Tag: Fiorentino Group

A.G. GancarskiDecember 27, 2016

When 2016 kicked off, the world was different, and our political prognoses reflected those false assurances. We didn’t imagine President Donald Trump on a national level. We figured Hillary Clinton would end up taking on Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio in the general election. And we expected the rhetoric would sound like the previous two or three campaigns. Regarding #jaxpol, we had a pretty good […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 30, 2016

Despite major turnover in the Duval County legislative delegation, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s priorities are largely unchanged. Money for public safety. Money for infrastructure, such as the city’s ongoing septic tank removal project. And one big ask: Curry wants $50 million in state money for Hart Expressway ramp modifications, noting the current setup has outmoded designs and creates […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 4, 2016

Incoming Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry are allies on more issues than not. A year ago, at the Sunshine State Summit, Curry and Corcoran lambasted the “liberal media” as impediments to a conservative governing agenda. Corcoran holds Curry in such high regard he’s even been known to make book recommendations to him. The […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 17, 2016

The race in Jacksonville’s House District 13 has been an oddity since April, when then-incumbent Reggie Fullwood was indicted on federal fraud charges. At first, Fullwood maintained his innocence, beating Tracie Davis and others in the Democratic primary before pleading guilty to two charges, renouncing his candidacy, and resigning his seat. The Duval Democrats chose Davis to replace […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 28, 2015

David Bauerlein, in The Florida Times-Union, broke the story of Jacksonville’s lobbyists to represent the city in Tallahassee. An internal email from Chief Administrative Officer Sam Mousa delineates how Jacksonville’s strategy will unfold with Marty Fiorentino as the point man. “The mayor has decided to have Marty Fiorentino of the Fiorentino Group to become the lead […]

Peter SchorschNovember 17, 2015

Ballard Partners tops the compensation list for lobbying the Florida Legislature in the third quarter of 2015, bringing in $2.22 million, according to newly released compensation reports. Registered lobbying firms took in almost $32 million in fees — $31,775,000 to be (somewhat) exact — between July and September 2015 to represent clients in front of Florida […]

A.G. GancarskiNovember 6, 2015

Despite running unopposed, Jacksonville Republican Representative Jay Fant understands the importance of fundraising; October, with $19,700 brought in, was his best month in the current cycle. Maxing out: the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters; Florida Blue; John Rood’s Vestcor; Florida Medical Association PAC; Florida CPA PAC; Florida East Coast Industries; the Peyton family’s Gate Petroleum; and […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 11, 2015

We had a story this week about Donnie Horner continuing to lap the HD 11 field in fundraising, with a lot of that money coming from Jacksonville power brokers. Michael Munz and Peter Rummell in August. Ben Frisch, Chartrand, WW Gay, and the Fiorentino Group in July. Well, after that ran, local Republicans raised concerns. They brought up Horner’s recent party switch. […]


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

Sign up for Sunburn