Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Local city and community leaders from across Florida asked their local legislative officials Monday to stand up and support President Obama's gun violence prevention policies.
City leaders and community activists rallied around the state Monday to advocate for stronger background checks in hopes local legislative leaders would support President Barack Obama's new gun control initiatives. At the St. Petersburg City Hall on Monday, leaders called on U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Indian Shores) to support Obama's gun violence prevention proposals. St. Pete resident Lisa Brown began her speech Monday by reading the names of gun violence victims in St. Pete and Pinellas County. "Officer Crawford." "Paris Whitehead." "Officer Yaslowitz." "Destynee Burkes." She concluded by saying one last name, her son, "Cabretti Wheeler". "All victims of gun violence," Brown said Monday. "Victims that were murdered senselessly. …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Barack Obama campaign volunteers in Pinellas County were overjoyed by the fact that their hard work for the presidential run paid off.
When the election was called in favor of President Barack Obama, the celebration started at the campaign office in St. Petersburg. "We won Pinellas County and we won the entire country. It's just amazing," said Mallory Stewart Robison, an Obama campaign volunteer. Obama's re-election didn't come as a given for any of the campaign workers, who put in months of hard work promoting Obama's mission, Stewart Robison said. "I've been (at the campaign office) so much, and it's hard to believe that it's actually over," Steward Robison said. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. Florida votes were still too close to call Tuesday night, but Obama won the majority of votes in Pinellas County.
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…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Tickets are $20,000 and include a performance by Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder.
Democrats with $20,000 to spare are invited to get up close and personal with President Barack Obama when he comes to Tampa Thursday, Sept 20. The Hillsborough County Democratic Party is hosting an evening reception with the president at the Tampa home of Lisa DeBartolo and husband Donn Miggs, with a special performance by Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam. The exact address will be given out when guests RSVP. DeBartolo is the executive vice president of DeBartolo Holdings LLC and the daughter of Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers. This Thursday's fundraiser isn't cheap. According to the Hillsborough County Democratic Party, tickets are $20,000. This is expected be Obama's last major fundraiser before …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The former GOP Florida governor underscored his support for Democratic President Barack Obama at a rally Saturday at St. Petersburg College.
Days after speaking at the Democratic National Convention, former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist brought his high-profile support for the Democratic president to St. Pete College's Seminole campus. Crist, who ran as an independent in the 2012 Florida Senate race, has yet to declare himself a Democrat. However, Crist's recent endorsement of President Barack Obama for president and his criticisms of GOP challeneger Mitt Romney is drawing attention. Crist's support of Obama first was publicized during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Then last week, Crist spoke at the DNC in Charlotte. On Saturday, Crist was back in Florida, campaigning for Obama at the St. Pete College rally. "He is working hard for the middle class, he is…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
What is giving President Obama the edge in Florida?
A new Time/CNN/Opinion Research poll in Florida shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by four points among likely voters, 50% to 46%. "Obama's edge in Florida is bolstered by women voters, among whom he's beating Romney, 54%-42%, and by nonwhite voters, with whom he boasts a 70%-29% advantage. There are signs the incumbent is stitching together the same demographic coalitions that helped him capture Florida's 29 electoral votes four years ago." 'I Am Who I Am," Romney Tells Politico Three Times Mitt Romney conceded President Obama has succeeded in making him a less likable person in an interview with Politico but he offered a defiant retort to those hoping he will open up this week: "I am who I am." Romney quoted that Popeye line three…
Friday, June 22, 2012
PARTICIPATE 2012: See what everyone's saying about President Barack Obama's speech in Tampa today.
Even before President Barack Obama will speak in Tampa today, everyone's online talking about his presence, policy and politics. Patch is rounding up what you're saying about Obama using the Storify widget above. Obama is not expected to speak until 4:15 p.m. at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus, but the process is already beginning as the audience who received free tickets are passing through security now.
Obama will be in Tampa today to speak at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus after a mid-day appearance in the Orlando area.
President Barack Obama will be flying into Tampa a little later today to speak at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus at 4:15 p.m. Obama is flying in from Orlando, where he ise speaking to members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) conference, according to an article from Tampabay.com Obama previously talked to the NALEO in 2008, where he promised he would be working toward immigration reform. After that address, Obama will be on his way to Tampa. There are currently no tickets left for the event. No numbers were given for how many received tickets, but when President Bill Clinton spoke in the same space, close to 3,000 people were in attendance. Are you attending this afternoon's…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The free tickets for President Barack Obama's visit Friday to Tampa were all taken in less than five hours.
If you waited to get tickets to see President Barack Obama at Hillsborough Community College Friday, you're out of luck. Obama's Florida campaign said Wednesday that the free tickets were snatched up in less than five hours, when they were made available Tuesday. People flooded the four Tampa Bay-area Obama For America offices where tickets were handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis Tuesday. Even some Republicans got in on the action, like Scott Goldston, who joined his wife and daughter in line at the Obama campaign office in Riverview. "I'm a Republican, I voted for Obama last time," Goldston told Brandon Patch. "I just wanted to hear him talk, to see if I wanted to vote for him again." The free tickets were also handed out at …
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to the November elections, Gulfport Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need. Here's our start on the candidates and campaigns. Bookmark this page for updates.
Election? What election? Election season may seem in the distant future. But as Floridians seriously start their summer vacations, the candidates are focused on the issues and campaigns. Here's a quick look at some campaigns and emerging issues for voters in Pinellas County.