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  1. mittromney:


“Perhaps Leanne Hoagland-Smith sums it up best: ‘I built my business through 60-100 hour work weeks, paying for my own ongoing professional development in excess of $50,000, calling on potential customers, etc. No one helped me in the ways the President suggested.’” (Christine Parizo, Op-Ed, “We Built Our Businesses Ourselves: Entrepreneurs React To Obama Speech,” Washington Examiner, 7/20/12)

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Electronic billboards for Built By Us, a new push by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, are cropping up in the Orlando area, the Tampa Bay Times reports.The billboards started appearing days before President Obama is scheduled to visit central Florida on Thursday, Aug. 2. Downloadable versions, like the ones shown here, are available on Romney’s Web site.The slogan is a response to a line in a speech Obama made last month that Republicans have since used as a rallying cry: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    mittromney:

    “Perhaps Leanne Hoagland-Smith sums it up best: ‘I built my business through 60-100 hour work weeks, paying for my own ongoing professional development in excess of $50,000, calling on potential customers, etc. No one helped me in the ways the President suggested.’” (Christine Parizo, Op-Ed, “We Built Our Businesses Ourselves: Entrepreneurs React To Obama Speech,” Washington Examiner, 7/20/12)

    Share your Built By Us story today: http://mi.tt/P4qqHD

    Electronic billboards for Built By Us, a new push by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, are cropping up in the Orlando area, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The billboards started appearing days before President Obama is scheduled to visit central Florida on Thursday, Aug. 2. Downloadable versions, like the ones shown here, are available on Romney’s Web site.

    The slogan is a response to a line in a speech Obama made last month that Republicans have since used as a rallying cry: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

    tampabay.com »

  2. reuterspolitics:

    Mitt Romney tried to make up ground with Hispanic voters in a speech today, promising a long-term solution to allow young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, but offering just a few minor immigration proposals.

    “Some people have asked if I will let stand the president’s…

    reuters.com »

  3. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, visited Orlando on Tuesday to speak about health care and tax breaks for small business. From the Orlando Sentinel:

    Speaking on the factory floor of Con-Air Industries of Orlando, a company that makes air filters, Romney also decried President Barack Obama as “out of touch,” repeatedly berating him for his comment last week that “the private sector economy is fine.”

    "It’s time we have a president who is [in] touch with America. And I am." 

    orlandosentinel.com »

  4. In an effort to follow through with his decision to remove noncitizens from lists of registered voters, Gov. Rick Scott sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security June 11 over Florida’s recent voter purge.

    The state claims the Department of Homeland Security unlawfully refused to give it access to databases that would aid the state in identifying and deleting noncitizens from voter rosters. 

    In immediate response to the suit, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Florida over the state’s possible violation of two federal laws in its voter purge.

    From the Miami Herald:

    The state’s program is too “faulty” and comes too close to election time to not endanger the voting rights of thousands of lawful U.S. citizens, [Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E.] Perez wrote. He said Florida has repeatedly ignored Homeland Security’s warning that the department’s database, known as SAVE, isn’t designed for the noncitizen hunt on which Florida embarked.

    miamiherald.com »

  5. The 2012 presidential election is just under five months away, and, in a state like Florida, nothing’s really sure until all of the ballots have been counted. 

    Five months give us enough time, however, to compile all the issues important to Florida voters on which the Florida media have been reporting. Watch for more details.

    Media mentioned in this video:
    First Coast Connect June 5 broadcast (iTunes link)
    Jacksonville.com blog post
    Obama’s negative campaign .gif 

    Ryan Thompson is a senior at the  University of North Florida and is enterprise editor for the UNF Spinnaker and maintains a “vlog” in his spare time on “words, books, college life and Harry Potter — among other things.”

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