Joe Biden in Tampa says it’s not a time to joke: ‘We’re in the battle for the soul of America’

As vice president, Joe Biden leaned in to the goofy “Uncle Joe” caricature of memes and satirical news stories. He wore aviators for the cameras while eating ice cream, and pointed and grinned behind President Barack Obama during nationally televised speeches. But at a Democratic campaign rally Monday at the University of South Florida, the…

Andrew Gillum’s Vision for America Should Be Every Democrat’s Closing Argument

Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Andrew Gillum is in the midst of a toss-up race with former congressman and serial accidental racist Ron DeSantis, a designation that prompted CNN to broadcast Sunday night’s debate between the two men live on national television. As evidenced by this exchange, in which DeSantis responds to a question about whether Donald Trump is…

FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo: “Andrew Gillum was optimistic, hopeful, substantive — and downright gubernatorial”

Mayor Andrew Gillum participated in his first gubernatorial debate against Ron DeSantis on CNN. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: “Florida voters saw a clear contrast on the debate stage this evening. Andrew Gillum was optimistic, hopeful, substantive — and downright gubernatorial. Mayor Gillum made clear that he will…

Ron DeSantis keeps up negative (and false) attacks on Gillum in Tampa

Meeting and greeting Tampa Republicans Saturday, GOP candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis gave a speech devoted almost entirely to attacking and mischaracterizing his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gillum, saying little about his own plans or ideas for governing Florida. The event capped a day of campaigning in Central Florida for DeSantis, including a news conference with…

A Conversation with Candidate Allen Ellison

  The November 6th general election just three weeks away, our local midterm election coverage continues in a conversation with Democratic Congressional candidate Allen Ellison. Ellison is vying to represent Florida’s 17th Congressional District which covers a large swath of central Florida stretching from the Eastern Tampa Bay Area to the western edge of Lake Okeechobee and as…