• Democrats gather

    Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — On the heels of a tumultuous Republican convention, Hillary Clinton arrives in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking Democratic Party united behind her steady leadership. To do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and clean up a resurgent political mess of the party’s own making.

  • GOP kicks off national convention

    CLEVELAND — Painting a bleak picture of America’s future, Republicans promised a new era of security with Donald Trump as president as they opened a four-day convention against the backdrop of an unsettling summer and deep party divisions.

  • Tampa welcomes Trump

    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Campaigning in a pair of crucial battleground states, Donald Trump bashed Democrats and Republicans alike Saturday, from Hillary Clinton to former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

  • Libertarians pick presidential candidate

    FORT LAUDERDALE — The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.

  • AP-GfK poll: Republicans not itching for a convention fight

    By Emily Swanson, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Most Republican voters think the candidate with the most delegates heading into the party’s convention in July should ultimately emerge as the GOP’s presidential nominee, regardless of whether he holds the majority of all delegates needed to secure the nomination, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Rubio, Cruz jostle for votes

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Republicans Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz battled to emerge as the true anti- Trump on Sunday as the billionaire businessman took an ever-so-brief break from his trademark braggadocio to say his drive for the GOP nomination isn’t unstoppable — yet.

  • State of 2016 play: Questions only Iowa caucuses can answer

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Only a week remains before the Iowa caucuses, the first contest in a tumultuous presidential campaign that has challenged long-held political assumptions.

  • Presidential Preference Primary set for March 15

    Florida’s Presidential Preference Primary will be Tuesday, March 15. In accordance with Florida law, only registered republicans and democrats are eligible to vote in this election because Florida is a Closed Primary State.

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  • A primer on the race for mosquito control

    Editor’s note: This year’s ballot includes the three-position race for Citrus County mosquito control board. Mosquito control board members set policy and a tax millage to operate the mosquito control district, which was created by an act of the Legislature. The position is nonpartisan and pays $4,800 a year. There are two incumbents: Albert Jordan and Bob Milan; Jordan, however, is seeking re-election to a different seat.