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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. Speaking to the general discontent of the electorate this year, Florida voters aren’t terribly enamored with either Obama or Romney. Voters narrowly disapprove of the job Obama’s doing, with 50% giving him poor marks to 47% who think he’s doing a good job. But they’re not terribly fond of Romney either, with 46% rating him favorably to 49% with a negative opinion. Still this parity between Obama’s approval and Romney’s favorability numbers is notable — Obama has tended to run well ahead of Romney on that front.

    publicpolicypolling.com »

  3. I ran a bipartisan campaign, I have a bipartisan administration with Republicans and Democrats. I made a promise I would focus on governing, not politics.”

    - Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown to the Tampa Bay Times on why he’ll remain campaign agnostic in the 2012 presidential election.
  4. An Olympic-themed ad criticizing Mitt Romney for his footprint in other countries will land in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia today, The Caucus Blog reports.

    The ad comes from a Pro-Barack Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action, and the jabs include his outsourcing jobs to China, offshore investments, and the 2002 Olympic uniforms.

    The ad lands as Romney begins his trip to Europe this week, which includes attending the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. 

  5. A source with knowledge of the events told ABC News Rubio will campaign for Romney at a rally at Rubio’s old elementary school in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday followed by a rally in Denver, Colorado, later that day. Rubio also will participate in finance events for Romney while in the area.

    abcnews.go.com »

  6. floridaelects:

By Maggie Seppi, UNF Student ReporterStaniqua Clark (left) and Kristin Dravis (right) answered the same question Washington Post journalists posed to subjects in their recent "Liberty through the Lens" question: Regardless of party affiliation, which candidate does the best job addressing women’s issues, Obama or Romney? 
Clark is a Jacksonville native and a political science junior. Dravis, who is from Palm City, Fla., is double majoring in political science and international relations. 
Clark is a registered Democrat, while Dravis is a registered Republican. Here is what the two had to say. 
Clark: “They’re both on the same plane to me. Obama seems pretty back and forth; now he’s solidly for abortion, but when he started his election, he was against it. They’re both for the votes, but I feel as though Obama doesn’t bring it to the surface until he’s asked or until he’s in the spotlight. And with Romney, I think all his ideologies have remained solid.” 
Dravis: “Obama is more for American politics, but Romney really focuses on foreign women’s rights, which I think is really important. Obama never really discusses that, but Romney wants to get rid of Bashar Al-Assad because he thinks the women there are being undermined. And Obama addressed that, and was like: ‘It’s not our place.’ I think Romney is in the right, so I’m more for Romney’s foreign policy. As far as in the U.S., Romney, because of his religious affiliation, is anti-abortion, and I’m pro-choice. But I think he’d be open to discussing it because he’s said that several times. And despite his religious affiliation, he’s been talking to women and women’s rights groups. I just think it’s nice he’s open-minded about that.” 

    floridaelects:

    By Maggie Seppi, UNF Student Reporter

    Staniqua Clark (left) and Kristin Dravis (right) answered the same question Washington Post journalists posed to subjects in their recent "Liberty through the Lens" question: Regardless of party affiliation, which candidate does the best job addressing women’s issues, Obama or Romney? 

    Clark is a Jacksonville native and a political science junior. Dravis, who is from Palm City, Fla., is double majoring in political science and international relations. 

    Clark is a registered Democrat, while Dravis is a registered Republican. Here is what the two had to say. 

    Clark: “They’re both on the same plane to me. Obama seems pretty back and forth; now he’s solidly for abortion, but when he started his election, he was against it. They’re both for the votes, but I feel as though Obama doesn’t bring it to the surface until he’s asked or until he’s in the spotlight. And with Romney, I think all his ideologies have remained solid.” 

    Dravis: “Obama is more for American politics, but Romney really focuses on foreign women’s rights, which I think is really important. Obama never really discusses that, but Romney wants to get rid of Bashar Al-Assad because he thinks the women there are being undermined. And Obama addressed that, and was like: ‘It’s not our place.’ I think Romney is in the right, so I’m more for Romney’s foreign policy. As far as in the U.S., Romney, because of his religious affiliation, is anti-abortion, and I’m pro-choice. But I think he’d be open to discussing it because he’s said that several times. And despite his religious affiliation, he’s been talking to women and women’s rights groups. I just think it’s nice he’s open-minded about that.” 

    floridaelects »

  7. Evangeline Watson, a Democrat from Jacksonville, Fla., and Rene Avery, a Democrat from Montgomery, Ala., talk about women’s issues, health care and voting.

    Listen to what they had to say when asked the following: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job addressing women’s issues — Obama or Romney? Why?

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