Monthly Archives: August 2016


Good Primary Elections for Latinos






It was a good primary elections for many Hispanic candidates in Central Florida. From Osceola to Seminole counties,  Hispanic candidates established “firsts” for the Latino community in a sign that the Florida Supreme Court-imposed congressional redistricting evened the political playing field. Florida voter turnout of nearly 24 percent also was good, higher […]


Kissimmee Mayor’s Race Gets Weirder and Weirder 1 comment






The two candidates angling to be Kissimmee’s first Hispanic mayor are engaged in a mano a mano that started years ago and is getting weirder and weirder the closer we draw to the August 30 primaries. Art Otero and José Alvarez, both Kissimmee city commissioners known for verbal disputes in […]


Early Voting Turnout Is Just 4 Percent 1 comment






Early voting turnout is 4 percent in the August 30 primaries, a figure that was mirrored in the three-county area, according to the Florida Division of Elections’  figures released August 28. The numbers are bound to increase once all primary votes are cast – either early, by mail or in person. Total turnout […]


Slow Going in Early Voting






With just days to go before the August 30 primary elections, the early voting is going very slowly for all political parties. As of Friday morning, just 351,488 early voters had cast ballots across the state of Florida, with Republicans slightly ahead (170,102) of Democrats (155,758) according to the Florida Division of […]


Political Hits Keep Coming






The political hits just keep on coming.  It seems that Susannah Randolph’s campaign for Congressional  District 9 is imploding with bad publicity. Then the data dump of Florida Democratic  Party documents is chock-a- block with unsavory details about some local Democrats. First, to Susannah Randolph, who in the last month is […]


Hispanic Voter Registration Favors Democrats






The numbers are in. How many Hispanics are registered to vote in the August 30 primaries? The figures, calculated by the state Division of Elections, are encouraging. Hispanic voter registration has climbed in all of Florida since the March presidential primary, with Hispanic Democrats up nearly 9 percent, the highest of any major party […]


Election Season Heats Up






The election season is heating up as we close in on the August primaries and march toward the November election, which is less than three months away. Campaign developments are coming fast and furious. Here are some local, state and national campaign notes that caught my eye. Florida GOP Spokesman Resigns Wadi […]