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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

Nov 7, 2016
Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

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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A crowd of supporters came to greet the 42nd  President of the United States as he spoke in Pensacola on Saturday.

"Bill Clinton was the first president I voted for" said Susan Ensley, who was waiting in line in front of the E. S. Cobb Community Center in Pensacola hours before the event was scheduled to begin. "It makes me think of my grandmothers because both of them were born before women were given the right to vote, before the 19th amendment. And they both sort of instilled in me  the importance of voting."

Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Public Media

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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Dianne Krumel

While few people expect Hillary Clinton to win Escambia County or most other areas of the panhandle, as one campaign operative said, "a vote in Pensacola counts just as much as a vote in Miami". That’s why Anne Holton, the wife of vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, appeared in Pensacola for a pair of appearances on Monday. She spoke about the concerns of veterans and their families. "Hillary is very, very committed to getting the V.A. fixed and working right. And I think that's the most important issue for vets.

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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."

Dianne Krumel

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. 

  As Republicans begin unpacking from their four day party in Cleveland, local Democrats are getting ready for their convention next week in Philadelphia. There will be three delegates to the Democratic National Convention from Pensacola. Two are pledged to Hillary Clinton, one to Bernie Sanders.

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%.

Another Clinton versus Bush presidential matchup could be in the offing in 2016, and it could be nip-and-tuck in Florida based on a new Quinnipiac poll.

The survey, released Tuesday, has the former Secretary of State versus the former Florida Governor 44 % to 43%  in Florida, a crucial swing state. Throw in the margin of error, and it’s a virtual dead heat. But the presidential primaries and caucuses are still a year away and the fields of candidates are loaded with speculation.