Category 2022 Elections

Florida Senate race ratings

Every so often, I will be providing ratings on the upcoming State House and Senate races in Florida. Today, I’ll be focusing on the Senate. These ratings take into account previous election results, voter turnout potential, swing potential, and current registration numbers and their voting history. I will make these short and simple for districts […]

Everglades City and Gulf Coast Entrance of Everglades National Park

When people think of Everglades National Park they think of Flamingo, the boardwalk close to Florida City or Shark Valley. Often forgotten is the Gulf Visitor Center and Everglades (City) in Collier County on the other side on the peninsula. Iconic locales like Ted Smallwood’s Store make this gaunt well worthwhile.  The below photos were taken in 2010, several […]

A graphic look at the first round of Jacksonville voting in the Mayor’s Race

Here is a look back at the first round of voting in Jacksonville’s Mayor Race which took place in March. Donna Deegan led the field and is in Tuesday’s runoff with Daniel Davis.

TFS Endorsement: Donna Deegan for Jacksonville Mayor

We don’t really feel the need to explain this endorsement as its plainly obvious why we would make it. But with Jacksonville’s runoff election on Tuesday let’s go through some of the reasons why Donna Deegan must win this election: We strongly recommend a vote for Donna Deegan for Mayor of Jacksonville.

Red Fever Pitch – a China reset

Fear sells.  Fear is selling on both sides of the partisan divide and both sides of the Pacific.   U.S. national security officials seeking enhanced weapons systems, media outlets seeking ratings and elected officials seeking popularity are all in on the hustle. While this is standard operating procedure in the nation’s capital, the U.S. may be […]

TFS Endorsement: Tampa Councilwoman Lynn Hurtak

The Florida Squeeze is proud to endorse Tampa City Councilwoman Lynn Hurtak in Tampa’s municipal runoff elections! In an election cycle marred by Mayor Jane Castor‘s troubling plays to consolidate power, Councilwoman Hurtak has been a stable source of wise, principled and progressive governance in the Big Guava. After former House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz […]

Fort Lauderdale Terminal 5 project moves forward…but I thought they needed merger antitrust approval for JetBlue to grow?

Last month TLC Engineers released renderings of the recently-commissioned Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Terminal 5. This is an interesting development as T5 will be used exclusively by JetBlue, the same airline constantly claiming that they need to get antitrust approval for their merger with Spirit to grow. Apparently, not. In any event these are […]

Gun Control and the Democratic Party Chair’s Race

On February 14, we soberly commemorated the 5th Anniversary of the MSD High School mass murder. Ironically enough this 5th anniversary came just two days after Nikki Fried threw her hat into the race to lead the Florida Democratic Party. Last year, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried sued the Biden Administration about an issue related to […]

Guest Column: Nikki Fried is a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

By Jordan Zakarin @jordanzakarin Nikki Fried, who wants to take over the Florida Democratic Party, likes to brand herself as “something new.” But what she really represents is the status quo. Actually, she’s far worse than that. Nikki Fried is a corporate lobbyist turned pliant politician, who has a long and well-documented history of siding […]

Guest Column: Ron DeSantis favorite Insurrectionist is now his hype man

By Thomas Kennedy Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the first influencer to hold statewide public office. Attention-hungry and slow on his feet, the far-right Republican has spent the past four years engaged in a one-way conversation with his base, admitting only friendly conservative and acquiescent reporters to his publicly funded press events. While using Floridians’ […]