Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Identity politics, radical secularism, economic messaging and its impact on key congressional districts (Part I)

The Democrats are hoping to win back  both houses of Congress in 2018 – this cannot be done without holding certain key seats in the industrial Midwest, the heartland and here in the southeast. Jon Ossoff’s loss in GA-6 on Tuesday despite exorbitant spending by the Democratic Party and allied groups as well as the […]

Florida demographic shifts favor the Democrats, correct? Maybe not…

Editor’s Note: In wake of this week’s double electoral defeats for Democrats in nearby locales, we are re-running this piece which got fewer page views than most of our articles from April 2017. It makes an important point about a convenient narrative for the Democrats and media related to Florida’s future electoral politics.    We’ve […]

Flashback Friday: 1974 US Senate Race

Republican US Senator Ed Gurney elected in a 1968 upset over Leroy Collins was the first GOP US Senator elected from Florida since Reconstruction a hundred years earlier. This is one Gurney proved to be a disgrace to the state and one of many single-term statewide elected GOP officeholders of the period between 1966 and […]

A tale of two southern seats and more Democratic failure

Last night, the Democrats lost special elections to fill the seats of Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) and Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) both of whom were appointed to the Trump cabinet. Democrats with their usual biases dove head first into the Price seat (GA-6) when it became open in February funneling upwards of $25 million towards […]

Trump’s infrastructure plans a massive letdown for Florida and the nation

President Trump has rightly pointed out that America’s crumbling infrastructure needs a revitalization. For anyone who has traveled abroad in recent years you’ll note the train stations, the airports the superhighways, the bridges of the western world, the gulf states and even some developing nations put the US to shame. Trump said all of the […]

Allegiant Airlines adds 14 new Florida routes

Allegiant Airlines announced the addition of several no routes to/from the state of Florida today. Flights begin on various dates in the fall and winter months of 2017. New routes are listed below: Fort Lauderdale: Milwaukee, Norfolk/Virginia Beach Punta Gorda:  Flint, Newburgh, Rochester, St. Cloud Sanford: Gulfport/Biloxi, Milwaukee, Newburgh, Norfolk/Virginia Beach St Petersburg/Clearwater: Norfolk/ Virginia […]

Fort Lauderdale Strikers begin new chapter with Bill Edwards acquisition

It’s all over other than the shouting and crying (for now). This morning in Pinellas Circuit Court, Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards gained control of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers name. What does this mean for the future of a club that is currently on hiatus? It is important to note Edwards summary judgement victory […]