What We Actually Learned from the Florida Special Election

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:27 am

On Tuesday Republican David Jolly won the special election for Florida’s 13th district. He beat Democrat Alex Sink 48.5 percent to 46.6 percent. While basically all political sites try to draw big conclusions from this one race since there is little else for them to talk about in March, it is a bad idea because special elections are poor predictors and we are dealing with a sample size of one.

NRCC Attacks Democrat Over Social Security Cuts

By: Tuesday February 25, 2014 1:31 pm

To really understand how completely President Obama threw Democrats under the bus by putting chained-CPI in his budget last year, look no further than Florida. There the NRCC is attacking Alex Sink (D) in the special congressional election for saying positive things about Obama’s past grand bargain efforts. From the Sunshine State News: On Thursday, [...]

FL Gov: Sink and Scott Tied

By: Friday October 22, 2010 12:50 pm

According to the newest Sunshine State News Poll, the race for Governor in Florida is dead even with Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott each getting 45 percent of the vote. Sunshine State News (10/20) Alex Sink (D) 45 Rick Scott (R) 45 Other 8 Undecided 2 The Florida gubernatorial election is one of [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 7:48 pm

A recurring segment where I pick out some campaign ads that have caught my eye. • CO-Sen: I know there’s some question about where the money for these Karl Rove-led American Crossroads ads have come from, but until now I haven’t seen one with the potential to be as brutally effective as this number about [...]

FL Gov: Republican Scott Now up by Six over Democrat Sink

By: Friday October 1, 2010 2:35 pm

Self-funded millionaire Rick Scott is now leading in the Florida Governor’s race by six points over Democrat Alex Sink, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll of likely voters. Quinnipiac (9/23-28) Rick Scott (R) 49 Alex Sink (D) 43 Someone else 1 DK/NA 7 After the Rick Scott won the extremely heated GOP primary, there was [...]

FL Gov: Democrat Sink Starts General Election Campaign with Lead Over GOP Nom Scott

By: Wednesday August 25, 2010 8:33 pm

Last night, outsider millionaire Rick Scott beat establishment choice Bill McCollum to become the Republican Party’s nominee for governor in Florida. But Scott has not emerged from the brutal primary unscathed. He has strong net unfavorable numbers and is currently trailing Democrat Alex Sink according to the latest poll from PPP (PDF). PPP (PDF) (8/21-22) [...]

Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, Vermont Primary Results – Liveblog

By: Tuesday August 24, 2010 7:03 pm

Today features primary elections in Alaska, Arizona, Florida and Vermont, along with a primary runoff in Oklahoma. I will be live blogging all of the results except for the very late closing Alaska. You can find a preview of what to watch for tonight here. You can find live updated results at Politico, Florida Division [...]

FL Gov: Brutal Republican Primary Helps Alex Sink Take Lead in New Poll

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks to a brutal Republican primary battle between Attorney General Bill McCollum and billionaire Rick Scott, Democrat Alex Sink has been able to take the lead for the first time in Quinnipac’s newest poll. Quinnipac (8/11-16) Alex Sink (D) 31 Bill McCollum (R) 29 Bud Chiles (I) 12 Someone else 2 Wouldn’t Vote 5 DK/NA [...]

FL Gov: Bill McCollum Surges Ahead of Rick Scott

By: Thursday August 12, 2010 7:39 pm

In a rather surprising and quick reversal of fortunes, Attorney General Bill McCollum has taken the lead in the Republican primary for governor in Florida over billionaire political novice rival Rick Scott, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll. Mason-Dixon (8/9-11) Bill McCollum 34 Rick Scott 30 This is an extremely impressive surge for McCollum. Just [...]

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