Orlando, Miami Out of 2016 DNC Chase

Whoever the nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016, whether it’s Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden, or Elizabeth Warren, it’s now a certainty they won’t be theiy accepting their party’s nomination here in Orlando.

According to the Pittsburgh Business Journal (by way of our very own OBJ, which you can read HERE) Orlando, along with Miami withdrew their bids to host the Democratic National Convention last week.

It’s estimated that it would have cost about 60 million dollars to host the event.

Orlando’s venues and hospitality industry, would have been up to the task. The Amway Center and Orange County Convention Center could have easily handled the influx of visitors, and the delegates would have been close by with the string of hotels and resorts on International Drive.

Instead, it looks like Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Brooklyn will be frontrunners for the event.

In 2012, Tampa hosted the Republican National Convention, and despite a threat from Hurricane Issac, reviews were positive.

The Convention Center could have easily accommodated the event

The Convention Center could have easily accommodated the event

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RPOF teases Lieutenant Gov. pick to roll in Facebook Likes

Want to be the first to know who the Lieutenant Governor is going to be?

RPOF has announced that there will be a “Major Announcement” tomorrow with the following graphic.

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Many believe that the next Lieutenant Governor will be former State Rep and Current Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera (story HERE). It’s reported that Lopez-Cantera and Governor Rick Scott have gotten along very well in the past.

This is hardly a new technique. President Barack Obama used his social media resources to announce who his runningmate would be back in 2008, and it worked perfectly. When his campaign announced that it was Joe Biden, the media used those connections as it’s source.

It seems to be working this time as well. Facebook feeds are currently crowded with the new graphic.

If Lopez-Cantera turns out to be Florida’s next Lieutenant Governor, you’ll find a full write-up of it here.

CANCELED: Vice-President Biden to speak at UCF September 5th

UPDATE: Vice-President Joe Biden has postponed this visit. When a new date is announced, you can read about it here.

Vice-President Joe Biden will be visiting the University of Central Florida next week to push the President’s future plans for education.

With Foreign Policy and Immigration taking center stage in Washington recently, Education issues such as tuition increases and student loans have gotten lost in the media shuffle and the Biden will try to keep that train running.

This will be the first time the Vice-President has visited Central Florida since election season last year. He’s known for his brash and straight forward speaking style and supporters who attend his speech next week should expect more of the same.

When President Obama’s re-election campaign hit troubled waters last year, it was the often mocked Biden who stepped up (with former President Clinton) and gave big speeches at the Democratic National Convention and drew what many believe was a tie in his VP Debate with his policy heavy, GOP Counterpart Paul Ryan.

He’s considered to be the 2nd choice for many Democrats besides Hilary Clinton for the 2016 Presidential Race. If Clinton can’t go, it will be Biden that will move into the presumed frontrunner role heading into the primary.

Biden is also known for stopping into local businesses with no notice to speak with voters. You can expect more of that next week during his visit.

The often outspoken Vice-President will be speaking at UCF next week

The often outspoken Vice-President will be speaking at UCF next week

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Monday Morning Political Headlines: Citrus Bowl Renovations

The Monday after an exciting finish to legislation brings the doldrums of Monday political news.

The City of Orlando moves on to Citrus Bowl renovations. The aging venue is badly in need of improvement. It currently hosts to big name College Bowl games, and keeps the city in the hunt for big events, like Wrestlemania, and others.

I’ll also be releasing Report Cards for our State Legislators this week. We’ll start at the Senate and move down.

Have a great Monday!

WESH 2: Orlando City Council to learn more about Citrus Bowl renovations

Orlando Sentinel: Special Interests Successes Mark Legislative Session

WFTV 9 Eyewitness News: (AP) Florida governor wants Illinois businesses

CF NEWS 13: Gas prices up for first time in weeks

WOFL FOX 35: (AP) GOP seeks alternative to overtime pay

WKMG Local 6: (AP) “Biden will run regardless of what Hilary will do”

Carroll Renuncia, CPAC Rumores Y Quien es El Candidato Misterio en Florida 44?

Feliz Día de San Patricio! Esto es tu semana revista. Hoy, es domingo y nosotros hablamos de la renuncia de tenienta Governor Jennifer Carroll, rumores de CPAC de Jeb Bush y Marco Rubio, un luchar con RPOF y los Republicanos jovenes. y quien es el candidato misterio en Florida 44?

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Florida Politica con Frank Torres. Yo soy Frank Torres y yo esperar que tu esta teniendo un feliz dia para St. Patricks y tu esta contento con esto hermosa . Hay mucho para conversar vamos.

La semana inicio con la renuncia de Jennifer Carroll el tienienda Gobernador de Florida. La renunica vino cuando Carroll encontro conexiones con la compania Allied Veterans of the World. Un compania que corren los Internet Cafes que estan en sitios en todo el estado. Ese compania se necesito mandar el dinero gano con eso operacion a los vetranos pero lo mando a otro compania para guarda. Ahora hay acusaciones de racketeering Y la operacion fundalamente estaban un juego para ganar dinero. Ella penso que es mejor para la oficina de el Gobernador a renuncia el posicione. Rick Scott dijo que el no va buscar un susticion hasta despues del la terminar de la sesion de legislation. Yo creo que es un errar para dejar un agujero en sus administracion asi. Bueno, que se puede hacer?

Mas problemas con Republicanos en Tallahassee este semana con un luchar con El Republicano party de Florida y los Jovenes Republicanos de Florida. El debato viene con como el party esta usando los jovenes durante los elecciones. El party quiere solamente a los jovenes que se ponen algo a Facebook o Twitter. Esto es un problema. Yo soy un joven Republicano y nosotros necesito cambia la estrategia a como usar los otros jovenes y que no creer que ellos siempre va apoyo la democrata en los elecciones.

Ahora hablamos de CPAC el convenio para Conservadores en Washington. Hay esta Ex Gobernador Jeb Bush y Senador de Florida Marco Rubio. La recepcion para Bush estaban un poco bajo porque el es. moderada con mucho los tema. Rubio estaba mas fuerte y estaban segundo detras de el Senador de Kentucky Rand Paul que tiene un reputacion para hablando muy duro con los Conservdores. Es dificil para ve este hombre ganando en 2016 contra Hilary Clinton o Joe Biden.

Nunca es temprano para hablar de los elecciones de 2014. Ya nosotros saben mucho de lost concurso. En la camara de representates para Florida en districto 30 hay Bob Cortes contra Karen Castor Dentel. En 29 es Scott Plakon y Mike Clelland quien apenas gano contra Chris Dorworth quien tenia muchos problemas con las media. El ventaja va a Plakon temprano. Y ya sabes que Jason Brodeur va contra Franklin Perez en districto 28. Eric Eisnaugle va a luchar con Ronney Olivera para districto 44 pere hay otro candidato que esta pensando entrando ese concurso. Alguien que puede cambiar la mirada de ese eleccione. Yo va seguir con esto posibilidad y decirte y algo cambias.

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