Ann Romney’s Treasure Coast ties are strong

Ann Romney pumped up the audience at an Oct. 7 rally for her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in the Tradition neighborhood of Port St. Lucie by touting her Treasure Coast connection, reports TCPalm. “I spent many wonderful winters, Christmas time especially, down here escaping the cold of Boston at my parents’ house in Stuart,” she told the boisterous crowd… … Click here to read more

Florida not among states that cross-check registrations for double-voting

Scripps Howard reports that double-voting is a concern in Florida, where many part-time residents have a second home in a different state, giving them the chance to register to vote in two states, according to elections supervisors. Absentee ballots, which are growing in popularity, make it easier to vote twice because the person doesn’t need to travel to both places. … Click here to read more

Los Angeles Times: Fractious Florida weighs heavily on presidential campaigns

From the Los Angeles Times: In Florida, many economically sensitive swing voters, the sort who decide close elections, haven’t discerned progress in their lives over the last four years. … Click here to read more

TIME’s ‘Babies of the Campaign Trail’ includes a Martin County stop

For presidential candidates, posing with supporters’ babies is a rite of passage as important as eating deep-fried state fair food or enduring endless debates. TIME celebrates this hallowed tradition with 34 photos [including one from Martin County] of infants in varying states of joy, indifference and abject terror on the campaign trail in 2012. … Click here to read more

Stuart is a stop on campaign trail for Santorum, Gingrich

As the Florida Republican Primary nears January 31, candidates are criss-crossing the state, some visiting Martin County. Rick Santorum was on Salerno Road recently, and Newt Gingrich is scheduled for a sold-out fundraiser at Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart on Saturday. … Click here to read more