Tag: Smart Politics
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Phil AmmannMay 3, 2017

As Ileana Ros-Lehtinen retires from the U.S. House when her term ends after next year, she is leaving behind an impressive tenure. To put context on Ros-Lehtinen’s lengthy time in office, Eric Ostermeier of Smart Politics examined how the Miami Republican compared to female colleagues and predecessors over the decades in Congress. When Ros-Lehtinen exits […]

Peter SchorschJuly 27, 2016

Outgoing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing the strongest challenge of her congressional career back home in South Florida from Democrat Tim Canova. And if Wasserman Schultz is unsuccessful in the Aug. 30 primary, a new Smart Politics report finds she will be only the second party leader — either Democratic or Republican — to lose […]

Peter SchorschJune 23, 2016

Voters may not have been on Marco Rubio’s side earlier this year, but history is on his side in his re-election campaign according to a new report from Smart Politics. Since 1972, seven senators have run for president, failed, and sought re-election to the U.S. Senate in the same election cycle. The report shows not only all […]


Gwen Graham’s decision to leave Congress after one term could land her in the history books. According to a Smart Politics analysis, Graham is the second member of the U.S. House Representatives from Florida to retire after one term. The report, released Thursday night, said Graham’s decision to “step away from Congress after one term […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 23, 2016

As the Republican establishment frets over a potential Trump-led (or, to a lesser degree, Cruz-led) presidential ticket, other GOP leaders and officeholders are starting to worry about down-ticket effects. If Trump becomes the nominee, states holding U.S. Senate races – Florida is among them – could see trouble for Republicans and the future of the GOP-controlled […]

Mitch PerryOctober 20, 2015

When Charlie Crist declares his candidacy for Florida’s 13th Congressional District Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg, he’ll be in the unusual position of having been a governor now running as a representative. But how unusual is it? According to a Smart Politics analysis, since 1900 more than two-dozen ex-or sitting governors to have won elections […]

Phil AmmannJuly 22, 2015

Charlie Crist, the embodiment of “if at first you don’t succeed …,” could ride that adage into the record books. The former, and possible future, candidate – if he should seek Florida’s redrawn 13th Congressional District – could be the first Floridian in 95 years to achieve a political “hat-trick,” losing gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and U.S. […]


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