Monthly Archives: June 2013

Despite talk of other big name candidates, Nan Rich continues to gain support

While recent attention has been focused on Charlie Crist and Alex sink potentially getting into the governor’s race, Nan Rich continues to plug away meeting voters and energizing the grassroots activists on the left. Recent polls have indicated that Rick Scott will be more difficult to unseat in 2014 then many Democrats originally anticipated, thus […]

Zest of the Day: Charlie Crist comfortable with his party switch, multiple flip-flops

From Adam Smith in the Tampa Bay Times.

Charlie Crist on the murder of Harry T. Moore

In April we ran a piece on the 1951 murder of Harry T. Moore, one of the most significant killings during the Civil Rights era in Florida. As we described earlier this week, Charlie Crist’s record on Civil Rights is impeccable.  However, tomorrow in a television appearance in the Florida’s largest media market (Tampa Bay […]

Zest of the Day: SunPass moves step closer to working in Northeast

Great news for those of us that travel frequently in other parts of the country. 

Are Some Florida Democrats Addicted to Sugar?

Florida’s sugar companies have been waging a public relations campaign that aims to create a perception that sugar is a responsible partner in protecting Florida’s environment. But the truth in the past has been quite different. The Everglades ecosystem is arguably the most important driver of Florida’s sustainability. The one of a kind environmental feature […]

Zest of the Day: Right-Wing Media Cover Up Supreme Court’s Unprecedented Blow To Voting Rights

Great stuff as always from Media Matters for America. 

The Southern Manifesto, Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Florida

Continuing in light of the ill-advised Supreme Court regarding the Voting Rights Act earlier this week let’s look at the signers of the Southern Manifesto from Florida. According to the official US House of Representatives site: ” Howard Smith of Virginia, chairman of the House Rules Committee, introduced theSouthern Manifesto in a speech on the House Floor. Formally […]