Now that medical marijuana has made the ballot in Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says he plans to vote for it.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:15 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 9, 2013 1:25 pm|
There is a good chance Crist will run for governor again next year as a Democrat.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 27, 2012 10:25 am|
Candidates and parties like to have officlals that were once members of the opposite party endorse them. Democrats have managed to secure former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, for their convention, after he endorsed Obama. Crist will probably end up with a decent speaking slot to highlight Mr. Obama’s willingness to work across the aisle and how the GOP has made a hard turn to the right.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday July 28, 2012 4:00 pm|
Most Republicans will deny fiercely that their ALEC-fueled efforts to ram through voter ID and other voter-suppression laws aren’t about suppressing the votes of black Americans. But recently, two prominent Florida Republicans have come forward to state, on the record, that this is exactly what the GOP is trying to do.
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday June 8, 2012 6:40 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday January 22, 2012 8:01 pm|
Mrs Santorum and her husband will be quite well remembered in that footnote for the choices they made, the bullying they elevated, the hatred they celebrated. Not for their faith, and not for their family. Sure it’s very sad. But it’s not only sad for the Santorums.
|By: Jim White Wednesday November 3, 2010 4:15 pm|
If only the nation will pay attention, Florida has now become the perfect laboratory model for single-party Republican corporatist rule. When Alex Sink conceded to Rick Scott this morning, Republicans in Florida cemented a clean sweep of all statewide offices on the ballot. In addition, Republicans now hold over two thirds of the seats in both the Florida House and Florida Senate. Leading this merry band of corporatists will be Governor Rick Scott, who holds the distinction of having been CEO of the corporation that holds the record for the largest fine ever assessed ($1.7 billion) in settling Medicare fraud charges. With unemployment in the state now at 12 percent (pdf) and property values severely depressed from the burst property bubble, I see no way that a state without an income tax can withstand corporatist rule under these parameters without sliding into a New Depression.
|By: David Dayen Saturday October 30, 2010 7:00 pm|
The next Senator from Florida is almost certainly going to be Marco Rubio. Kendrick Meek and Charlie Crist split the center-left of the electorate and spent most of their time in the campaign beating each other up, while Rubio, unchallenged, coasted into the lead. The race has gotten so far out of hand now that I don’t think that the claim Crist would caucus with Democrats matters anymore.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 27, 2010 5:45 pm|
The unfortunate consequence of a broken election system that discourages greater choice is that it can result in the election of individuals who don’t best represent the will of the voters. Politico is reporting that Democrats are banking on conservative third-party candidates on the ballot to help them win plurality victories.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday October 16, 2010 7:00 pm|
The Hill has just become the most recent news outlet to find in their polling that a majority of voters want a viable third party as an alternative to the Republicans and Democrats. Their poll found that 54 percent of likely voters in 10 swing districts think there should be a third party. Their results mirror national polling from CNN (PDF) and Gallup, both of which also show majority support for a third party.