POLLING: GOP candidates on wrong side of medical marijuana smoking ban

The three top-of-ticket Republicans each offered varying degrees of incoherence as they staked out positions in support of Tallahassee’s quixotic crusade against allowing Florida patients to smoke medical marijuana.

Meanwhile, in the real world, voters believe — by a whopping 66-24 margin — that medical marijuana patients be allowed to smoke marijuana under the law.

Nikki Fried running for Agriculture Commissioner to serve the people of Florida

Nikki Fried for Agriculture Commissioner is running to:  Prioritize & conserve our water  Support local farmers  Uphold strong consumer protections  Ensure complete background checks for gun permits  Expand patient access to medical marijuana  End the environmental crisis Nikki isn’t a politician. She’s a lifelong Floridian, lifelong Democrat, attorney, and passionate activist. She is a fighter…

Democrats say Trump is denying reality by disputing Puerto Rico hurricane death count

The president’s denial of the death count altogether, claiming the other party inflated the figure to smear him, has elicited outrage from Democrats. The estimate of 2,975 excess deaths from September 2017 to February 2018 was reached by George Washington University researchers in an independent study, and its findings were adopted by Puerto Rico’s governor. The president’s denials…

POLL: Gillum leads DeSantis by 4 points in Florida governor race

Democrat Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is leading Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) by 4 points in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Wednesday. Gillum leads DeSantis 47 percent to 43 percent in the statewide poll. The Democrat also leads his Republican opponent in all major media markets across the state except Jacksonville, according…

Charlotte Co. Commission Candidate Joan Fischer criticizes Economic Development Office

Citizen and commission candidate Joan Fischer criticized the Economic Development Office for forcing advisory committees to accept the new regulations. “I think this is a disgrace. The county wants no transparency. No input from the public is allowed,” she said. “Is this a way to eliminate this advisory board’s input? I believe it is.” “I find…

Betty G., An interview by Naomi Pringle

“Am I moral?” That’s the question Betty Gissendanner wants Floridian voters to ask themselves as the general election looms. Known throughout the community as Betty G., an outspoken voice of the Charlotte County Democratic Party, she warned that red states like Florida and Georgia, where black Democrats are vying for Governors’ seats, could be hotbeds…

Just About Everyone In Florida Has Already Decided Who To Vote For

New Quinnipiac University polls of the gubernatorial and Senate races in Florida found that both are neck and neck, with voters almost evenly split between the Democratic and Republican candidates. That’s not all that surprising in a perpetual swing state like Florida. But here’s what did catch our eye: The vast majority of Florida voters are already committed to a candidate…

Democratic Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Visits Charlotte County

Nikki Fried, Democratic Candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, visited Charlotte County today, invited by a group of concerned environmental activists. A bi-partisan local group of Fishing Boat Captains, Seafood Restaurant Owners, Building Contractors, Pools and Landscaping Contractors expressed their concerns about the environmental and economic issues of the current serious crisis. Ms. Fried was…