Diaz Means Groundhog Day—or Worse—for FL Dems

  By Jim Bleyer You’ll have to indulge key Republican operatives who are salivating and rubbing their hands in anticipation of a  Florida Democratic Party led by former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz. The FDP is in ashes following its 2020 debacle under the impotent leadership of Terrie Rizzo.  The Palm …

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Voter Turnout Initiatives Target Black, Jewish Communities

                By Jim Bleyer High-profile billionaires Tyler Perry and Michael Bloomberg  are bankrolling a final push in Florida to ensure two reliable Democratic constituencies cast their ballots Nov. 3. Their respective efforts are to motivate blacks and Jews to vote in what both …

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Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November

    By Jim Bleyer If events leading up to 2020’s historic election tell Floridians anything, it is that voter suppression is highest on the agenda of powerful politicians, especially in presidential battleground states. Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, provides a rich, inviting target. From the ditching of sorting …

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Recruiting Poll Workers Will Thwart Trump’s Fraud Claims

    By Steve Rosenfeld, Editor, Voting Booth In 2000, Ion Sancho had a front-row seat to the partisan mayhem and legal posturing surrounding Florida’s presidential recount. The Florida Supreme Court asked Sancho, then supervisor of elections in Florida’s capital, to be its technical adviser—second in charge—of overseeing the recount, …

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Identity Politics Hurting Dems 2020 Chances

    By Jim Bleyer The conventional wisdom—that earlier this year projected the 2020 political demise of Donald Trump and Democratic control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives—lies in tatters. Democrats themselves,  are responsible for dashing those high, if unrealistic expectations.  The majority of Americans abhor identity politics …

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Dems Open 2021 Door for GOP Mayor in St. Pete

By Jim Bleyer An ordinarily innocuous St. Petersburg City Council race has roiled local politics and become a key bellwether as to who will be the next mayor of Florida’s fifth largest city. The race to succeed term-limited Rick Kriseman as St. Petersburg mayor is two years away but political …

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St. Pete Mayor Kriseman Said to Be Eyeing Governorship

    By Jim Bleyer   St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman is a man with ambitions that could reach as far as the Florida Governor Mansion or the U.S. Capitol building. The whispers by insiders on both sides of Tampa Bay are screaming “Governor.”  Kriseman and his team, however, can …

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