In his bid for Florida governor, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has noticeably leaned right, a not-too-unsurprising move to appeal to base voters in a political landscape dominated by Donald Trump. But aligning himself with the ad agency behind the unprecedented win for Germany’s far-right populist party? That is beyond the pale.
There are two distinct takeaways from the latest polls of St. Pete’s City Council races. First, in each of the three races, there is a definite frontrunner who commands a lead of at least ten points over their opponent.
Alright poll trolls, get ready to pounce. The latest survey from St. Pete Polls of the city’s mayoral race has Rick Baker slightly ahead of Rick Kriseman, although statistically-speaking, the race is a virtual tie.
Andrew Gillum added a new finance director this week, as the Democrat gubernatorial candidate looks to spark fundraising after losing ground to opponents Gwen Graham and Chris King.
Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. Florida’s elected officials reacted on Twitter to the Las Vegas shooting that left 59 people dead and wounding more than 500. Here’s a selection: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson): “Thoughts & prayers are with the victims of this horrific attack. At some point we, as a society, have to stand up and say enough is enough.” U.S. Sen. Marco…
How awful are mayoral candidate Rick Baker‘s new television ads? They’re so awful that the Rick Kriseman campaign is paying to sponsor a post on Facebook that essentially promotes them.
Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. The panel that will recommend changes to the state’s governing document will finally get down to work this week.