News Service of Florida

Mail-in Ballots Roll In Before November Election

Mail-in Ballots Roll In Before November Election

By on October 12, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – More than 200,000 Floridians have already cast votes in the Nov. 6 general election, which features contests for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet positions and numerous state legislative seats. The state Division of Elections reported that 200,347 people — 92,224 Republicans, 71,506 Democrats, 35,405 unaffiliated voters and 1,212 third party voters — had returned […]

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Judge Rules Against Dems On Extending Registration

Judge Rules Against Dems On Extending Registration

By on October 12, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – A federal judge has rejected a request from the Florida Democratic Party to force the state to extend a voter-registration deadline because of Hurricane Michael. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle turned down the party’s request for a temporary restraining order to extend the registration deadline to Oct. 16, a week later than […]

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NSB Businessman Chosen By GOP To Replace Hukill

NSB Businessman Chosen By GOP To Replace Hukill

By on October 12, 2018 in News Service of Florida

New Smyrna Beach, FL – With less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election, a Volusia County businessman will replace the late Sen. Dorothy Hukill in a race for a Central Florida Senate seat. The Daytona Beach News-Journal and Florida Today reported that Republican leaders from Volusia and Brevard Counties on Thursday night (October 11th) […]

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Michael Recovery Starts Amid “Unimaginable” Destruction

Michael Recovery Starts Amid “Unimaginable” Destruction

By on October 12, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – More than 400,000 utility customers remained without power Thursday morning as thousands of rescue and utility crew members spread out across coastal and rural Panhandle communities to respond to the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael. Gulf Power, which provides electricity in hard-hit Bay County, anticipates people in the impacted areas could be […]

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Lawsuit Seeks More Time To Register Florida Voters

Lawsuit Seeks More Time To Register Florida Voters

By on October 11, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Three groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the state to give Floridians an extra week to register to vote because of Hurricane Michael. The lawsuit, filed by the groups Common Cause, New Majority Florida Education Fund and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, came a day after the Florida Democratic […]

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Florida Shifts To Search & Rescue After Michael

Florida Shifts To Search & Rescue After Michael

By on October 11, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – At least 388,000 utility customers lost power as Hurricane Michael crashed ashore — with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph — between Panama City and St. Vincent Island, before speeding north into Alabama and Georgia on Wednesday. The Category 4 storm created storm surges up to 14 feet in areas, inflicted damages […]

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GOP Leaders To Pick Replacement For Hukill

GOP Leaders To Pick Replacement For Hukill

By on October 10, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Republican State Executive Committee members from Volusia and Brevard counties will meet Thursday to choose a replacement candidate for state Senator Dorothy Hukill, a Port Orange Republican who died last week after a battle with cervical cancer. The Republican Party of Florida said in a news release Wednesday that the meeting will be […]

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Scott: Time To Hunker Down As Hurricane Michael Nears

Scott: Time To Hunker Down As Hurricane Michael Nears

By on October 10, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – Florida Governor Rick Scott says time has run out for people in coastal areas who debated whether to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Michael, as the powerful Category 4 storm was poised to cause massive damage in the Panhandle. “It’s too late to get out,” Scott said during an appearance on the Weather […]

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Parties Fight Over Voter Registration As Storm Nears

Parties Fight Over Voter Registration As Storm Nears

By on October 9, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Tallahassee, FL – As what Gov. Rick Scott called a “monstrous” storm barreled toward the Panhandle, Florida Democrats filed a lawsuit asking a court to extend Tuesday’s deadline for voters to register for the November elections. The federal complaint came after the Scott administration gave elections supervisors in dozens of counties in the path of Hurricane […]

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40+ Judges Apply For Open Florida Supreme Court Seats

40+ Judges Apply For Open Florida Supreme Court Seats

Tallahassee, FL – A who’s who of conservative judges have lined up to try to join the Florida Supreme Court as Governor Rick Scott fights to appoint replacements for three justices whose retirements coincide with the end of his final term in January. The list of more than 40 candidates who filed applications before a […]

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