Registered voters in Polk County have three ways to vote: by mail, through early voting or showing up at their polling place next Tuesday, Election Day. Here is some information on voting and a link to an election guide where you can learn more about the candidates:More
Allen Sale, an insurance executive, fomer Polk GOP chairman and father of a famous MLB pitcher, tells Morning Edition’s David Greene and WUSF’s Robin Sussingham why he is voting for Donald Trump despite his reservations about him. He returns to Morning Edition Thursday to give his impressions of tonight’s presidential debate. Also: Chicago Tribune coverage
The reason for incivility in politics is “we don’t teach our kids — the next generation — civics and the political process,” the Lakeland-based congressman says.
Photos and videos by supporters, journalists and a few nay-sayers attending Wednesday’s rally at Lakeland Linder Airport along with their commentary. More
An ABC-TV correspondent encountered Trump supporters in Lakeland as she traveled the interstate “swing corridor” from Tampa to Daytona.
Lakeland Republican Dennis Ross, who as House whip works closely with House Speaker Paul Ryan, said this about Ryan’s comments that he’s “sickened” by tapes revealing Trump’s lewd comments: “Trust me, I haven’t been on the Donald Trump bandwagon, but I will support him, and I disagree with Ryan’s comment. I think it’s time we unite (and) … extend an olive branch and start working this out.”
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for Hillary Clinton’s running mate’s 12:15 p.m speech at the Lakeland Center.