Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Kirby Wilson

Kirby Wilson is the politics web producer for the Tampa Bay Times, his hometown paper. Previously, he worked as a summer reporting fellow for the Texas Tribune, and as a staff writer for the Duke Chronicle. He graduated from Duke in the spring of 2017 with an English degree.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott gives opening statements as he hosted the Latin American Summit at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami, Florida.

Rick Scott: Protecting DREAMers and securing borders are ‘just plain common sense’

Gov. Rick Scott has had it with Washington gridlock.In an op-ed
Updated: 7 hours ago
Marchers in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood mark the eighth anniversary of the devastating Haitian earthquake - and protest President Donald Trump's disparaging remarks about the Caribbean country. Photo by Andrew Innerarity for The Washington Post

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week Women in Florida politics. Female lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative aides made a powerful statement on the first day of the 2018 legislative session, sporting black to express...
Published: 01/14/18
File photo of then-candidate Donald Trump

Florida governor candidates react to President Trump’s ‘s—hole’ remark

Stop me if you've heard this one before: President Trump said something controversial."Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump
Published: 01/12/18
Updated: 01/13/18

Gillum hopes for DeSantis matchup

If Andrew Gillum wins the Democratic nomination for governor, he wants to face Ron DeSantis in the general election.That’s according to a campaign memo obtained by the Tampa Bay Times that outlines the kind of candidate the progressive...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/13/18
File photo of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Andrew Gillum wants to face Ron DeSantis in governor’s race

If Andrew Gillum wins the Democratic nomination for governor, he wants to face Ron DeSantis in the general election.That's according to a campaign memo obtained by the Tampa Bay Times that outlines the kind of...
Published: 01/10/18
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks at the Cafe Con Tampa meeting at the Oxford Exchange on Friday, December 8, 2017.  [Kirby Wilson, Tampa Bay Times]

Andrew Gillum has George Soros to thank for improved fundraising numbers

Andrew Gillum's campaign for governor saw a fundraising spike in December — thanks in large part to $100,000 from billionaire George Soros.The progressive Tallahassee Mayor raised over $255,000 between his campaign and Forward...
Published: 01/08/18
Joe Simon and Mike Fox of Parma, Ohio, march at the Browns Perfect Season Parade outside of FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS)

The four saddest sports parades of all time

Everyone loves a championship parade. In an era in which professional athletes are only connected to a city by the laundry they sport, parades provide an opportunity to celebrate the civic aspect of a championship. Parade Day is the day the community...
Published: 01/07/18
Sen. Marco Rubio on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on October 25, 2017, during a session about the importance of the child tax credit. He found similarities between the modern U.S. Senate and the ancient Roman Senate. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Marco Rubio: GOP tax bill may have gone ‘too far’ in helping corporations

Marco Rubio is not totally satisfied with the just-passed GOP tax bill. But the U.S. Senator says it's "significantly better" than the current tax code.In a wide-ranging
Updated one month ago
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Roselló [Jose A. Iglesias]

Puerto Rico governor vows to make Florida Republicans pay for supporting tax bill

From our friend Alex Daugherty at the Miami Herald: WASHINGTON — For weeks, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his associates tried to play the Washington game, meeting with politicians and lobbyists across Capitol...
Updated one month ago
Gov. Rick Scott. [Associated Press file photo]

A very scientific look at the winner and loser of the year in Florida politics

As all Buzz devotees know, each week we name a winner and loser of...
Updated one month ago