Why are y’all so surprised Andrew Gillum won?

Andrew Gillum’s victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday may have seemed like a surprise. Of the five people in the race, he was the only non-millionaire or billionaire and the only African American. He was outspent and was at the bottom of the polls through most of the campaign. In short, few gave him a shot —…

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17th District Rep. Tom Rooney could leave Congress Early

After questioning retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney’s legal chops, a local judicial nominating commission on Tuesday agreed he is one of six attorneys Gov. Rick Scott should consider for an opening on the Palm Beach County bench. Rooney, 47, who announced he will retire in January when his fifth term in Congress is up, made the shortlist after…

Top House Races in 2018

Editor’s note: Below are Charlotte County DEC Legislative Liason Teresa Jenkins’ picks for the key districts around the country that Democrats need to win to regain control of the House. (1) Open Seat, California’s 39th District. This is an Orange-County district where Hillary Clinton won by more than eight points in 2016. The District voted…