Category 2018 Governor

The Democrats lawsuits have benefited the Republicans also

Lawyers representing Florida’s aggrieved Democratic candidates for US Senator, Governor and State Representative filed a flurry of lawsuits in the past week. These lawsuits, attacked by the GOP and partisan corners of the media have already begun benefiting Republicans, as they might into the future as well.  It can be argued what the Democrats have […]

Post-Election Analysis: Democrats “targeting” shows lack of understanding statewide elections.

With the election now, somewhat, over, we can start looking at the results and getting  an idea of what happened on Election Day. In the next few weeks, after the results are official, I will be writing an article about the Florida Vote Projection Model that we updated daily on this website. As of right […]

Another Florida Democratic disaster. Wave doesn’t reach Florida. (UPDATED and EDITED)

Editors note: This piece originally ran late Election Night but has been reworked and edited to reflect Nikki Fried’s victory in the Agriculture Commission race and the undecided nature of the US Senate race which has been impacted by a ballot-design flaw in Broward County.  Florida Democrats have once again struck out in a big […]

Sunday 7pm ET on PNN: The Florida Squeeze team breaks down the election

Sunday, 7pm on Progressive News Network we review Florida’s election, its miscounts and recounts, and take a look at the road ahead for Amendment 4 implementation. This week Brook Hines runs the show joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Dave Trotter from The Florida Squeeze. Dave’s election models published on the Squeeze provided the ONLY accurate […]

Dr. Brenda Snipes – Long a thorn in the side of dark blue Broward

Dr. Brenda Snipes – From Broward SOE Jeb Bush appointee, Dr. Brenda Snipes, administrative incompetence, unwillingness to make voting more accessible to large numbers of Broward County residents without prodding from outside activists and other Democratic elected officials has long prevented Broward – the most Democratic metropolitan county in the southeast United States, from reaching […]

Where do Florida Democrats go from here? Some quick suggestions to start.

Florida’s Democrats once again under-performed relative to expectations on Tuesday. But perhaps expectations need to be tweaked while a truly deep dive into the parties troubles is commenced. Having lost 21 of the last 22 races for Governor and Cabinet (including 12 in a row), Florida at the state level lacks true electoral competition. You […]

Opinion: Florida’s Governor’s Race has been dumb and dumber. Nelson is the clear choice for Senate.

This column represents the views of Kartik Krishnaiyer alone and no other writer affiliated with this site.  Florida already has a bad reputation for various reasons. Perhaps much of this owes itself to a national press that since the late 1990’s has been seemingly obsessive about anything related to the state. But another aspect of […]

Fear and Loathing in 2018

It’s less than a week until election day and we’re all going to die. A mass shooting in Pittsburgh by an anti-Semite, 15 pipe bombs sent through the mail to left-wing political figures and a racially motivated shooting in Louisville, Kentucky.  On the international front, hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hondurans are headed toward the […]

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 […]

Progressives might just win the Governorship while losing the movement’s soul in the process

Editors Note: A full appendix of links related to this article and Mayor Gillum can be found at the conclusion of the article.  Florida progressives celebrated loudly Tuesday night with Mayor Andrew Gillum’s nomination for Governor. The late spending on behalf of Gillum by several independent groups that refer to themselves as progressives was the […]