Florida Republican airs ad attacking Democrat enemy for attending Black Lives Matter demonstrations
Deegan responded by pointing out that two of Davis’ key supporters, recalled Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff TK Waters, attended a BLM march that same year, which Davis unsurprisingly failed to mention in his ad. She also reiterated her support for the police, saying on Davis’ messages, “Honestly, the way this has been handled seems to me to be racially insensitive and I just don’t know how that makes us a stronger community to try, dividing us about things.” Deegan has aired only positive commercials throughout her campaign, and she says she plans to continue with that strategy.
deegan passed Davis 39-25 competing for leadership of Florida’s largest city last month, with GOP candidates jointly leading Deegan and another Democrat, Senator Audrey Gibson. 51-48. (The rest went to an independent.) So far none of the losing candidates did not endorse anyone for the second round and Gibson said last month that she wouldn’t support Deegan.
Progressives won a monumental victory in Wisconsin on Tuesday night when Janet Protasiewicz turned over a crucial state Supreme Court seat, and we have a lot to say about it on this week’s episode of The Downballot. Not only is the impact of the election deeply concerning to Republicans, the court’s new liberal majority also has a chance to revitalize democracy in the Badger State by restoring abortion rights and taking down the rigged GOP cards. It’s truly a new day – and one we’ve been waiting for – in Wisconsin.
We also delve into fascinating Alaskan politics this week with our guest, former State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins. Jonathan recounts his unlikely trip to the House of Representatives after winning a big upset while still in college, before explaining how Democrats, Independents and even some Republicans forged a remarkable bipartisan coalition government. We also get a glimpse on the ground of what Mary Peltola’s overwhelming special election victory looked like for the Alaska Democrats last year.