Joe Gruters says he’s a long shot for CFO position, but appreciates the mention

Sarasota Republican Party Chairman and House District 73 Representative Joe Gruters said on Wednesday that he’d be a “long-shot” to be selected

Read more

At neighborhood meeting, Charlie Crist dismisses question about personnel shakeup

Charlie Crist appeared at a community forum in St. Petersburg’s Midtown area on Saturday morning, where the discussion was advertised as being about

Read more

What Adam Smith will be writing about next …

I apologize in advance for being so juvenile … Last week, I camped out at Kahwa Coffee on Second Avenue South. I

Read more

On MSNBC, David Jolly wonders how serious Donald Trump is taking the presidency

David Jolly is in New York this week, making the rounds at the cable news networks as one Republican not

Read more

Charlie Crist may be likable, but how soon before he eyes a new gig?

One of Charlie Crist’s best traits is his likability. He can be a candle-in-the-wind on issues, depending on his audience.

Read more

Charlie Crist, Stephanie Murphy among top GOP targets for 2018

National Republicans, in an effort to boost their majority for the midterms, are targeting top House Democrats over the next

Read more

After leaving Charlie Crist for David Jolly, Vito Sheeley says “I’m still a Democrat”

Vito Sheeley says that despite his decision to now work for former Republican Congressman David Jolly, he remains a Democrat. In one of the more enigmatic personnel developments

Read more

David Jolly hires Charlie Crist staffer Vito Sheeley as “senior advisor”

David Jolly says that he has not made a decision whether to run for his former congressional seat next year, but that’s the

Read more

In wake of Orlando shooting, Vern Buchanan renews call to pass bill imposing death penalty for cop killers

One day after Debra Clayton was shot and killed, Sarasota area Republican Vern Buchanan is once again calling Congress to pass his bill

Read more

Charlie Crist says “God would be pleased” if Donald Trump shows more heart towards Dreamers

Charlie Crist is one congressional Democrat who appears to be greeting the incoming Donald Trump administration with an open mind.

Read more

Infamous dates: The moments that shaped Florida politics in 2016

Everyone expected Florida to play an important role in politics this year. And why wouldn’t they? Presidential hopefuls hailed from

Read more

Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2.3 million in 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam raised more than $2 million in 2016, boosting his war chest ahead of a likely 2018

Read more

Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2.3 million in 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam raised more than $2 million in 2016, boosting his war chest ahead of a likely 2018

Read more

Adam Putnam political committee brings in more than $2.3 million in 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam raised more than $2 million in 2016, boosting his war chest ahead of a likely 2018

Read more

Charlie Crist, Brian Mast among The Hill’s ’10 freshman to watch’ in Congress

Three Florida freshman are among the “freshmen to watch” in the 115th Congress. On Monday, The Hill unveiled its list

Read more

With its Lego project, the Tampa Bay Times crushes my hopes and dreams

Last week, the digital geniuses at the Tampa Bay Times debuted a multimedia presentation that used animated Lego figures and

Read more

Pinellas GOP, Democrats poised to (re)elect party leaders this Monday night

When it comes to drama with their upcoming party reorganization meetings taking place next week, Pinellas County Republicans and Democrats

Read more

Charlie Crist unanimously inducted into New Democrat Coalition

Newly elected Congressman Charlie Crist is one of the freshmen lawmakers making up the New Democrat Coalition for the 115th

Read more

Party like a politician: Where to find the candidates on Election Night

Election night parties will be raging across the state Tuesday. For some, it’s a chance to pop some bottles and

Read more

Charlie Crist, Rick Kriseman, Alex Sink get out the vote

With less than a day to go before the polls open for the last time, former Gov. Charlie Crist and

Read more

Poll: Charlie Crist holds five-point lead over David Jolly on eve of election

Charlie Crist could be heading to Washington, D.C. A new poll from St. Pete Polls shows the former governor holds

Read more

Charlie Crist leads “souls to the polls” on final day of early voting

As the final day of early voting wound down, there were lines at voting sites and overall turnout was about

Read more

Charlie Crist nets another $7K from lobbyists, Morgan & Morgan employees

Former Gov. Charlie Crist reported another $7,000 in contributions in a new FEC filing Tuesday, including checks from a pair

Read more

Congressman, civil rights icon John Lewis: Vote, vote, vote

Charlie Crist Civil rights icon John Lewis, now a congressman from Georgia, came to St. Petersburg on Wednesday to support

Read more

Mitch Perry Report for 11.2.16 – Hillary Clinton returns to the oldie but goodies in Dade City speech

Remember when Hillary Clinton would invoke Michelle Obama‘s phrase when dealing with Donald Trump that, “When they go low, we

Read more

Former St. Pete Rep. Rudy Bradley stars in David Jolly’s latest digital ad

David Jolly again revives Charlie Crist‘s visit to a prison in Alabama where he observed a literal prison chain gang in 1995 in

Read more

October money race shows David Jolly with lead over Charlie Crist in CD13

Charlie Crist reported another $24,100 in contributions to his congressional campaign at the end of last week, while incumbent Republican

Read more

Charlie Crist talks public service in new CD 13 ad

Charlie Crist has started to make his closing argument to the voters of Florida’s 13th Congressional District. The Crist campaign

Read more

League of Conservation Voters to spend $100,000 more on digital ad campaign vs. David Jolly

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on Wednesday announced a new $100,000 digital ad campaign against Florida Congressional District 13

Read more