Category Palm Beach County

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 […]

Did Four Florida Democrats in Congress Sell Us Out to Wall Street?

Author’s Note:  This piece started out as an exposé on Wall Street’s influence over a certain South Florida Congressman that sits on the Financial Services Committee. As our research deepened, we came across startling discoveries: Patrick Murphy is not the only Florida Democrat taking Wall Street cash while voting in favor of their sponsored and in some […]

The Crist Files: The Man Behind The Curtain: How Alleged War Profiteer Harry Sargeant’s Blood Money Has Been Bank Rolling Charlie Crist and The RPOF

In politics, much like organized crime, the way to find out the truth is to follow the money. In crime, the money brings us to the big fish or the kingpin.  In politics, the money brings us to the influencers or a pol’s inner circle- those that have the most direct access to our elected […]

Zest of the Day (with commentary): Another US House race looming, Adam Hasner’s house for sale at big loss

Former State Rep. Adam Hasner (R- Delray Beach) was one of the most partisan and petty members of the Legislature when he served. After losing to Lois Frankel in the district where he lives, Hasner is apparently thinking of moving north to challenge US Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Jupiter). Last year when the Sun Sentinel unwisely […]

Snyder’s Take: The Future Is Now

Don’t get it twisted. The ousting of Minority Leader Daryl Rouson and the subsequent election of Progressive Champion Mark Pafford to the same position is huge news. No. It’s a BFD.  It proves what many of us have already known: the progressive movement in Florida is spreading statewide like a central Florida dry season brush […]

Rouson Ousted: Where should House Democrats turn next?

Darryl Rouson was ousted last night as Democratic Leader Designee and now the party caucus is reportedly ready to name a successor before the week is out. My personal preference would be that Rep. Mark Pafford  (D-West Palm Beach), the most progressive voice in the entire legislature to take the reigns of leader. Besides being […]