Florida Politics by Peter Schorsch
March 11, 2019
Friends of mine have noticed that I have been in Tallahassee more than in previous years. And they’re right, of course. But why?
The first reason is to deliver all of the Girl Scout Cookies you good folks ordered. Thank you again for that.
The second reason is obvious: This new Governor and Cabinet are revitalizing the capital.
Last year, I forecast that the moment Rick Scott signed his final budget as Governor — and he became a lame duck — Florida politics would start getting back to “normal.”
I predicted that four of the key pillars of The Process — the lobby corps, the media, the state parties, and the fundraisers — would see their strength return as state politics ceased revolving around someone who really could care less about them.
This prediction has yet to become 100% realized, but it’s on its way.
That’s why it’s exciting to be in Tallahassee once again. Adams Street isn’t what it was twenty years ago, but it’s certainly more interesting than the time you had Scott’s chief of staff instructing gubernatorial staffers not to fraternize with the, um, money changers who gather there.