Wisconsin recall race gets attention, money in SWFL

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Wisconsin recall race has received national attention and money, including from here in Southwest Florida. An entire office full of transplanted Wisconsin na..
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Southwest Floridians donate to Gov. Scott Walker's campaign

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- As people in Wisconsin head to the polls to make their voices heard in the recall election of Governor Scott Walker, people in Southwest Florida are making th..
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Senate GOP blocks Democrats' equal pay bill

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. But President Barack Obama and his congressional allies aren't fin..
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Biden delivers commencement speech in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden urged a newly minted class of high school graduates not to believe those who say the future of the United States will not be as bright as its ..
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Obama, Clinton to headline trio of NYC fundraisers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought to take advantage Monday of the fundraising prowess of former President Bill Clinton, the most reliable deliverer of Democratic doll..
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Biden to deliver commencement speech in Miami

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a high school commencement speech at the Miami Marlins stadium.    Biden will speak to the graduating class of Cyp..
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Qualifying for Florida elections beginning Monday

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Now is the time for Florida political candidates to get serious about where they're running.    They have from noon Monday until noon Friday..
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Fla. limits on voter registration drives blocked

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge says some of Florida's new limits on voter registration drives are likely unconstitutional.    U.S. District Judge Robert Hi..
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Bush, Obama on stage together share laughs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama shared the stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the..
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Fla. candidate legally changes name to web address

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is letting a congressional candidate put the name of his web address on the ballot.    Why? Because Eddie Gonzalez went before a Mia..
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Obama team to focus on Romney's record in Mass.

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign is opening a new critique of Mitt Romney, focusing attention on the Republican's economic record as governor of Massachusetts.&n..
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US remains opposed to military action in Syria

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it remains opposed to military action in Syria, reasoning that would only lead to more carnage.    Spokesman Jay Carney says t..
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Fla. puts limits on what can appear on ballot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's elections office says voters should only see a candidate's name on the ballot and not any titles or degrees.    The state Division..
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President & Mitt Romney mark Memorial Day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Alex Fruin

WASHINGTON (AP) - Both presidential candidates plan to honor the nation's military this Memorial Day. President Barack Obama is paying tribute to fallen warriors with a wreath-layi..
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Controversial candidate enters race for Lee Co. commissioner

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A controversial candidate has entered the race for Lee County commissioner. WINK News was there when former Lee County manager Don Stilwell filed his papers with ..
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Groups call on Florida to halt voter purge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Several groups are calling on Florida to halt its push to remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls.    Six civil rights and voting righ..
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Search for Romney running mate in audition phase

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions.    As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a..
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Romney says Congress should wait to act on economy

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney says that if elected Congress should wait until he takes office to block automatic spending cuts and to keep tax cuts from expiring.    ..
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Obama, Dems redoubling money efforts to keep edge

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - His cash advantage threatened, President Barack Obama and his party are redoubling their fundraising efforts after robust hauls by Republican rival M..
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Obama team trumpets new polling on gay marriage

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Katherine Kolter

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is beginning to express some confidence that the president's historic, yet politically risky, embrace of gay marriag..
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