Jeff Kottkamp

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Florida Primary Election Results Live Blog

    ​Today Florida went to the polls for the 2010 primary election. While tonight's big theme involved controversial, self-funded billionaire outsiders taking on establishment career politicians in both the Republican primary for Governor and Democratic primary for Senate, there's still lots of ballot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Ronald Reagan's Ghost Son Endorses McCollum, While Sarah Palin Makes a Florida Endorsement of Her Own

    ​Short of hiring a medium to contact the ghost of Ronald Reagan for an endorsement, the best thing Republicans can get in the ways of a Reagan endorsement is getting the Gipper's adopted son to back a candidate while raising his father's specter another way. Lucky Bill McCollum.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp Will Endorse Marco Rubio, Hasn't Spoken to Charlie Crist in Months

    Kottkamp (right) and Crist (left) in happier times with some old guy, we think Sarah Palin's grandpa.​Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp will betray the man who helped raise the former Ft. Myers-area state rep from political obscurity to, um, political semi-obscurity by announcing he's endorsing Marco Rubio f ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp No Longer Has Mustache or Sense of What He's Supposed to Be Doing as Lieutenant Governor

    Where has Kottkamp's Mustache gone?​Besides the monumentally important task of sitting around and waiting for the Governor to die, the Lt. Governor of Florida has very few duties actually spelled out by law. Usually the Lt. Gov and Gov work closely, but ever since Charlie Crist announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Florida Tea Baggers: Day Healthcare Reform Passed Was "One of the Darkest Days Since 9/11"

    ​A bunch of tea baggers held a rally on the steps of the Florida capitol up in Tallahassee today, and politicians including Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp came out and spoke to them while standing by a podium made to look like two crates stamped with the word "Tea."Naked Politics reports that one of the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Who Will Charlie Crist Appoint to Replace Mel Martinez?

    Charlie Crist has the power​As long as I live, I don't think Florida will see a more chaotic election cycle than 2010. Now, Mel Martinez has thrown in another twist by resigning early, leaving the decision to pick his appointment to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running to replace Martinez himself. L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Anti-Alex Sink Ad Fails to Mention McCollum's Similar Indiscretions

    A new anti-Alex Sink political group -- cleverly named Don't Bank on Sink -- has hired the worst Robin Leach impersonator for a new YouTube ad that hits the state's CFO and Democratic candidate for governor for her questionable private plane use. The only thing funny about the ad: It fails to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Hey, Here's Another Poll: McCollum Still Leading

    Ron Sachs Communication commissioned Mason-Dixon to do another one of those polls y'all love. Nothing all that exciting, so let's deal it out down and dirty: Gov: Bill McCollum is still leading Alex Sink 41%-35%. At this point, the advantage might be owed to the fact that McCollum, thanks to his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    GOP's Twitter Attacks Alex Sink's Working Mom Credentials

    The News Service of Florida's article about Alex Sink's appearance at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner this weekend on Miami Beach contains some praise from an unlike source: former Republican Party of Florida chairmen David Johnson.   "The farming background could help in North Florida and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp Most Likely Running For Attorney General

    To most of Florida Lt. Gov Jeff Kottkamp is known for precisely two things: his string of travel scandals and his mustache. Now he'd like to be known as our Attorney General as well. The Republican from SW Florida was picked as Crist's running mate to bring a conservative balance to Crist' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Let's Play Identity Politics For a Moment

    So after the NRSC endorsed Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio in the Republican Senate primary, a lot of people implied it was a snub to Hispanics. We thought this was silly. Crist has won three statewide campaigns in a row, is an extremely popular governor, and has a national profile. He's going to win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Charlie Crist Expected To Announce Senate Bid Tomorrow

    In the past month the idea that Charlie Crist would run for Senate has gone from hot political rumor to almost foregone conclusion, and news broke this weekend that it is indeed fact. Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer told the Pensacola News Journal last night that Crist will annou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Another Travel Controversy!

    via Moaksey's FlickrWhen news broke that Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp had a pricey travel habit footed by taxpayers, we thought it was suspicious it came only a few weeks after rumors began circulating that Gov. Charlie Crist might be thinking of resigning to run for Senate in 2010, leaving the gover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalGetting laid off individually is so trite. The new trend is to be part of a mass layoff. Unfortunately, all of your friends are doing it. [Herald]We're number one! This time in highest health-care costs in the nation. [Herald]Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff will bring up a resolution at today's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Get Ready to Care About Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp

    Did anyone really care about Lt. Gov Jeff Kottkamp before, say, a few weeks ago? You know, when those rumors surfaced that Charlie Crist might resign to run for Senate, leaving Kottkamp as our 45th governor. All of a sudden, media attention bumped up ever so slightly. The Sun-Sentinel did a little d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Why Would Charlie Crist Want to Be a Senator Anyway?

    Charlie Crist officially announced he's going to keep us in suspense until May regarding whether he'll run for Senate or re-election as governor. This pretty much freezes up the Republican side of things until then. Rubio, Mack, and Buchanan can declare all they want, but nobody is going to be writi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Rumors: Martinez Might Not Keep Charlie Crist's Senate Seat Warm Until 2010

    Let's skip through the 2010 Senate rumor mill, shall we? Mel Martinez does not know exactly how he got into this horrible Senate job, and he allegedly wants to leave it as soon as possible. Roll Call reports Martinez is considering bowing out early -- and that Charlie Crist is seriously consideri ... More >>