Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Florida Democrats turn their sights to defeating Rick Scott

The Democratic National Committee's ground game, Organizing For America, received a lot of credit for getting out the vote in Florida. But OFA is not done yet in the state.

The group will now turn its attention to defeating Gov. Rick Scott in 2014. It already has held events to thank supporters and build enthusiasm for a defeat-Scott campaign. It remains to be seen how much success it will enjoy when a Democratic frontrunner has yet to emerge, but the pressure grows for Scott. …

Some have cited high turnout as evidence that the state GOP was not trying to suppress the vote, but intent matters.

I've yet to hear a reasoned explanation why the number of early voting days was reduced in Florida's largest counties. The adverse impact may have been worse if five counties weren't under federal supervision.

The Legislature's first task should be election reform. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: If you can't change your mind, maybe you don't have a brain. …

Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Adam Goodman host a gala for WEDU public affairs programming at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. A few tickets remain for "The One Night ... That We're All Together," which will include two tapings of Florida This Week before a live audience. Go to wedu.org/theonenight or call (813) 254-9338, ext. 2241. …

The Little Red Wagon, the new motion picture based on the life of Zach Bonner, proved pretty inspiring — and I already knew the story of how the local teenager started his own nonprofit at age 6.

See it at the AMC Veterans this week, and take your kids so they will understand what being homeless really means.

That's all I'm saying.

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