Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Election results and local coverage of the state and national races on Election Day 2012.
In order to make life easier for you, we created this article where you will find all the info you need to know about how Florida voted in the Presidential election as well as races for the U.S. Senate and House and Florida Senate and House. Results are changing as precincts report. They are not final.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden is known for his humor, and he definitely shared it in Sarasota, and that's not an "outrageous lie."
With five days before the General Election, it's time to laugh. Vice President Joe Biden's appearance in Sarasota was noted for him calling Gov. Mitt Romney's Ohio radio ad an "outrageous lie" about how Jeep is taking jobs to China. (For the record, the Jeep chief executive said they are adding jobs in Toledo, and a new Chinese plant is for only the Chinese market.) But there's a lot of crazy stuff and one-liners that Biden said that didn't make it to the nightly news. Especially when you clip his words together out of order and out of context like a late-night talk show. Including: "Eureka! He found there was a binder full of qualified women!" "I'm being a good Biden today." "... The president is wrong." "Look man, I used to have a …
Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Sarasota to address the president's jobs and economic plan.
Vice President Joe Biden greeted a crowd of nearly 1,400 packed into Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium Wednesday morning outlining a message about jobs and the economy. But before he got started he put in a plug for Sen. Bill Nelson and for Keith Fitzgerald, who is running against incumbent Vern Buchanan for a seat in Congress. He also talked about the hurricanes and how all of the states and officials are working together to overcome the devestation from the hurricane. "We're all better off when we're working together," he said. "After this election, I hope we'll do what we always did" Work Together." This is Biden's first trip to Sarasota, since he visited Booker High School in 2008. Biden made a surprise stop to the Obama-Biden campaign …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Biden will visit Sarasota on Wednesday for a grassroots event. Tickets are being distributed today.
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Sarasota on Wednesday to campaign at a grassroots event. Biden will speak at the Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamimi Trail, at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday; doors open at 9 a.m. Tickets are required for the free event and will be distributed beginning from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at: Biden will also be in Ocala for another event at 3:10 p.m. the same day. "While campaigning in Florida, Vice President Biden will lay out the vision he and the President share to create an economy that’s built to last versus going back to the same, failed top-down policies that crashed our economy," the Obama For America campaign released in a statement. Sarasota appears to be the key place for …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Get tips on what you need to have and where to go for the Gov. Mitt Romney campaign rally in Sarasota's Ringling Museum.
Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney will be in Sarasota for a free campaign rally Thursday, and Patch has prepared five things to know before you go see him. 1. Where do I go? The rally will be at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art behind the large center courtyard and the Statue of David, so you'll be looking west across Sarasota Bay. Though volunteers are on hand expected to direct traffic, the Ringling has ample parking, but for large events, the lot fills up fast and some folks will have to park in the grass, which is actually much closer as it's in front of the museum itself. The crowd will shuffle toward the rear courtyard where barricades and a security line will greet you. Gates open at 1:30 p.m., and the event begins …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Both presidential candidates' definitions of "middle income" differ from the U.S. Census. Gov. Mitt Romney says it's $200,000 to $250,00 and less, while President Barack Obama says it's up to $250,000. How do you define it?
During an interview last Friday, Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney told ABC's "Good Morning America" that middle income is "$200,000 to $250,000 and less. " President Barack Obama's description of middle income is similar. According to the Associated Press, Obama defines middle class as families with income up to $250,000 a year. Both of these descriptions differ greatly from numbers recently released by the U.S. Census. The real median household income in the United States in 2011 was $50,054, according to the U.S. Census. In light of the conflicting numbers from politicians and the U.S. Census, we'd like to know how you define "middle income." Westchae, post a comment below to share your thoughts and join in the …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tell us what you want national candidates to focus on as the election season draws near.
With presidential candidates already hard at work kissing babies, shaking hands and debating the issues, it's hard to deny that Election Season 2012 has officially begun. As hopefuls present their positions and debate on the issues, we at Westchase Patch want to make sure we’re covering the topics that really matter to you on the local, state and national level. To help us guide our coverage, we’d like your feedback. Please take part in the poll and let us know what truly matters to you!