Category Nikki Fried

Full Chairwoman Fried complaint against Governor DeSantis

Thanks to the FDP for providing these documents. The full ethics complaint filed by Florida Dems Chair Nikki Fried against Governor Ron DeSanis can be found below.

What is a Florida Democrat going be going forward under Nikki Fried? Keep an open mind if you can…

Nikki Fried has been elected Chair of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP), and I will admit I am so disappointed by it, I slipped into a deep depression this past week and left Twitter as well for several days. My fear is a state that is already dominated by a single political party which makes […]

Nikki Fried’s unforced errors can’t be tolerated by an FDP Chair

We’ve spent a lot of ink on this site in 2021 and 2022 regarding whether Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is someone the Democrats could afford to nominate for Governor. Her track record of unforced errors and gaffes hit a boiling point early in the race and she was roundly rejected by Democratic Primary voters. Never before in the […]

Remember that pro-Nikki Fried GOP-firm poll?

We’re rerunning this piece to remind our readers and stakeholders in the Democratic Party, that Nikki Fried’s campaign touted a “tied” poll in a race she weeks later lost by 25 points. This poll was done by a GOP firm and paid for largely out of contributions from FPL and Big Sugar via Fried’s Florida […]

What happens if Ashley Moody runs for Governor…and Nikki Fried is FDP Chair simultaneously?

Nikki Fried potentially leading the Florida Democrats into its rebuilding period raises so many red flags, it’s impossible to concisely outline them in a single piece. What’s worse is the whataboutism and justifications given by Fried’s supporters about her past and present actions in support of causes which aren’t aligned with the vast majority of […]

If Nikki Fried can’t fill out financial disclosure forms properly, how can she run a major political party?

Below is an article from June 2021 that ran on this site about then Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s inability to honestly fill out basic forms in a political campaign. Imagine this on the state party level where reporting is much more intensive and complicated. — Financial disclosure forms, a legacy of the progressive good government Florida […]

New poll shows Crist cruising to the Democratic nomination

In the wake of several polls that showed Nikki Fried competitive with Charlie Crist (one of which was paid for by a committee backing Fried, yet touted as “non-partisan.) we have a new poll from St Pete Polls, from my vantage point the most reliable pollster in the state, showing a HUGE Crist lead. Our […]

Kaplan Strategies Poll was financed by PAC backing Fried

On July 8th, the Nikki Fried campaign touted a poll which showed that she was tied 39%-39% with her Democratic primary opponent Charlie Crist. Now, nearly a month and a half later, we know that the poll was commissioned by Florida Consumers First, the political action committee that has been backing Fried since her first […]

Nikki Fried’s big business-aligned campaign is increasingly dangerous for Democrats

NOTE: This is a personal column by Kartik Krishnaiyer and DOES NOT reflect the views of TFS as a publication– TFS has declined to make an endorsement in the Governor’s race. The GOP and entrenched business interests in this state are fearful of a Charlie Crist governorship. While it’s fair for those Democratic voters solely […]

GOP poll – fake tied race in Democratic Party

A poll released by Kaplan Strategies, a polling firm that has only received money from Republicans, shows the race tied. The only person that Kaplan has received money from is Jason Brodeur, who was a main benefactor of the “ghost candidate” scandal in Central Florida.