Election 2012

Photos from the 2012 elections.

Full gallery »Election 2012: Judge Eugene C. Turner

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Judge Eugene Turner laughs during court on Friday morning. Turner was unseated on Tuesday by Collier County voters, electing former magistrate Jim McGarity to replace him.
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Judge Eugene Turner laughs during court on Friday morning. Turner was unseated on Tuesday by Collier County voters, electing former magistrate Jim McGarity to replace him.
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Judge Eugene Turner laughs during court on Friday morning. Turner was unseated on Tuesday by Collier County voters, electing former magistrate Jim McGarity to replace him.

Collier voters unseated veteran County Judge Eugene C. Turner in a runoff election Tuesday, electing former magistrate Jim McGarity to replace him.



Full gallery »Election 2012: Florida counting last presidential votes

  • Miami-Dade Elections Department employee Mandy Montanez folds absentee ballot tally reports in Doral, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley says the agency has "no more than 500" ballots to count Thursday. Elections workers are uploading some 21,000 ballots into the system today after uploading 10,000 on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
  • A Miami-Dade Elections Department employee tallies absentee ballot reports in Doral, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley says the agency has "no more than 500" ballots to count Thursday. Elections workers are uploading some 21,000 ballots into the system today after uploading 10,000 on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
  • Boxes containing election results are shown at the Miami-Dade Elections Department in Doral, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Elections Supervisor Penelope Townsley says the agency has "no more than 500" ballots to count Thursday. Elections workers are uploading some 21,000 ballots into the system today after uploading 10,000 on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
  • Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley talks to reporters in Doral, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Townsley says the agency has "no more than 500" ballots to count Thursday. Elections workers are uploading some 21,000 ballots into the system today after uploading 10,000 on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
  • Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections Penelope Townsley talks to reporters in Doral, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Townsley says the agency has "no more than 500" ballots to count Thursday. Elections workers are uploading some 21,000 ballots into the system today after uploading 10,000 on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


Full gallery »Election 2012: President Obama wins re-election

  • President Barack Obama speaks during an election night party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • President Barack Obama watches as first lady Michelle Obama gives a thumbs up at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Supporters cheer at the end of President Barack Obama remarks during an election night party, early Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • President Barack Obama speaks at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
  • Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden wave to the supporters after President Barack Obama's speech at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.



Full gallery »Election 2012: Mitt Romney concedes in presidential race

  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters before conceding the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Linda Patino tears up as she watches a television broadcast as Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives his concession speech during a Utah State GOP election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, speaks to his running mate, vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, as Romney's wife Ann waves to supporters after Romney conceded the race during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
  • Loris Tangvik, a supporter of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, reacts as she watches the election results at the election night event for Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., in Billings, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures to supporters during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • A campaign sign left by Mitt Romney supporters sits on empty chairs at a GOP watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


Full gallery »Election 2012: Jeanne Dozier, Lee County School Board District 2 Watch Party

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Jeanne Dozier, middle, running for Lee County School Board District 2, thanks attendees for their support at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn watch party on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.
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Jeanne Dozier, middle, running for Lee County School Board District 2, shares a laugh with others as her grandson, Dozier Bartlett, 3, sits on her lap at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.
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Jeanne Dozier, middle, running for Lee County School Board District 2, thanks attendees for their support while her grandson, Dozier Bartlett, 3, plays at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.
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Jeanne Dozier, middle, running for Lee County School Board District 2, looks over the incoming election numbers with her Campaign Treasurer, Bill Tubb, at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.
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Jeanne Dozier, middle, running for Lee County School Board District 2, is embraced by supporter Joan Schafer during a watch party at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.
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Jeanne Dozier, middle, running for Lee County School Board District 2, looks over the incoming election numbers with her Campaign Treasurer, Bill Tubb, left, and volunteer, Sharron Kramer, at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.

Scenes from a watch party for Jeanne Dozier, running for Lee County School Board District 2, at a Ft. Myers Holiday Inn on Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.



