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Stephanie Murphy ousts 12-term U.S. Rep. John Mica

12-term incumbent

Republican John Mica’s 24-year-long tenure as a U.S. Congressman came to an end on Tuesday.

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Medical marijuana passes, controversial solar bill fails

Utility bill downed

After all the ballot dust settled on the Florida election, medical marijuana finally passed the bar.

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Emily Bonilla unseats Ted Edwards in Commission

Edwards out

Political newcomer Emily Bonilla unseated incumbent County Commissioner Ted Edwards in the District 5 race on Tuesday.

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Edwards, Bonilla move on in Orange County vote

Solar tax cut wins

Ted Edwards and Emily Bonilla will face off in general election after taking top two slots in primary.

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Eatonville mayor indicted on voter fraud charges

Grant charged with fraud

Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant and two co-conspirators were arrested this week charged with voter fraud in connection with the 2015 mayoral election in Eatonville.

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Cooper, Library, Weldon win in Winter Park

Landslide and nail-biter

The votes are in – and it was close. Winter Park City Commissioner Carolyn Cooper defended her seat and Winter Park will get a new library.

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Mike Thomas wins Maitland City Council seat

Wins over Dabby

In a race between two Maitland Planning and Zoning Commission members named Mike, Mike Thomas came out on top on Monday, winning Seat 1 on the Maitland City Council.

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Maitland election heats up as early voting kicks off

Election kicks off

With a dozen days left until Election Day, candidates are entering crunch time while early-bird voters flock to the polls.

Winter Park candidates talk ‘negative campaigning’ at final public forum

Candidates talk campaign tactics

Winter Park City Commission candidates sparred in the final public forum last Friday before the March 15 election day – a last look at the hopefuls that turned contentious as campaigns took parting shots.

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Controversy swirls over Winter Park election contributions

Who's donating to whom

Controversy is swirling in Winter Park over recent contributions to a City Commission candidate – but could that be the case for all four of the City Commission hopefuls?

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Winter Park Commission candidates spar over business, parking woes

Take on the issues

Questions were tailored toward the business community and the city’s downtown core – specifically downtown parking now and in the future.

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Winter Park Commission candidates debate the issues

Debating the issues

Winter Park’s four City Commission candidates squared off for the first time Tuesday night as Rollins College hosted the first candidate forum of the 2016 Winter Park election.

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Lambrine Macejewski pulls out of debate

Cites potential bias

Winter Park City Commission Seat 3 Candidate Lambrine Macejewski has announced she's pulling out of a debate that was set for Wednesday, Feb. 10.

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Meet the candidates for local Winter Park, Maitland elections

Who's running for what

Two Winter Park City Commission seats and two Maitland City Council seats will be up for grabs in March, and candidates are already preparing to earn your vote.

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Lawsuit lingers over Eatonville mayor seat

Voter fraud suit stays

A judge denied a motion to dismiss lawsuits against Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant and the Orange County Canvassing Board last month, stemming from former mayor Bruce Mount’s accusations of voter fraud.

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