A candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.
via Allenwestforcongress.comAllen West could soon become the first sitting U.S. congressman with ties to a white racist biker gang (well, at least since Sen. Dirtbeard Jones [R-Penn] back in '46). It's all the more remarkable considering that West -- who's four points ahead of Rep. Ron Klein in h ... More >>
photo by Roy Lister via Wikimedia CommonsThis guy hearts Allen West and will murder you, says Ron Klein. (Yes, we know this is a Hell's Angel. There are no free Outlaw pictures on the interwebs.)A political race has obviously gone off the deep end when its attack ads are easily confused with prom ... More >>
Just days after The Wall Street Journal was floating severely under-sourced rumors that Kendrick Meek may be forced out of the senate race by his own party, President Obama has recorded a strongly worded radio ad for the Democratic candidate. It may be a little late in the game, but it should put ... More >>
Following his stops at Gloria Estefan's house and a fundraiser at the swanky Fontainebleau President Obama is coming back to Miami for the the third time this year for yet another cash grab. Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning will host the even at this house on October 11.
There's already the rather loose connection of Governor candidate Rick Scott to Playboy Mexico, and now it seems there's a more direct connection between current Governor and Senate candidate Charlie Crist to the raunchier Penthouse magazine. According to Politico, the CEO of the adult brand will ... More >>
Despite being thousands of miles from Florida and having nothing to do with local politics, the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque" has become an issue in the sunshine state's 2010 election. While even some Democrats (we're looking at you Alex Sink and Ron Klein) have come out against the Islamic comm ... More >>
If you're half as cool as the staff here at Riptide, you were flipping between March Madness and C-SPAN last night like your life depended on it. Which to pick?photo by Sage Ross, via Wikimedia CommonsThe power of cardboard signs and megaphones was not enough to derail health reform.On CBS, Korie Lu ... More >>
Tough day for Charlie Crist, ain't it? First he lost his lead in the Republican Senate primary, and now it's come to light that he is the Tea Party movement's number one "Enemy of Liberty." Dick Armey's FreedomWorks PAC, which is tighter with the Tea Party movement (coinciden ... More >>
Gov. Charlie Crist has asked yet another round of former politicians to fill out applications for Senate. When will this end? When every Republicans to ever hold public office in Florida has submitted answers to Charlie Crist's questionnaire. The latest round includes Former U.S. Reps. Mike ... More >>
Liberty City Six Judge Joan Lenard refuses to pay a P.I. after he speaks out.
Oh, that Charlie Crist -- he's so popular. Quinnipiac, always interested in exactly how popular, finds that Charlie can be pretty much elected to anything he wants. But 41 percent of Floridians prefer he seeks re-election as governor, compared to 22 percent who would like to see him run for Senate. ... More >>
Last week, ABC News broke news that the FBI had raided PMA Group, a lobbying firm, this past November. PMA, which specialized in lobbying for earmarks for defense contracts, had close ties to Democratic Rep. John Murtha, but also donated heavily to other politicians -- many of them Democrats, but so ... More >>
Floridians can only juggle the names of 4 or 5 state politicians in their heads at a time, and right now the only Democrat in the mix, Bill Nelson, is already in the Senate. So it's not surprising that a new Strategic Vision poll shows Charlie Crist winning pretty much every match-up with any given ... More >>
When Rep. Ron Klein isn't twiddling his thumbs wondering if he should enter the Senate race, he's already looking toward the likely redistricting ruckus set to take place after the 2010 census. "Mario Diaz-Balart has already told me he and Lincoln will be all over the state legislature to make sur ... More >>
Charlie Crist is still enjoying a quite enviable approval rating, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, with 65 percent of Floridians approving of his job performance. That's about the percentage President Obama is getting in nationwide polls. Meanwhile, of all the names being thrown ... More >>
Is it too early to be thinking about this? Jeez, we just endured almost a solid year of heavy election coverage, shouldn't we get a break? Nope, let the speculation for 2010 begin. Charlie Crist is in a comfortable spot for re-election. Though, Florida's economy has further tanked during his term w ... More >>
A fired Herald columnist chatters anew