Category Palm Beach County

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 […]

TFS Podcast: Rouson, Dem House Woes, Social Media and Debt Limit Fight

Kartik Krishnaiyer and Steven Kurlander sit down to discuss Darryl Rouson, should the House Democrats reform how they designate leaders, why are the Democrats performing so badly in legislative races, Kurlander’s article on bigotry, social media and responsibility, the debt fight and will the Republicans shoot themselves in the foot during the debt fight.

Zest of the Day: Scripps should not make money on county-owned land, PBC commissioner says

Another chink in Jeb Bush’s “legacy,” from the Palm Beach Post.

Zest of the Day – End of an era: Nonpartisan Palm Beach County Voters Coalition to disband

From George Bennett in the Palm Beach Post. I was once a member of the Voters Coalition but have always have mixed feelings about the group which I will save for another day.

Zest of the Day: PBC Republican Party meeting degenerates into brawl

From BIZPAC Review.

Zest of the Day: Palm Beach Republicans broke – Staff laid off

From the influential BizPac Review comes some bad news for Palm Beach Republicans.

Ann Coulter to help Vern Buchanan fundraise; Will Palm Beach Conservative elite play on the state level?

Ann Coulter, one of several high profile national right-wing demagogues that call Palm Beach County home will be traveling across the Peninsula to the west coast to help Vern Buchanan raise campaign cash according to the Tampa Bay Times. Despite scandals and a controversial initial election in 2006, Buchanan has emerged as a popular local […]