Monday, January 30, 2012
Former Massachusetts governor and current GOP presidential nominee frontrunner Mitt Romney will be in Dunedin Monday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
The GOP buzz is officially under way. Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney swings through Pioneer Park on Monday afternoon (Jan. 30). City officials and businesses are preparing for large crowds, and have already issued two major road closures in the downtown area. Romney's campaign staff rented the park for his last rally in Florida before republicans across the state head to the GOP primary polls Tuesday. So far, polls have the former governor of Massachusetts ahead of the other candidates: Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Here's what's to know if you go — or even if you don't: TIME: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., according Romney's campaign website. ROAD CLOSURES (beginning midnight through Monday afternoon, according to the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"It seems as though Tampa is full of conservative radio shows, and I want to be around people with my thinking — progressive thinkers," said Angela Sosik of South Tampa.
As President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union address tonight, a small group of Tampa Bay area residents gathered in a South Tampa home to tune in together. The watch party is just one of an estimated 2,500-plus gatherings going on all over the country this evening. As the address began, the moods at this watch party were lively. Laughter rang out as national media cameras focused in on Republicans who appeared disgruntled. Still, attendees at the party have some serious issues on their minds. For one South Tampa resident, the watch party is providing a place for her to get together with like-minded people to hear the President's address. "It seems as though Tampa is full of conservative radio shows and I want to be around people…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Small groups of pro and anti-Republicans are breaking into song on the University of South Florida campus.
As the candidates duke it out in the Republican Presidential Candidates Debate, people who have gathered outside are breaking into chants. The songs being sung, however, have very different tunes. "All night, all day, Occupy Tampa Bay," sang one small group of Occupy Tampa supporters that gathered near the viewing tent. Meanwhile, Ron Paul supporters are marching to the beat of a very different drum. "Bring us back our constitution. Ron Paul revolution," is the song Paul's fans are currently singing on the University of South Florida campus. Which tune, if any, do you agree with?
A look at the Republican candidates' visits around the Tampa Bay area leading up to the Jan. 31 Florida Presidential Preference Primary, plus other key events.
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Friday, January 20, 2012
The First Lady will attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Sarasota on Jan. 26.
UPDATE: Michelle Obama's fundraising appearance will be at the home of Caren Lobo, 3139 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, according to President Barack Obama's campaign Web site. The cost is $1,250 for a general and photo reception or $15,000 for host committee reception, photo and general reception for two. Earlier: Florida news outlets are reporting that First Lady Michelle Obama will stop in Sarasota on Jan. 26 for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. According to the Palm Beach Post, Obama will stop in Palm Beach for another fundraiser and also be in Tampa that day for an event: "The first lady’s quick trip includes a morning stop in Tampa, where she will be joined by Bob Unanue, president of Goya Foods, a …
Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum will stop in Sarasota on Jan. 29 and supporters are readying for his arrival.
Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum will stop in Sarasota on Jan. 29 and supporters gathered Thursday at his Florida campaign headquarters in Sarasota to prepare for his arrival. Jesse Biter, a Sarasota entrepreneur and Pennsylvania native, was named Santorum's Florida campaign chairman on Jan. 13, and made Sarasota the campaign's headquarters the same day. Santorum is scheduled to appear for a rally at Dolphin Aviation on Jan. 29. Tickets are free and are available through Sarasotagop.com. Here's a little info on Biter from TampaBay.com, which has details on the campaign team: "Florida Rick Santorum for President Chairman: Jesse Biter will serves as Florida Chairman of the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Biter is the …