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In St. Pete, Charlie Crist concedes governor's race to Rick Scott listen

11/05/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Pam Bondi, dark money, Democrat, GOP, election, governor, Florida

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Charlie Crist lost to incumbent governor Rick Scott in a tight, neck and neck race. Crist’s campaign hosted an election night event for staff and supporters at the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St.Pete. As the clock approached midnight, Crist conceded defeat in an address to 1000 attendees and to Floridians.

The election numbers trickled in all evening showing an edge to Rick Scott over Charlie Crist, but no clear winner until media outlets called the race for Scott after ten o’clock. Then at ...

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Trouble in the Family - The GOP and the Tea Party listen

10/23/13 Warren Elly with Ana Cruz
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Ana Cruz, Pam Bondi, Rick Scott, GOP, Democratic Party, tea party, Charlie Crist, Ted Cruz, Amanda Murphy, Mike Fassano

Today on Last Call, Warren Elly discusses Florida politics. Some analysts say there are signs that the Republican Domination of Tallahassee could be cracking a bit in the coming election year, when one of the lowest rated Governors in the US and an Attorney General suffering self-inflicted political wounds both stand for re-election. Some say the growing national feud between the business community and the small-government tea party may spill over into Florida races. But can the Democrats tak...

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New GOP Report Says Party Is Narrow Minded, Out of Touch

03/18/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. The web site Politico.com is reporting that "The Republican National Committee concedes in a sprawling report Monday that the GOP is seen as the party of “stuffy old men” and needs to change its ways.

Among the RNC’s proposed fixes: enacting comprehensive immigration reform, addressing middle-class economic anxieties head on and condensing a presidential primary process that saw Mitt Romney get battered...

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The Former GOP Operative Who Says The Party Has Become A Cult (And the Democrats Have Become Ineffectual)

08/14/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll meet a former Congressional staffer who worked for Republicans on Capitol Hill. He resigned last year in frustration over the direction the Republican party was taking our country. We’ll speak with him in a moment. But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday our guest was Chris Hedges the Pulitzer Prize wining former war correspondent. We were talking about his new book on so called sacrific...

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Libertarian-GOP Rift

06/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about a dispute between small "l" libertarians and the Republican Party. But first two comments about yesterday's interview with former Congressman Alan Grayson.

tape The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning that: "Supporters of Ron Paul suspect the Republican National Convention is toying ...

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Newt Gingrich in Tampa: I'm tired of being lectured about supporting every other religion listen

01/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow’s presidential preference primary could decide the eventual GOP nomination. Frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are aggressively campaigning for a victory in Florida. Gingrich made a stop in Tampa this afternoon at the Tampa Jet Center where he told supporters he has run a cleaner and more deserving campaign than Romney.

“Romney then decided that the only way to stop me was a three and a half...

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The Republican Presidential candidates meet opposition at USF debate listen

01/24/12 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Republican Presidential debate at the University of South Florida was crucial for those four candidates, but many groups oppose their agenda. Hundreds flooded the campus to fight back against the positions of candidates on immigration, LGBT issues and tuition hikes.

Outside USF’s administration building more than 200 people held up signs. Some shouted speeches through bullhorns before marching to the site of the debate. The groups were greeted and riled up by D...

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As Tampa GOP debate nears, Republicans and protesters weigh in listen

01/20/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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After tomorrow's South Carolina presidential primary election, national attention will turn to Florida, where the next primary will be held on Tuesday, January 31. This coming Monday, Tampa's University of South Florida will host a Presidential primary debate in a state that has been recently been penalized by the National Republican party for moving the date of it's primary election forward.

Florida is a political battleground state that typically sees a lot of action during national elec...

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Presidential candidate Gary Johnson: Republican or Libertarian? listen

12/13/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Another political party is trying to recruit Republican presidential long-shot Gary Johnson. Last night in Clearwater, the Florida Libertarian Party introduced the man they hope will switch parties based on his belief in limited government and massive spending cuts. All in all, Johnson’s promise to submit a balanced budget to Congress by 2013 would include federal spending cuts to the tune of 43 percent and include a proposal for a...

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Sarasota protesters greet Romney, in town for a fundraiser listen

11/15/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Monday night Mitt Romney attended his second fundraising dinner in Sarasota since announcing his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination. Some protesters hoped Romney would also get a glimpse of those who oppose his conservative agenda.

A sedate group of about a dozen protesters stood on the corner in a small affluent community on the way to Longboat Key. They pumped signs with one hand, the other greeting passing motorists with a friendly wave. Most returned the wave with a smile...

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