Category Andrew Gillum

Data tells us racism DID NOT fuel the Gillum/Nelson vote split. In fact the data may shock you…

Election night and the morning after many around the Democratic Party and the national chattering classes were spinning that racism must have been the reason Bill Nelson received more votes than Andrew Gillum statewide (outside ballot error-driven Broward County). I pushed back on this suggestion because I don’t like the Democrats obsession with race and […]

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 […]

Why do the Dream Defenders and other leftists push BDS for Israel but not others?

In recent days Ron DeSantis has sloppily made the Dream Defenders support of Andrew Gillum an issue, using BDS (Boycott Divest Sanction) of Israel as his chief talking point. From a purely political perspective you have to assume Adam Putnam were he the GOP nominee would be far more effective in nailing Gillum on this […]

Talented actor Andrew Gillum excelling in the role of his life

Is he a progressive or a centrist? An environmentalist or pro-development? Is he for universal health care or aligning with the insurance industry? Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for and likely Governor of our state, has been in elected office since the age of 23. Like most politicians he’s flipped and flopped on […]

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 […]

Leading progressives have thrown in with Andrew Gillum – it’s a horrible mistake

Progressive groups in Florida and from out-of-state have spent millions in the last few weeks to prop up the Gubernatorial candidacy of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. During this campaign, Gillum has strongly articulated progressive principles (except on the death penalty where his position is wishy-washy at best) and would be the state’s first African-American Governor […]

For Florida Democrats historical context is lacking. Why Levine and Gillum on paper aren’t as flawed as assumed.

Having lost 17 of the last 18 elections for Governor and the statewide Cabinet, you would think Florida’s Democrats would be looking for new blood, new ideas and fresh energy. But the establishment of the party loves to double down on tired old thinking and lazy stereotypes. They also love to maintain power at all […]

What we are reading: Tallahassee Democrat on Andrew Gillum and the Democrats dilemma

Here we go again. An email scandal involving a Democrat running for high office. In case you missed it, The Tallahassee Democrat blew the lid off something that has been percolating on the cocktail circuit and among Democratic insiders for months – Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s sloppy use of email. At […]

Andrew Gillum sounds like a DEMOCRAT!

On paper, Andrew Gillum is the wrong candidate for a party that needs to shed it’s insider, elite image – why? Because Gillum has been working in politics and in elected office since he was in college. But the Mayor of Tallahassee deserves full marks for coming out of the box in his candidacy for […]