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. …

Sine Die indeed. Crawl back to your man-caves, please.

We hereby vow that, until the institution of the Florida State Legislature is re-balanced, we will never again suggest that the legislature of the third-largest state should spend more than 90 days per year (one month of committee meetings, two months of session) in Tallahassee. What they accomplished in 60 days of legislating will take …

Sometimes, Twitter is good at irony. Today was one of those days in Florida.

The 60 day Florida legislative session is winding down. It’s not truly over until the Governor signs the budget and pronounces Sine Die, Latin for adjournment. I’ve been of two minds about this very short session for the country’s third most populous state. When the legislature adjourned last March and went home and hid in …

Dinner with a moderate Republican friend. Have we mentioned that Florida is exhausting?

We saw friends tonight who we have truly missed this last year; friends and neighbors for 10 years, bonded over common interests, mutual likes and dislikes. We knew we agreed about Trump, and disagreed about DeSantis when we parted. I kinda sorta thought we might come together and be in accord about both. I was …

Turns out, it does matter that you run a candidate in every race.

The New York Times today confirmed what grassroots organizers have long known–running candidates in every seat up and down the ballot, whether they win or lose, can have consequences in other races. Beto O’Rourke narrowly (2.7%) lost his Senate race to amateur border patrol member Ted Cruz, but his coattails swept in 2 Members of …

The Most Shocking Thing About the Matt Gaetz Scandal

Whatever the full scope of the tsunami that is (or perhaps isn’t, see below) about to engulf the 38-year-old Congressman from Pensacola, the most shocking thing about it is that, aside from possibly his own mother, literally no one is shocked, or even mildly surprised. Twitter was awash this week with pundits, staffers and just …

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