Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 26th TFS Endorsements

Elections are tomorrow ! A reminder as to whom TFS has endorsed across the state in elections on Tuesday. Governor No Recommendation (Democratic Primary)  State Senate District 12- Geraldine Thompson (Democratic Primary) State House District 8 – Alan Williams (Democratic Primary) District 9 – Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (Democratic Primary OPEN to all voters)  District 31 – B […]

Monday Musings – Special Primary Edition

We will have a special Primary Election edition of Monday Musings as well as a “Races to Watch” tomorrow here at TFS.

Orange County Grassroots Activists Making A Real Difference

Orange County stands alone among large Florida counties for its strong and effective progressive infrastructure. Despite repeated efforts by the Legislature to dilute the voting power of minorities and non-Republicans in the county, the area continues to become more and more progressive. We have through the past few months featured stories on progressive efforts throughout […]

Democrat House Candidate Ed Narain, Disney, The Chamber, “Communities First” and Dirty, Dirty Money

PAC money is always hard to follow, especially as it gets closer to election season, and it is always interesting to see which interests are supporting who and how the money can be traced.  In readings about PAC money in state races,  an article about Communities First PAC was attacking Joe Geller popped up, which […]

TFS Endorsements – Alachua and Hillsborough Local Races

Plum Creek has been the pivotal force in Alachua County this election cycle.  As one of the largest land owners in the United States, the company has incredible political power and sway and has set their sights on Alachua County’s Comprehensive  plan.  It has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a campaign in order […]

Is it time to worry about Charlie Crist poll numbers? No, if Democrats acknowledge 2014 is about turnout

With buzz around the state focusing on Governor Charlie Crist’s “sinking” poll numbers and a supposed Rick Scott “surge,” we once again hear from different quarters that Crist and the Democratic ticket need to replicate the Alex Sink playbook and chase mythical swing voters. Many Democratic voters have been sold on the need to nominate […]

Thursday Bookshelf: Wealth and Democracy – A Political History of the American Rich

In our continuing reviews of books by former Republican Strategist turned radical Independent thinker and pundit Kevin Phillips, today we look at Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich which was written during George W. Bush’s first term but is still very pertinent today. The long narrative about the impact of money […]

Orange County voters have a chance to win for working families – The fight for Earned Sick Time goes on

Editors Note:  On August 26th Orange County voters will have the opportunity to vote YES on  ordinance that came via citizen initiative to guarantee earned sick time for employees of businesses in the county. The Florida Squeeze strongly endorses this initiative and we are fortunate to have this contribution from Stephanie Porta, the Executive Director of […]

Poll: Do Charlie Crist’s Sinking Poll Numbers Worry You?

Three different polls have been released this week showing Governor Scott leading Governor Crist by a small margin. Today’s question is whether Governor Crist’s sagging poll numbers should be of concern to Democrats. This poll will close at Noon on Thursday August 21st.

TFS Endorsements – Palm Beach and Broward Local Elections

Palm Beach School Board District 3- Karen Brill She has served with distinction and has earned another term. District 4 – Erica Whitfield Whitfield promises to be a strong progressive voice as a parent in PBC Public Schools. Broward County Commission  District 2- Lisa Kohner Aronson  She has spent 30 years as a leader in […]