Election 2022

State Sen. Taddeo endorses Charlie Crist for governor; Fried lays out 19-point policy platform

BY: - June 13, 2022

With just 10 weeks before the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial primary, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist formally filed qualifying paperwork, and also got an endorsement from State Sen. Annette Taddeo. Meanwhile, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, also in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, recently released a campaign platform outlining 19 areas she plans to tackle if elected governor. The […]

Sen. Annette Taddeo to drop out of FL gubernatorial race and run for U.S. Congress

BY: - June 6, 2022

State Sen. Annette Taddeo of Miami-Dade, one of the top contenders for the Democratic nominee in the 2022 Florida gubernatorial race, will end her bid for governor, according to CBS News Miami. The news outlet initially broke the story Monday, saying Taddeo would challenge Republican Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, who started her term in January […]

Sierra Club of FL endorses Crist for governor in 2022

BY: - June 6, 2022

Sierra Club of Florida endorsed U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist Monday in the race to represent Florida Democrats in this fall’s gubernatorial race against incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. Sierra, claiming 32,000 members and roughly 240,000 supporters in its environmental advocacy and legal-defense organization, praised Crist’s overall environmental record as governor 2007-2011 and in Congress since […]

Ag Commissioner Fried urges Feds to ‘closely monitor’ Florida’s election process

BY: - June 6, 2022

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is urging federal officials to “closely monitor” the state’s election process, claiming that the DeSantis administration and the GOP-led Legislature have been implementing “deliberate attempts to circumvent or override democratic norms,” according to a Monday letter to the U.S. Department of Justice. Fried, an attorney and an elected Cabinet official, […]

Val Demings has a strong law enforcement background, but Rubio’s getting law-and-order endorsements

BY: - June 6, 2022

As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio seeks reelection in November, the Florida Republican has been racking up endorsements from dozens of sheriffs and law enforcement groups. Yet U.S. Rep. Val Demings — the Democratic front-runner facing Rubio — has an extensive background in the law-and-order field but, as of yet, no official endorsements. Whether Demings can […]

McCormick concedes to celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pa. GOP U.S. Senate primary race

BY: - June 4, 2022

Former hedge fund CEO Dave McCormick has conceded in the Republican U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, clearing the way for celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz to face Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in the November general election. McCormick announced Friday night that he had called Oz earlier in the day to concede in the race, which […]

New court ruling appears to favor DeSantis’ plan to abolish Black-access district in North FL

BY: - May 27, 2022

A Florida appellate court ruled Friday that a trial judge abused his authority in ordering state government to retain a Black-access congressional district in North Florida before holding a full trial on whether the state’s Fair District amendment required doing so. The 20-page opinion (docket here) from the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee […]

FL Dems want measures to prevent ‘horrific, soul-shattering’ mass shootings; What about the GOP?

BY: - May 25, 2022

As the nation reels and reacts to another devastating mass shooting, this time killing 19 elementary students and two adults in Uvalde, Texas, Florida political figures and gun-reform advocacy groups compare the tragedy to Florida’s two major mass-shootings in the last six years: Parkland and Pulse night club. At a Wednesday morning press conference, Florida […]

Trump battle cry muted in Georgia primary elections for non-football stars

BY: - May 25, 2022

Tuesday night was a disappointment for most of former President Donald Trump’s endorsed Republican candidates in Georgia’s statewide races. Herschel Walker, a former UGA football star and Trump surrogate in Georgia, ran away with a primary win and is set for general election fight against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. But Gov. Brian Kemp, the former […]

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say

BY: - May 21, 2022

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators are raising concerns about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of sitting and former elections officials and experts told the Senate Rules and […]

Appeals court sides with DeSantis on elimination of Black-access North FL congressional district

BY: - May 20, 2022

A court order issued Friday means that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ congressional redistricting plan, which dismantles a North Florida district likely to elect a Black candidate, will be used for this year’s primary and general elections, at least for now. The unsigned order from Florida’s First District Court of Appeal dissolved Circuit Judge Layne Smith’s injunction […]

For a second time, judge blocks state from using DeSantis’ congressional districts

BY: - May 17, 2022

A state trial judge has forbidden the state from running this year’s midterm elections using the congressional redistricting map that Gov. Ron DeSantis forced the Legislature to enact, citing the prospect of “irreparable harm” to voters, especially North Florida Blacks. Circuit Judge Layne Smith, sitting in Leon County, insisted Monday that the state stick to […]