Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist ran almost neck-and-neck with Hispanic voters in the November 4, election, according to a new post-election poll commissioned by the Republican Party of Florida.
Florida has been heavily impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The state continues to rank third in the nation in the cumulative number of AIDS cases (126,581 in 2012) and second in the nation in the cumulative number of HIV cases (49,058 in 2012).
With Republicans’ tighter grip on the Florida Legislature, on Tuesday, formal elections of the next leaders of the House and Senate saw well-earned shots at Democrats, whose voices are now even more muted.
Florida hospitals that treat uninsured patients could lose billions of dollars in funding, if the GOP-led legislature does not expand Medicaid, warns Florida Legal Services, a nonprofit legal advocate for the poor.
Despite the much heralded job growth in Florida, a new report by United Way of Florida finds 45 percent of households struggling to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care and transportation.
Statistics show that there are five hundred thousand more registered democratic voters in the State of Florida then Republicans. Despite this, Florida Democratic Party (FDP) struggles to win statewide offices.
Independent voters in Florida are leaning toward Democrat Charlie Crist giving him a lead of 43 percent over Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s 40 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.