Category Nikki Fried

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.

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 […]