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Ron DeSantis accepts the Statesman of the Year award. Image via Jacob Ogles.


The Senate District 19 race will come down to the wire. A new poll by St. Pete Polls found the race is essentially tied, proving the outcome will depend heavily on ground game and get-out-the-vote efforts in the final days of primary. The survey, conducted for FloridaPolitics.com, found 26 percent of Democratic voters said they […]

Mitch PerryAugust 24, 2016

It’s always challenging for any Democrat to get a bill they sponsored passed in the Florida Legislature. And with Republicans continuing to dominate the House and Senate, it’s sometimes difficult to hear them boast about what they’ll accomplish in Tallahassee on the campaign trail, when the reality is much starker. At Tuesday night’s Senate District […]

Mitch PerryAugust 19, 2016

Although the candidates for Florida’s 19th Senate District have engaged in numerous campaign forums over the past couple of months, Friday’s encounter at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club did offer some new wrinkles. One was the appearance of the lone Republican in the race, John Houman, who has carried such a light footprint to date in […]

Staff ReportsAugust 12, 2016

There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including Associated Industries of Florida, the Democratic Progressive Caucus, and the Florida Retail Federation — issued endorsements. — Associated Industries of Florida has endorsed Marco Rubio in his U.S. […]

Peter SchorschAugust 9, 2016

In an unprecedented move, the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus — led by Oscar Braynon — is picking a favorite candidate in an open, competitive primary. State Rep. Ed Narain has emerged as the preferred choice of Braynon and his caucus over state Rep. Darryl Rouson, former state Rep. Betty Reed, and trial attorney Augie Ribeiro. The four Democrats are competing […]

Mitch PerryAugust 4, 2016

Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, a registered Democrat who hasn’t made a habit out of endorsing other Democrats of late, did so Thursday by announcing his support for civil justice lawyer Augie Ribeiro in the Senate District 19 race. “I know Augie Ribeiro well. I know his family, I know his values, and I know his heart,” said Greco in a […]

Mitch PerryAugust 3, 2016

(Updated) The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has sent out a mailer urging voters to support Darryl Rouson in the Florida Senate District 19 Democratic primary election later this month. The powerful gun lobbying group gives the St. Petersburg House Democrat a “C” grade in the primary election. That’s obviously better than the “F” grades it gives […]

Mitch PerryAugust 3, 2016

Ever since Augie Ribeiro entered the state Senate District 19 race in late June, Ed Narain has seemed to be personally offended by his campaign theme that he’s a Democrat “for all of us.” “Is he implying that the people that have held the seat before didn’t represent everybody in the district?” Narain asked on Monday night while attending the Greater […]


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