Full gallery »Election 2012: Connie Mack concedes in Senate race

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-  Connie Mack IV gives his concession speech to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.
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- Supporters watch Connie Mack IV give his concession speech at an election night party on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.  Mack conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
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- Naples residents Rosie Johnson, left, and Margo Vincent, analyze the results at an election night party for Connie Mack IV on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.  Mack conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
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- Television news reporters wait between live reports at an election night party for Connie Mack IV on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.  Mack conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
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- Television news reporters wait between live reports at an election night party for Connie Mack IV on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.  Mack conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
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- Television news reporters wait between live reports at an election night party for Connie Mack IV on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.  Mack conceded to incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

Connie Mack was handily defeated Tuesday by incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, the Orlando Democrat who will serve Florida for a third term.



Full gallery »Election 2012: Marco Island City Council Race

  • Challenger Larry Honig, right, accepts congratulations from supporter Peter Ruddy at CJ's on the Bay. Political newcomer Honig won a seat in the Marco Island City Council race. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Challengers Ken Honecker, from left, and Larry Sacher celebrate their victory in the Marco Island City Council race at Mango's restuarant Tuesday evening. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Challenger Larry Sacher, center, exults at word of a concession by incumbents in the Marco Island City Council race. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Challenger Larry Sacher exults at word of a concession by incumbents in the Marco Island City Council race. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Challengers Ken Honecker, Larry Honig, Amadeo Petricca and Larry Sacher defeated all incumbents in the Marco Island City Council race. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News
  • Challenger Ken Honecker celebrates his top finish in the Marco Island City Council race, Tuesday evening at Mango's restaurant. Lance Shearer/Special to the Daily News


Full gallery »Election 2012: Voting on Marco Island

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Bill Hughes, left, receives a card that supports Marco City Council candidates Kenneth Honecker, Amadeo Petricca and Larry Sacher, from Joe Rola, with wife Barbara looking on. They are part of the Marco Island Property Owners organization that distributed more tahn 10,000 cards for their candidates before Tuesday's election.
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Incumbent Marco City Councilman Frank Recker sits outside Precinst 193 at the United Church of God on Tuesday seeking support for himself and incumbent Jerry Gibson and newcomer Larry Honig.
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While most signs were asking voters to cast balltots for the Marco Island City Council on Tuesday, Dick Reynolds wanted to makesure that GOP candidates, including Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner on the back of his truck, were remembered.
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Incumbent Marco City Councilman Frank Recker sits outside Precinct 193 at United Church of God on Tuesday, urging voters to cast ballots for his team, while Andrea Battaglia shows her sign that supports  non-incumbents Ken Honecker, Amadeo Petrica and Larry Sacher for city council.
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Voters seem to be waiting casually to vote for local, state and national candidates on Tuesday at Precinct 193 at United Church of God on Marco Island.

Marco Islanders head to the polls to cast their votes on Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.



Full gallery »Election 2012: Voting in Collier County

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Voters wait in line at St. Ann's Catholic Church on election day to vote.
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Lowell Johnson hangs an American flag in a tree at the Golden Gate Community Center near the long line of voters on election day Tuesday.
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Voters wait in a long line at the Golden Gate Community Center on election day Tuesday to vote. Some waited over two hours to cast their vote for president along with other local races.
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Gov. Rick Scott holds his grandson August Guimard while he waits in line with his family and other voters at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Naples on election day.
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Gov. Rick Scott, right, chats with his family and fellow voters while they wait in line at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Naples on election day.
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Voters wait in line on election day at St. Ann's Catholic Church to vote.


Full gallery »Election 2012: Voting in Lee County

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Voters wait in line at the Bonita Springs Lions Club on election day Tuesday to vote.
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Voters wait in line at the Bonita Springs Lions Club on election day Tuesday to vote.
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Voters wait in line at the Bonita Springs Lions Club on election day Tuesday to vote.
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Voters wait in line on election day to vote. Some waited over two hours to cast their vote for president along with other local races.
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Bert Hawkins, left, jokes with Noel Hiles, center, and Brittany Michaud while they wait in line at the Bonita Springs Lions Club on election day Tuesday to vote.
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Voters wait in line at the Bonita Springs Lions Club on election day Tuesday to vote.


