Three Takeaways from the Sunshine Summit
The Sunshine Summit, last weekend's gathering of the Republican grassroots in Orlando, brought together 14 of the 15 candidates currently competing for presidential primary votes, along with most of the Senate candidates. Unlike the events of the last two cycles in 2007 and 2011, which featured both televised debates and straw polls, this was mostly a candidate showcase - each was given 20 minutes to make their case. The extreme number of candidates this time, and the fact that Florida does not vote until March 15 - after 26 states will have already assigned their delegates, probably reduced attendance ...
Amnesty Resolution Embarassing for County Mayor Vana
Palm Beach County is a Democrat stronghold. We all know that. With 43% of the registered voters (versus 28% for the Republicans), Democrats hold all of the county-wide offices except Property Appraiser, all of the Congressional seats, and about 70% of the county legislative delegation. In spite of those demographics, the County Commission does not usually behave in an overtly partisan way.
PBCTP Candidate Forum Highlights CD18 Candidates
The Florida primary election for all but the Presidential race is on August 30 - about 11 months from now. Even so, there are already 12 candidates (9 Republicans and 3 Democrats) that are competing for the CD18 seat currently held by Patrick Murphy. Six of them came together at Abacoa this week for a PBC Tea Party candidate forum hosted by channel 5's Michael Williams.>
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