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Pam Bondi clinches Florida Attorney General race listen

11/03/10 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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One of last night’s Republican victories was celebrated in Tampa by Florida’s new Attorney General, Pam Bondi.

The Pepin Hospitality center in east Tampa was packed last night as Pam Bondi came on stage for her victory speech. Florida’s attorney general-elect clinched the victory with 54 percent of the vote, beating out democrat Dan Gelber and Jim Lewis to become the states first female Attorney General.

Four giant television screens projected election results to the Republican ...

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Republicans, Tea Party Backed Candidates Win Big In Florida and Nationally; Democrats Suffer Stunning Defeat At Most Levels

11/03/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei.

On this day after Election 2010 we're going to discuss how it happened, why it happened and some of the issues that arise out of the results.

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Republican Rick Scott beats Democrat Alex Sink for Florida Governor listen

11/03/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Republican Rick Scott will be Florida’s next governor. The Democratic nominee announced this morning in Tampa she would not be able to make up the less-than-70,000 vote difference. The race came down to a razor-thin lead, but with votes still to be counted, Democratic candidate Alex Sink said she called Scott to concede the race.

“He will need to work very hard to bring our state together. Because for the future of our state, I hope Rick Scott remembers that there are 2-and-a-half mil...

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Backyard Fruit Trees

11/02/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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We started with a short update on the current dry conditions in our area with Robyn Felix, a representative for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. October was the driest month ever recorded here, but it seems there is enough stored water to get us to the next rainy season. You can find out more at the www.watermatters.org website.

Next we had two guests from the Tampa Bay Rare Fruit Council; Tom Scott and Sally Lee. Sally’s also a trained ...

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Pam Bondi Pursues Health Care Reform Lawsuit listen

11/02/10 Kimberly Vlach
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Republican nominee for state attorney general Pam Bondi says it’s important to continue with the multi-state lawsuit against the federal health care reform law passed last March.

In the last push of her 11-month campaign, Pam Bondi looked full of energy and optimism. Surrounded by supporters, friends and family, including her parents, sister and nephew, all were waving Pam Bondi signs. Despite the pouring rain, Bondi still talked to me about Florida’s lead in the lawsuit, calling the ...

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South St. Pete voters: what enthusiasm gap? listen

11/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This year, there’s much talk of an “enthusiasm gap,” even though many admit there’s no way to accurately predict who’s going to show up at the polls. With factors like rainy weather supposedly influencing voter turnout, only time will tell who’s voting today, and for which candidates. Today WMNF spoke with voters at several south St. Petersburg precincts that overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008, to find out if Democratic support was still there despite this being an off year....

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Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink casts her vote listen

11/02/10 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The fight is finally over. Now Florida’s candidates for Senate, governor and multiple other positions are casting their own ballots. This morning, WMNF’s Sarah Curran caught up with one candidate and voter, Alex Sink as she cast her ballot in her home town of Thonotosassa.

Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee, Alex Sink is running a tight race with republican Rick Scott, and says even though voting day is here; her campaign is still moving at full force.

“We have enormous numbers ...

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Alex Sink headlines Election Eve rally for Democrats in Ybor City listen

11/02/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night, on the eve of today's elections, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink made a "hometown" stop at the Ritz theater in Ybor City along with several other statewide Democratic contenders.

Virtually every democratic candidate on the state and local ballot was at the Ritz theater in Ybor City yesterday for a brief but fiery barnstorming rally to get the vote out in the neck and neck race between Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott. Former Fl...

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Rubio stops in Tampa Bay one last time before election listen

11/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Unless something completely unforeseen happens, Marco Rubio is expected to have an easy win in the race for Florida’s open US Senate seat. The rising GOP star breezed through Tampa Bay today in one final attempt to urge Floridians to vote.

The bizarre tale of Florida’s US Senate race is winding down, and most people will tell you it’s a cakewalk for Marco Rubio at this point. Still, he’s using the final moments before Election Day to rally the troops.

He doesn’t take the time ...

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Pre-Election Special

11/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good afternoon, I'm Rob Lorei.

Today we're going to talk about politics and tomorrow's elections. Later we'll hear reports about Hometown Democracy and the possible end to public financing of camapigns. We'll also open up the phone lines.

But first- the growing national debt is a big issue this election. It's motivating many people to vote against political allies of President Obama. But which president's did the most to increase federal deficits and which did the most to keep it unde...

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