Category Florida Congressional Races

How conservative was your member of Congress in 2016?

As I have mentioned many times through the years on this site, a hobby of mine for over two decades has been to study interest group ratings based on the voting record of members of Congress. The American Conservative Union (ACU)  who host the annual CPAC Conference has been rating Congress for 45 years since […]

How often has your member of Congress voted with Donald Trump the first 100 days?

How much has your congressperson voted with Donald Trump during the first 100 days of his administration? Note the numbers below from FiveThirtyEight only score votes where the President has taken a public position.  The pattern for members of the Florida delegation with the exception of the retiring GOPer Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and the newly elected Democrat […]

TFS Radio Number 5 – Special time this week 11:30 AM Tuesday

TFS Radio Number 5 will air at 11:30 AM this morning to avoid a scheduling conflict with tonight’s US Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifier on our host Rabble.TV. The show can be listened to live here.  Katy Burnett, Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer will discuss the Democratic debate on Saturday and Secretary Hillary Clinton’s […]

Clearing up some reapportionment misconceptions

Florida’s Supreme Court rightly threw out several Congressional districts basically invalidating the entire state map on Thursday. Under the “Fair Districts” law, Florida’s Congressional map was a complete disgrace. Florida’s Republicans have arrogantly drawn maps that skirt the boundaries of the law. The long-standing arrogance and sense of entitlement that Florida’s Republican leadership has demonstrated […]

Monday Musings: The New Republic in crisis, LEAD task force, Legislative Special Elections, New DOC chief raises question marks,

Washington was rocked this past week by news that The New Republic, long considered one of the bibles of the left (though at times TNR has drifted to the right but that is a conversation for another day) decided to opted to change directions. This was followed by the resignations of several notable editors and […]

First look at 2016 Congressional races

The 2014 Congressional races in Florida were largely ho-hum affairs outside of CD-2 and CD-26 which are on opposite ends of the state. The absence of a US Senate race and amount of cold hard cash spent on state races especially the Governorship took many Federal races off the radar for politicos. But 2016 will […]

Lessons of Hope and Caution from Gwen Graham

Gwen Graham’s victory was the one bright spot on election day, defeating Steve Southerland in Congressional District 2.  Her win gives hope for the red areas of the state, especially in the panhandle where Crist’s defeat was cemented, and gives hope for Democrats in rural North Florida in places that Democrats have not dared run […]

FOX News discussion on CD-18 Race

We would normally never post something from FOX News but this discussion which included one-time Charlie Crist confidante and Broward Republican Party Chair George LeMieux was fantastic for its spin in claiming that Congressman Patrick Murphy is vulnerable.

The NRA makes endorsements and rates legislators

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has made its endorsements for the 2014 General Election and rated legislators. As would be expected most Democrats fared poorly on the NRA scorecard while most Republicans were rated highly. The organization endorsed every Republican for the statewide cabinet and gave Charlie Crist who at one-time was an NRA backed […]

Guest Column: Campus Vote Project Working to Help Florida Students Vote

By Cici Battle/Campus Vote Project Florida Coordinator People who follow electoral politics often lament the low voter turnout for midterm compared to presidential election years.  In a state like Florida, it means that fewer voters turn out to elect a governor than go to the polls to elect a president.  College students, in particular, represent […]