Category Palm Beach County

Palm Beach Democratic activists lodge complaint about Wexler/Turkey link

The names of those who have signed this letter about former Congressman Robert Wexler’s new lobbying relationship with the Turkish Government headed by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have been withheld in order to protect the anonymity of those who privately have expressed concerns. The letter was released to The Florida Squeeze under that condition. The content […]

Palm Beach – the new epicenter of the (alternative) conservative media

President Donald Trump has put Palm Beach squarely on the global political radar. But Trump’s election is just the latest event that has helped to make Palm Beach County – once reliably Democratic and liberal the epicenter of a new conservative world. Newsmax publisher Christopher Ruddy’s appearance on CNN’s indispensable Reliable Sources on Sunday emphasized […]

Big sugar pulling Democratic strings again?

It appears the addiction Florida Democrats have to the cash resources and other promises made by the sugar industry continues. In House District 85, a Democratic-leaning, Republican-held seat in Palm Beach County, many influential Democrats both locally and on the state-level are taking a pass on the race. The district was carried by President Obama […]

Is Patrick Murphy’s “base” really secure against Jeff Atwater?

In the last few weeks we have been told Patrick Murphy is the most electable Democrat who could be potentially running for US Senate. As we have outlined before, much of this reasoning is based on outdated theories about “moderates” and the need to appeal to “mainstream” voters.  However, it must be conceded that the […]

Update on Democrats for Kimberly Mitchell story

Earlier this week Saint Petersblog reported and we analyzed the effort of some Democrats to support what we at the Florida Squeeze see as the dangerous candidacy of well-connected Republican Kimberly Mitchell to be Mayor of West Palm Beach. The Republican who is tied in closely to the party’s leadership both locally and in Tallahassee […]

Kimberly Mitchell attracting Democratic support in West Palm Beach Mayor’s bid (EDITED w/ Sen. Clemens Statement & UPDATED)

UPDATE AT THE BOTTOM Statement from Senator Jeff Clemens on Tuesday 2/10:  “I am in no way working on the Kimberly Mitchell campaign. I have not talked to Kimberly Mitchell in three years. I am not involved in the West Palm Beach Mayor’s race. Any reports to the contrary are untrue.”  Earlier today, our friends at Saint […]

From Condo Commandos to activism – The changing face of Southeast Florida Democratic politics

When I worked my first complete election cycle in southeast Florida, stories about the fall of the “Condo Commandos” were already abundant in Broward County though they were reaching an apex of power in Palm Beach. This was the 1998 cycle and it was a wipe-out year for Florida Democrats. Three cabinet Democrats were reelected […]

August 26th TFS Endorsements

Elections are tomorrow ! A reminder as to whom TFS has endorsed across the state in elections on Tuesday. Governor No Recommendation (Democratic Primary)  State Senate District 12- Geraldine Thompson (Democratic Primary) State House District 8 – Alan Williams (Democratic Primary) District 9 – Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda (Democratic Primary OPEN to all voters)  District 31 – B […]

TFS Endorsements – Palm Beach and Broward Local Elections

Palm Beach School Board District 3- Karen Brill She has served with distinction and has earned another term. District 4 – Erica Whitfield Whitfield promises to be a strong progressive voice as a parent in PBC Public Schools. Broward County Commission  District 2- Lisa Kohner Aronson  She has spent 30 years as a leader in […]

Monday Musings: Cabinet Offices, Qualifying Deadline, Democratic Woes, Reggie Fullwood, Palm Beach Traffic, World Cup

After Friday, my mind immediately jumped past 2014 elections and I begin to think about 2016 and 2018 already. The most unsettling piece to come out Friday is that obviously no one getting ready to run for governor in 2018 against Adam Putnam. Democratic constitutional office candidate recruitment is perhaps the worst in recent memory […]