Tags: FDP

Mario for FDP DNC Person

It’s unlikely anyone will ever mistake me for a traditionalist. I’ve decided to run for FDP DNC Person and hope to have your support. Below is my fairly non-traditional announcement. I started to think about this as I listened to the FDP Chair candidates on PNN being interviewed by the united clubs and caucuses. They […]

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Unconventional Wisdom: Hidden in attacks, You find why we lose so damn always.

Recently, I visualized the argument against a candidate for FDP chair in the following exchange: Insider_01: Hey, let’s attack that one candidate for chair as not capable because he lost his own campaign! Insider_02: Do any of the others have records of winning any races or running a similar organization? Insider_01: Of course not, but […]

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We are the ones; Now is the time; Before we blow it maybe we should understand it?

National Landscape Before we look at the state of the Florida Democratic Party, we should start with an understanding of the Democratic Party as it stands at the close of 2016. While much of the country, right and left, pundits, campaigners, donors, activists, and candidates point fingers in every direction and dissect every individual event […]

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Observations of the ¨Progressive Candidate-to-Freshman¨ Transition – aka an Opportunity for expanding Progressive Power (and the power of the CPC)

Since 2005 I’ve worked with dozens of Federal candidates/campaigns, some for a few days, some for a few weeks, some for a few months.  One of the things I do often is ascertain what expectations have been given to candidates and what assumptions they have about not just running, but what happens next. I’ve worked […]

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Florida’s New (2012) Congressional Map

Now in a single handy post.  An analysis from the prospective of progressive Democrats of the newly drawn US House district boundaries in Florida.  Despite Florida voters passing Amendments Five (State) and Six (Federal) in 2010 (Fair Districts), the new map is rife with partisan gerrymandering.  Who cares about the wishes of the people when […]

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FYD Convention, FDP JJ and Netroots Nation 2011!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be on the road, attending the Florida Young Democrats 2011 Convention which will be occurring in conjunction with the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Weekend at the Westin-Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida and Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   At the FYD Convention, I’ll be conducting a training session on planning […]

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Did you hear that?!

I got up early this morning to appear on WJCT’s First Coast Connect, hosted by Melissa Ross.  I was joined by Republican political consultant Jim Varian and Abel Harding of the Jacksonville Times-Union, we discussed Jacksonville’s Mayoral election results featuring Alvin Brown, Audrey Moran, Mike Hogan and Rick Mullaney. Congrats to Alvin Brown, as he […]

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LegiCamp 2011 Recap

On Sunday, nearly 100 of Florida’s top progressive activists from around the state gathered in Orlando to discuss and prepare for the upcoming State Legislative session.  The event was the brain child of the very bright Mr. Edwin Enciso, and organized beautifully by Susan Smith, Kenneth Quinnell, Ray Seaman and a few other wonderful people. […]

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UnConventional Wisdom: Looking Back to Win in the Future

In honor of the FDP’s dentist endorsed sugar coated retrospective of the 2010 election season, a look at how candidates and campaigns should handle the aftermath of a campaign in preparation for a future campaign. First, despite amusing quotes projected by some of 2010’s candidates, no campaign is perfect, no campaign is without mistakes, no […]

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