District 9


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 […]


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 […]


Democrats Driven to Distraction in District 9

A decade-old college comedy skit landed congressional District 9 candidate Darren Soto in an embarrassing position last week as his Democrat primary opponent Susannah Randolph seized the information, sending it to her supporters. The story, reported by Gawker and picked up by Politico, refers to a comedy-music skit rap titled “2-Luv” that talks […]