Winner: Jeff Clemens — Named the IAFF’s “Legislator of the Year.” Loser: Marco Rubio — Who would’ve thought that Rubio would ever be dishonest.
Category Archives: Winners and Losers
Winner: Patrick Murphy — He appears to be in very good position to kick Allen West’s butt out of Congress. Loser: Mitt Romney — The day after Obama comes out in favor of marriage equality, it comes out that Romney … Read More
Winner: LGBT Floridians — The first president to endorse marriage equality for all Americans is a major landmark in the struggle for the rights of LGBT citizens. People will teach about this moment in history classes (well, good teachers will). … Read More
Winner: Peter Schorsch — Nobody in the Fla. blogosphere tries to innovate like Peter does. (Plus he’s having a baby girl!) Loser: Rick Scott — The governor says that the media is being “mean.” The governor is being a child … Read More
Winner: Obamacare — Looks like the law is already helping Floridians with millions of dollars to make our health care better. Loser(s): Don Gaetz and Matt Gaetz — Standing up for a pointless law that serves no legitimate purpose AND … Read More
Winner: Joe Garcia — Everybody in Florida is better off when Garcia is active in the political spectrum. Everyone in America will be better off when he finally gets to Washington. Loser: Marco Rubio — Pretty much sounds like an … Read More
Winner: The Tampa Bay Times — Jeff Greene’s nonsensical lawsuit against the newspaper has been tossed from court. About time. Loser: Rick Scott — Cutting funding for rape crisis centers would be exactly the type of thing a Republican would … Read More
Winner: Rick Kriseman — After years of service, he’ll get some time to himself to not be tilting at windmills in Tallahassee. The rest of us all lose on this one. Loser: Peter Schorsch — I like Peter and I … Read More
Winner: Nan Rich — It is too soon to endorse a candidate for governor in 2014, but I don’t see how I’ll endorse anyone other than Rich. Loser: Rick Scott — His vetoes to more damage to the state than … Read More
Winner: David Rivera — Well, he won’t be charged for being unethical or criminal, but hopefully he’ll still end up unemployed in January. Loser: Rick Scott — Signing a bad budget that hurts the state and then bragging about it. … Read More
Winner: Allen West — He’s raising a lot of money (likely too much of it from out of state). Will it be enough to overcome his extremism? Probably not. Loser: Brian Beckmann — Actually, Brian, public officials aren’t allowed to … Read More
Winner: Karen Castor-Dentel — A strong challenger for Scott Plakon is a good thing to see. Loser: Vern Buchanan — In addition to his legal and ethical troubles, his opponent Keith Fitzgerald is raising good money.
Winner: Bill Nelson — Doing very well in the fundraising area, and he’ll need it. Loser: Allen West — Channeling Joe McCarthy is not a good strategy for helping Florida or America.
Winner: Restaurant workers — Finally getting what they earned. And maybe this order will discourage other restaurants from engaging in the same illegal behavior. Loser: Florida Democratic Party — Raising less than half the money the Republican Party raised is … Read More
Winner: Rick Scott — As much as it pains me to say this, I have to give credit where credit is due. Rick Scott vetoed or signed three bills that I agree with today (Anti-Shackling bill, Crazy Wildlife bill, and … Read More
Winner: Darren Soto — I’m a big fan of Soto’s voting record and his outspokenness on some of the issues I agree with him on. Having him in the senate would be a good thing. Loser: Floridians — Rick Scott … Read More
Winner: Connie Mack — That’s an awful lot of money for someone who isn’t going to make it to the Senate. Loser: Floridians — The demise of Florida Independent just means that we’ll all have less original reporting and information … Read More
Winner: Adam Tebrugge — He filed to run for a state House seat. I’ve always liked Adam, and he made it clear in the past that he’s on our side, both as a blogger and on the issues. Loser: Florida … Read More
Winner: Ron Saunders — I wasn’t opposed to Saunders in the House because the numbers are so weak, but I’d much prefer Dwight Bullard in the senate than Saunders, but it’s hard to think that Saunders with his ability to … Read More
Winner: Barack Obama — The latest polls show him opening up a lead on all of his Republican rivals in Florida. Loser: Rick Scott — When ask to provide detail about how his proposals create jobs, he draws a blank.
Winner: Darryl Rouson — A special session over Florida’s “Kill at Will” law is the least we can do. Loser: Vern Buchanan — Yet another investigation into the most corrupt member of the Florida congressional delegation.
Winner: Special Interests — They cleaned up in the Republican legislative session. Loser: Vern Buchanan — The ethics committee is extending the investigation into his behavior.
Winner: 2005 Legislative Democrats — They warned that the “Stand Your Ground” law was dangerous and things like the Trayvon Martin killing would happen. Loser: Jeb Bush — He signed the bill anyway.
Winner: Progress Florida and Florida Watch Action — Taking on Marco Rubio in effective fashion. Why isn’t the state party doing this? Loser: Jimmie Smith — Getting Nancy Argenziano as an opponent puts him in serious trouble.
Winner: Trayvon Martin — Too little, too late and with no real respect for him or his family, the government is finally going to investigate and maybe some justice will come of the situation. Probably not, but it’s a start. … Read More