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
St. Petersburg's Lara Jackson brought her 11-day-old daughter to the rally for President Barack Obama in Tampa Oct. 25.
Lara Jackson of St. Petersburg brought something special to the “America Forward!” rally for President Barack Obama: her 11-day-old daughter, Harper. “I believe it’s important to protect women’s rights,” Jackson said of why she supports Obama. Then she pointed to her newborn: “And she believes it, too.” Jackson said she was looking forward to hearing Obama speak. “I’m hoping to hear what his plans are because I’m confident we’ll have him for the next four years,” she said.
Monday, October 22, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney debate one last time Monday night in Boca Raton.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tell us who you think won: Obama vs. Romney: Who Won the 3rd Debate? Tonight is the big battle in Boca Raton, as Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate in Florida for their final presidential candidates' forum This is the third and final presidential debate, and it will air at 9 p.m EST on Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. The questions are suppose to cover foreign policy, but as we've found out in each of the debates, any topic can come up. Whether you're in Boca or sitting on a Banyan tree, you can join Patch for a live chat tonight starting at 8:45 p.m. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Gov. Mitt Romney and his supporters continued to tout his strong debate performance from Wednesday night, in hopes to build momentum before the November election.
Off the heels of a strong debate performance Wednesday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hammered home his plan Friday at St. Pete Pier Park in front of thousands of supporters. “I enjoyed that debate a couple nights ago,” Romney said with a big smile. He said he was able to ask the president directly about his "failed" jobs and economic policies. He said if Obama is re-elected and the current debt rate continues, “That would be $20 trillion, if he would be re-elected,” Romney said. “That would put in jeopardy the American Dream. I’m going to make sure we cut and cap federal (spending)." Ann Romney, who introduced her husband Friday, said the debates gave Americans the chance to “see the real Mitt Romney.” “I was so thrilled at the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The progressive activist group will be flying a banner over Romney's speech at the St. Petersburg Pier today.
"The most dishonest debater ever?" That's the message that MoveOn.org plans to deliver today, when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a St. Petersburg rally. MoveOn.org announced in a press release that it will fly a banner over St. Petersburg that reads, “Most dishonest debater ever?” Romney's event at the Pier begins at 5:45 p.m. and gates open at 3:45 p.m. According to MoveOn.org, the banner will be in the air over the St. Petersburg Pier from approximately 4:45 - 6:45 p.m. Earlier today, MoveOn.org flew a banner over Romney’s Virginia stop that read: “Mitt Lies, Big Bird Dies.” MoveOn.org released a statement about today's banner. "This airborne demonstration is part of a national effort from MoveOn.org Political Action …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Bob Gualtieri, Scott Swope and Greg Pound are running for Pinellas County Sheriff.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Republican incumbent Bob Gualtieri, Democratic challenger Scott Swope and write-in candidate Greg Pound are running for Pinellas County Sheriff. Click on a candidate's name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires. Some candidates haven't responded yet, but check back in case their answers are added.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
On Saturday, St. Petersburg College hosted President Barack Obama, who spoke to more than 11,000 supporters
President Barack Obama spoke to more than 11,000 people Saturday at St. Petersburg College in Seminole, hoping to continue his momentum from the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Obama told the crowd Saturday it is crucial the U.S. makes the right choice in November. "I honestly believe this is the clearest choice of any time in our generation," Obama said. Obama, who after the Seminole event headed to Orlando, said it is important to keep Florida a blue state. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, who also spoke at Saturday's campaign event, said if Obama secures Florida's 29 electoral votes, "That's the election." He said Pinellas County and the I-4 corridor are the part of the state that would push Obama over the top to victory in …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Public Policy Polling gives President Barack Obama 48 percent over Mitt Romney's 47 percent.
Public Policy Polling's latest presidential poll in Florida, done after the Republican convention, finds no change in the Presidential race there. "Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 48-47, exactly as he did on our last poll of the state five weeks ago. "The Republican convention ... appears to have been a wash. 33% of voters say it made them more likely to vote for Republicans, 33% said it made them less likely to vote for Republicans, and 34% said it didn't make a difference to them either way." Charlie Crist to Speak Today at the DNC Obviously, President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, but one of the big questions for Florida …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Bob Gualtieri fends off Everett RIce in the primary election to win a spot on the Republican ticket in November.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fended off challenger and former sheriff Everett Rice in Tuesday's primary, picking up about 57 percent of the vote to Rice's 42 percent. He will face Democratic challenger Scott Swope and independent candidate Greg Pound in the November general election. Gualtieri celebrated his victory Tuesday evening at Bascom's Chop House in Clearwater. Watch the accompanying video to see Gualtieri's remarks and reaction from his supporters. Related Coverage:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fended off a challenge by former sheriff Everett Rice in Tuesday's primary election.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will be on the Republican ticket in November. Gualtieri fended off challenger and former sheriff Everett Rice in Tuesday's primary, picking up about 57 percent of the vote to Rice's 42 percent. All 299 precincts had reported by 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website. A technical glitch delayed precinct totals by an hour, according to Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. Vote totals had to be delivered to the elections office in Largo to be counted. Gualtieri celebrated his victory Tuesday evening at Bascom's Chop House in Clearwater. Rice's campaign held a private gathering in Treasure Island. Gualtieri was appointed interim sheriff by Gov. Rick Scott in …