Tag: Frank Torres

Peter SchorschNovember 21, 2016

It’s been quite some time since I’ve dedicated any space on this site to the good work of my (former) colleagues in Florida’s political blogosphere. Perhaps this is because I believe I left that realm a long time ago. There’s some really good work being done in Florida’s political blogosphere, including: Jacob Engels’ must-read appeal to new Orange and […]

Larry GriffinNovember 17, 2016

The Orlando Political Observer, a local political news site, has changed hands — now it’s owned Doug Kaplan, a Winter Park-based pollster and president of market research firm Gravis Marketing. Kaplan purchased the Orlando Political Observer from founder Frank Torres, according to a story on the site written by Torres himself. Kaplan assured readers in the OPO story […]

Scott PowersAugust 11, 2016

Former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings‘ support from Washington D.C.’s Democratic leaders continues to draw angry backlashes and clashes with her three Democratic rivals in Florida’s Congressional District 10 race. According to The Orlando Political Observer, a private meeting Demings held Wednesday with black clergy, featuring U.S. Congress Democratic Black Caucus PAC Chair U.S. Gregory […]

Jim RosicaOctober 22, 2015

It’s been a busy year for Sara Johnson. Since joining the anti-gambling expansion No Casinos team in early January, Johnson has spoken to more than 35 civic groups, radio shows and political clubs, along with a bevy of community leaders. The 21-year-old got an early introduction to hectic paces. At 14, she attended her first TeenPact Leadership class and learned […]

Frank TorresAugust 13, 2015

Orange County said Thursday that its newly formed Heroin Task Force will hold its inaugural meeting on Monday. The task force is being formed to address the 84 percent increase in deaths from the drug since 2013. County officials point to abused prescription use, higher purity levels, easier access to the drug as a key […]

Phil AmmannAugust 5, 2015

Orlando-based political blogger Frank Torres is bringing his brand of in-depth Central Florida political coverage to Florida Politics. Torres is the latest addition to Extensive Enterprises, the new media company founded by Peter Schorsch, which publishes FloridaPolitics.com, SaintPetersBlog.com, Context Florida and Sunburn, the frequent go-to digest of what’s hot in Florida politics. “There’s no one more dialed-in […]

Ryan RayJuly 24, 2015

Dr. Dena Minning – a medical doctor and “biotechnology entrepreneur” – has officially filed to succeed her boyfriend and fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Orlando-based 9th Congressional District, according to records filed today with the Federal Election Commission. The move makes formal a move that was expected for months, shortly after rumors intensified that Grayson would […]

Ryan RayJuly 24, 2015

Orlando activist Tiffany Namey, a staple on the left-leaning political circuit in “the City Beautiful,” said Friday she won’t seek the Democratic nomination in House District 30 to challenge first-term Altamonte Springs Republican Rep. Bob Cortes. As first reported by Frank Torres in The Orlando Political Observer, Namey cited personal and strategic reasons for taking a pass […]


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