Why it’s crucial to have a candidate in every race: Tracye Polson edition

Florida Democrats* are notoriously unconcerned about filling the down-ballot with qualified candidates. Indeed, some Dem leaders (cough–Gary Farmer) are famous for discouraging new candidates from “pissing off” Republican incumbents. In 2018 and 2020, lots of folks ran in state and local races, despite having been actively discouraged or simply ignored by the state party. Very …

The greatest single threat to Florida Families is the Florida State Legislature

WUFF PAC is a federal political action committee, so we can’t put our money where our mouth is in state elections, but we can point out that many members of the Florida Legislature are making unpleasant noises about a bunch of stuff. Just last week, Wilton Simpson, the President of the Florida Senate, announced that …

Looking for a way to help? Sign and send petitions to get great candidates qualified to run.

The Florida Division of Elections has recently published guidance regarding the filing fees and petition requirements to become a qualified candidate. If you’re new to this, a candidate can always just pay the fee, but Florida’s filing fees are the second highest in the nation (Arkansas’ are higher), so many prefer to qualify by petition. …

A Ray of Sunshine in FL CD 18–Corinna Balderramos Robinson to challenge Brian Mast.

Now that the 2nd Quarter FEC filings are in and mostly processed, new Congressional candidates will be emerging. The most exciting woman candidate we’ve heard about is Corinna Balderramos Robinson, who is getting ready to file to take on Brian Mast. Mast is in his third term “serving” a district that runs along the east …

Florida may be done with the pandemic, but the pandemic is not done with Florida

The New York Times today features an opinion piece on which “Florida Man” is likely to be the frontrunner in 2024, the twice-impeached Former Guy or Governor Ron DeSantis who, as author Michelle Cottle observes, is being praised in conservative circles for keeping Florida “largely open for business.” And it is perfectly true that this …

Val Demings has entered the chat, part 2

Day two of the Val Demings for Senate campaign saw Florida’s Junior Senator Rick Scott take the “no accomplishments” critique to VP Kamala Harris for no discernible reason, and a number of endorsements for Demings. She also took a tough but measured tone while questioning FBI Director Chris Wray, who under questioning from her called …

Congresswoman Val Demings has entered the chat, Part 1 of likely many

After teasing it for several weeks, Congresswoman Val Demings today officially entered the race against the Senior Senator from Florida. Senator Rubio responded with an “impromptu” but highly scripted video rant, setting out his attack lines against Cong. Demings. Very familiar stuff and entirely without merit, prompting the Demings campaign account to react with the …

The “Pride” of Florida. Or maybe not.

If anyone was confused by our Governor’s legislative priorities in 2020, trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps, maybe hoping for the best? He shredded all of that potential goodwill in two days in June. On June 1st, the start of Pride Month, he stood behind a podium at Trinity Christian Academy …

Congresswoman Val Demings is in the race for Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat

This is unofficial news, but fairly well-sourced. We thought she was going to make a bid for Governor, but we trust her and her team to identify the race she has the best chance of winning. Because winning is everything. There are, and may be, other candidates in this race who would match up with …

Meet Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief

The April 6, 2020 death of civil rights icon and Congressman Alcee Hastings left a hole in the heart of the Florida Congressional delegation that Governor DeSantis finally announced, on May 4, would be filled via a Special Election. The primary is scheduled for November 2, 2021, and the general election for January 11, 2022. …

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