2024 – Presidential


Ron DeSantis dodges question about his ‘mathematical path’ to 2024 victory

Asked about numbers, the Florida Governor gave a history lesson. But do past results predict future performance?
5 4min

Nikki Fried, Florida Dems helped Gavin Newsom prep for Ron DeSantis debate

‘We have been in contact, and I have been in contact for quite some time with the Governor’s team.’
5 3min

New poll shows serious trouble for Joe Biden in Florida

If the President wants a second term, it’s unlikely he can count on the Sunshine State for much help.
9 3min

Another poll finds Ron DeSantis treading water in Florida

Democrats may have been oversampled, but the poll shows trouble at home for the Governor all the same.
1 4min

Poll: Ron DeSantis in 43-point hole in Minnesota

Donald Trump has 60% support, and is likely to sweep the winner-take-all Primary in March.
7 4min

Ron DeSantis loads up the guest speaker list for Iowa rally Saturday

Kim Reynolds, Bob Vander Plaats, and Casey DeSantis are slated to appear.
7 5min

Another South Carolina poll slots Ron DeSantis in a distant 3rd place

The Florida Governor has 11% support, a number consistent with other recent polls of the Palmetto State.
3 4min

Nikki Haley mocks ‘losing’ Ron DeSantis, asserts her ‘Tea Party’ cred

‘He’s saying what he has to say because he’s grasping at this point.’
8 3min

Donald Trump predicts Chris Christie slide for ‘absentee Governor’ Ron DeSantis

The former President says the Governor is ‘never there, not working’ and needs to ‘get back to Florida.’
9 3min

Ron DeSantis, once yoked to the Koch Network, is now trashing it

The Governor hasn’t always blasted them as tools of the ‘establishment.’ But then Nikki Haley happened.
9 8min

2024 – Down Ballot


Poll finds Rick Scott, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell both underwater

The Democratic challenger also largely remains an unknown to Florida voters.
2 4min

Abortion rights organization wading into Public Defender contests for the first time

Ruth’s List Florida’s leaders credited a six-week ban on abortion for pushing the organization to endorse Public Defender candidates.
0 5min

María Elvira Salazar again lands LIBRE Initiative endorsement, ad backing

The LIBRE Initiative is a pro-Hispanic interest group backed by the Koch family network.
1 5min

Kim Daniels’ opponent withdraws from HD 14 race

Libertarian Ronald Robison has not yet said why he isn’t running.
4 6min

Angie Nixon draws HD 13 Primary challenge from Brenda Priestly Jackson

Political veteran Brenda Priestly Jackson will challenge the controversial Duval Democrat.
5 8min

Mike Johnson raised $1.4M at fundraiser hosted at Vern Buchanan’s home

The event was the first major fundraiser since Johnson’s elevation to House Speaker.
3 4min

Legislative, Influence & Policy


Lobbying compensation: Capital City Consulting crosses $6.3M in Q3

Capital City Consulting ranks No. 3 on Florida Politics’ Q3 Lobby Firm Rankings.
0 5min

Police investigating Christian Ziegler for sexual battery

No charges have been filed and an investigation remains ongoing.
4 4min

Lobbying compensation: GrayRobinson earns $3M+ in Q3

GrayRobinson ranks No. 4 on Florida Politics’ Q3 Lobby Firm Rankings.
0 5min

Clay Yarborough, Chuck Clemens tell TaxWatch lawmakers remain in alignment with Governor on business issues

The state has seen tremendous population and commercial growth in the past five years, officials said.
0 5min

Weed the people: Two-thirds of Florida voters back recreational marijuana amendment, poll shows

Across every category, a majority of Florida voters are positive about decriminalization.
5 6min

Culture Wars


Gov. Ron DeSantis-backed bans, limits on gender-affirming care inch closer to trial

The families and individuals suing contend the state relied on biased information to justify its decisions.
10 6min

George Floyd killer stabbed in prison

The attack happened at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson, a medium-security prison that has been plagued by security lapses and staffing shortages.
7 4min

Democratic-led cities pay for migrants’ tickets to other places, including Florida and Texas

Denver sent 1,000 migrants to those two states since November, along with 3,000 to Chicago and 2,300 to New York City.
2 12min

Ron DeSantis warns that abortion rights advocates are ‘loaded for bear’ in Florida

Can anti-abortion forces repel pro-choice groups in this ‘big, expensive state’? The Governor sounds worried his side can’t keep up with spending.
33 6min

Ron DeSantis: Men should owe ‘support’ to women they impregnate ‘from conception’

Democrats wanted a required cash bond as part of the state’s six-week abortion ban signed by the Governor. Republicans spiked the amendment.
17 5min

South Florida


Damián Pardo’s Miami victory was a historic upset. Here’s how he won

With consultant Alex Miranda at the helm, the Pardo campaign ran a nimbler, smarter campaign that overcame deficits in size and funding.
0 12min

Staff reassigned at Broward County school after allegations that transgender student played on girls’ team

The school district reassigned four Monarch High administrators to non-school positions, prompting a student walkout.
9 3min

Nurturing digital well-being: Meta’s Miami parent workshop empowers families online

Meta introduced parents to tools designed to monitor and establish safety parameters for their teen’s online activities.
0 4min

Foreign Affairs


Israel, Hamas agree to extend truce for two more days, free more hostages, prisoners

Israel has said it would extend the cease-fire by one day for every 10 additional hostages released.
4 12min

Hamas releases third group of hostages as part of truce, and says it will seek to extend the deal

International mediators led by the U.S., Egypt and Qatar are trying to extend the cease-fire that began Friday.
2 15min

Israeli Cabinet approves cease-fire with Hamas that includes release of some 50 hostages

The first substantial halt to six weeks of fighting is expected to mean the release of ‘at least’ 50 of the roughly 240 hostages Hamas and other militants are holding
21 13min

Ron DeSantis still threatening to ‘flatten’ the Bahamas in case of a 9/11 style attack on Fort Lauderdale

‘If someone in the Bahamas was launching missiles into Fort Lauderdale, we would not accept that for a minute.’
31 4min


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Universities


Gov. DeSantis appoints campaign donor, lawmaker’s daughter to University System Board of Governors

She has been generous in her public service — and as a donor to the Governor’s presidential campaign.
26 6min

Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis says leg injury will end his season with No. 5 Seminoles

The quarterback is the program’s all-time leader in offensive yards and is among the top five on FSU’s all-time stats in most major categories.
1 3min

Ben Sasse drubs Randy Fine’s allegation of antisemitic UF professor as untrue

An exchange Monday suggests the lawmaker and the UF President will not be following each other on social media.
8 7min


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