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93-Year-Old Apopka Mayor Wants Another Term

Voters in the Orlando suburb of Apopka are deciding whether to return their 93-year-old mayor to office.

CBS Tampa–04/08/2014

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Health Care Law Gets First Test In Florida Election

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is getting its first test ahead of the 2014 midterm elections Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where Democrats and Republicans have spent millions of dollars trying out national strategies for the rest of the year.

CBS Tampa–03/11/2014

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101-Year-Old Man Announces Campaign For Congress

A local man who is 101 years of age has announced his intentions to run for Congress.

CBS Tampa–02/19/2014

File photo of a voting booth. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

3 Vie For GOP Nomination In Congressional Seat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Republican voters in a large swath of Pinellas County will pick one of three candidates Tuesday to run in the general election to fill the congressional seat of U.S. Rep. […]

CBS Tampa–01/14/2014

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Dems Hold Conference, Will Rally Against Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Democrats are holding a weekend conference that they see as a rally to defeat Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the 2014 election — though the person many see as the best hope at defeating him isn’t a candidate yet.

10/25/2013

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Miami-Dade Elections Office Updating Software After Finding Fraudulent Requests For Absentee Ballots

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami-Dade elections department is working with its software vendor to make it easier for staff to flag suspicious absentee-ballot requests. The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/17FeKXt ) reports the change will take effect […]

CBS Tampa–09/05/2013

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Incumbent Fla. Governor Keeps Raising Millions

Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to set aside millions for his 2014 re-election campaign, putting considerable distance between himself and his announced challengers.

07/10/2013

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(AUDIO) CBS WebExtra: St. Pete Mayoral Candidate Rick Kriseman Opposes The Lens, Proposes New Solution

CBS WebExtra: St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Kriseman, a former State Representative and City Councilmember, today announced his opposition to the proposed Lens pier design that would replace the now-closed St. Petersburg Pier. At a […]

CBS Tampa–06/13/2013

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Fla. Poll: Clinton Leads Bush, Rubio In Potential 2016 Matchups

Hillary Clinton is a heavy early favorite among Florida voters in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup against either of the state’s two best-known Republicans — former Gov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a poll released Thursday shows.

03/21/2013

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Florida: 64,000 Voters Didn’t Vote For President

Florida’s handing of last year’s election has been the target of criticism and will likely spark changes, but election officials say in a new report that there’s no indication of voter confusion.

02/07/2013

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