Tag: 2016 primary election
Is Rise of The Resistance just a knock off? Disney says no way.

Jim RosicaSeptember 6, 2016

The Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District has a winner. As of Tuesday evening, the Division of Elections’ website showed attorney Walt Dartland with 30,115 votes to Live Oak tree farmer Steve Crapps‘ 29,982, after machine and manual recounts. Results that are within one-half of 1 percent require a recount by order of the secretary of state. […]

Jim RosicaAugust 31, 2016

While attention was paid to big-name races, a plethora of undercards also played out in Tuesday’s primary election: Mike Prendergast’s gamble paid off. Gov. Rick Scott’s former chief of staff left his last job as head of the state’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs to run for Citrus County Sheriff. Current Sheriff Jeff Dawsy decided not […]

Jim RosicaAugust 30, 2016

A political duel between two state representatives has resulted in a near-landslide for Doug Broxson in taking the Republican nomination for northwest Florida’s Senate District 1. By 9 p.m. Tuesday, Broxson, of Gulf Breeze, had nearly 57 percent to fellow state Rep. Mike Hill‘s 43 percent. Given the area’s significant conservative lean, and no other competition but two […]

Staff ReportsAugust 30, 2016

A tout sheet circulated by Associated Industries of Florida shows internal projections of just under 20 percent turnout for today’s primary election. “We … believe statewide turnout is headed to 19-20% or close to 2.5 million total votes,” writes Ryan Tyson, AIF’s Vice President of Political Operations. To be precise, Tyson and Co. are predicting 2,425,718 votes cast out of 12,370,930 registered voters, for […]

Jim RosicaAugust 12, 2016

Florida’s registered Democrats now outnumber Republicans by nearly 4.7 million to 4.4 million for the Aug. 30 primary election. The state’s Division of Elections released “book closing reports” late Friday, which “provide statistical information on active registered voters who are eligible to vote in the election as of the book closing date,” Aug. 1. Those […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterJanuary 13, 2016

In a new ad airing in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush talked about his daughter’s battle with drug addiction. As first reported by WMUR in New Hampshire,  the advertisement is the first paid spot in which the former Florida governor talks about his daughter. The station reported the advertisement also touches on a top issue facing […]


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