Recount: League of Women Voters pleads with provisional voters to fix ballots

The League of Women Voters (LWV) is out with a public service announcement amid the various recounts, urging those who cast provisional ballots to verify them. Voters are given two days following an election to provide ID or other documentation to their county’s Supervisor of Elections to verify their identity and make sure their ballots …

Gus Bilirakis elected to seventh term in Congress

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will serve a seventh term in office after defeating Democrat Chris Hunter Tuesday in a contentious race. Bilirakis has held the seat since 2007. Before that, his father represented Congressional District 12. Between the two, there has been a Bilirakis representing the district for more than three decades. The race became competitive for …

Several North Florida Congressional incumbents cruise to big wins

In the northern half of Florida, the races for Congressional District 6 and District 15 captured the attention of the national media as well as pundits. Some of the others were decided shortly after the polls closed, or before. Democratic Reps. Val Demings of Orlando and Kathy Castor of Tampa are returning to Washington after receiving no opposition in …

The President's man: Mike Waltz to replace Ron DeSantis in Congress

The high-profile race to replace Ron DeSantis in Congress involved two nationally known candidates and went down to the wire. Ultimately, the President picked the winner. Republican Mike Waltz, a former Green Beret and counterterrorism adviser to then-Vice President Dick Cheney, defeated Democrat Nancy Soderberg, a Clinton-era Ambassador to the United Nations. NBC called the race shortly before 8 p.m., with …

No Spanish language sample ballots in Duval County, claims legal filing

On Monday, plaintiff Marta Madera (on behalf of a variety of activist groups) sought an emergency ruling on Duval County’s failure to provide sample Spanish-language ballots at Early Voting sites. The filing was in the Northern District of Florida, as the failure of Duval to provide such ballots contravened a September preliminary injunction requiring such. The order …

Politicking in Paradise: Jimmy Buffett provides backup for Democratic ticket

Legendary music man Jimmy Buffett will host a free concert in West Palm Beach today, and he’s got answers for voters with questions still bothering them so. Buffett’s advice? Vote for Democrats Andrew Gillum for Governor and Bill Nelson for Senate. Buffett’s “small acoustic set” will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. While Florida has seen …

Donald Trump brings MAGA magic to Ron DeSantis, Rick Scott campaigns

A crowd of some 8,000 cheered inside Estero’s Hertz Arena as President Donald Trump took to the stage in a last-minute push for midterm votes. Drawing applause with a promise to end birthright citizenship and touting new funding for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, he said, “America is thriving and winning because we finally are …

'Voices' in Rick Scott PAC ad malign 'party-line' Bill Nelson

Another day, another bit of new creative from the New Republican PAC. The Rick Scott-supportive committee released a digital ad Monday that reminded voters of one of the Scott campaign’s central contentions; namely, that Sen. Bill Nelson is nothing more than a party-line Democrat who has been in politics way too long. The fifteen second digital spot, part …