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Bethlehem Bible Church is the oldest Baptist church in the historically black neighborhood of Newtown in North Sarasota. But this Sunday, it's Soul Central — the hub for helping to get its members and six other congregations to the polls.

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Local elections supervisors in Florida have finally received the federal money for cyber security allocated to them back in March.

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With more than 1.75 million votes already cast by mail or in early voting, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner said primary-election day started smoothly.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won big over opponent Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's Florida primary, but Sanders supporters didn't seem all that worried though.

At a Sanders election watch part at the Edge of 9 bar in downtown St. Petersburg, the crowd was energetic. They seemed to break out into "Bernie" chants almost at random. As Sanders might put it, they were "Feeling the Bern."

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

A University of South Florida St. Petersburg political science class is taking off Saturday for the Granite State, where students will be taking part in presidential campaigns ahead of New Hampshire's first in the nation primary election.

District 64 Residents Without Representation

Dec 16, 2014

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to enter the House District 64 race for a special election. It means residents of this district won't have anyone looking out for their interests in Tallahassee during the upcoming legislative session. 

The previous incumbent, Republican James Grant, and write-in candidate Donald Mathews are running again to be House District 64’s next representative. Mathews was not eligible to run because he was not living inside the district at the time of qualifying. This district covers northwest Hillsborough and eastern Pinellas. 

 Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections said Tampa Engineer Miriam Steinberg, also a Republican, did not qualify this time for the race. 

Update, 10 p.m. 8/26/14:

With some precincts yet to report, Detzner says he believes more voters cast ballots early and absentee than on Election Day. However, the high percentage of voters taking advantage of alternative voting methods didn't contribute to high overall turnout. In fact, Detzner said he predicts fewer people participated in this midterm primary than in 2010, when 22 percent of registered voters cast ballots. 

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Charlie Crist Campaigns in Tampa Ahead of Primary

Aug 25, 2014
Megan Milanese / WUSF Public Media

Former Gov. Charlie Crist was in Tampa today as part of a multi-city tour to drum up voter support before tomorrow's primary election. During the visit to his campaign office, Crist took pictures with supporters and made a few calls to voters in a final push to get people to the polls.

Crist, formerly a Republican, is running against Nan Rich for the Democratic nomination for the governor's race. Rather than discuss his primary opponent, however, Crist focused on current Gov. Rick Scott.