Category Archives: Florida

This week’s Herald column: Demographics and the Florida GOP

  What keeps the campaign oppo folks who work for Rick Scott and the 2016 tinkerers around Marco Rubio up at night? It’s the demographics, stupid. (With a big hat tip to the boss, Steve Schale.)

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This week’s Herald column: Charlie Crist or bust?

Cartoon from the Crowley Political Report This week’s column tackles the political reality that some Florida Democrats would rather not face…

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Things that make you go ‘Mmm… hm.’

So Jim Greer, who swore up until like, this morning, that he had the Florida Republican Party dead to rights, and would tell all in the political trial of the century for the Sunshine State, and whose revelations could have … Continue reading

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Today’s Herald column: will the 2012 election be Rick Scott’s Waterloo (and Charlie Crist’s opportunity)?

In my Herald column this week, I explore the many ways in which Florida once again screwed up the election — and it (once again) didn’t even matter. But you know who it might matter to?

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Run, Charlie, run (with bonus DNC video)

Yes, Charlie Crist should run for Florida governor again. And he should do so as a Democrat.

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No freaking out about that Florida presidential poll

I know it’s tempting. But some perspective, please, when it comes to the poll showing the presidential race deadlocked in Florida.

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Wait… Somebody thought Rick Scott was the walking dead?

Actually yes.

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This week’s Herald column: the apostasy of John Ellis Bush

Cartoon by the great Jim Morin. See more Morin toons here. How did Jeb Bush, the arch conservative former governor of Florida — Mr. Voter Caging 2000 — Mr Right Wing, suddenly become a RINO to the new, far right … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: GOP gaming the vote

A clip: An insidious trend has emerged over the last several election cycles, whereby the Republican Party, faced with looming demographic Armageddon, has found ever more creative ways to kneecap the opposing team. In shorthand: The game is that if … Continue reading

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Read this: Steve Schale explains Central Florida (with bonus polling geekery)

The ethnic mix in Central Florida is changing, and not in the way you might think.

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