Category 2014 Primary Day

Monday Musings: Labor Day Hurricane, Gainesville Labor Daze, Broward Turnout, Unity Rallies, Campaign Season Begins.

Every Labor Day I think about the 1935 Keys Hurricane, to the the point where I even have nightmares about killer. storms (as I did last night). This one of three Category 5 storm to make landfall in the US during the 20th Century (The more famous Camile and Andrew being the others). One of […]

St. Pete Polls getting things right

We’ve previously been critical of aspects of the polling business on this site, including the work of St. Pete Polls. However, in the most recent high-profile Florida elections, the March Special Election in Congressional District 13 and the Democratic Primaries for Governor and Attorney General, St Pete Polls were almost spot on. Polling is a fluid […]

Primary Night Quick Takeaways

  Nan Rich performed about as poorly as a competitive candidate with longstanding experience could have in the largest urban counties. Rich performed as poorly as primary fringe candidates did against Lawton Chiles in 1994 and Alex Sink in 2010. Explaining how this could happen to such a seasoned officeholder will take more space than […]

Election Night Live – Updates, Results and Commentary

Welcome to The Florida Squeeze’s Election Night Live Blog. We will be posting updates and commentary during the evening here. Pinellas County tends to tabulate votes quickly. Orange also does a good job.  Broward and Palm Beach Counties tend to be as slow as molasses and often Broward is especially inefficient in tabulation. So expect […]

Historic High Numbers for Early Voting All Over the State

REMINDER: VISIT TFS TONIGHT FOR LIVE ELECTION DAY COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 6:30 EST.   One of the big differences between 2010 and 2014 is already emerging: record high turnouts for absentee and early voting are reported all over the state, especially in Democratic hot spots.   While there are a few exceptions, in general numbers are […]

Women’s Equality Day and Election Day roll nicely into one

Today is Women’s Equality Day number 94. As I am sure all our readers are aware it was this day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was officially certified. Since 1971 when the iconic New York Congresswoman Bella Abzug first introduced legislation, this date has been proclaimed Women’s Equality Day. By […]

Races to Watch – Primary Election 2014

Congress FL 18 – Five way GOP Primary will probably be won by former State Rep. Carl Domino. Domino, a perennial candidate  who had a penchant for under-performing time and again in his six House races (and lost a primary to Mary Lynn Magar in 2012) would be a weak nominee to face Democratic Congressman […]