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Format: 2015-03-27
Format: 2015-03-27

Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich crisscrossed through Florida during a final push before Tuesday's presidential primary. Although most polls have Romney firmly ahead, Gingrich is vowing to push on.

Polls show former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has a double-digit lead over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich going into the Republican primary. And at an afternoon rally in Dunedin in Pinellas County, Romney was confident -- and dismissive of Gingrich's chances in the home stretch.

A group of wildlife conservationists are currently traversing the length of Florida by kayak, bicycle - and on foot. It's one thousand miles in one hundred days, and WUSF is keeping up with the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition.

Newt Gingrich is campaigning hard in Florida, after recent polls have him trailing Mitt Romney in advance of Tuesday's primary. Gingrich is now banking on support from one - and possibly more - of his former rivals.

Florida's new voter registration laws were put under a microscope by members of a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, who met today in Tampa. And two U.S. Senators didn't like what they heard.

First Lady Michelle Obama visited a supermarket in West Tampa to kick off a Spanish-language version of her drive for healthy eating.

Students have been leading the way in the Occupy Movement — just part of a long tradition of young people leading protest movements in America.

Forty years ago this week, a teenage freshmen at New College of Florida became the first of five martyrs of Cesar Chavez’ United Farm Workers.

If there is a place to talk about Social Security and Medicare you would think it would be Florida. It has the largest percentage of adults age 65 and older in the nation. But an advocate for seniors says the issue is not being addressed.

At the GOP debate in Tampa Monday night, Mitt Romney took off the gloves and went after Newt Gingrich for his leadership when he was House speaker and his work for mortgage-giant Freddie Mac.

Mitt Romney toured a manufacturing plant in Tampa today, fresh off his performance in last night's GOP debate. Romney is setting his sights on tonight's speech by President Obama.

The remaining four candidates for the Republican presidential nomination debated last night at the University of South Florida in Tampa. WUSF's Steve Newborn interviews USF political science professor Seth McKee.

Mitt Romney called fellow presidential candidate Newt Gingrich "erratic," with Gingrich responding that Romney is increasingly desperate as they both campaigned Monday in Tampa.

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