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Rod Smith on Canceled Debate by Mitch E. Perry

09/01/06

Rod Smith is now talking about why he did NOT want to participate in a 2nd state wide televised debate with Jim Davis.

Tuesday night’s originally scheduled debate was ‘rained out’, so to speak, with the threat of Hurricane Ernesto approaching South Florida.

On Wednesday, the two campaigns were negotiating to conduct the 2nd debate tonight, at 8PM, from West Palm Beach. This morning Smith spoke about why he canceled by first saying that 3 previous debates...

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Media Matters bashes Limbaugh on comments on Poor and Obese by Mitch E. Perry

09/01/06

Last night on the Evening News, we ran a report looking at the growing research that shows a growing link between poverty, and obesity.

Specifically, we looked at Mississippi, which has the unenviable honor of being the most overweight state in the nation, and the poorest.

Well, somebody else has a take on the issue. This is what conservative syndicated columnist Rush Limbaugh said earlier this week, in which, Liberals were found to be in his world, responsible for this s...

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Gallagher Bashes Crist for gay publication’s endorsement by Mitch E. Perry

09/01/06

With only 4 days before Election Day, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher may need a miracle to defeat Charlie Crist in the GOP Primary. Today, Gallagher demanded that Crist denounce his endorsement by a gay publication in next week's governor's primary.

Gallagher ridiculed Watermark magazine’s labeling Crist a "moderate" and praising his support for same-sex civil unions. Gallagher, who pushed steadily hard to the right in campaign appearances today, is despe...

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USF's Daryl Paulson on how local Congressional races could allow Democrats to take over Congress by Mitch E. Perry

09/01/06

As the Labor Day weekend launches a final nine weeks of campaigning, political analysts say that there is a growing chance that the Democrats CAN take over the House of Representatives, but may have trouble getting the Senate.

USA TODAY/Gallup Polls in five key states show Democrats poised to gain Senate seats but facing an uphill battle to regain control. They would need to win 6 seats to capture the Senate.

In the House, the number of seats independent analysts rate as...

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Christine Jennings on why she's the better Democrat in Sarasota by Mitch E. Perry

09/01/06

Last night WMNF aired an interview with Jan Schneider, one of the 2 Democrats in the race to win the nomination in the District, which encompasses Desoto, Hardee, Sarasota, and parts of Manatee County.

Jan Schneider criticized her opponent, Christine Jennings, saying recent negative attack ads have violated the Sarasota Civic League’s Pledge against Negative Campaigning, that both candidates signed. Before we hear from Jennings on the issues, we asked her to respond to that c...

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