Anti-Gillum PAC funds misleading Facebook ads

“Florida Strong,” a copy-cat right-wing PAC, has sponsored ads on Facebook urging users to click on a misleading link, according to Miami New Times. The link leads viewers to believe they are about to read about an award that Andrew Gillum recently received, but redirects to a fake award blaming Tallahassee’s high crime rate on … Read more

Next Florida governor to appoint Supreme Court Justices, court says

Looks like the next governor of Florida, not Rick Scott, will get to appoint three new justices to the Florida Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday. This decision raises the stakes in an already tense gubernatorial race. The next governor will get to decide the court’s ideological balance of power for years to come, the … Read more

Gillum will return to campaign Thursday, missing first debate

Andrew Gillum announced he will resume his campaign Thursday and will not attend the first debate that was set for Wednesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. His campaign was suspended after Hurricane Michael that hit the Florida Panhandle last week, where Gillum is mayor of Tallahassee. “In times like these, campaigning has to take … Read more

DeSantis veterans rally takes a humanitarian approach

After all the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael, Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis hosted a rally on Wednesday–with a twist. Instead of hosting a the scheduled Jacksonville Regional Veterans Event for DeSantis, the campaign hosted a supply drive for victims of Hurricane Michael’s wrath. Over 50 people came out on Wednesday with supplies like water … Read more

Q&A: Political science professor says environment and immigration might be Gillum’s advantage

Worries over such issues as the environment and immigration are likely to push many voters to turn out for Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum, said Dr. Rachel Cremona, a political science professor at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Question: What do you think about the race in general and how it is going … Read more

Hurricanes become an issue in the race for Florida governor

Hurricane Michael has stirred up discussion about how well the candidates would weather being governor during a hurricane, the Sun Sentinel reported. Republican candidate Ron DeSantis claimed in a political ad that his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum made decisions that caused power to be out for longer than necessary during the Hurricane Hermine in 2016. … Read more

DeSantis Criticizes Broward Schools over Raises

Broward County School District gave raises to 11 district administrators last school year, which has been drawing in criticism from many — including gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.  The raises ranged from 7 percent to 21 percent — a large increase from the 2.2 percent raise approved for district employees, the Sun Sentinel reported. District officials … Read more