Last Call for 11.1.21 – A prime-time read of what’s going on in Florida politics
Last Call – A prime-time read of what’s going on in Florida politics.
Tomorrow is election day in cities and counties across the state.
It’s also election day in Florida’s 20th Congressional District, where 11 Democrats vie to succeed the late U.S. Representative. Alcee hastings.
The field includes five current elected officials, including three state lawmakers, who have resigned their seats in an attempt to succeed Hastings in the South Florida seat.
A new poll released by Pro-Israel America and conducted by Expedition Strategies shows that none of them – Sen. Perry thurston be p. Bobby dubose and Omari hardy – can win the race. CEO of Trinity Health Care Services Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is the current leader with 16% of the vote, followed by Broward County Commissioners Dale holness and Barbara charief at 14% and 13%, respectively.
Among state lawmakers, only Thurston registers double-digit support.
The winner of Tuesday’s contest will still have to win a general election in January, although the district’s partisan tilt virtually assures the Democratic candidate will be a candidate to replace Hastings.
Elsewhere in the state, voters in St. Petersburg will choose whether the Pinellas County Commissioner Ken welch and member of the Saint Petersburg City Council Robert blackmon will pass the limited time Rick kriseman as mayor. And in Miami, incumbent Francis Suarez faces four challengers in his quest for a second term.
Many more elections will determine the direction city and county governments take over the next four years. Tune in to Florida Politics Tuesday for last-minute top-to-bottom coverage of the polls.
RepresentUS hosted a pizza party in Tallahassee on Monday. Type of.
The group hosted an event alongside religious leaders and a board member of the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee to call on lawmakers to handle the redistribution in a bipartisan, fair and transparent process.
They described their pizza needs with a pizza from Gerry’s Partisan Pizza Truck – a sliced food truck with a side of gerrymandering education.
“By using pizza, we show how politicians cut neighborhoods to their advantage, so they can get a bigger slice of the pie. The people of Florida deserve a fair, transparent and accountable redistribution process, ”said Joe kabourek, Senior Campaign Director at RepresentUS.
The analogy, described in a two-minute video, compares the selection of pizza toppings with politicians choosing their constituents during redistribution. Imagine if black olives and pepperoni were Republicans and Democrats, and one party put all the pepperoni on one slice – tasty, sure, but not an accurate representation of the electorate.
“People hate gerrymandering as much as they love pizza. Using pizza, we can show how politicians create half-baked cards that leave voters without any meaningful opportunity to hold their politicians to account, ”Kabourek said.
To watch the video, Click on the picture below:
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