Allen West won’t Rule out possible 2016 Primary Challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio – Audio 6/19/13

Marco Rubio Tackles the Budget on the Senate Floor – Video

Raw Video of President Obama Playing Golf in Florida – 2/18/13

Here is video from this morning on Fox & Friends, where Florida GOP Rep. Allen West conceded defeat to Democrat Patrick Murphy in their 18th Congressional District race. West made the concession today following two weeks of recounts. According to this video, West trails Murphy by 0.58%. He said he did not believe he could get down to the required 0.5% margin to generate an automatic full recount of the vote.

West said he would decide, along with his family, in the days ahead what direction to go in as far as his political future. West’s name is already coming up as a possible candidate for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination.

GOP Rep. Allen West Concedes Florida Congressional Race; Says He Will Decide with Family on Plans for Future – Video 11/20/12

It’s difficult to even keep up with all of Joe’s gaffes!

Here he is in FLORIDA citing the “Cleveland Plain-Dealer” Newspaper as “one of the major newspapers in this state.”

VP Joe Biden in Florida: The “Cleveland Plain-Dealer, One of the Major Newspapers in This State. . . ” – Video 10/31/12

A new Mason-Dixon Poll on the crucial “I-4 Corridor” show finds Gov. Mitt Romney ahead by 6-points in that pivotal part of the state:

New Poll Finds Gov. Mitt Romney Up by Six-Points in Crucial “I-4 Corridor” of Florida – 10/28/12

Here is a video report from Mobile, Alabama station WKRG on Gov. Mitt Romney’s massive rally today in Pensacola, Florida, which packed the Civic Center with more than 10,000 people. The report indicates there were even more people who could not get inside.

Mitt Romney Rally in Pensacola, FL Draws more than 10,000 People – Video Report 10/27/12

Here is one of 15 new Mitt Romney ads being deployed in various battleground states today. This one centers of the failure of Barack Obama in Florida, where home values have collapsed.

New Romney Ad Hammers Obama in Florida: “Here in Florida, We’re Not Better Off Under Obama” – Video 9/7/12

From his absolutely outstanding speech just delivered in “The Villages” Florida retirement community, here is video of GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan hitting on all cyclinders as he talked with Senior Citizens about what is at stake in the 2012 Presidential Election. Ryan declared that Barack Obama is trying to use Medicare as a “piggybank” to fund his ObamaCare Government takeover of Health Care in America.

Paul Ryan at The Villages, Florida: Obama Raids Medicare to Pay for ObamaCare; “Medicare should not be used as a Piggy-Bank for ObamaCare”; Raises Specter of “15 Unelected Bureaucrats” Limiting Seniors’ Access to Care under ObamaCare – Video 8/18/12

Here is video of an energized Mitt Romney speaking to a large and enthusiastic rally crowd this morning in St. Augustine, Florida. Romney is now in Florida campaigning on his own, while VP running mate Paul Ryan is in Iowa today campaigning there.

Mitt Romney Speaks to Large Rally in St. Augustine, FL: “I’ve Got a Promise for You Guys – There are Better Days Ahead when We Get a Better Leader in Washington” – Complete Video 8/13/12

“He focused on ObamaCare instead of Jobs. Barack Obama – What a disappointment.”

New Romney Ad on how Obama has Failed Florida: “He Focused on ObamaCare instead of Jobs” – Video 8/2/12

Florida Governor Rick Scott tells Greta Van Susteran that Florida will NOT participate in Obamacare.

“Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we’re not going to implement exchanges.”, says Governor Scott.

Governor Scott now joins many other Republican Governors in rejecting the Mandate/Tax that IS Obamacare. I’m still trying to find a tally of the number of states that say they will refuse to comply.

Update: Florida Governor Rick Scott releases a statement regarding his decision to ignore Obamacare.

“After reviewing the impact of the Supreme Court ruling that gave Florida the flexibility to legally opt out of implementing one of the costliest provisions of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “ObamaCare,” Governor Rick Scott has decided two major provisions in the law are inconsistent with his mission to grow jobs for Floridians, make sure there is adequate funding for education, and to keep the cost of living as low as possible.”

