Graphic of Florida Senate seats as of April 21, 2017. (Unmodified graphic by Shabidoo used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg) 

Special Florida Senate Primary Set for July 25

May 26, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

On April 18, at Tallahassee’s Governor’s Club, Florida Senator Frank Artiles, R-District 40, was caught aiming sexist language and racial slurs towards to two Senate colleagues, Audrey Gibson, D-District 6, and Perry Thurston, D- District 33. Soon after accounts of the conversation leaked, the Florida Democratic Party and the FloridaRead More

http://bit.ly/1xMszCgRob Quist at a campaign rally in 2017. (Unmodified photo by Montanabw used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

Democrats Look to Upset Multi-Millionaire in Montana Special Election

May 12, 2017 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Election Day is quickly approaching for voters in Montana. On May 25, they will decide who will succeed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke as the state’s sole, at-large congressman. The choice they face could not be clearer. On the Democratic side is banjo-strumming singer-songwriter Rob Quist, who has receivedRead More

Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham Officially Joins the Governor’s Race

Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham Officially Joins the Governor’s Race

May 3, 2017 at 12:14 am 0 comments

Former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham has officially joined other Democrats—Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and Orlando businessman Chris King—throwing her name into the 2018 Florida governor’s race. She made her announcement on Tuesday afternoon in Miami. An establishment candidate with a wealth of donors, connections and experience, Graham has the nameRead More

Adam Putnam (left) alongside Rick Scott at the March 2017 Florida cabinet meeting. (Public domain photo by Jesse Romimora.)

Adam Putnam Officially Launches Campaign for Governor

May 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

On Monday, seasoned political figure and Florida’s current Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam finally put to rest the rumor of his 2018 Florida gubernatorial candidacy. Republican Adam Putnam officially filed paperwork with the state and announced via statement his intentions to vie for Florida’s highest office after Rick Scott steps downRead More

Could Democrats Win Back the House in 2018?

Could Democrats Win Back the House in 2018?

April 21, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

In the aftermath of the disastrous 2016 election for the Democratic Party, many on the left are hungry for wins. Luckily for them, they will have an opportunity to change national political dynamics come the 2018 midterm elections next November. But can they actually make next year a wave election andRead More

Map of Georgia's 6th Congressional District. (Public domain graphic courtesy the United States Department of the Interior.)

Handel to Face Ossoff in June Runoff for Georgia’s Sixth District

April 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

The Georgia District 6 special election that has drawn national attention is headed for a runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. District 6, which includes the northern suburbs of Atlanta and parts of Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb counties, is a traditionally red district. In 2016, Republican CongressmanRead More

Chris King (left) at a HUD event in Orlando. (Public domain photo by HUD Orlando.)

Chris King: Florida’s Gubernatorial Election Wildcard

April 15, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

A newcomer to the arena of politics, Democrat Chris King has joined Florida’s 2018 gubernatorial race. King has no past political experience, but he is a businessman. He currently serves as the president of Elevation Financial Group, a private equity real estate investment company that he founded in 2006 withRead More

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke at a 2012 Congressional debate. (Unmodified photo by Beto O’Rourke used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/RaejCi)

Democrats Look to Crack Red Senate Wall in Texas

April 11, 2017 at 1:18 am 0 comments

Politicians from both sides of the aisle are expected to announce their campaigns for the upcoming 2018 Senate races but the most interesting might come out of the traditionally red Texas. The Texas U.S. Senate seat up for election in 2018 is currently held by Ted Cruz, a finalist inRead More

Current Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Wave of Special Elections Sweeps Nation as Trump Appointments Are Confirmed

April 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm 0 comments

With appointments come vacancies, and with vacancies comes special elections. Many are just discovering this key relationship around the country as the first round of special elections spurred on by President Donald Trump’s appointments are sweeping the country. From South Carolina to California volunteers are making calls and spinning signsRead More

Current Health and Human Services Secretary at a 2013 Freedomworks New Fair Deal Rally. (Unmodified photo by Mark Taylor used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1mhaR6e)

Georgia’s April Special Election Could Provide Preview of 2018 Midterms

March 28, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

With the appointment of U.S. Rep. Tom Price to the role of Secretary of Health and Human Services in President Donald Trump’s cabinet, a new representative must be selected as Price’s replacement for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. To choose his replacement a special election will be held on April 18Read More