Category 2016 Congressional
The Daily Kos has for the third straight presidential cycle provided an invaluable resource – Presidential vote by congressional district. Below is the chart for Florida. Note these vote percentages are based on the CURRENT district lines not where the districts lines were in the 2008 or 2012 elections. The analysis from The Daily Kos […]
We’ve discussed identity politics time and again on this site and the general danger it poses to the Democratic Party. The willingness of leaders in our party to park ideology at the door in order to promote candidates that fit a certain demographic profile. Many in the party have had a different standard for ideological purity when […]
Will have more to say about this later, but this is quite a wonderful win.
The Republicans found Congresswoman Corrine Brown very useful for 23 years. The first reason is her district helped them win Congressional seats in Northeast and Central Florida. The district included most of Jacksonville’s black population and Democrats. Jacksonville’s other Congressional district was largely whitewashed of minority voters which made it a very safe […]
The push by conservative groups to continue dominating the legislative process in the state of Florida has this year intensified with unprecedented spending and interest in Democratic primaries. Since most seats in the legislature and Florida’s congressional delegation are essentially decided in partisan primaries, groups aligned with Republican interests have wisely chosen to engage heavily […]
Alan Grayson’s decision to run for the US Senate opened up his congressional seat. While several candidates are in the race from a fundraising and support perspective, two serious candidates have emerged, State Senator Darren Soto and Susannah Randolph. The Grayson legacy in the district is a difficult one to analyze because from some perspectives […]
The 4th congressional district in Northeast Florida has been an anomaly for the last twenty-four years. In 1992 the district was radically changed by the Florida Legislature to create a base for a rabidly conservative member of Congress. However, the voters of the district have elected moderate Republicans Tillie K. Fowler and Ander […]