Full gallery »Community School of Naples mock election

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Ninth-grade student Corinne Zepeda, 14, left, and 12th-grade student Paige Hebble, 18, tally up the votes from the mock election at Community School of Naples on Monday Nov. 5, 2012.
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Ninth-grade students Craig Schwerin, 14, and Austin Farrugia, 14, cast their ballots during the mock election at Community School of Naples on Monday Nov. 5, 2012.
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A classroom posts colored in maps showing what the possible outcome of the electoral college at Community School of Naples on Monday Nov. 5, 2012.
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Students with the Community School of Naples participate in a mock election on Monday Nov. 5, 2012.
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Ninth-grade student Sophie Barry, 14, from left, Olivia Weardon, 14, Constandina Venetis, 15, and Victoria Landron, 14, cast their votes during the mock election at Community School of Naples on Monday Nov. 5, 2012.
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Senior Anna Maria Terezi, 17, tallies up the votes for the constitutional amendments during the mock election at Community School of Naples on Monday Nov. 5, 2012.


Full gallery »President Obama, Romney, make final push before election

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures while speaking during a campaign event at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event near the State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., waves as he comes off the stage with his wife Janna, left, daughter Liza, second from left, and sons Sam and Charlie, right, during a campaign event, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in Reno, Nev.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • Vice President Joe Biden meets with patrons during a visit to MiMi's Cafe, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • With the Wisconsin state capitol dome as a backdrop, President Barack Obama waves to the press as he greets supporters at a campaign event, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in downtown Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by singer Bruce Springsteen, waves as he arrive at a campaign event near the State Capitol Building in Madison, Wis., Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Full gallery »Former President Bill Clinton In Fort Myers

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.
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People wait in line to be let in to see former President Bill Clinton speak in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.
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Diane Dinan, right, cheers, 'Four more years', to people waiting in line to be let in to see former President Bill Clinton speak in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.
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The crowd listens as former President Bill Clinton speaks in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.
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The crowd recites the pledge of allegiance before former President Bill Clinton spoke in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks in support of President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Harborside Convention Center in Fort Myers on Friday.



Full gallery »Senator Bill Nelson Stops At Farmer's Market Restaurant

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Florida Senator Bill Nelson greets supporters and diners at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday talking to voters in his campaign for re-election
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Florida Senator Bill Nelson greets supporters and diners at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other campaign stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday.
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Florida Senator Bill Nelson stands with supporters for a photo at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday talking to voters in his campaign for re-election.
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Florida Senator Bill Nelson greets supporters and diners at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other campaign stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday.
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Florida Senator Bill Nelson greets supporters and diners at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday talking to voters in his campaign for re-election
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Florida Senator Bill Nelson greets supporters and diners at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other campaign stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson greets supporters and diners at the Farmer's Market Restaurant in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Nelson made other stops in Tampa and Anna Maria Island on Tuesday talking to voters in his campaign for re-election.



Full gallery »Congressman Connie Mack Votes In Fort Myers

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Congressman Connie Mack speaks with members of the media after voting at the Lee County Elections Center in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Mack plans to continue his tour across the state campaigning for U.S. Senate throughout the week.
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People wait in line for early voting at the Lee County Elections Center in Fort Myers on Tuesday.
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After he voted, Congressman Connie Mack walks over to speak with members of the media at the Lee County Elections Center in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Mack plans to continue his tour across the state campaigning for U.S. Senate throughout the week.
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Congressman Connie Mack speaks with members of the media after voting at the Lee County Elections Center in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Mack plans to continue his tour across the state campaigning for U.S. Senate throughout the week.
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Congressman Connie Mack speaks with members of the media after voting at the Lee County Elections Center in Fort Myers on Tuesday. Mack plans to continue his tour across the state campaigning for U.S. Senate throughout the week.
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People wait in line for early voting at the Lee County Elections Center in Fort Myers on Tuesday.


