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Institute for Women In Politics of Northwest Florida

As of 2017, women hold about 20 percent of all 535 seats in the U.S. Congress. According to Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, the number is 84 in the United States House of Representatives and 21 in the U.S. Senate.

Local and state level statistics on average aren’t much different. But, efforts are underway to increase the number of women in politics.

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President Donald Trump’s visit to Pensacola Friday night, to stump for an Alabama U.S. Senate candidate, is leaving some scratching their heads.

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President Trump laid out his agenda before Congress on Tuesday night, and while he appeared to take a softer approach, some are not buying it. Many are having problems coping with the new administration in day-to-day life.

In a recent study by the American Psychological Association, 57 percent of respondents said the current political climate is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. Much of that traced back to Donald Trump’s election and campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border.

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When Donald Trump takes the oath as the 45th president of the United States, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community will be waiting to see what happens next.

At the Republican National Convention, Trump used the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando to set up a promise to protect the LGBT community.

“As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful, foreign ideology,” said Trump at a rally after the attack.

 

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses what the election of Donald Trump means for the economic markets, the Federal Reserve and international trade.

With Hillary Clinton favored to win the 2016 presidential election, many were caught off guard when Trump emerged victorious.

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In some key races in Florida and across the conservative Northwest region, it was nearly a clean sweep for the Republican Party.

Updating: GOP nominee Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. In Florida, Trump narrowly edged out Democrat Hillary Clinton, with 49 percent of the vote compared to nearly 48% for Clinton, and picked up all of the state’s 29 Electoral votes.  

UWF Millennial Voters Share Views On 2016 Election

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The race for president has come down to a heated battle between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

If they actually go to the polls, millennial voters could play a major role in the outcome.

Young voters at the University of West Florida fall into that category. WUWF recently went to the University Commons, the center of campus activity, to talk with a few of them to get their thoughts on the candidates and the issues driving their participation in this year’s election.

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In the next installment of our update on the District 1 Congressional race, WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with Democratic nominee Steven Specht.

This is Steven Specht’s rookie season, politically speaking, and while Republican Matt Gaetz had to battle seven other candidates in the GOP primary, Specht got to the general election with no opposition. He says so far, no real surprises on the campaign trail.

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Ten days before early voting begins in Florida, Mike Pence made a campaign stop in downtown Pensacola on Friday.
Despite the early afternoon time on a workday, a large crowd gathered in the green space outside Palafox Wharf to greet and support the Republican vice presidential nominee. In his 30-minute speech, Pence didn’t mention reports of the past week, that Trump may have committed sexual assault against several women, including two more who came forward on Friday. But he did talk up the mogul’s fitness for the White House.

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  Donald Trump made a return trip to Pensacola Friday evening and, it appears, he doesn’t like the media. "The show is beginning. Not the donors. Not the insiders. Not the media executives, very dishonest people." Statements like that are music to the ears of his supporters who, it seems, also don’t like the media. "These are very, very dishonest people."

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  The conventions are done and the 2016 general election season is under way. But before we put the big parties in Cleveland and Philadelphia to bed, we thought we’d get a first hand account of what it was like in the middle of the action on the convention floor. 

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A group of Republicans from Northwest Florida are packing their bags and heading to Cleveland for next week’s Republican National Convention. The convention gets going on Monday and, for the first time in awhile, nobody really knows what to expect.

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Outgoing Cong. Jeff Miller appeared Monday with Donald Trump in Virginia Beach, Virginia, as the presumptive Republican nominee outlined a ten-point plan to improve the Veterans Administration.

One question being asked is: what's in it for Miller?

Now that Donald Trump’s path to the Republican presidential nomination is unimpeded, the talk about possible running mates is beginning to ramp up. One of those names being mentioned is Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Scott waited until after the March 15 Florida primary to endorse Trump, explaining his reasons on Fox News Channel.

“The voters have picked Donald Trump, it’s time to coalesce behind Donald Trump because we’ve got to win in November,” Scott said.

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U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller is hoping the third time is the charm when it comes to endorsing Republican presidential candidates.

He’s now going with Donald Trump.

Miller, who’s retiring after his eighth term in the House, first threw his support to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush last year.

“I’m a Jeb Bush supporter,” said Miller in 2015. “I feel very comfortable with level of experience.”

Republican Marco Rubio ended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night, after a humiliating loss in his home state of Florida.

Billionaire Donald Trump took Florida and its 99 delegates, with a 46-27% win over Rubio. Ted Cruz was third with 17% with John Kasich – who won his home state of Ohio over Trump – with only 7%.

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The last round of voting in Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary is set for this Tuesday, Mar. 15.  Early Voting in the state ended over the weekend. But, before it wrapped up, WUWF News caught up with a sampling of voters in Santa Rosa County. 

“I voted for Donald Trump,” said Pea Ridge resident Daniel Womack, who voted early at the Santa Supervisor of Elections Office on Saturday. He says ‘beyond all the rhetoric and antics’ he thinks Trump’s message reflects what a lot of Americans are feeling.

Donald Trump should not carry the Republican presidential banner into the November election: that from the last man to do so.

Mitt Romney sought Trump’s endorsement when he was the 2012 Republican nominee. But Thursday he told an audience at the University of Utah that if Republicans choose Trump to be their presidential nominee, "the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished."

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With Super Tuesday in the rear-view mirror, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is looking ahead to the Florida Primary on March 15, considered by many to be essential to his campaign, while continuing to attack front-runner Donald Trump.

Speaking Tuesday night to supporters in Miami, Rubio said his campaign had just begun making a case against Trump.

“Just five days ago, we began to unmask the true nature of the front-runner so far in this race,” said Rubio. “Five days ago, we began to explain to the American people that Donald Trump is a con artist.”

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