Florida Governor Rick Scott: We will Not Implement Obamacare

Here is a new Mitt Romney ad in their “Obama Isn’t Working” (OIW) series. This one specifically targets Obama’s failures in Florida.

New Mitt Romney Ad Continues “Obama Isn’t Working” (OIW) Series; Targets Obama Failure in Florida – Video 4/10/12

Here is video of a clearly positive and energized Mitt Romney today in Florida urging supporters to attend the CNN Debate tonight and cheer him along. When told there were no tickets available, Romney advised, “Just storm in!”

Via Politico

Mitt Romney Urges Supporters to Attend CNN Debate to Cheer Him On: “Just Storm In” – Video 1/26/12

It seems Mitt Romney is not sure he will take part in the two debates next week leading up to the Florida GOP Primary. He’s committed to this Thursday’s CNN Debate in South Carolina, but his campaign is making no commitments to him being a part of the Florida debates:

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: After a debate in which Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney faced attacks from all sides, the Romney campaign says it has not yet accepted invitations to participate in two high-profile debates leading up to the January 31 Florida primary, and a key Romney adviser is expressing fatigue and frustration over what he sees as a never-ending series of GOP debates.

“There are too many of these,” Romney strategist Stuart Stevens said after Monday night’s Fox News debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. “We have to bring some order to it. We haven’t accepted Florida…It’s kind of like a cruise that’s gone on too long.”

Romney will participate in the next South Carolina debate, Thursday night in Charleston. Asked by email about the candidate’s debate schedule after that, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said, “I have no announcements to make on debates at this time.”

As part of his complaint against the current debate schedule, Stevens expressed lingering irritation at the January 7 ABC News debate in New Hampshire, in which Romney faced a long a tendentious series of questions about contraception. (“It was such a lousy debate,” Stevens said.) More generally, Stevens suggested that in the long course of the campaign, this year’s key issues have been exhausted. “We’re down to the most obscure questions,” he said. “When more than ten debates mention Chilean models, and it’s not a fashion show, then something’s wrong.”

There’s no doubt the debate schedule has been intense. Seventy hours after the end of Monday night’s session, the second South Carolina debate will begin down the coast in Charleston. Then, 48 hours after the polls close late Saturday in South Carolina, there will be another debate, this one in Tampa. Seventy-two hours after that, there will be yet another debate, this one in Jacksonville. The Charleston, Tampa, and Jacksonville debates will be the 17th, 18th, and 19th of the Republican primary season. Add that to the schedule of actual campaigning, and it’s a routine that is wearing down all the campaigns. . . . Read More

That would be a disaster for Mitt Romney. He is kidding himself if he thinks he can just not show up for the two Florida debates leading up to the primary and it not hurt him big time. These debates are far more important that the debates from long ago, because they will be fresh in the minds of voters. Romney will come off looking like a coward if he just refuses to show up. He may be tired of the debates, but he had better rethink this strategy.

Mitt Romney Not Sure He Will Take Part in Florida GOP Debates

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South Carolina, Florida Primary Polling Averages & Results

Updated: 1/31/12, 6:15 AM ET

Candidate

Primary Date

South Carolina

1/21/12

Florida

1/31/2012

                  LEADER

Gingrich Wins +12.6

Romney +13.6

Romney

27.8

42.9

Gingrich

40.4

29.3

Santorum

17.0

12.7

Paul

13.0

9.9

Perry

Withdrew

Withdrew

Huntsman

Withdrew

Withdrew

Note: Final Vote Percentages are listed for South Carolina, and a 3-Day Average for Florida is listed. Click on the state names above for polling data and more averages. Results from Iowa and New Hampshire. 

 

The GOP Presidential Nomination race now moves on to Florida (January 31) following Newt Gingrich’s shocking victory in South Carolina. Here is the polling average for Florida, which shapes up to be a pivotal contest in the GOP Presidential race. We’ll keep it updated as new polls come out.

South Carolina, Florida GOP Presidential Primary Polling Averages & Results

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