Category Nikki Fried

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.

The time for Nikki Fried to end her quixotic campaign for Governor has come – Democrats must unite to fight the budding DeSantis theocracy

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried certainly has her fans – marijuana activists, young people, out-of-state “resistance” types and those who like quixotic, narcissistic and impulsive candidates (perhaps they want a Democratic version of President Trump?). Here at TFS, we believed Senator Annette Taddeo would make the best Democratic candidate for Governor. We also like Governor Charlie […]

Does Nikki Fried have a gun problem? YES

Last month, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried sued the Biden Administration about an issue related to guns, citing “freedom” as a leading cause of her position. Now Fried claims she’s for an Assault Weapons Ban: Fried has a history of supporting GOP candidates and pro-gun legislators including former Senate President Joe Negron. Senator Annette Taddeo, […]

Crist lapping the field in latest St Pete Polls survey of Democratic Primary for Governor

The latest St Pete Polls survey for the Democratic Primary for Governor gives Congressman Charlie Crist a commanding lead in the race for the party’s nomination. Crist, a former Republican Governor has been hit by leading opponent Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried for his GOP past, however in recent weeks more revelations about Fried’s recent ties […]

Why is Nikki Fried suing President Biden?!?

Nikki Fried is continuing to embarrass herself

We’ve spent a lot of ink on this site regarding whether Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is someone the Democrats can afford to nominate for Governor. Her track record of unforced errors and gaffes hit a boiling point some time ago. Since those articles were written, questions have increased about Fried’s ability to take on Governor […]

Monroe County BOCC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Can Florida Democrats afford to nominate Nikki Fried?

Commissioner of Agriculture, Democrat Nikki Fried was back in the news this week for the wrong reasons. As a result of one of the many unforced errors related to Fried we have previously discussed on this site, the Commissioner was reprimanded by the bipartisan ethics commission this week. It’s increasingly obvious Fried, despite some snappy […]

Nikki Fried’s latest problem speaks to the malaise within the Democratic Party – #SomethingNotNew

It’s no shock for those of us familiar with Tallahassee to learn Nikki Fried has actively campaigned for or given money to some onerous right-wing Republicans. It is after all what lobbyists do, and in this day and age of GOP domination of the state. In fact, rumors about Fried’s associations with Republicans are far […]

DeSantis polling now underwater thanks to COVID-19

In the wake of record COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state, our friend, Florida Politics Founder and Editor Peter Schorsch wisely commissioned a poll to test the views on masks in schools as well as the Governor’s horse race, via St Pete Polls. The results indciate a dead heat between US Rep. Charlie Crist […]