Tag Archives: Patrick Murphy

Big sugar and the 2018 Florida election

Following eight years of Rick Scott’s anti-environmental administration, cleaning up and resorting the Everglades water quality and flows which is mandated by a court order is further behind schedule than imaginable. Scott’s alliance with sugar barons in southern Florida has been mirrored by a legislature unwilling to stand up to the industry with the exception […]

Patrick Murphy should be mad at the Democratic Party…here’s why

In recent weeks, former Congressman and US Senate nominee Patrick Murphy has reappeared from the dead and has actively began floating the idea of a “fusion” ticket for Governor with former Republican Congressman David Jolly. Today we’re not going to asses the merits of such a ticket, because despite yesterday’s MSNBC appearance, the whole thing […]

The cracks that divide us among Florida Democrats must be healed

The FDP Chairs Race has gotten off to a rip-roaring start with progressives and more moderate Democrats aggressively picking sides and trading barbs. This comes just a week after a devastating electoral defeat here in Florida. The realization that years of neglect have left us with an infrastructure incapable of withstanding GOP wave elections become […]

TFS Podcast: White working class voters, 2016 like 2004 and 2000, foreign policy in the US Senate race, will Rick Scott try to influence the result and more

On the latest edition of the TFS Podcast Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer look at the Presidential race and the flight of white working class voters away from the Democrats. The current landscape in Florida is discussed as well. While most in the media use 2008 and 2012 as a frame of reference for how […]

TFS Podcast: Florida votes, Clinton emails, Murphy tax returns, Rubio money advantage, Crist v Jolly and Amendment 1

Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer discussed a variety of topics on this show: – Presidential campaign Where it stands in Florida Clinton email scandal and FBI Director James Comey’s actions National trends 2016 = 1996?  – US Senate race Murphy tax releases not forthcoming – does it matter? Rubio pulling ahead in recent polls. Did […]

Florida’s media has wised up to Marco Rubio

After years of coddling Marco Rubio and enabling his rise from volunteer on a Congressional campaign fresh out of college in 1992 to becoming Florida House Speaker in 2006 to his election as US Senator in 2010. Many in the press corp in this state gave Rubio a pass as he used representation of Florida […]

Marco Rubio: Where right-wing ideology, and self-interest trumps Florida’s interests

Florida’s Junior Senator has doubled-down on his support of GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump. At Wednesday’s debate Rubio continued his support for Trump, while continuing his pattern of deceitful public statements. Democratic nominee Patrick Murphy seized on Rubio’s willingness to resort to dishonesty to further his political standing in saying,  “If you voted as much […]