Author Archives: The Florida Squeeze

The legacy of Reubin Askew

It his 84 years few Floridians left a more indelible mark on the states history and political landscape than Reubin Askew.  In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the Askew legacy. The first Florida Governor to serve two consecutive terms, he frequently challenged the special interest groups of the state. Taking to the airwaves […]

Live! Election Day in Florida

We’re calling it a night and working on some analysis for tomorrow! Speak to y’all soon.  11:50 pm EST (Brook Hines): Rick Scott has rushed to claim victory while Nelson is not conceding due to voting issues in south Florida.  11:15 pm EST (Kartik Krishnaiyer): It appears the Democrats will be up to 45 or […]

New TFS series, Hidden Florida debuts this weekend

Here at The Florida Squeeze we’re working hard to diversify the content we have on this site beyond just political and historical commentary about the state. In the coming weeks and months we’ll continue to unveil more items related to life in Florida – not just politics and history but other items as well. A […]

From Rising Star to Failed Prospect: How it All Went Wrong for Gwen Graham

By Steen Kirby From the minute she announced her campaign for Governor in May 2017, up until the polls closed on August 28th, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham of Tallahassee was seen as the favorite for the Democratic nomination, but as soon as the election day totals started to roll in it all came crumbling down […]

Local Race Endorsements for August

We have a few local races we’re recommending candidates for in the August primary.  They are listed below:   Patricia Rumph – Orange County Commission District 2 Nicollete Springer – Orange County Commission District 4  Robin Harris – Orange County Commission District 6  Beam Furr – Broward County Commission District 6 Nora Rupert – Broward […]

State Senate & House August Endorsements

STATE SENATE Gary Farmer in SD 34 Farmer, one of the leading progressives in the legislature has been challenged in the primary by former State Representative Jim Waldman, whom Farmer defeated two years ago in a primary. Waldman’s record as House member was questionable. Jason Pizzo in SD 38 Pizzo has a great resume but […]

Democratic Congressional Primary Endorsements

Unfortunately, from our perspective we have a host of uninspiring Congressional races. We have opted to pass on most of the primary races, including CD-5, the most watched Democratic congressional primary in the state,. ________________________________ In the hotly-contested primary in CD-5 between Alvin Brown and Al Lawson we have two career moderates talking progressive. While […]