Tallahassee's Progressive Mayor, Andrew Gillum, Wins Democratic Primary for Governor of Florida 

On Tuesday, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum won Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating out several better-funded and more moderate candidates, and defying expectations. The Intercept reported that Gillum, who if he prevails in November will be the first black governor in the history of the state, won…

Traumatized Parkland Teens Forced to Assure Public They Are Not 'Crisis Actors'

Imagine being a teenager—a child, really—and having not only to contend with the fact that 17 of your classmates and teachers were murdered a week ago, the way that student survivors at Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school must, but then also to convince a slew of conspiracy theorists that you’re…

Florida's Political Scandals Could Be a Disaster for Democrats

Stephen Bittel, the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, resigned on Friday after six women complained of “creepy” and “demeaning” behavior. The women, Politico reported, “didn’t want to be alone with him due to his body language, suggestive remarks and even the breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball he has been known …

Florida GOP Officials Discover That Their New Secretary Was Charged in Hammer Attack

The executive board of the Broward County Republicans recently found out that their newly-elected secretary, 28-year-old Rupert Tarsey, used to go by a different name: Rupert Ditsworth. And Rupert Ditsworth, unfortunately, was charged with attempted murder in 2007 for allegedly beating a female classmate with a hammer…