What we are reading: Hardball political operative Roger Stone finds himself on the receiving end

By Lizzie Ochoa – with Roger Stone, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44141566

Roger Stone has been a national political player since the 1970’s. Since the late 1990’s he’s also been a major southeast Florida political player and currently works out of Fort Lauderdale. Famously, Stone was dubbed “Nixon’s man in Washington,” when the ex-President was in exile before being fully accepted back into political circles around the capitol in the 1980’s. I first gained notice of him when Stone was advising Arlen Spector’s quixotic attempt to capture the GOP Presidential nomination by running to the left in 1996 – Specter dropped out before New Hampshire.

A  one-time Republican on the national level, Stone has collected powerful enemies within the GOP and has made plenty of Democratic friends, especially in local circles. He also was a key figure in thd downfall of Elliot Spitzer. Learn more about the dark but brilliant operative that everyone is talking about after Donald Trump’s victory via an excellent piece from The Miami Herald as discussion of Stone’s possible ties to Russia and how it may have benefited Donald Trump heats up.

2 comments

  1. Patti Lynn · · Reply

    The article is a “tease.” We know that all politics are local, and Mr. Stone makes it even more so. How about a true “in depth” article about Mr. Stone from TFS ???

    1. Great idea. His involvement in local south Florida politics including with some Democrats hasn’t been fully examined by the national media. We should do it here!

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