Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Edward James III

James Buchanan adds Marco Rubio endorsement

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Republican James Buchanan keeps racking up endorsements for his House District 72 campaign, and Wednesday he added the one of the biggest names in Florida Politics to the list in U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.

Keep Reading

Primary elections did little to unscramble House Speaker race

in Peter/Top Headlines by

August’s primary elections did not produce a breakthrough for any of the contenders in the behind-the-scenes, internecine scrum to one day lead the Florida House of Representatives. Instead, the race to be House Speaker in 2022-24 has settled in for a long slog which may not be decided until, at the earliest, 2018. And, according to a handful of the insiders who truly understand how a leadership race works, the eventual winner may not even be one of the current leading…

Keep Reading

Email insights: Sarasota GOP: Democrat Edward James a “major threat” in HD 72

in Statewide/Top Headlines by
JAMES

The Sarasota GOP is beginning to worry about Democrat Edward James III‘s challenge to Rep. Ray Pilon, according to a recent fundraising appeal sent to local Republicans. The email, penned by county party chairman and RPOF vice chairman Joe Gruters, said James’ so-far prodigious fundraising efforts pose a serious challenge to Republicans’ dominance in the region’s legislative districts. “This is a major threat to the Republican seat and demonstrates that Democrats are serious about trying to turn back Republican control in Tallahassee,” wrote Gruters. “If…

Keep Reading

Race to replace Nancy Detert heats up, 3 years out

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

More than three years out, the race to take over for Venice Republican Sen. Nancy Detert is heating up. Republican Nora Patterson jumped into the Senate District 28 race Monday, making her the second candidate in the race after former District 74 Rep. Doug Holder filed in January 2013. Patterson is a former member of the Sarasota county and city commissions and has also served city’s mayor. Patterson’s long political career and name recognition undoubtedly gives her good footing in…

Keep Reading

Ray Pilon won’t run for Senate, opts for final term in HD 72

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

State Rep. Ray Pilon, claiming “unfinished business,” will not run for the state Senate, instead choosing to seek a last term in the Florida House for 2016. The Sarasota Republican faces Democrat Edward James III in the House District 72 race, making it possibly one of the most competitive races in the state. Pilon told reporters that recent polling showed he would have been competitive in the race for the seat now held by Venice Republican state Sen. Nancy Detert, who…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top