Full gallery »Early Voting

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Ali Isaacs sings God-bless America for people waiting their turn to vote on the first early voting day at  Coconut Commerce Center on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Bonita Springs, Fla. Isaacs, who works as a security guard, entertained people throughout the day.
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With a recently obtained U.S. citizenship status, the Peruvian native, Greta Burgos-Menacho, center, will cast a vote for the first time at the Collier County Library on Orange Blossom Dr. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Naples Fla. Greta, who is casting her vote on the first day of early voting, stands with her daughter, Brittania Menacho.
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People wait about half an hour in a line that formed before the polling station opened to cast their vote on the first day of early voting at the Collier County Library on Orange Blossom Dr. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Naples Fla.
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People hold campaign signs and distribute political pamphlets to passerby's walking into a polling station on the first day of early voting at the Collier County Library on Orange Blossom Dr. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Naples Fla. Hundreds came to the polling station to make their vote.
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Hundreds of people came to the polling station at the Collier County Library on Orange Blossom Dr. for the first day of early voting on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Naples Fla.
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People wait about half an hour in a line that formed before the polling station opened to cast their vote on the first day of early voting at the Collier County Library on Orange Blossom Dr. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Naples Fla.


Full gallery »Early Voting Setup

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Donald Fieldhouse, an employee of William C. Huff Moving & Storage, wheels a voting tabulation machine down a ramp Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Collier County Public Library - Headquarters Branch in Naples, Fla. Members of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections setup an early voting station slated to open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012 in the John W. Jones Reading Solarium of the library. Over 40 booths were setup.
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Workers, from left, Kevin Turner, Donald Fieldhouse, William Kocses and 
Jon Slattery Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Collier County Public Library -Headquarters Branch in Naples, Fla. Members of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections setup an early voting station slated to open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012 in the John W. Jones Reading Solarium of the library. Over 40 booths were setup in the John W. Jones Reading Solarium of the library. Over 40 booths were setup.
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William Kocses places his hand on a voting station box Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Collier County Public Library -Headquarters Branch in Naples, Fla. Members of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections setup an early voting station slated to open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012 in the John W. Jones Reading Solarium of the library. Over 40 booths were setup.
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A worker sets up a voting booth Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Collier County Public Library -Headquarters Branch in Naples, Fla. Members of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections setup an early voting station slated to open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012 in the John W. Jones Reading Solarium of the library. Over 40 booths were setup.
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Kevin Turner sets up a seated voting booth Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Collier County Public Library - Headquarters Branch in Naples, Fla. Members of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections setup an early voting station slated to open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012.
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William Kocses, a warehouse manager for the Collier County Supervisor of Elections, assembles a voting booth Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Collier County Public Library - Headquarters Branch in Naples, Fla. Members of the Collier County Supervisor of Elections setup an early voting station slated to open at 7 a.m. Saturday. Daily hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, 2012 in the John W. Jones Reading Solarium of the library. Over 40 booths were setup.


Full gallery »Paul Ryan rallies in Fort Myers

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-  Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan takes the stage during a campaign stop on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
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-  Supporters listen to vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan as he speaks during a campaign stop on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
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-  Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speaks during a campaign stop on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
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-  Lois Duncanson, of Cape Coral, listens to Fort Myers mayor Randy Henderson speak before a campaign appearance by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
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-  Carl Kehn, of Fort Myers, tries to give directions over the cell phone as he waits in the crowd for a campaign appearance by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.
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-  A campaign volunteer distributes American flags to attendees of a campaign stop by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers.


Full gallery »Bill Nelson debates Connie Mack for Senate seat

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- Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,take the stage before a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.
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- Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, steps off his campaign bus to arrive at a debate against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.
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- Addison and Connie Mack, V, the children of Rep. Connie Mack, IV, R-Fort Myers, stand behind him as he gives interviews after stepping off his campaign bus to arrive at a debate against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.
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- U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.,waits for a television interview before a debate against Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.
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- Television reporter Kelli Cook waits for her live interview with U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., before a debate between him and Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.
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- Moderator Michael Williams prepares for adebate between Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fort Myers, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Fla.


Full gallery »2012 Second Presidential Debate

  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, greet each other as they arrive for the second presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, participate in the second presidential debate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney  and President Barack Obama listen to a question from an audience member during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Pool-Rick Wilking)
  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is asked a question during the second presidential debate with President Barack Obama at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds)
  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  • President Barack Obama addresses members of the audience during the second presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Pool-Shannon Stapleton)

The second presidential debate was held at Hofstra University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 in Hempstead, N.Y.




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