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Wednesday April 16, 2014

ARTISTS AND VOTERS FAIR-Andrew Stelzer

With today being the last day to register to vote in Florida, there were voters registration drives throughout the state this weekend, one of which was the artists and voters festival and ball. Held on Saturday at the Cuban club in Ybor city, a nighttime costume ball served as the fundraising part of the event with the goal of raising awareness about the candidates, and the need to register to vote before the deadline, which is 8pm tonight. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more

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FORMER NYC MAYOR GUILLIANI RALLYS FOR BUSH IN PASCO COUNTY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: With the November election nearing, both the Republican and the Democratic Parties have been holding ever increasing rally’s in order to get out the vote. This past weekend, former Mayor Rudolph Guilliani spoke to an audience in Pasco County for George W. Bush. Pasco county narrowly went with Democratic nominee Al Gore in 2000. WMNF’s Mark Antokas attended the rally and files this report:

SCRIPT: Yesterday, at the West Campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College in New ...

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HISPANIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE - Mitch Perry

Texas Democratic representative Ciro Rodriguez is the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the U.S. Congress…

Rodriguez was in Tampa over the weekend, and called WMNF from Miami this morning. We asked him if there were any issues related to Latin America that he wishes might have been discussed during last Thursday’s Presidential Debate on foreign policy (roll tape#1 o.q.�as it does with Latin America�)

Back in January, President Bush outlined his p...

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RALLY FOR EDUCATION - Mitch Perry

Rallies demanding increased funding for public education were held across the country on Saturday

In Tampa's Seminole Heights district, Hillsborough County Commission candidates Bob Buckhorn and Denise Layne joined members from the School District and Teachers Union to discuss the necessity of increasing impact fees to fund vital programs that advocates say are being neglected, hurting the country's future.

Over the past decade, growth in Hillsborough County has been meteoric. But the ...

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FATHER RAMON OF THE SANTA RITA CHURCH, DADE CITY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: The Hispanic community in Florida has grown by almost half a million people since the 2000 election. That is seventeen percent of the Nation’s eligible voters. While the well to do Cuban population on the east coast of Florida has in the recent past dominated the political dialog, Working class and farm working Non-Cuban populations through out the state have other needs. Recently, WMNF’s Mark Antokas spoke with a preist in Dade City who works with those in the poorer Lat...

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WHY WASNT CUBA MENTIONED IN THE DEBATE?-Andrew Stelzer

LEDE: This week, The Census Bureau announced that Florida now has the second highest Hispanic population of any state, behind only New York. Last nights presidential debate was held in Miami Dade County, which now has the highest Latino population percentage wise in the entire United States. But in an hour and a half discussion on foreign policy, no Latin American country was mentioned even once; and particularly disappointing to many Floridians was the lack of discussion of Cuba. From WM...

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SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY V.P. CANDIDATE IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

Arrin Hawkins is the vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. She’s campaigning in Florida this week. WMNF news spoke to Ms Hawkins in our studios earlier today, Ms Hawkins about we began by asking her to talk about the Socialist workers party, and what it stands for.

ARRIN HAKINS

That was Arrin Hawkins, Vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. For more information on the party’s platform, log on to www.themilitant.com

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BETTY CASTOR ENDORSED BY BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS-Andrew Stelzer

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Betty castor, the democratic nominee running for Florida’s open Senate seat, received an endorsement today from the Tampa Association of Black Law Enforcement officers

ACT--Castor “Local law enforcement should playa central role ingathering intelligence and terrorism, International union of police associations, and the firefighters of Florida have also both endorsed Betty Castor.

ACT I understand that police officers should be a central part of our terrori...

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Kerry at USF, Tampa - Grace Santos

Voters who watched the policy-driven debate were impressed by Kerry, according to three post-debate polls - - by ABC News, CBS News and CNN-USA Today – Gallup. The senator’s campaign prepared a TV ad that featured newspaper headlines from Friday praising his performance, and the Democratic National Committee rolled out a Web video showing clips of Bush appearing frustrated during the debate.

Today, Kerry spoke at the University of South Florida. WMNF’s Grace Santos...

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