The primary election has come and gone, and as is the case after every election, voters and politicos alike give their opinions regarding what the winners did right and what the losers could have done better.
One race we at Reaganista.com did not really chime in on was the Republican Primary for House District 103. The reason we didn’t, as we’ve said before, is because we consider both Manny Díaz, Jr. and Renier Díaz de la Portilla (DLP) decent conservatives. Either one of them would have made a good representative and fighter for conservative principles. Regardless, Manny Diaz went on to win that race 55% to 39%
A third candidate received roughly 5%.
However, a closer look at the numbers reveals something that should strike fear into the heart of notoriously high-strung mayor of Miami Lakes, Michael Pizzi. Continue reading →
After months of fundraising, campaigning, scheming, punching, and counter-punching, candidates across Florida saw the fruits of their efforts come (and go) in the couple of hours after polls closed at 7pm yesterday.
Many outcomes were expected, some were surprising, and a few were just plain bizarre. On that note, what’s up with Central Florida? I mean, they actually elected the prosecutor who botched the Casey Anthony Trial as their new State Attorney? Seriously? Oh well. I digress.
Anyway, this is a recap of election results and how things stand in some of the races we at Reaganista.com took a position on: Continue reading →
Unfortunately, turnout in primaries is usually very low even though many of the races are truly decided now rather than in November.
Over the last several weeks, we have identified some key races and offered #ReaganistaCertified endorsements. These are races in which we felt there was a lot at stake, which is why we decided to dedicate entire articles to them, such as the Florida Congressional District 9 GOP Primary race, where we encourage everyone to support John Q (undoubtedly the most important primary in the state).
Then there are other races that although we did not dedicate whole posts to, we have decided to offer recommendations.
For a full list of recommendations and #ReaganistaCertified endorsements, please click here.
To all you solid conservative Republican candidates, good luck! To you RINOs, backstabbers, and other such malcontents, not so much.
A lot of people have asked me why I have chosen to volunteer my time to the Sandy Adams for Congress race and the answer to that is simple, Sandy is the real deal.
I met sandy over 10 years ago while I was still a high school senior at Trinity Prep in Winter Park. I had already become active in the political process volunteering my time on campaigns and as a result was attending Republican Executive Commtitee meetings, Young Republican Club socials, and Republican Women’s Club lunches.
Sandy was the featured speaker at the Orlando Women’s Club for her then-race for State House District 33, and since I lived in the district I wanted to go hear her speak. I brought my mom, Gilda, with me. We listened to Sandy and we were so moved by her story.
We listened as she explained her desire to serve our country by joining the Air Force and meeting her husband. How she left that abusive marriage to protect her daughter. She had to work several jobs to make ends meet. Determined, she put herself through police academy to serve as a deputy sheriff. Continue reading →
The Republican Party of Leon County has notified their Democrat Party counterparts that they will likely pursue legal action against them over a recent campaign mailer. The letter signed by Leon GOP Vice Chairman of Political Affairs William Helmich states that Republican Party officials will likely pursue legal action against the Democrats for using the “the official logo of the Republican Party, the use of which is unauthorized.”
The mailing (pictured below) was apparently sent to area Democrats to urge them to vote against Tallahassee City Commission candidate Steve Stewart. Though the race is nonpartisan, Stewart is a registered Republican who is running against prominent Democrat (and former state party chairman) Scott Maddox. Continue reading →