Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Sarah Bascom

Greg Evers, former state senator, dies in wreck

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Former state Sen. Greg Evers died in a car wreck near his northwest Florida home on Monday night. He was 62. The Florida Highway Patrol said that Evers drove off a curve on Griffith Mill Road, and his car was found submerged in a roadside creek Tuesday afternoon. Evers was the only person in the vehicle.

Keep Reading

Dwight Dudley, activists slam David Jolly; Jolly’s spokeswoman slams Charlie Crist

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Outgoing Democratic state Rep. Dwight Dudley and several Pinellas activists gathered Tuesday to call out U.S. Rep. David Jolly for his “failure to stand up for” the people of Congressional District 13. Dudley and the others gathered in Williams Park, across from Duke Energy, which they accused of “ripping off” consumers. “Big energy companies like Duke Energy continue to rip off Florida’s working families, over billing consumers by millions of dollars,” Dudley said. “David Jolly took thousands of dollars in…

Keep Reading

David Jolly campaign calls on TV stations to pull new DCCC ad linking him to Donald Trump

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The David Jolly campaign is crying foul over a new ad produced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) that links the Pinellas County Republican with Donald Trump. The Jolly camp calls it a “fake and deceptive television ad,” because it uses photoshopped photos of Jolly posed next to Trump. The Jolly camp says there are no actual photos between the two men because they have never met each other. “This ad is a new low, even for the DCCC and Charlie Crist,” said Sarah Bascom,…

Keep Reading

David Jolly taps Max Goodman to serve as new campaign manager

in 2017/Top Headlines by

U.S. Senate candidate David Jolly has tapped Max Goodman to serve as his new campaign manager. Goodman had served as political director for the Clearwater Republican’s bid to succeed Sen. Marco Rubio for the last eight months. “Max Goodman, our Political Director for the last eight months, has assumed the additional responsibilities of day-to-day operations as our new Campaign Manager. Max is one of the brightest political minds in the state, a tireless fighter, and exactly the right person to manage this campaign from here to victory in…

Keep Reading

Six years after passing, Jim King may be gone, but certainly not forgotten

in Peter/Top Headlines by

Here’s how Jim King is remembered around the Florida Capitol. The laughter was immediate and spontaneous when CFO Jeff Atwater was asked last year to recall a story about the late Senate President. “My goodness, my goodness,” Atwater said, clearly enjoying a memory. King was a fixture around the Capitol for 23 years. The Jacksonville Republican was first elected to the State House in 1986 and became one of the most powerful politicians in the state, serving as Senate President from…

Keep Reading

CD 11 GOP candidate Justin Grabelle announces his campaign team

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Justin Grabelle, the former chief of staff to retiring CD 11 Congressman Rich Nugent, announced his campaign team on Tuesday as he attempts to get a jump in the race to replace Nugent, who will not run for reelection in 2016. Here’s the new personnel: Nick Catroppo, Campaign Manager: Most recently, Catroppo served as deputy chief of staff for Congressman Nugent. Additionally, Catroppo served as Congressman Nugent’s campaign manager and district staff. Prior to joining Congressman Nugent’s office, Catroppo served as deputy chief of…

Keep Reading

New group enters ‘whiskey and Wheaties’ fray

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Groups opposed to an effort to do away with retailers having separate stores to sell liquor have banded together as Florida Businesses Unite. The new alliance includes ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the Florida Independent Spirits Association and Publix, according to a Wednesday news release. For three years now, various lawmakers have carried legislation – or “whiskey and Wheaties” bills – pushed by Wal-Mart, Target and other big-box retailers that would ease regulations on the sale of alcohol. State Rep. Carlos Trujillo, a Miami…

Keep Reading

Go to Top