Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

GOP primary

Matt Gaetz opponent George Gainer holds major SD 1 funder, proves he isn’t “standing alone in the mirror”

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Bay County Commissioner George Gainer pushed back hard on accusations he is “standing alone in the mirror” for his Florida Senate District 1 campaign. As proof, the Northwest Florida Republican hosted a major fundraiser, attended by what supporters call a “who’s who” of Bay County business, civic and political leaders. Gainer faces state Rep. Matt Gaetz in the GOP primary for the seat now held by Gaetz’s father, state Sen. Don Gaetz. Held Tuesday night in Panama City, the reception took…

Keep Reading

Charlie Crist was 45 minutes late to the Speech of His Life because…he was boating?

in Peter/Statewide by

On Thursday, Charlie Crist needed to deliver the Speech of His Life when announced he was dropping out of the GOP primary to run with No Party Affiliation. The entire political world was watching.  TV trucks were backed up along Beach Drive.  CNN’s Candy Crowley was ready to go live to The Situation Room. Chris Matthews wanted to lead off Hardball with a shot from St. Pete. But when five o’clock struck, the Governor was nowhere to be found.  Michelle…

Keep Reading

Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio off the Primary Ballot impact numerous down-ballot races

in Statewide/The Bay and the 'Burg by

I imagine a political reporter could just about go mad thinking about all of the ramifications of Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out out of the GOP primary and run for the U.S. Senate with No Party Affiliation. One unintended consequence of Crist’s decision is the impact not having Crist and Rubio driving turnout in the Primary will have on down-ballot races, including partisan races, such as state legislative primaries and county commission races, and on non-partisan races where party affiliation may…

Keep Reading

Pinellas GOP chair JJ Beyrouti on Charlie Crist: ‘He is now our opponent’

in Statewide/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee Chairman JJ Beyrouti released a statement on Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out of the GOP primary and run as an Independent: It is with deep regret that we receive the news today that Governor Charlie Crist has chosen to abandon the Republican Primary process and seek election to the United States Senate as a candidate with no party affiliation. The process used by the Republican Party to pick its nominees is carefully designed to…

Keep Reading

Pinellas GOP chair JJ Beyrouti on Charlie Crist: ‘He is now our opponent’

in Statewide/The Bay and the 'Burg by

Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee Chairman JJ Beyrouti released a statement on Charlie Crist’s decision to drop out of the GOP primary and run as an Independent: It is with deep regret that we receive the news today that Governor Charlie Crist has chosen to abandon the Republican Primary process and seek election to the United States Senate as a candidate with no party affiliation. The process used by the Republican Party to pick its nominees is carefully designed to…

Keep Reading

Marco Rubio launches first TV ad of GOP primary – airing only on Fox News

in Statewide by

Keep Reading

Fundraising and Web 2.0 update for Florida Senate race

in Statewide by

Progress Florida’s Jon Bleyer took the time to compile some very interesting statistics about how the major candidates for statewide office fundraising efforts compare with their Internet and social networking footprints entering 2010. Here are his findings and analysis: Charlie Crist-R: Fundraising: $8.7 million ($2 million in 4th Q) raised for 2009; $7.5 m COH Facebook: 7,873 supporters Twitter: 3,796 followers (Tweeter Meter: 5) YouTube: 37 subscribers, 3,759 upload views Campaign website: http://charliecrist.com/ Marco Rubio-R: Fundraising: $3.4 million ($1.75 million…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top