Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nan Rich J-J snub proving to be story that won’t disappear

As we first reported over a week ago, the Florida Democratic Party has taken a bizarre and frankly indefensible decision to deny the only announced Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich the opportunity to speak. In recent days, the RPOF and its Chairman Lenny Curry has seized on this issue using it as just another issue […]

Zest of the Day: Beckham Needs to Focus On South Florida Not Miami For MLS Expansion

Shameless self-promotion but David Beckham potentially investing in Miami has been in the news lately and here is my opinion on the matter.

Zest of the Day: Democrats say Broward gov candidate can’t speak at big party gathering

Excellent article from the Sun Sentinel.

Guest Commentary: We Can Not Trust the Koch’s with our News

By Brad Ashwell, Common Cause Florida¬† The Tribune Company is currently considering the sale of eight newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun-Sentinel to Charles and David Koch, two of the most politically controversial billionaires in the country. There is nothing particularly new or inherently wrong about a wealthy family owning a media […]

Zest of the Day: $10M set aside for springs stirs hope and discussion

From the Gainesville Sun

Throwback Tuesday: How Florida Happened; The Political Education of Buddy MacKay

Buddy MacKay is one of the most influential and underrated figures in Florida’s development from backwater to thriving mega-state. His impact has been under-appreciated by Democrats many of whom undercut his Gubernatorial campaign in 1998 in an attempt to selfishly preserve individual political influence both within a post Chiles/MacKay Democratic Party and in a Bush […]

Zest of the Day: Sen prez Gaetz worries about Rick Scott hurting other Republicans

The story from Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

Zest of the Day: Speaker Weatherford stood ground during session

From the Tampa Tribune, an excellent look at Speaker Weatherford’s session.

Quick Update on J-J and Nan Rich Speaking

A brief update on the situation we reported on the other day regarding the Jefferson-Jackson dinner and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Nan Rich. Several leaders in the Democratic Party in southeast Florida as well as activists from other parts of the state have expressed disappointment to the FDP about this decision. Emails and phone calls were […]

Zest of the Day: Behind would-be Democratic candidate Charlie Crist’s a loose-knit crew of advisors

Charlie Crist is assembling his team of advisers should he run for Governor.