Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23) invites Paul Ryan to campaign in her district.
I happened to be on a conference call with FL-23 candidate Karen Harrington, who of course is the person facing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election. So it’s going to be a tough race; after all, if there’s any seat that the Democrats would be personally embarrassed to lose, it’d be this one. But when I asked directly whether Karen Harrington would | Read More »
RS Interview: Aaron Bean (R-CAND, FL State Senate 4 PRI)
This is the other state-level interview (Florida) that I’ve done recently (more or less because of the RedState Gathering): again, I encourage people to interview their own state-level candidates and politicians. These races matter. Here we have Aaron Bean, who is running in Florida’s Fourth Senate district: we chatted about the race, and state-level races generally. Aaron Bean’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Cord Byrd (R CAND, FL State House 11 PRI).
This is one of two interviews about state races – in this case, Florida – that I did as more or less because of the RedState gathering. I thoroughly recommend that people interview their own state legislators and candidates; 2010 taught us that every race has importance, and it’s on the state level that a lot of the day-to-day political decisions are hashed out. At | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Gov. Rick Scott, Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford.
Two more RedState Gathering videos for the night: the first is Governor Rick Scott, who was of course our host for the weekend… …and the second is of Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford, who is poised to be the next Speaker of the House in the Florida legislature. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RedState Gathering: Ron DeSantis (R CAND, FL-06 PRI).
This one from the Gathering is of Ron DeSantis, who is running in the FL-06 primary. Which is, again, next week; so if you’re in Florida, make sure that you go out and vote! Ron’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RedState Gathering: Chauncey Goss (R CAND, FL-19 PRI).
This is going to be a Day of Florida: I got a lot of these to chew through and the primary’s next week. Here’s Chauncey Goss, who is running for FL-19: Chauncey’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Steve Oelrich (R CAND, FL-03 PRI)
This is a slightly complicated one: I have two different interviews for the FL-03 GOP primary, and I don’t want to appear to play favorites, so I’m just going to do them both and let the readers decide. This one is of state Senator Steve Oelrich, who represents most of the new district in the state legislature. His campaign site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Rep. Cliff Stearns (R CAND, FL-03 PRI).
This is a slightly complicated one: I have two different interviews for the FL-03 GOP primary, and I don’t want to appear to play favorites, so I’m just going to do them both and let the readers decide. This one is of Rep. Cliff Stearns, who has switched over from the old FL-06 district to run in the new FL-03. His campaign site is here. | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Rep. Sandy Adams (R CAND, FL-07 PRI)
There are going to be a bunch of Florida interviews this week; as noted before, Florida’s primary is going on even as we speak. And one person I spoke to was Rep. Sandy Adams, who is now in a primary with Rep. John Mica; we touched base after her speech to talk a little about the Gathering, and whatnot. Rep. Adams’ site is here. Moe | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23 PRI).
There are a bunch of these, particularly of Florida-specific content: early voting has started in the primary, which means that the election is going on right now. Accordingly… Karen Harrington is running to get the right to challenge Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election for FL-23. I touched base with her at the Gathering about that: Karen Harrington’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost) | Read More »
RS Interview: Mark Oxner (R CAND, FL-09 PRI).
FL-09 is, of course, the district that Alan Grayson is currently hoping to carpetbag – apparently the poor fellow has discovered that he has precisely zero reason to exist, outside of Congress. It’s very sad – and the GOP is equally hopeful that they can stop him. I talked to one of the candidates last week: Mark Oxner, businessman. We discussed the race, and a | Read More »
The Left’s expected, contemptible, and blatant hypocrisy over ALEC and stand-your-ground laws.
I’m not really all that into blogging about the Zimmerman/Martin shooting. From what I can tell, what happened was that there was an confrontation that might have very well been avoidable; it ended with a genuinely tragic ending; and that there were actually pretty much no wider partisan implications at all, despite the attempts of the Online Left to fit a Latino Democrat onto the | Read More »
Interesting: epithet-tossing Jewish liaison Dani Gilbert daughter of Obama bundlers.
Via Legal Insurrection comes this interesting story about DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her rather embarrassing Jewish liaison Dani Gilbert. As you may remember, Ms. Gilbert had some unfortunate comments surface from her Facebook page – essentially, stuff from 2006 where she used admittedly self-derogatory religious/cultural epithets. At the time, I wondered when exactly DWS had hired the young woman – just on the | Read More »
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stupidly forgets comparing Voter ID to Jim Crow.
Let me rephrase that: she abjectly, amazingly, incredibly stupidly forgets comparing Voter ID to Jim Crow laws, to the point of huffily walking off when reminded about that particular bit of hyper-partisan stupidity. Watch. Watch. For those without video, that shows a clip of… Debbie Wasserman Schultz claiming that she ever made the above comparison, followed by a clip of… Debbie Wasserman Schultz explicitly making | Read More »
Alan Grayson requests that Rick Santorum, ahem, ‘die quickly.’
That’s the most likely conclusion that one can draw, amazingly enough. Alan Grayson is typically precisely the sort of would-be domestic Taliban who might advocate the death of political… well, not ‘opponents.’ Rick Santorum is currently about three levels’ worth of influence above Grayson, and it’s Grayson’s fondest wish to shrink that disparity to two. So it’s very likely that the former Congressman from Florida | Read More »
Alan Grayson tries the Creigh Deeds electoral strategy…
…to wit, getting into the news by hitting stuff with his car*: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson crashed into a Lynx bus in downtown Orlando about noon Saturday. [snip] Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus. Glenn Reynolds notes that disregarding public safety to the point of injuring others while driving an expensive automobile to | Read More »
DCCC using Alan “K Street Whore” Grayson to fund other candidates?
This particular hypocrisy on the part of the Democratic party is almost… pure in its brazenness, really. It goes like so: the Democrats have put together a program called ‘Majority Makers’ where Democrats with good fundraising ability who are expected to win their elections are being tapped to spread some of that raised money around to candidates who aren’t doing so well. This in itself | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Trey Radel (R CAND, FL-14 PRI).
Trey is running in Connie Mack’s seat; Connie Mack, of course, is running in the FL-SEN Republican primary in order to make doubly sure that none of us ever have to remember which Senator Nelson was which, ever again. Trey and I didn’t really discuss that; but we did talk about the race, and CPAC. Trey’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS at CPAC: Rep. Sandy Adams (R, FL-24)
Rep. Sandy Adams is a freshman legislator who is now running for re-election in the new FL-07 district (the maps were thoroughly shifted around as per the redistricting process in Florida); as a result, she’ll be running a contested primary with Rep. John Mica. Sandy and I talked a bit about that race, as well as CPAC generally: Rep. Adams’ site is here. Moe Lane | Read More »
RS at CPAC: EJ Otero (R CAND, FL-11 PRI).
Florida is volatile, this cycle: the combination of redistricting, the adding of two seats, and the status of Florida as a battleground state has caused for a lot of jockeying for positioning and seats. It was pretty much a relief to speak to Col. E.J. Otero, USAF (Ret.), who simply wants to toss out the liberal Kathy Castor from the 11th district. As usual, we | Read More »