Election 2012

The road to the White House runs through Florida this year, from its decisive role in the GOP primary, to its hosting of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, to the general election fight along the deeply-purple I-4 Corridor.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson will be fighting for his political life as Republicans promise to unseat him. And politicians all over Florida are running for re-election in districts reshaped by redistricting.

Online and on the air, WUSF Public Media will get behind the headlines and tell you what’s really happening, and why it matters to you. From in-depth coverage of where candidates stand on the issues, to fact-checks of what they and the Super PACS supporting them say, WUSF is the source you can depend on to make informed decisions during Election 2012.

 

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Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.A majority of judges with the state's 2nd ...
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist used a decisive primary victory to cast aside doubts about whether Democrats will accept his political conversion...
Health insurers want to raise rates in 2015 -- but Florida's insurance regulators are pretty much powerless to stop that.And the Republican Party of F...
Democratic voters believe George Sheldon, a former Department of Children and Families secretary, is their best hope to take on Republican Attorney Ge...
As expected, Charlie Crist and Rick Scott have trounced their opposition in today's primaries....
 

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Primaries and Caucuses

 

A Look at Florida's Issues

League of Women Voters
 

Project Vote Smart

Description from the Project Vote Smart Website: This project is an historic undertaking. Citizens come together, not in selfish interest or to support one candidate over another, but to defend democracy. It is an extraordinary gathering of people committed to one purpose: to strengthen the most essential component of democracy -- access to information -- even as it suffers grave attacks from candidates and political parties, many who are now willing to manipulate information and deceive voters.
 
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