Tag: Florida election

Danny McAuliffeNovember 2, 2018

During a ceremony honoring the newly unveiled Civil Rights Institute at Florida State University, Desmond Meade, activist and spokesperson for the push to restore felon voting rights in Florida, told the audience that the next civil rights milestone is just days away. “Tick, tock,” refrained Desmond Meade, who also serves as the president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 29, 2018

Republican President Donald Trump is continuing his political assault on Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee in Florida’s race for Governor. The latest attack: Calling Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, a thief. In a tweet fired off Monday, the President praised Ron DeSantis, the Republican gubernatorial nominee (and Trump-backed candidate), while repeating his continued claim that Florida’s capital city […]

Peter SchorschOctober 26, 2018

Just like in 2016, we’re again asking every candidate, including incumbents, to complete a questionnaire we believe offers an interesting, albeit, thumbnail sketch of who they are and why they are running. If you are a candidate and would like to complete the questionnaire, email [email protected]. Significant other? Kids? I have a life partner of 26 […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 23, 2018

Democratic candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum is leading his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis by a 6-point margin, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released on Tuesday. Of the 1,161 likely voters surveyed, 52 percent said they’d vote for Gillum, the Tallahassee Mayor. Forty-two percent opted for DeSantis, a former congressman from Ponte Vedra Beach. Gillum’s lead is […]

Danny McAuliffeOctober 16, 2018

The statewide race for the open Attorney General post is attracting national involvement. Calling state Rep. Sean Shaw a “fighter with a proven track record of standing up for the little guy,” former Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his political weight behind Florida’s Democratic option for Attorney General. In an endorsement announced on Tuesday, the […]

Danny McAuliffeSeptember 11, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott have agreed to face each other in an Oct. 2 debate, Nelson’s campaign announced Monday evening. Hosted by Telemundo 51 in Miami, the debate will be broadcasted in network stations in Miami, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm and Orlando, according to Nelson’s campaign. A set time for […]

Danny McAuliffeSeptember 4, 2018

With primary victories behind them, candidates are gearing up for the next two months — or the home stretch — ahead of Election Day. Gov. Rick Scott launched his post-primary weekend with an endorsement from Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jenniffer Gonzalez: Thank you to @Jenniffer2012 and the 11 other elected officials from Puerto Rico who endorsed […]


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