Earlier this week Saint Petersblog reported and we analyzed the effort of some Democrats to support what we at the Florida Squeeze see as the dangerous candidacy of well-connected Republican Kimberly Mitchell to be Mayor of West Palm Beach. The Republican who is tied in closely to the party’s leadership both locally and in Tallahassee is seeking to become the Mayor of a Democratic city which is the anchor on one of the state’s larger media markets. It goes without saying this is a major threat to progressives in the area and potentially around the state.
Since the original stories ran several developments have occurred.
Senator Jeff Clemens has given us a statement regarding his alleged involvement with Mitchell:
“I am in no way working on the Kimberly Mitchell campaign. I have not talked to Kimberly Mitchell in three years. I am not involved in the West Palm Beach Mayor’s race. Any reports to the contrary are untrue.”
Meanwhile, the City of West Palm Beach has also posted the campaign reports for January and the first week of February. In January, Landslide Strategies LLC received a payment, while last week both Beth Kennedy and Eric Conrad were paid individually and Landslide was NOT given a fee.