Florida Five: Absentee ballot buzz, Jesus visits Capitol, Voters reminded Crist helped ex-cons

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Take a look at Wednesday’s edition of the Florida Five: BPR’s picks of the top political stories happening throughout the state.

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Mixed reaction to new absentee ballot rule: The Florida secretary of state’s office on Tuesday defended a directive it issued Monday to local elections supervisors to stop accepting absentee ballots at satellite drop-off locations as a way to bring “uniformity” to the state’s election system…Read more.

‘Tis the campaign season: Even as Thanksgiving, the start of Hanukkah and the kickoff of the holiday season loom this week, attacks are already flying as Florida politicos get ready for next year’s gubernatorial contest…Read more.

Scott agrees Radel should resign: Gov. Rick Scott added his voice Tuesday to Florida Republicans calling on fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to resign from Congress over a cocaine conviction…Read more.

Nativity sceneTallahassee keeping Christ in Christmas: Tallahassee based Christian organization, Florida Prayer Network announced its plans Tuesday to “make history” by erecting a nativity scene inside the state capitol…Read more.

Push poll question asked about Crist’s part to restore felons’ voting rights: A Palm Beach County Democratic voter told Naked Politics about a telephone push poll or survey the voter received in recent days about Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor…Read more.

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