A special 20-day special Florida legislative session is scheduled to get underway Monday afternoon.
Democrats are looking to big city mayors and their congressional delegation to help pull them out of their slump at the polls.
Florida Democrats are now trying to come up with a new game plan after they had a bad election year.
At least six Democrats have filed paperwork this week to run for Florida House seats currently held by Miami-Dade County Republicans, according to the state Division of Elections website.
A run for Congress is not in the cards for former state CFO Alex Sink. On Tuesday, the Democrat said in a statement that she will not wage another campaign in the fall after losing a high-stakes special House election last month to Republican David Jolly.
Standing in front of Miami-Dade elections headquarters, Ana Rivas Logan tore her voter registration card to pieces. “This is my old Republican registration card and it’s gone,” she said while laughing.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in South Florida this weekend. Christie is the headliner at a series of fundraisers to help Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, and the state party.
Florida House Democrats are employing a little used procedural rule to bring legislative business to a crawl as they try to get Republicans in the lower chamber to expand health care coverage.
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, who was once a Republican, gave one of his first speeches as a Democrat Friday night.
Allison Tant, a long-time party fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party, is now the party’s new chairwoman.