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"This Land is your Land"

07/10/13 Warren Elly with B.John Ovink
Last Call Wednesday
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At the base of the Statue of Liberty its written -

“…Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
 is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
 Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
 glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command. 
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
 with silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
 your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; 
the wretched refuse of your teeming shore....

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U.S. Sen. Nelson squares off with member of Congress Connie Mack IV in only debate listen

10/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In their only debate, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and his Republican opponent, Congress member Connie Mack IV didn’t hold back the finger pointing. The one hour sparring match at Nova Southeastern University was packed with accusations about voting records, cuts to Medicare and cows.

Republicans looking to oust President Barack Obama have a second priority: winning a majority in the Senate. The GOP needs a net of four victories to do that and u...

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Incumbent U.S. Senator not worried about poor name recognition in poll listen

07/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A recent poll conducted by the Tampa Bay Times has incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson maintaining a slight lead over his likely Republican opponent Connie Mack IV. But in that same poll, 12% of respondents said they didn’t know who Nelson was. At a press event yesterday, Nelson disputed that claim.

“That would certainly not...

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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McCalister lists his priorities at Suncoast Tiger Bay listen

09/02/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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U.S. Senate candidate Mike McCalister named off a laundry list of policies he thinks should be implemented in Washington during a speech at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club today. The self proclaimed tea partier told members of the non-partisan political club his opinions on policies ranging from education to environmental issues. McCalister focused on those issues instead of his recent bout of negative media attention.

But thatâ...

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On Senate floor, Marco Rubio calls for assassination of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi listen

06/28/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The U.S. Senate is taking up the question about whether President Barack Obama is acting within the law by ordering U.S. involvement in the NATO attack on Libya. On the Senate floor, Florida’s junior U.S. Senator Marco Rubio blamed Obama for how NATO’s war on Libya is going.

"Only when the Gadhafi mercenaries were on the outskirts of Bengazi threatening to massacre thousands of innocent civilians did the President finally agree to participate. But even that was botched. First we ceded...

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Kendrick Meek submits signatures to get on ballot listen

03/29/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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While Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio bask in the national spotlight, whichever one survives the Republican primary will still face opponents in November’s general election. The leading Democratic candidate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, appears to have submitted enough petitions to get on the ballot.

*I'm very, very excited, and thankful to the people of the state of Florida for helping me to place my n...

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U.S. Senate hopeful Maurice Ferre on Afghanistan listen

02/18/10 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A recent poll showed Democrat Kendrick Meek in third place behind both Republican Marco Rubio and Republican Charlie Crist in a three-way matchup for the U.S. Senate, if Crist were running as an independent.

That same poll showed that if one of Meek's little-known Democratic opponents, former Miami mayor Maurice Ferre, we...

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Kendrick Meek campaigns for Senate with Jim Davis in Tampa listen

02/09/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by George LeMieux won’t be settled until November, but it is already heating up. That’s especially true on the Republican side where Governor Charlie Crist has lost a commanding lead over former Speaker of the Florida House Marco Rubio. But the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, U.S. Representative [Kendrick Meek](http://www.kendri...

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Dan Gelber drops out of Senate race listen

06/01/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There’s been some movement in the race for the Democratic nomination for Senate next year.

Over the weekend, Miami Beach Sen. Dan Gelber confirmed that he is dropping out of race for Senate, in which he was running against South Florida Congressman Kendrick Meek.

Gelber made his comments to a netroots appearance in Miami on Saturday, where he said when the Democrats get into a contested primary, the winner generally loses in the general election to the Republican on the ballot.

Las...

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Crist confirms he will run for Senate listen

05/12/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Gov. Charlie Crist confirmed today that he will be running for the U.S. Senate seat next year being vacated by Mel Martinez. Speaking at a news conference in Tallahassee, Crist was asked about those Floridians who may be disappointed that not only will he not be the governor after next year, but that he may be ineffective in his job as he becomes distracted by the Senate race for the next year and a half.

In Washington, the National Republican Senatorial Committee said it will support Cr...

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