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Meek's "Real Dem Express" passes through Tampa Bay area listen

08/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The day after another testy debate with primary opponent Jeff Greene, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kendrick Meek was back on the campaign trail. Today’s leg of the ten-day trip took U.S. Rep. Meek through Tampa Bay. Much of the contest between Meek and billionaire newcomer Greene has consisted of character attacks. But today Meek took the spotlight off his main opponent and spoke with WMNF about what he’s seen in the first seven days of the tour.

Meek spoke to reporters aboard his to...

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First day of early voting brings out politicos listen

08/09/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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If you couldn’t tell by the clusters of candidate signs at polling sites today marks the start of early voting for the August 24 primary election. While there weren’t exactly lines out the door at the polls, political die-hards were out in full force.

Outside the College Hill Branch Library in East Tampa, the midday sun was getting harsh. Former state legislator and current Hillsborough County Commission candidate Les Miller was standing in the shade next to dozens of signs sporting th...

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Democratic County Commission hopefuls talk about the issues ahead of August primary listen

07/30/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Hillsborough County Commission’s District 3 seat is one of five commission seats up for election this year, and one of two that’ll be on the ballot in next month’s primary. The three Democrats in that race were among fourteen commission hopefuls to field questions at a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa event today.

Commissioner Kevin White is the District 3 incumbent. He is running despite a guilty verdict in a sexual harassment suit and the legal saga that ensued. Here’s what he told a...

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Tampa Bay area primary wrapup

08/27/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tuesday's primary election drew the lowest statewide voter turnout for a primary in at least 50 years, and perhaps the lowest ever.

In Hillsborough County, a paltry 4 percent showed up at the polls. There were also problems with returns coming in on time.

In congressional races, attorney and military veteran Bill Mitchell won a close race against John Dicks in the Democratic District 9 race, winning by just 177 votes. Third place finisher Anita DePalma got 28 percent of the vote.

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GOP candidates trade negative barbs listen

01/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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New Polls released today on the GOP side show the race for in Florida is literally too close to call. A Quinnipiac poll has John McCain up by a point over Mitt Romney, 33 to 32 percent.

But another poll released this afternoon by a small polling organization out of North Carolina, Public Policy Polling, has Mitt Romney up by 7 points on the eve of the race.

Tom Jensen is the communications director for Public Policy Polling. He says voters are starting to choose Romney in big numbers....

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