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Largo Election Guide

Largo Patch is the place to look for information about campaigns and races for the fall elections. Bookmark this page for updates.

Elections? What elections?

Campaign season may seem to be in the distant future, as Floridians  embark on summer vacations.

But the candidates are focused on the issues and campaigns that will determine this fall's elections. Largo Patch will bring voters the coverage they need to make informed decisions.

Here's a quick look at some campaigns and emerging issues for voters in Pinellas County.

  1. President Barack Obama opened a St. Petersburg campaign office, which serves as the Pinellas County Office. A teen from Bay Point Middle School helps oversee the phone banks.
  2. Mitt Romney's Pinellas County Election Office is in Clearwater. Romney already has made a couple stops in Pinellas: He was . Romney also made a stop in St. Petersburg in May.
  3. The Florida election is at the center of a controversy, as the Gov. Rick Scott Administration has sought to purge voter rolls of non-citizens who may be registered to vote. The Department of Justice is taking the state of Florida to court, arguing that the purge violates federal law, since it is taking place less than 90 days before the primary. In Pinellas County, the Supervisor of Elections halted the purge, after discovering inaccuracies on the list of "non-citizens" provided by the state.
  4. Pinellas County has its slate of candidates. Across Pinellas County, . There are races for Pinellas County Sheriff, Pinellas County School Board and County Commision and County Judge.
  5. In the Florida election, supporters are bankrolling their choice for president. In Florida, Mitt Romney has already raised more money than President Obama and Newt Gingirch combined, .
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian ) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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