Today on Context Florida: Alex Sink snatched defeat from the jaws of victory once again in Florida’s 13th Congressional District, says Daniel Tilson. That’s not a big surprise. But there are some key takeaways from the loss, he notes.
More guns in school, in the form of armed “school marshals,” is a lousy idea, says Rick Outzen. And the Florida School Boards Association agrees, saying a better idea is to keep active law-enforcement serve as school resource officers.
David Jolly’s “convincing” win in CD 13 was a national referendum on the status quo in Washington, according to former GOP State Sen. John Grant. Politically, Florida is a microcosm of America, and as Florida goes politically, so goes the nation. That’s why the national eyes were on District 13.
The protest against “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws in Tallahassee may have sent a powerful message, but ultimately one that has little impact on the issue, writes Andrew Skerritt. Monday of Spring break is poor timing for a protest rally in Tallahassee.