Monthly Archives: October 2015

It’s Time to Talk Candidate Recruitment – Part One

We talk a lot on this blog about building a bench, so for the weekend of convention it seems fitting that we try to focus the discussion candidate recruitment. The future success of the Florida Democratic Party depends on drastic changes in the way that they draft, mentor, and train candidates, so it seems logical […]

Prog Caucus releases STEP Report at Dem Convention, responding to LEAD

DOWNLOAD STEP Report here. We all know something is wrong in the Florida Democratic Party. You don’t lose the state house, the governor’s seat (how many times?), 18 some-odd races, and not have to admit that you have a problem. There’s problems. Earlier this year the Florida Democratic Party released their Leadership Expansion to Advance […]

The Florida Legislative Races in 2016: Political Climate

Since 1998, Republicans in Florida have held a majority in both chambers of state government as well as the Governorship, leading to one party rule. In that time, Democrats have switched back and forth between minority and super-minority status in the state house, switching back and forth between non-Presidential and Presidential years, even though Florida […]

Disney and Florida Democrats Convention Weekend – A Decade Plus Marriage of Convenience

Editors Note: This article was planned to run on Tuesday before the TFS Radio show and a second part was to run Wednesday. Kartik Krishnaiyer has been under the weather this week and so the articles have been combined and released on Thursday in a condensed version.  This weekend Florida Democrats will gather at Walt […]

NASL’s Miami FC a risky shot in the dark

The North American Soccer League (NASL)  announced a Miami entry to the league in May. Today at FIU Stadium, the league had a press conference announcing the stadium its home venue and that they will begin competition in the league this Spring.  Miami seems an odd place for a new club to many since the […]

Orlando Pride and Alex Morgan signing show Orlando City SC is building complete football club

The signing of Alex Morgan by the Orlando Pride on Monday was another step forward in the vision of Orlando City SC President Phil Rawlins to build a “complete football club.” In recent weeks the club also announced a “B” team to play in the third-tier United Soccer Leagues which will allow the team to […]

TFS Radio EP 2 – Bear Hunts, Why is the FDP Convention at Disney, What is the purpose of the FDP Convention, Jeb Bush and much more

Listen to Episode 2 of the TFS Radio program where Kartik Krishnaiyer and Brook Hines discuss: This past weekend’s Bear Hunt The hunting culture among Florida politicians Why many activists are skipping the FDP Convention at Disney Why does the FDP keep holding conferences at Disney? Is the FDP Convention just a junket for party […]

DeSantis Joining Rubio in Dangerous Foreign Policy views

Congressman Ron DeSantis is already a favorite of the right wing and Tea Party conservatives in Florida. Today he took it a step further by echoing the sentiments of Florida’s Junior Senator Marco Rubio on American foreign policy and the Iran deal in a letter to state government leaders. DeSantis who is seeking Rubio’s seat […]

TFS Radio 2: Sickening Bear Hunts, FDP Convention and more

Tonight at 7:30pm ET Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer will bring us the second edition of TFS Radio. Listen live here  and interact with us via Twitter before, during and after the show. Apologies for getting this up late as Kartik has been feeling under the weather today. Tonight we will discuss the absolutely sickening Bear […]

Fort Lauderdale loss probably hands Tampa Bay NASL postseason spot; South Florida soccer “fans” fail again compared to counterparts elsewhere in Florida

With two chances in four days to pull away and essentially end the race for the final spot in the NASL’s unique “Championship” postseason tournament, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers failed on both occasions. Taking just one point from the two games, the Strikers now sit behind Tampa Bay who defeated Carolina 1-0 at Al Lang […]