming a line that spanned from the school's parking loop all the way to just short of the school entrance at Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. Young and old alike came to the school for Romney’s speech, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney spoke about the need for change during his Oct. 27 rally in Pasco County's Land O' Lakes.
Many of those who filled the bleachers and field at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's rally might say it was the winds of change blowing through the Land O' Lakes High School stadium Saturday. A cool breeze made the hours-long wait for the Republican presidential candidate's appearance a pleasant one. People from all over the Bay area and beyond began lining up as early as 2 p.m. to enter the John Benedetto Stadium for Romney's evening appearance. Saturday was the first day of early voting, and many in the crowd affirmed that they had indeed already voted when asked by Congressman Connie Mack, who introduced Romney to the packed stadium. He didn’t miss the opportunity to stump for his own campaign for Senate against Democrat Bill …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
President Barack Obama's rally was held this morning in Centennial Park.
On Thursday morning before an energized crowd of thousands of supporters, President Barack Obama made a stop at Ybor City's Centennial Park during a campaign tour that stretched from Iowa to Virginia. After cheers from the crowd, he took the stage around 9 a.m., first thanking Tampa Bay residents for getting up early this morning to see him. Then, he joked about casting his own ballot later today. "I'm going to stop in Chicago, and do some early voting in Chicago," Obama said. "I can't tell you who I'm voting for. It's a secret ballot. Michelle (Obama) said she's voting for me." He moved on to address more serious matters during the "America Forward!" grassroots rally, talking about the importance of trust. He spoke between chants of "Four…