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Gwen Graham, “The Third Way” and a possible statewide run

Newly elected Congresswoman Gwen Graham is not your average freshman. As the daughter of of a former Florida Governor and US Senator her visibility from the word go was higher than just about any other Democratic Congressional challenger in the nation. Then in a wipe-out year for Democrats on so many levels she became one […]

Florida Democrats at a Crossroads: The I-75 Corridor

Post election it became fashionable for Tallahassee-based political writers to credit Rick Scott’s margins along I-10 as the reason for his victory. This was a justified analysis but perhaps an easy one to make particularly sitting in Tallahassee. I, on the other hand, looked at another Interstate Highway, one with far more population neighboring it […]

Is Marco Rubio a hypocritical coward?

Senator Marco Rubio’s ideological dogma obviously is too much for him to grasp the significance of the erosion of American moral authority thanks to yesterday’s release of a Senate report on torture. Rubio’s galling tweet below echoed the statements of the more extreme elements of the GOP, while not appreciating America’s reputation in the world […]

Florida Republicans falling flat in 2014

For years it felt like the Democrats were the only ones making tactical mistakes in Florida’s off-year election cycles. In 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 Democrats made more errors than Republicans allowing the GOP either to run away with victory after victory (1998, 2002 and 2010) or minimize losses (2010). However, this go-round it is […]