Here's where sh*t stands – the 'in five words or less' edition

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It’s called the ‘elevator pitch’ – a short summary used to quickly and simply define a situation.  The term reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.

Well, sometimes, there isn’t even time for an elevator pitch.  Sometimes, brevity matters most.

In that spirit, here’s where sh*t stands in a variety of campaigns and races IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS.

Congress: Jessica Ehrlich vs. Nina Hayden – God told Nina to run…

Congress: Jessica Ehrlich vs. Bill Young – One day, Young may lose.

Congress: Vern Buchanan vs. Keith Fitzgerald – Vern up 22, Keith persevering.

State Senate: John Legg vs. Wilton Simpson – Senate presidency hangs in balance.

State Senate: Jim Frishe vs. unknown – Is Brandes in or out?

State Senate: Jim Norman vs. Rob Wallace – Is that all Rob raised?

State House: Mike Fasano vs. unkown – A closed primary hurts Mike.

State House: Peter Nehr vs. Chris Sprowls – Should’ve waited two years, Chris

State House: Peter Nehr vs. Carl Zimmermann – Third time not a charm.

State House: Larry Ahern vs. Mary Lou Ambrose – Race could get very expensive.

State House: Jeff Brandes vs. Dwight Dudley – Never not a competitive district.

State House: District 57 – Still figuring out the frontrunner.

State House: Kathleen Peters vs. Josh Shulman – Outside groups will rule here.

Pasco Commission: Kathryn Starkey vs. Everyone – Great candidate deserves a win.

Pasco Sheriff: Chris Nocco vs. Everyone – Nocco sure can raise $.

Hillsborough Judge: Johnny Byrd vs. Mark Wolfe – Defeat Byrd at all costs.

Pinellas Sheriff: Bob Gualtieri vs Everett Rice – A plague on both houses.

Pinellas Commission: Nancy Bostock vs. Charlie Justice – Both candidates are very smart.

Pinellas Commission: Neil Brickfield vs. Janet Long – I hear Janet screeching “fluoride”.

Pinellas School Board: District 7 – Flowers vs. Gilzean in general.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.